Treat in store for model railway fans

SCALE model enthusiasts are in for a real treat this weekend when one of the county's top collections will be open to the public – to raise cash for charity.

By Richard Cornwell

SCALE model enthusiasts are in for a real treat this weekend when one of the county's top collections will be open to the public – to raise cash for charity.

Train mad Colin De'Ath and colleagues Maurice Deeks and Jason Thorne are putting on a display of a model railway and fire engines, and other memorabilia, to help Disability Care Enterprise.

Hundreds of people have visited Colin's home in Trimley St Mary over many years for open days to support a variety of charitable causes, with his model railway layout around in his garden regarded as one of the best around.


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Colin and Maurice will be showing off their train collections, while Jason will provide a model fire engine display. An old Commer fire engine from the Ipswich Transport Museum will also be visiting.

The event will be held at Colin's home in Daines Place, but people are asked to park at Trimley St Mary School, just a two-minute walk away, and follow the signs to the exhibition.

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The day, which runs from 10am to 4pm today and tomorrow will also feature refreshments and a raffle. Admission is £1 for adults and 50p for children.

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