Model Railway Festival Is Cancelled - Train Nerds Are Making It Happen On Twitter Instead

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Model Railway Festival Is Cancelled - Train Nerds Are Making It Happen On Twitter Instead
Saturday’s London Festival of Railway Modelling is cancelled

A huge model railway festival due to take place at Ally Pally this weekend has predictably been cancelled. But one train fanatic has had an idea... an ONLINE model railway festival.

Twitter user and model train lover @CottonTreeRail has suggested that railway modellers share videos and images of their train sets from home instead. His idea is being spurred on by the wonderful Tim Dunn — who's written an amazing article on tube cutaways for Londonist.

After all, joked Dunn, railway modellers tend to be well-practiced in self-isolation.

Railway modellers are already getting on board with the idea — one enthusiast unboxing a Hornby set they hadn't taken out of the attic for 30 years.

Anyone who wants to watch or take part in the Twitter Model Train Show can follow on Twitter this Saturday (21 March) using #TwitterModelTrainShow.

Keep up to date on all the latest London coronavirus news here.

Last Updated 18 March 2020