The trains now arriving in Hitchin are the models from over the border

Luton Model Railway Club at Christchurch, Hitchin, April 2015

Luton Model Railway Club at Christchurch, Hitchin, April 2015 - Credit: Archant

Fans of model railways will be making tracks to Hitchin’s Christchurch in time for the arrival of a show offering a suitable platform for their enthusiasm.

The Luton Model Railway Club’s 0 Gauge Section will be staging a model railway exhibition at the Bedford Road venue, opposite Waitrose, from 10.30am to 5pm on Saturday, April 18.

There will be 12 layouts to enjoy and an 0 gauge test track – fine scale only – will be available with visiting locomotives welcome (no live steam).

There will also be trade stalls as well as information stands from preservation societies.

A spokesman for the group said: “We are holding the exhibition in Hitchin because it has been some time since one has been held in the town.

“We hope to encourage people of all ages to take-up railway modelling, and to celebrate that Hitchin was an important railway junction with its own steam locomotive shed.”

Admission is £4 for adults, £2 for children under 16, and light refreshments will be available.