Popular model exhibition to be showcased

Scenes from a previous Lowestoft Model Engineering and Model Making Exhibition. Pictures: Courtesy o

Scenes from a previous Lowestoft Model Engineering and Model Making Exhibition. Pictures: Courtesy of HDMES - Credit: Archant

Skill and craftsmanship is set to be showcased once more as the talents of artisans and clubs go on display.

Scenes from a previous Lowestoft Model Engineering and Model Making Exhibition. Pictures: Courtesy o

Scenes from a previous Lowestoft Model Engineering and Model Making Exhibition. Pictures: Courtesy of HDMES - Credit: Archant

The fourth annual Lowestoft model engineering and model making exhibition will take place later this month – with a diverse range of exhibits to 'inspire people of all ages.'

With the Halesworth and District Model Engineering Society (HDMES) organising the exhibition, this year's event is being held once more at the Ormiston Denes Academy in Yarmouth Road on the half term weekend of Saturday and Sunday, October 21/22.

The HDMES exhibition committee chairman, Kevin Rackham, said: 'The exhibition is bigger and better than last year's, showcasing the talents of local and not so local artisans and clubs. The aim is to inspire all people of all ages to get involved with model engineering and modelling and the event is designed to feature something for everyone.'

Among the many highlights that will be on display include model locomotives, traction engines, cars, lorries, model railway layouts, working stationary engines, model boats, radio controlled trucks, fixed wing aircraft and drones together with clocks, automata, Lego, dolls houses and steampunk.


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Nexus-Engineering will be giving demonstrations of 3D printing, while Sea-Jacks will be exhibiting a model of one of their jack up vessels, which works out of Great Yarmouth installing the wind farms.

Associated trade stands will be represented along with hot and cold refreshments.

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There will also be a portable miniature railway giving passenger rides outside along with miniature traction engines and lorries in steam, with some giving rides. Control line tethered fixed wing aircraft will be flying all weekend and there will be also be a Blacksmith demonstration by a local Farrier.

The exhibition runs from 10am to 5pm on October 21 and from 10am to 4pm on October 22, with outside attractions – which are weather dependant – finishing at 4pm both days.

Beneficiaries from the event will again be Special Objectives for the Local Disabled (SOLD) – a charity based on the South Lowestoft Industrial Estate, which is run by and for disabled people.

With free parking available at the school for the exhibition, entry costs £5 for adults, £2 for children aged between 12 and 18 and there will be free entry for children under 12, but they must be accompanied by an adult.

For more details visit www.lowmex.co.uk

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