Full steam ahead for model railway open day

15:00 13 May 2014

Stella Broom, who will helping to run Mr Stimpson

Stella Broom, who will helping to run Mr Stimpson's model railway with her father Gary during the open day, which is in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

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A Honiton model railway enthusiast is on track to open up his garden and share his train collection with the community to boost funds for charity.

Roger Stimpson.Roger Stimpson.

Roger Stimpson and his wife Barbara will be holding an open day at their home at 5 Redwood Close on June 15, and will be letting visitors take a look at their large collection of model railways, which includes a large G gauge model track in their garden.

The event is in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust. Roger and Barbara have previously held a number of open events but due to ill health have been unable to do so for a number of years.

However, this time they are receiving a helping hand to run the track on the open day.

“We are very excited about it,” says Roger. “We are disappointed we can’t do it ourselves.”

Gary Broom, of Allstar Maintenance, and Andy Easton, of Atlas Fencing, have been helping build the track, along with Gary’s stepson Sam Jones and 12-year-old daughter Stella. Gary, Sam and Stella, will help run the railway track during the open day on Roger and Barbara’s behalf. Gary added: “Everyone has got involved. We are all going to help out on the day, running the track.”

The track, which was built around 15 years ago by Barbara, has been reinforced and rebuilt and a larger viewing bridge has been added, which will allow visitors to view the large model railway in the garden. It is being rebuilt to look just as it did when it was laid out by Barbara.

Roger has a collection a smaller model railway tracks, which visitors will be able to take a look at during the open event.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

The open day takes place from 10am to 5pm. The event is free to attend but donations are welcome.

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