Full steam ahead for models and miniatures weekend at Stapleford

Stapleford Steam for Loros  PHOTO: Supplied EMN-140606-133046004

Stapleford Steam for Loros PHOTO: Supplied EMN-140606-133046004

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Stapleford Miniature Railway is opening its base to the public this weekend (June 11 and 12), supporting Leicestershire and Rutland hospice Loros.

The free admission event, held over both days, invites people to take a trip on Stapleford’s magnificent ten- and-a-quarter inch gauge miniature railway as well as enjoying other attractions.

Riders on the Stapleford Miniature Railway line 
PHOTO: Tim Williams

Riders on the Stapleford Miniature Railway line PHOTO: Tim Williams

There will be at least 26 miniature traction engines, as well as a couple of full size traction engines, and three locos in steam plus a diesel. Train tickets will be £2 per trip. Free car parking will be provided.

There will also be displays of vintage vehicles and tractors, craft and trade stalls as well as catering and a licensed bottle bar supporting Loros.

Gates will open at 10am. Light refreshments will be available.

For more information call Jeremy Grice on (01664) 851614, email fsmr_event@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.fsmr.org.uk