St.Albans and District Model Engineering Society

Mill Green Railway Day

Mill Green Watermill Museum held its first ever Railway Day on Saturday 15th April.


We were invited to attend with the portable track and what a success it was.  It was our first outing of the year for the track and to add to the attraction the club took two further exhibits.  Mike Grossmith was in attendance with the steam workshop and Bob Brooks set up his immaculate Hornby clockwork trains layout.

The event was well attended and there was little rest for Alice who ran from 10 to 4.30.  Other than us, the only other attractions were five superb model railways provided by the De Havilland’s Model Railway Society.

Bob’s clockwork running was appreciated by the young visitors who were able to touch what was produced as a toy getting on for 100 years ago; it was an attraction which Bob will be bringing to our exhibition.  Mike has the steam workshop running so smoothly it hardly needed any attention.

The DHMRS were aware of our exhibition and have said they would like to attend.  One of the layouts is a have-go-layout for children; this would be another have-a-go attraction at our exhibition.



All the members attending had an enjoyable day and I suggest this goes in the diary as an annual event for us.

Clive Reynolds.