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Model Tram, Trolleybus and Railway Exhibition
Sat 19th August - Sun 20th August
The popular Model Tram, Trolleybus and Railway Exhibition returns to the National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August 2023.
A total of 8 layouts will be present at the Exhibition which will include a new 51/4-inch gauge demonstration layout, built at the Museum, for the Robert Whetstone 1/8-scale model trams, which will be in operation for the public to view.
Layouts also include Rossall Sidings, Blackpool trams – 4mm; Kennington Close; Grandy Lane Colliery and Camwell’s View, Birmingham & Model Building Demo.
The National Tramway Museum is currently looking after a collection of model trams made by the late Robert Whetstone of Bromsgrove. The models are made to a very high standard and were often exhibited by Mr Whetstone at model engineering exhibitions.
Each model took up to three years and 3500 hours to build, and Whetstone would spend five evenings a week in his garage, producing the finely detailed replicas. He worked in the transport industry as a coachbuilder and draughtsman at the Austin/British Leyland plant in Longbridge and used to travel to work on the Birmingham trams.