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Model engineering and model making event set to return to town

PUBLISHED: 16:46 16 October 2019 | UPDATED: 16:46 16 October 2019

The Lowestoft Model Engineering & Model Making Exhibition returns this weekend. Numerous models will be on display. Pictures: Vernon Readhead

The Lowestoft Model Engineering & Model Making Exhibition returns this weekend. Numerous models will be on display. Pictures: Vernon Readhead

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Skill and craftsmanship is set to be showcased this weekend as the talents of local artisans and clubs go on display.

The Lowestoft Model Engineering & Model Making Exhibition returns this weekend. A life-size replica of the Meccano car will be on display. Pictures: Vernon ReadheadThe Lowestoft Model Engineering & Model Making Exhibition returns this weekend. A life-size replica of the Meccano car will be on display. Pictures: Vernon Readhead

The sixth annual Lowestoft model engineering and model making exhibition will take place once more this weekend at the Ormiston Denes Academy - with a diverse range of exhibits "inspiring all".

The event over the weekend of October 19/20 features a range of modelling disciplines - ranging from traditional model engineering in all its guises to boats, aircraft, model railways, dolls houses, radio controlled trucks, Steampunk and even Daleks.

With the exhibition organised by the Halesworth and District Model Engineering Society, a spokesman said: "The exhibition is probably the biggest of its type in East Anglia and takes over two large halls, library, and at least eight classrooms with live steamers and other displays outside, weather permitting."

A life-size replica of the Meccano car, with working engine and every part seven times bigger than the Meccano part, returns this year.

The beneficiary will again be Special Objective for the Local Disabled (S.O.L.D.) a local charity, based at Gisleham, that helps get disabled people access back into a workshop environment.

Entrance to the exhibition is only £5 for adults, children (12 to 18) £2, Accompanied under 12's free.

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