Beavers all aboard to build model railway

THE 2nd Dukinfield Beaver colony built a model railway and exhibited it at Rail Road 2019 which was held at Astley Sports College, Dukinfield.

As part of their planned badgework training, the 24 Beavers designed and built a model railway over four weeks.

Each Beaver was awarded their Builder Badge for the work they all put into the model.

Torin Howarth-Lowe, 6, one of the Beavers, made the flying pig but liked the catapult best.

His sister Nimue, another Beaver, made the unicorn sheep and enjoyed building the model.

Beaver leader Zoe Howarth-Lowe said it was great fun and she enjoyed it as much as the Beavers, adding they were going to make a bigger and better model for next year.

Rail Road 2019 was the 24th model railway and transport show held by the Tame Valley Scout Council that covers Dukinfield, Mossley and Stalybridge.

The opening show was held in 1983 at Hyde Little Theatre and it has since been based at Dukinfield Town Hall and at Rayner Stephens High School, part of Astley Sports College, since 2001.

There were 60 exhibits and trade stands with a new layout this year.

And outside there was an impressive display of live steam engines, vintage and veteran cars and lorries.

The event has raised between £500 and £4,000 annually and this year funds will help send 10 youngsters to the world jamboree in America.

Mayor of Tameside Cllr Denise Ward, who is president of North Tameside District Scouts, and her consort David McNally attended. They were given a guided tour by exhibition manager Tom Lowther.

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