Jersey

Jersey model railway centre renamed as tribute

  • 24 August 2014
  • From the section Jersey
Geoff Morris
Geoff Morris from the Jersey Model Railway Club said it had held 33 exhibitions

The headquarters of the Jersey Model Railway Club has been renamed in memory of one of its members.

Andrew Le Masurier died three months ago.

Geoffrey Morris from the club said Mr Le Masurier was an inspiration as well as a dedicated and passionate collector.

The club's first model railway exhibition since the death of Mr Le Masurier started on Saturday and is one of its largest.

It attracted hundreds of model railway fans from across the island and featured a range of different trains and models.

Dozens of models and trains were on display at the exhibition in Trinity
The club is hoping to attract new younger members
A Thomas the Tank Engine track could be controlled by younger visitors

Mr Morris said: "The late Andrew Le Masurier was profoundly deaf, but he was one of our most active members.

"We were so proud to make a lovely nameplate in the form of a Great Western Railway nameplate, which proudly says the 'Andrew Le Masurier Hall'.

"This is our 33rd exhibition. We have held them at various venues around the island."

Oliver Pryke said he really enjoyed looking at the trains and playing with Thomas the Tank Engine