ENTHUSIASTS of all ages made tracks to support a much-loved Inverclyde institution's 2023 exhibition. 

Greenock & District Model Railway Club's 2023 show ran at Lyle Kirk in Greenock over two days. 

More than 600 people of all ages attended across the two days and got to see an amazing array of model railway layouts from all over the UK. 

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Greenock & District Model Railway Club member Brian Thompson said the event was one of the most successful the group has ever had. 

Brian added: "It was a fantastic two days. 

"Attendance was way back up again to even better than it was before Covid and was better than last year. 

"Everyone was really happy to be involved and we got very positive feedback from everyone involved in the show."

Lyle Kirk was full of model railway layouts of all shapes and sizes, and a whole range of stalls selling models and accessories for the full two days. 

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One of the quirkiest exhibits was a microlayout the size of a 12-inch pizza. 

Members of Perth & District Model Railway Club brought along an n-gauge set, and Renfrewshire Model Railway Club exhibited too.

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Ayr Model Railway Group's Eglington junction layout was voted favourite layout by the public on the day and scooped the Greenock & District Model Railway cup. 

Greenock members presented their impressive Kirkconnel model at the event, and a layout of Inverboyndie in Banff was also on show. 

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Railway fans of all ages got the chance to see Greenock club member John Miller's original 1950s Hornby Dublo three-rail set up close, and to take a look at Dave Coddington's Triang display from the 1960s. 

Members of Inverclyde Modellers and Dunoon Modellers were also there for the weekend. 

Some of the stalls and traders included MERG, Shedring, Junction Box and Meccano, and there were BRIO and Thomas the Tank Engine layouts for the kids. 

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Dedicated volunteers from Lyle Gateway also made sure there was a supply of home-cooked food available for visitors. 

Club member Brian said there was so much to do that some families who attended on the Saturday even came back again on the Sunday. 

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He says he's hopeful that the event will help bring more members into the club. 

Brian added: "There was a really great atmosphere across the two days, and everyone was happy to be involved.

"We're known at 'the friendly show', and everyone commented on how true that is. 

"We were all chatting away to people and answering questions. 

"Everyone did a great job, it was really good fun."