THEY came in every shape and size and they filled the new Grange at Midhurst on Sunday for the 33rd annual modellers exhibition.
It was the first at the new Grange Leisure Centre and attracted visitors and exhibitors from all over the south of England.
There was a spectacular show of model trains of varying gauges including a Grange station layout and Priorsfield Station – an old favourite.
Among the other displays were a model of Noah’s Ark made by Gio Corno, a member of the Phoenix Marine Model Club and displays from the Runnymede Meccano Guild, including a faithful reproduction of a fairground carousel.
Ian Redman of Small ‘N’ Working fascinated visitors with his tiny layouts.
He had even taken along a stunning model so small it fit into a coconut shell.
About half of the members of the Liphook & District Model Railway Club were on duty at the Grange with the club’s display.
Nick Harling, Ben Russ and Matt Wildsmith took along their own layouts- Kanjiyama, Ehrwald and Tellurium Canyon while Andrew King demonstrating locomotive kit building.
Mike Boyce, centre manager, said: “This was our first big public event at the new centre and it exceeded my best expectations. We were thrilled with the huge numbers who turned out to make this such an outstanding success.”