Thursday, January 12, 2006

Stockport model railway looking for a new home

A SCHOOL’S expansion will signal the end of the line for a historic Stockport steam train club just as it celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Development work at The Royal School for the Deaf and Communication Disorders (RSDCD) in Cheadle Hulme means the Stockport Model Engineering Club will be forced to move after 32 years at the site.

Bob Grimshaw, 78, who has been with the club for 28 years and is a member of their Wednesday Group, said everybody was "gutted" to have to go.

He said: "Thirty years of tears and sweat has gone into making this what it is today from its miniature track, platform and footbridge; this is something that cannot be repeated overnight elsewhere."

Follow the above link to the full report in the Stockport Express.