Big model train event back in Fordingbridge

Big model train event back in Fordingbridge

Published by Mike Draper at 4:15am 22nd February 2020. (Updated at 11:59am 22nd February 2020)

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A very unusual attraction is making an appearance at the second ever Giant Model Train show in the town this weekend.

  • WHAT: Giant Model Train show
  • WHEN: 10am - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday 22nd & 23rd February 2020
  • WHERE: It's at St Mary's Church Hall, Fordingbridge, SP6 1BE
  • Entry fee: £6.00

This year the show features a very unusual attraction, the 'Union Pacific Big Boy'.


The team hope to attract all train enthusiasts, and while most of the trains are 129/G gauge, the locomotive known as the Union Pacific Big Boy is a model of the largest steam train ever built!


  • 16 driving wheels
  • 57" long
  • Weight 45kg
  • It includes an impressive sound system complete with Doplar effect
Onlookers are captivated by the train layout at the Big Model Train Show in Fordingbridge.
Onlookers are captivated by the train layout.

Viv Finch, one of the organisers from The Friends of Fordingbridge Parish Church, said:

"We are again hoping to attract all train enthusiasts and just the plain curious, to this major fundraising weekend. There will be a floor layout of these large than average trains and plenty to see. There will be a small entrance charge, including a £6 family ticket, but stay as long as you like as refreshments are available all through the day."

"These are sizable moving trains with safety barriers in place so is quite safe to bring children. We find children love them and find them fascinating. As this takes place in the half-term break, it's the perfect family day out."

The Friends of Fordingbridge Parish Church, stress that the event is children friendly and great fun for all the family to enjoy together!

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