|A founder member of the Chiltern Model Railway Association|
A number of the Club members in the '0' Gauge section (Loggies) constructed a themed diorama that portrays the event that became commonly known as 'The Great Train Robbery'. Launched at Guildex in Telford in 2013, close to the fiftieth anniversary of the event, the layout was exhibited at many shows over the subsequent years raising £2700 for charity but it is now retired from travelling and has found a permanent home at the Nene Valley Railway.
The diorama is built to '0' Gauge, 7mm Finescale and, when on the exhibition circuit, it was contained within a gazebo that had dimensions of 3m x 3m x 3m. It had an informative narrative, realistic sound and dramatic lighting to evoke the early hours of an August morning. The period modelled was the 8th August, 1963 on British Railways, London Midland Region.
Luton Model Railway Club would like to make it very clear that this diorama was intended as an exercise in highly detailed and authentic scenic modelling and that we in no way condone the actions of the robbery gang that night. The sound and lighting effects were used extensively to portray the account of the event and run in conjunction with a short commentary.
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