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Railways, civil engineering and the history of Hornby

Event organised by ICE

28 June 2022
11:30 - 16:00 BST (GMT+1)
Hornby Visitors Centre
Westwood Industrial Estate
Margate, CT9 4JX
United Kingdom

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We will start with the main presentation by Mervyn Carter. He will be speaking at this event to share with other rail enthusiasts some of his wealth of experience as a civil engineer and his love for model trains too. He will take you through examples of some of the work he has undertaken and pass on some valuable advice on lessons learnt in a career spanning over 45 years in the railway industry.

Following this presentation, at 1pm we shall be meeting some of the current employees from Hornby who will be telling us about the company, its past, present and future in the world of modelling. On completion we will break for lunch

Lunch will be from 2 - 3pm.

After lunch there will be an opportunity to explore the Hornby museum and there will be an exclusive, behind the scenes, tour of the growing ‘One:One Collection’ of real life, full size locomotives.

We shall aim to be finishing at 4pm.


Mervyn Carter

Mervyn Carter

Office of Rail & Road

head of civil engineering

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Mervyn Carter

Mervyn has a passion for all things to do with railways. He has spent a career as a Civil Engineer specialising in the planning, design, and construction of railways around the world. He served for many years on the ICE Transport Panel and editorial panel for the

'Transport proceedings'. More recently he was a contributing author to 'Shaping the World, Two Hundred Years of the ICE and since retiring he continues to engage with the ICE as a Library Volunteer contributing to exhibitions and cataloguing the extensive archive collection held at the ICE.

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Daniel Blink