Event Organiser: ICE

Railways, civil engineering & the history of Hornby, Margate

£8.33 exc VAT

Hornby visitors centre

About this event

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12.00: Mervyn Carter CEng FICE FPWI has a passion for all things to do with railways. He has spent a career as a Civil Engineer, enjoying working on and about railway infrastructure. He will be speaking at this event to share with other enthusiasts some of his wealth of experience as an 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 40 years.

Following this presentation, we shall be taken on a guided tour of the Hornby Museum by a former employee. Peter Oliver will be sharing his enthusiasm for all things Hornby. He has 53 years of experience and will be providing a unique guided tour through the history of the brands and buildings at Hornby. He will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about this unique Kent based British brand.

On completion of the tour there will be an opportunity to pit your skills against each other at the Scalextric Silverstone Grand Prix before breaking for lunch.

14.3015.15: Lunch

15.1516.00: Tours

After lunch we shall be taking a short tour of a museum in the making and having a look at the growing One:One collection of real life locomotives. We shall be finishing at 16.00.

The cost for the day, including lunch is just £10.00 per person. Places are limited and you must book and pay in advance using the book now button.


Hornby Visitors Centre
Westwood Industrial Estate
United Kingdom
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For more information please contact:

Anne Qualters

e: [email protected]