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Victims of vodka-slurping model train vandals speak after court case Members of a model train club whose exhibition was trashed by vodka-slurping youths will set up a charitable trust to help young people after well-wishers donated over £100,000.

Trashed Stamford model railway money 'to help youngsters' "And that's entirely down to the wonderful, generous donations from people across the world." Donations included £10,000 from singer and model railway enthusiast Rod Stewart. As well as money, other clubs and individuals gave trains and equipment. Four 16-year-old boys pleaded guilty to criminal damage at Lincoln Youth Court on Monday.

Hibernation - No Bears and other animals hibernate in winter but why should we? Winter for me is probably the time when more should be done than the extremes of summer. Having said that progress down the shed has been remarkably slow.

Model Railway Vandals Basically Get the Naughty Step For a Year In return for admitting their guilt, three of the four teens have been given 12-month referral orders, which as far as we can make out means they have an actual criminal record, but won't be off to any sort of prison, not even a nice one for young people with understanding touchy-feely staff and last-gen PlayStations in the rooms.

Newport to host miniature railway exhibition ON September 7 and 8, members of the International 7¼ inch Gauge Society will assemble on the Glebelands Miniature Railway at Newport for their much-anticipated annual general meeting and gala. More than 150 members are expected to attend, with the majority bringing their nostalgic miniature engines to flaunt on the railway for all to appreciate.

Teens who trashed £30k model railway in 'wanton' vandalism spree ordered to pay just £500 compensation Three "mindless" teenagers who trashed a £30,000 model railway exhibition in a "wanton" vandalism spree have been ordered to pay a total of just £1,500 in compensation. The three schoolboys, who shared a bottle of vodka during a pre-exam night out, deliberately trashed the exhibition during a 4am rampage, a court head.

A little industrial scene Once I'd built an engine shed for a 48DS in issue 119 of the Hornby Collectors Club magazine, it seemed sensible to put this in a small scene suitable for posing tiny locomotives and perhaps some road vehicles.

Parents ordered to pay £1,500 for damage drunk sons did to model railway The parents of three drunk and 'mindless' youths have been told they will have to pay for some of the damage their sons did to a £30,000 exhibition by the Market Deeping Model Railway Club. The teenagers, who cannot be named, got drunk on vodka on a 'pre-exam night out' before going on a rampage at 4am, destroying 30 years of work.

Drunken boys trashed exhibition by Market Deeping Model Railway Club A magistrate has described the demolition of a model railway exhibition by a group of boys as the most "mindless, wanton destruction" he has seen in 20 years. The models in the sports hall at Stamford Welland Academy in Lincolnshire were worth £30,000 and were the life's work of members of the Market Deeping Model Railway Club.

Basingstoke & Alton Light Model Railway N Gauge An N Gauge layout based on the Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway Thornycroft Sidings will be on show at Farnham and District MRC Exhibition 2019 on Saturday October 12th and Sunday October 13th at: Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest thornycroft cliddesden show time thornycroft factory landscaping wagons...

Drunken yobs who smashed up £30,000 model railway exhibition fined just £2k but their PARENTS will pay FOUR drunk teenage yobs trashed a model railway exhibition after breaking into a school gym on a pre-exam night out. The vandals played football among the trains and smashed displays with hammers in a £30,000 wrecking spree after downing vodka.

Handling ice on ice decks, Part 3: icing In the previous post, I described the kind of manufactured ice that Pacific Fruit Express used for icing refrigerator cars, an imposing 300-pound block that was a challenge to manipulate. In the present post, I describe what was done with that ice block as it was put into the ice bunker.

'Mindless wanton destruction': Schoolboys' parents to pay £1,500 after £30,000 model railway show trashed Four schoolboys caused £30,000 worth of damage to a model railway exhibition after getting drunk on vodka during a "pre-exam night out", a court heard. The 16-year-old students deliberately trashed the display after breaking into the Stamford Welland Academy gym to play football in the early hours of the morning.

'Mindless' youths who trashed £30,000 model railway sentenced Referral orders given to 16-year-olds who vandalised annual show in drunken football game.

Model railway collections that took 36 years to build destroyed in minutes by drunk schoolboys A gang of drunk schoolboys who were due to take their GCSEs destroyed a model railway exhibition after breaking-in to a school sports hall to play football in the middle of the night, a court has heard.

Schoolboys learn punishment after causing £30,000 of damage to model railway exhibition A gang of unruly schoolboys have learnt their punishment after their drunken antics caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to a model railway exhibition. The four youths, aged between 15 and 16 who had been drinking vodka, broke into the Stamford Welland Academy on Saturday, May 18 and started playing football.

Milford model engineers 'chuffed' at new lease A MUCH-LOVED scale model railway track has been given a secure home for the next six years. This will assure security of tenure for the next six years. Members meet at the clubhouse every Sunday afternoon throughout the year. Depending on the weather there may be locomotive running.

Boys sentenced for trashing Stamford model railway show The four teenagers deliberately destroyed the £30,000 exhibition in a "rampage" after drinking vodka.

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Market Deeping Railway Club: Drunk teenagers sentenced for "mindless, wanton destruction" of displays The youths caused £30,000 worth of damage and smashed up handbuilt locomotives and displays including one which had taken 36 years to build - leaving Market Deeping Model Railway Club organisers in tears.

Market Deeping Model Railway Club vandals sentencing: parents of three boys to pay £500 compensation Three drunk schoolboys who admitted destroying a model railway exhibition will have their parents pay £500 compensation to the club whose exhibition was destroyed.

J94 project – something a little different. Several years ago now DJ models appeared with much fanfare and announced a brand new J94 model. This was of interest to me as 2 of them were used by the NCB in the local area.

Gang of schoolboys admit destroying a model railway exhibition The youths caused £30,000 worth of damage in Lincolnshire and smashed up hand-built locomotives and displays including one which had taken 36 years to build. The shocking rampage at the Stamford Welland Academy sports hall in the early hours of May 18 left members of the Market Deeping Model Railway Club in tears.

Mostly showing off These are the tales of the creation of the model of the Isle of Stoner Railway. It is a 009 model being 4mm to the foot or thereabouts. Well, the motor from Germany duly arrived but was the wrong one, only by a very small margin but wrong nonetheless.

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