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Giant model railway opens to public in Cheshire

The railway Image copyright Will Snook
Image caption The railway was built to raise money for charity

A "giant" model railway exhibit measuring 34ft (10m) by 14ft (4m) has gone on display in Cheshire.

The railway was built by Will Snook, who lives in Crewe, to raise money for charity.

Image copyright Will Snook
Image caption It includes trains from a variety of different eras on its tracks

The railway, which took 18 months to build and was put together by a team of seven, includes two tracks - one with a post-1955 steam engine and one with a post-1994 diesel train.

It will be on display in the village hall in Wrenbury until Monday.

Image copyright Will Snook
Image caption The completed model is due to go on display at Birmingham's NEC in November

Mr Snook expects the completed model, which will involve up to 17 lines, to be finished by October.

It will then go on display at Birmingham's NEC, as part of the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition, before touring in shows around the country.

Image copyright Will Snook
Image caption The model was put together by a team of seven

Mr Snook, 26, an insurance assessor, has been a model railway enthusiast for 11 years.

"I believe this is one of the biggest model railways with a round layout in the UK," he said.

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