Tour Scotland Video Blackwood Junction Model Railway Show SECC Glasgow
Tour Scotland video of the Blackwood Junction layout by Glenrothes Model Railway Club at the 2016 Model Railway show in the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow, Scotland. The club was first started in Fife in November 1963 by five railwaymen from Thornton Motive Power Depot as a club for the sons of railway workers. The leader of the group was Willie Smith (Fitter) who had come to Thornton from Inverurie Works where he had tried to start a club previously. The others were Willie Laird (Cleaner), Jim Duthie (Fireman), Dave Simpson (Shedmaster at Leith Central) and Charlie Meacher (Running Foreman). A grant of £25 was received from the Railway Staff Association for Scotland (A social club for railway workers) to get wood to build the baseboards on condition that only sons of railway workers were admitted.
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