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£30,000 raised after model railway exhibition vandalised

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The club said months of planning went into the show, held in Stamford for the last 12 years.

A crowdfunding page to raise money for a model railway exhibition completely trashed by vandals has gained more than £30,000 in donations.

Stands were overturned and layouts were destroyed at a school in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on Saturday, where the Market Deeping Model Railway Club was holding its annual show.

The club said months of planning goes into the exhibition, adding some of the models on display were “irreplaceable”.

Vandals destroyed models set up for the annual show (Market Deeping Model Railway Club)
Vandals destroyed models set up for the annual show (Market Deeping Model Railway Club/Facebook/PA)

“I’ve never experienced anything like it. A hurricane would have done less damage.”

He said the club had been overwhelmed with offers of support and thanked well-wishers for their help.

Stands were destroyed (Market Deeping Model Railway Club/Facebook)
Stands were destroyed by the vandals (Market Deeping Model Railway Club/Facebook/PA)

Lincolnshire Police were alerted to the incident by a local resident when noises were heard coming from Queen Eleanor School shortly before 4am.

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