On Saturday 13th October, the Abbey Pumping Station Museum in Leicester is holding a small slot car focused event. There is a variety of different scales and powered tracks covering the full history of the hobby including;
- Vintage Scalextric
- Steam Powered Slot Track
- Triang Mimic Railway
- TCR Slot Track
We will be taking along three of our portable and fully scenic tracks in support and also hoping to raise some interest and promote the Melton & District Model Club;
3 Lane “Brecon Rally Cross”, 2 Lane “Race of Champions” & “Dakar Rally Special Stage”
Come along and have a run on each of the tracks, there will be the “Star in a Reasonably Priced Slot Car” lap-time leader-board, challenge your friends and family to set the fastest time!
Don’t forget there is also the museum itself, see some real engineering as the museum is home to four ornate rotary beam engines built by Gimson’s of Leicester in the late 1800s. There is also the narrow gauge railway which runs around the entire site.
It is running from 11am till 4pm and entry to the museum and slot car event is free!
More information can be found here: http://www.abbeypumpingstation.org/