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Model Train Fans Steam Into London Festival

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Image: Geoff Sheppard attends to his model railway set
Geoff Sheppard attends to his model railway set inspired by the China clay industry at The London Festival of Railway Modeling at Alexandra Palace on March 23, 2014, in London.Rob Stothard / Getty Images

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Visitors to the London Festival of Railway Modeling got a chance to eye highly detailed miniature trains and accompanying towns and displays on Sunday.

The event, which ran March 22-23 at Alexandra Palace, is London's top railway modeling event. About 40 working layouts — hand-picked by The Model Railway Club, which has more than 100 traders, clubs and societies — were on display.

Image: Visitors look at model trains
Visitors look at the Abingdon model railway club's set 'Millanford' on March 23, in London.Rob Stothard / Getty Images
Image: A model railway set depicts the Great Train Robbery in 1963
A model railway set depicting the Great Train Robbery in 1963 is on display on March 23, 2014 in London.Rob Stothard / Getty Images
Image: A model railway enthusiast controls working model trains
A model railway enthusiast controls his working model trains on a North America inspired set at The London Festival of Railway Modelling at Alexandra Palace on March 23, 2014 in London, England.Rob Stothard / Getty Images
Image: A large model railway layout of Austrian influence titled "Michaelerplatz"
A large model railway layout of Austrian influence titled "Michaelerplatz" is on display on March 23, 2014 in London.Rob Stothard / Getty Images

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