Full Steam Ahead for Montgomery Show!
The Mid Wales Model Engineering Society and Montgomery Show have teamed up to bring an exciting new feature to this year’s Show programme.
They will be operating a superbly engineered steam locomotive and rolling stock throughout the show afternoon on August 20th on a specially constructed 7 ¼” gauge track which will cover a distance of approximately 50 metres.
The locomotive is capable of pulling considerable loads and for the show will be hauling specially designed trucks which enable children and adults alike to enjoy a ride behind the miniature steam locomotive.
The Society owns and maintains its own miniature railway in Back Lane Park, Newtown. More details can be obtained by clicking this link: http://www.midwalesmes.org.uk
And if that is not enough for steam enthusiasts, Alastair Evans from Bishops Castle has promised to bring along his fantastic steam engine which will thrill children (of all ages!) in the main ring during the afternoon. He may also bring along some of his beautifully maintained vintage lorries.
With these notable additions the Vintage Rally section promises to be full of varied and exciting form of travel – ranging from Tractors to Triumph’s through to Jaguar’s and Jenson’s.
If you would like to enter your own vintage model please click on “Vintage Rally” at the top of this page for full details on how to apply.
Preceding the big day will be the annual Fun and Road Races which take place in Montgomery on the evening of Friday,19th August. On the following Sunday, 21st August, a sumptuous luncheon will be served in the Show Marquee.
The Show itself is jammed packed with fun and excitement. Starting with the Carnival Parade which gathers in the town from 11 am; at 12 noon it heads out of town for Lymore Field, where all the floats and vehicles enter the main Show ring ready for judging and for the crowning of the 2016 Carnival Queen. The Show opens officially at 1 pm.
This years main attraction is the “On the Edge” stunt team. You can experience the heart pounding stunts – that include falling from high buildings and crashing into brick walls – which has made them famous in films directed by Clint Eastwood, Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg.
Outside there will be climbing walls, archery, dog shows and a whole host of refreshments and music to keep you entertained through the afternoon.
These and a number of other events leading up to Show are detailed on this site. Just click on the appropriate section at the head of this page to find out what you need to know.