MODEL railway enthusiasts will be heading for Sowerby later this month.

The village, near Thirsk, is hosting a model railway exhibition on Sunday, March 23.

Ten working layouts will be set out in the village's parochial hall, ranging in size from those with about four metres of track to a giant system with dozens of locomotives on more than 30 metres of track.

The event has been organised by Brian and Carol Cox, of Starbeck Models, in Harrogate, and the exhibition, which is in aid of St Oswald's Church, will be open from 11am to 4pm.

The vicar of St Oswald's, the Reverend John Davis, said: "It will be a wonderful event for young and old alike and we are most grateful to everyone involved."

Admission for the event will be £2 for adults and £1 for children.