(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog November 2015, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Coronation Street fans with a soft spot for Roy Cropper may be
interested in a unique opportunity to see his model railway layout in
Since the storyline around
Roy's obsession with his model railway following Hayley's death finished
last year, a small section (about 6ft by 2ft) of the layout has been
included in the Granada Studio Tours display.
Next month, for the first
time ever, the entire layout, about 13 ft square, will be on public
display and will be working.
Roy's layout will be at "THE Christmas Model Railway Show - Manchester 2015!" on Saturday December 5th and Sunday December 6th, 2015 at the Barnes Wallis building, Altrincham Street, Manchester M1 7JR.
Granada planned the story line, they contacted the Manchester Model
Railway Society for help and advice. Now MMRS members are refurbishing
the television prop ready for it to appear at their annual exhibition.
Since Granada Studio Tours will shortly be closing down, this is
probably the only occasion EVER that the layout will appear in public in
its complete form.
venue is only 3 minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly railway station
and further details of opening times and admission price etc, can be
found on the MMRS website - www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition
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