The train now standing… is a model: Enthusiasts queue to indulge their love of the railways (in small scale)
Model railway clubs from all over the UK and Europe gathered in Glasgow for the Model Rail Scotland exhibitionEvent runs until Sunday but if you can't make it along have a look at our gallery from the Scottish Exhibition Centre
01:59 GMT, 22 February 2013
03:11 GMT, 22 February 2013
Huddled over his pride and joy, his is the face of the perfectionist.
Using the steadiest of hands, Dave Patterson applies the deft finishing touch to his model carriage.
His addition may not have been noticeable to the crowds who descended upon the Model Rail Scotland exhibition yesterday. But for Mr Patterson, you can only suspect that does not matter.
For this is the zone of the enthusiast. Members of model railway clubs from all over the UK, and even parts of Europe, gathered in Glasgow's Exhibition Centre to purr over each others layouts.
Whether it be an intricately crafted landscape, or a particularly delicate paint job, the small details are always champion.
But fear not, model-makers, if you could not make it to Glasgow. Here is our gallery from the event.
Steady does it: Dave Patterson tinkers with a model train at the Model Rail Scotland exhibition on Wednesday in Glasgow
Pride and joy: An expansive and impressive layout created by model-maker Ian Bruce
Gathering: The event is taking place at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow and will end on Sunday
Perfection: Model railway clubs from all corners of the UK and parts of Europe will be displaying over 50 model railway layouts at event
Looking on: A group of model railway enthusiasts survey one of the layouts
Happy: Anthony McLellan raising a toast in front of his stall selling a huge range of model parts
Finishing touch: One of the model-makers hammering a nail in to finish off his layout
Proud: Donal Weymss shows off a G scale carriage at the exhibition
Conversation: Bernard Manson and John McMullan having a chat beside their layout
Eye for detail: Dave Patterson inspecting his track
Selection: Fans at the exhibition could also shop at a number of stalls
Adjustments: Bernard Manson and John McMullan getting the screwdrivers out as adjustments are made to the set