Enthusiasts from all over the UK and Europe gather in Glasgow for model railway exhibition

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 By Mario Ledwith PUBLISHED: 01:59 GMT, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 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

Cheryl Maddison: Moroccan waiter who raped British model and left her for dead is jailed for 23 years

'I couldn't be happier': British model, 25, breaks down in tears of joy as Moroccan waiter who raped and left her for dead is jailed for 23 years Mohamed Fadel el Anssari was jailed for attacking Cheryl Maddison in 2008El Anssari attacked Miss Maddison as she returned home from work He strangled the model and stabbed her repeatedly in Magaluf, Majorca Miss Maddison pretended to be dead in a bid to stop the attack By Gerrard Couzens PUBLISHED: 16:02 GMT, 5 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:52 GMT, 6 February 2013 A British woman who was raped at knifepoint and left for dead said she ‘couldn’t be happier’ after her attacker was jailed for 23 years yesterday. Moroccan waiter Mohamed Fadel el Anssari stabbed Cheryl Maddison repeatedly in the neck, throat and back after carrying out the sex attack in Magaluf, Majorca, in May 2008. Judges in Palma sentenced him to 11 years for rape and 12 years for attempted murder.

Obese father-of-three, 37, loses EIGHTEEN stone in nine months after vowing to slim for his sons

'I was too ashamed to get the cancer test that could have saved my mother': Obese father-of-three, 37, loses EIGHTEEN stone in nine months after vowing to slim for his sons Wayne Robinson dropped from 31st to 13st after making a 'conscious effort to constantly avoid embarrassing situations' like parents evening Weight crept on after he lost his mother to bowel cancer Says shame over weight meant he resisted getting the cancer test himself – even though he knew early detection could have saved his mother Decided to slim down for the sake of his children Averaged half a stone weight loss per week By Bianca London PUBLISHED: 12:36 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:59 GMT, 4 January 2013 A man who was once too ashamed to be seen in public has found a new lease of life after losing an incredible 18st. Wayne Robinson, 31, from Carlisle, embarked upon a strict diet nine months ago after deciding he had had enough of missing out on life because of his size

Your love is lifting me higher: World"s tallest teen girl towers over boyfriend as they enjoy romantic walk on Brazilian beach

Your love is lifting me higher: World's tallest teen girl towers over boyfriend as they take trip to Brazilian beach The world's tallest teenage girl walks hands in hands with her boyfriend, the picture of young love despite a staggering 1ft 4in height difference. Elisany da Cruz Silva, 17, measures an unbelievable 6ft 8in tall and has to bend down to plant a kiss on her 4ft 4in lover Francinaldo da Silva Carvalho, 22. The youngster, from Salinopolis in Brazil, has a form of gigantism because of a tumour on her pituitary gland, which regulates growth

Talented enthusiast builds Britain"s largest four-jet engine model aeroplane

Just like the real thing! Talented enthusiast builds Britain's largest four-jet engine model aeroplane (and it can fly at speeds of 150mph) | UPDATED: 23:25 GMT, 20 December 2012 At first glance, it looks like any normal fighter jet patrolling the skies. But actually, this impressive jet – which has a massive 20-ft wingspan – is Britain's largest four-jet engine model aeroplane.

Just a 200ft drop in the ocean! Record-breaking lifeboat designed for oil rigs that can launch into the sea from great heights

Just a 200ft drop in the ocean! Oil rig lifeboat that's not for the faint-hearted Lifeboat safely fell from massive height without damageThe GES350 MKIII will be used on massive container ships and oil rigs It hit a top speed of 70mph during test plummet | UPDATED: 18:33 GMT, 5 December 2012 This is the amazing moment a lifeboat was launched from a staggering 201ft (61.53 metres) into the water, breaking the world record for the highest free-falling drop.

Audi unveils RS6 Avant, the world"s fastest estate car which can go at speeds of up to 190mph

The family estate that's as fast as a Ferrari: Audi unveils new five-door which can go at speeds of up to 190mph Faster than a Porsche 911 and can do 0-60mph in just 3.9secondsFamily estate still has room for five people and luggage space in the bootRoad safety charity says no car should be able to drive so fast | UPDATED: 21:52 GMT, 5 December 2012 German car manufacturer has sparked criticism with its new estate car that, with a top speed of 189mph, is as fast as a Ferrari. With its huge amount of boot space and plush interior, the new Audi RS6 Avant estate car looks best suited for a family getaway.

Scientists create "most realistic artificial human brain yet" – and it can even pass simple IQ tests

Scientists create 'most realistic artificial human brain yet' that can count and even pass simple IQ reasoning tests Spaun (Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network), consists of 2.5 million simulated neurons and can perform eight different tasksTasks range from copy drawing to counting, to question answering and fluid reasoning.