Kettering train models back on track to recreate moment of fame at railway exhibition

Brothers Paul and John Coleman were guests of honour at the Kettering and District Model Railway Society annual show last weekend.

Wednesday, 18th September 2019, 3:28 pm
Paul and John Coleman

The siblings had been invited to the Kettering Model Railway Show following an appeal to track down two young train enthusiasts featured in an old photo.When Kettering and District Model Railway Society unearthed an old Evening Telegraph article that detailed the opening of its junior modellers group, its members set about trying to track down the two boys photographed.Their campaign was a success and John and Paul Coleman, who were aged nine and six at the time of the story, made a visit to the show at Greenfields Academy, Kettering. Paul, now aged 32, travelled from his home in Towcester to join his older brother John, 35, at the exhibition and recreated their original pose. Although Paul does not indulge in model making any more his brother John is a keen model railway enthusiast, preferring the outdoor garden layouts. John said: "I still like trains and it's nice to be back."Paul said: "I don't remember having the picture taken. We were also featured on the Money Programme when our dad was talking about Hornby Trains. "I appreciate the models and I have fond memories of watching my dad with his train layout."

Paul and John Coleman featured in the Evening Telegraph in 1993 - then and now
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