We’re peopling a model railway with stories from the past, making a signal box a hands-on experience and enabling visitors to envisage a railway network of the future!
Our project started out as a way to engage young people in particular with the railway collections, but obviously its open for any age group who want to play! We’ve now envisaged a version for the walk-up visitor and how it could be used for a particular supported making event.
We want to bring the railway collection to life using the stories of the people connected to it. We want to give a physical experience as well as visual and multimedia to appeal to all the senses.
We are TeamENGauge and we want to engage young people with the railway collections here at Derby Silk Mill.