IT WAS full steam ahead at the big Crewe Toy and Train Collectors' Fair on Saturday.
Hundreds enjoyed the gathering at the Victoria Oakley Centre in West Street where model trains, cars, buses and lorries were bought, sold and swapped.
Enthusiasts from as far as Liverpool and Derby set up stalls to show off their collections, including some with detailed hand-built models, and traders of railwayana with accurate replicas of signs and posts.
Crewe Model Railway and Engineering Society treasurer Malcolm Cameron was delighted the fair had been so successful.
He said: 'We were fortunate with the weather and the turnout was good. We benefited from families popping in whilst out shopping which got lots of youngsters through the door.
'Trains were the main focus of the fair, but the cars were also popular. I think everyone got something that they wanted, and I look forward to the next fair later this year.'
Crewe Model Railway and Engineering Society was established in 1945 and is one of the oldest of its type in the country.
* Anyone interested in joining the society can phone Malcolm Cameron on 01270 505781.