THE MODEL railway in Huddersfield's Greenhead Park will be out of action for the next few months.

The popular attraction is being shut for works.

The railway, run by the Huddersfield Society of Model Engineers, normally runs on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

But it will not run again until March.

Society president Mrs Dorothy Hollyhead said: "We are putting a new point at the bottom of the track, so we can take the train off if anything happens to it, rather than have to push it all the way round.

"We are creating a siding, if you like, so things can be moved about more easily."

The model railway was improved in 2002 in a £100,000 project.

The railway itself was started in 1998 by the society, who wanted to mark the Millennium.

Now, the railway has a station, a turntable and a tunnel.

It runs along a 540-metre track, past landmarks depicting Castle Hill and Longwood Tower.