Queensland's next top (railway) models bound for Workshops

02 October 2014

See the tiny and captivating world of model railways under the one roof at the Queensland Model Railway Show, hosted by The Workshops Rail Museum on 18 & 19 October.

Railway modellers, demonstrators, and traders are travelling from near and far to showcase their passion, talent and wares to Museum visitors for the weekend dedicated to small trains of various scales.

Museum Director Andrew Moritz said the event is a great family day out with many layouts to see, plus all the fun and hands on exhibitions of the Museum.

"We love putting on this show and seeing the appreciation in the eyes of adults and children, even if you're 'not into trains', it's hard not to stop and stare at the layouts," Mr Moritz said.

"You can see that many hours have been spent putting together layouts and models, and modellers are happy to discuss their exhibit and much loved passion,"

"Plus you get to see the real thing as the Show is hosted in historic Workshops, which built and maintain the steam heritage fleet."

Visitors will see trains from different Australian states, America and the United Kingdom in their miniature form on landscapes depicting real and fictitious locations.

Visitors can take a mini steam train ride with Grandchester Live Model Steam, enclosed shoes required and additional charges apply.

Younger visitors can enjoy craft to take home, build railway layouts at Construction Station and let off steam in the indoor Nippers Railway playground.

Entry for the Show is included in the standard Museum entry fee, so visitors can enjoy the show and experience the Museum's hands on exhibits and stories of rail in Queensland's past.

For more information contact The Workshops Rail Museum on (07) 3432 5100 or visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au.

The Workshops Rail Museum, part of the Queensland Museum Network, is winner of Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards for Heritage & Cultural Tourism.