Miniature worlds on display at The Workshops Rail Museum

07 October 2009

Queensland towns, New South Wales cane fields and American mountains will be depicted in miniature at the Queensland Model Railway Show, held at The Workshops Rail Museum on 24-25 October.

Model railway clubs and modelling enthusiasts will present layouts of real and fictitious locations from Australia and around the world, with model trains up to 160 times smaller than a normal train.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase modelling supplies from trade stands, see modelling demonstrations and seek expert advice about layout construction.

Director of The Workshops Rail Museum Mr Andrew Moritz said the Queensland Model Railway Show was a wonderful opportunity for enthusiasts and clubs to demonstrate their skills and promote their craft.

"The amazing intricacy and detail of these model trains and layouts is something that can be appreciated by experienced modellers and non-enthusiasts alike.

"The Workshops Rail Museum features many life-sized trains and stories and we are proud to be able to host an event that showcases another side of rail culture," Mr Moritz said.

In addition to the exhibits, children will be treated to appearances by Bob the Builder and kept busy at the Construction Station.

As part of the Queensland Model Railway Show, The Workshops Rail Museum is also offering visitors a life-size rail adventure with a Steam Train journey on Saturday 24 October.

The trip will depart from The Workshops Rail Museum platform and take passengers for a one and a half hour round trip throughout South East Queensland Country. Bookings for the journey are essential and charges apply.

Visitors can purchase an Annual Pass Membership when they visit the Queensland Model Railway Show which allows unlimited entry into The Workshops Rail Museum for 12 months.

The Workshops Rail Museum, part of the Queensland Museum, is the winner of the 2008 Queensland Tourism Award for Heritage and Cultural Tourism.

For further information, steam train bookings and ticket prices, visit www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3432 5100.

Media Contact: Glenn Price 3432 5100 or 0407 128 995