Queensland Model Railway Show brings together hobbyists

11 October 2010

Participants from one of the worlds most loved hobbies will join to showcase their work at the Queensland Model Railway Show at The Workshops Rail Museum, 23 – 24 October.

The event will see more than 25 model railway clubs and modelling enthusiasts present their layouts of real and fictitious railways from Australia and around the world.

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

Director of The Workshops Rail Museum Mr Andrew Moritz said the hobby brings together people from all walks of life.

“Building a model railway has become a treasured pastime for hundreds of thousands of people around the world, from children to adults, retirees, professionals, men or women,” Mr Moritz said.

“We are delighted to be able to provide a forum for modellers to share their passion, whether they are experts or beginners.”

Children will also have the opportunity to meet their favourite construction worker, Bob the Builder, with two exciting performances at 11am and 1pm and a meet and greet session at 12noon.

Young visitors can also create their own miniature train at the Creation Station, or build their own bridges, stations and tunnels in the Construction Station.

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

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

Media Contact: Glenn Price | Ph: 3432 5100 or 0407 128 995