Mini trains for big kids at Queensland Model Railway Show

11 October 2012

Intricate detail, patience, passion, persistence and the love of model railway will be on display for all to see at this year’s Queensland Model Railway Show at The Workshops Rail Museum, 27 and 28 October.

Modellers and traders from south east Queensland and northern New South Wales will put on an impressive show not to be missed, with a variety of gauges and layouts of scenes real and fictitious of Australia and around the world.

Director of The Workshops Rail Museum Andrew Moritz said the event brings a fascinated community together with enthusiastic hobbyists.

“So much time and effort goes into these layouts, but of course it’s done with love, and at this event all under the one roof, you get experts who are happy to share their hobby with peers, beginners or people who are intrigued by model railways,” Mr Moritz said.

“And the traders are happy to talk shop and supply visitors with their modeling needs, you’ll even see some doing demonstrations.”

To set the scene, a heritage steam locomotive and a 2000 Class RailMotor without its bogie will be real life backdrops for the technical aspect to modeling.

The show is a sensory experience with the smell of steam coming from Grandchester Live Steam and Garden Railway Friends, which are larger in scale than their tiny HO and N gauge peers but with just as much enthusiasm for model railway.

“This year we welcome the Brisbane Lego Train Group which is always a hit with younger would–be modellers,” Mr Moritz said.

“And we also have Tiny Train Creation Station and Wood Workshop open to keep little hands busy.”

Visitors can really appreciate the difference between a model and the real thing with a ride throughout the scenic country side aboard beautifully restored carriages pulled by a heritage steam locomotive when the Queensland Model Railway Show Steam Train departs 27 October. Bookings are essential for this charming trip.

For further information, steam train bookings and ticket prices, please phone (07) 3432 5100 or visit

The Workshops Rail Museum is part of the Queensland Museum network, celebrating 150 years of collecting and connecting in 2012.

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