Models hit the railway for one weekend

08 October 2013

Miniature trains, towns and countryside scenes will delight people of all ages for one weekend only when the Queensland Model Railway Show comes to The Workshops Rail Museum on 26 & 27 October.

Visitors will see intricate layouts showing great skill, attention to detail and creativity from modellers in the Show plus they will also have access to all exhibits in the award-winning Museum.

Andrew Moritz Director of The Workshops Rail Museum said it’s great to put a spot light on the world-wide hobby.

"We love seeing the displays, clubs and individuals from near and far have created," Mr Moritz said.

"In some instances it's a family affair, starting with dad's obsession that sparks the interest of loved ones to get involved.

"It's also the perfect opportunity for anyone starting out in model rail to ask any burning questions and get advice from talented and seasoned modellers.

Enthusiasts can purchase necessities for their project, from rollingstock kits to the graffiti decals, off leading model supply specialists.

Younger visitors can keep busy with train layout construction and express creativity with train craft to take home.

Visitors can enjoy a ride on the real thing with a heritage steam train trip to Grandchester departing from the Museum platform on 26 October, bookings essential and additional charges apply.

In addition visitors can step into Australia's oldest continuously working railway workshops on a tour. Enclosed shoes are required for entry into workshop spaces.

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

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

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