Tiny trains on large layouts are coming to the Museum

06 October 2015

Miniature railways of all sizes and scenarios will be on display at The Workshops Rail Museum’s Queensland Model Railway Show, on 24 and 25 October 2015.

Set in the unique industrial setting of the Steam Shop at Ipswich Railway Workshops, visitors will be treated to an eclectic display of model train sets by the model railway community.

Queensland Museum Network CEO Professor Suzanne Miller said the show was a great display of creativity based on one of the most historically influential machines of Australian history.

“The amount of work, hours, passion and patience is incredible and you can see it on each modeller’s face when you chat with them about their labour of love,” said Prof. Miller.

Visitors can also try their hand at driving the life sized version with the Museum’s train simulators, sit in a heritage carriage, explore railway objects from the past and view the large model railway layout featuring various iconic locations of Queensland.

“Tiny versions of trains moving along their tracks are captivating and one of those magic moments children.

“But adults fall under the same spell, so it’s a show to be enjoyed by all ages,” said Prof. Miller

The show is also an opportunity for model railway beginners to chat with modellers and traders to get some handy hints or purchase equipment for their home project.

To buy tickets or for more information visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au or call (07) 3432 5100.

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

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