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Queensland Model Railway Show

Make a day of it with entry to the Museum and all exhibits included in your entry ticket!

Things to see and do:

  • See the intricate detail of many different model rail layouts of real and fictional landscapes
  • Watch skilled modellers demonstrate different applications of their passion
  • Purchase supplies for your home project
  • Talk shop with exhibitions, traders and demonstrators
  • Jump on Grandchester Live Model Steam for a mini ride
  • See a section car running on the line outside the
    Museum by the Australian Society of Section Car Operators

Extra things to do, just for the kids:

  • Make train craft to take home
  • Get busy creating a train in Wood Workshop
  • Layout your own railway in Construction Station

Fun for the whole family with Museum entry included:

  • See the huge model railway of Queensland
  • Take a guided tour of the active railway workshop
  • Get up close to genuine locos and vintage carriages
  • Let off some steam at Nippers Railway indoor playground
  • Try driving a train on a simulator

Your day out planner:

  • Check entry prices and our location
  • Plan to spend 3 hours+ to enjoy all the activities
  • Pack a picnic & snacks to enjoy in the grounds, or bring some extra money to buy lunch & refreshments
  • Don’t forget the camera
  • Wear enclosed footwear if you want to go on a tour of the active railway workshops
  • Free parking


  • Pine Rivers
  • L's PaPerGlen
  • Ipswich Model Railway Club T Trak
  • ESK Brisbane Valley
  • Lakeside Coal
  • Lindale
  • Brendale
  • Kingsridge
  • Little Plain HO scale
  • Hill-view
  • Clinton
  • Morewood
  • Pine Mountain Estate
  • Garden Railway Friends
  • Australian Society of Section Car Operators
  • Baillie Boys Shows Scale Model Carnival
  • Riverbrook
  • Newcastle
  • Maiden Vale
  • Carina
  • Logan Bend
  • Forrest
  • Cleveland


  • PGC, Black Diamond Models, Southern Rail Models
  • AR Kits
  • Col's Collectables
  • Alco World
  • Little Bulding Co.
  • Peter Boorman's Workshop
  • Steam Train Art
  • Wuiske Models
  • Aurora Trains
  • Burfitt Tools Australia.
  • Modeller's Warehouse
  • Southcoast Nameboards
  • Train Pictures
  • Association of Tourist Railways Queensland Inc (ATRQ)
  • Craftsman Scale Accessories
  • J & J Hobbies
  • Brickstogo


  • Getting Started in Model Railways
  • Advanced QR kit buildings

Get a sneak peak by checking out previous shows:


Queensland Model Railway Show Steam Train

Saturday 26 October

Go from life-like to life size with the Queensland Model Railway Show Steam Train when you journey from the Museum to Grandchester and back again to the Museum. Please note steam train ticket price does not include Museum entry.

Download the Queensland Model Railway Show Steam Train Booking Form (1376 KB) pdf document icon.


Event Details

26 October 2013 - 27 October 2013

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