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Model marvels at The Workshops Rail Museum

The spotlight is on the skill, intricate designs and passion of the much loved hobby of miniature trains with the return of the Queensland Model Railway Show on the 29 and 30 October 2011 at The Workshops Rail Museum.

Adults and children alike can expect to spend time viewing various sized displays anywhere from half a square metre to 48 square metres, of fictitious and real detailed scenery.

Director of The Workshops Rail Museum, Andrew Moritz said it is great to host the show to allow for expert and novice alike to engage and for visitors to see the different scales of models.

“What sets this show apart from other modelling exhibitions is the opportunity to learn and pick up tips, as experienced modellers will be conducting demonstrations, tutorials and are all too happy to share their passion with others.

“There will be a variety of different scales used, such as N scale layouts, and HO being 1:87 in ratio to a real steam locomotive, which will also be on display and surrounded by many miniature versions.

“Train modelling might appear to visitors to be toys for big kids, though the past-time takes patience, fine motor skills and great attention to detail, to work with such small items.” Mr Moritz said.

Younger modellers can demonstrate their skills in the Construction Zone, Tiny Train Creation Station, and enjoy miniature live steam train rides. Some activities will incur an additional charge.

Popular construction worker Bob the Builder will be entertaining audiences with three exciting shows starting at 11am, 12noon and 1pm.

Experience the full scale of the show by taking a one and half hour ride on the real thing aboard a heritage steam train from The Workshops Rail Museum platform through the countryside. Extra charges apply and bookings are essential.

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, steam train bookings and ticket prices, phone (07) 3432 5100 or visit www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au.

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