MODEL TRAIN SHOW at our Clubhouse NEXT WEEKEND July 11 and 12.
The All Gauge Model Railway Club is holding our Annual Train Show this year, on Saturday and Sunday July 11th and 12th, at the Clubhouse.
As always, the Show is for Adult Modellers … and this year will also be of special interest for parents and grandparents with young children who know and love “Thomas the Tank Engine”.
Our Clubhouse is a two-storey building and over the weekend will also have layouts of interest to adult modellers throughout, with members running trains and answering questions.
The clubhouse is the biggest in Queensland and the adult-member setups are over the entire top floor and much of the ground floor, a total of more than 250 sq metres.
Senior and Junior club members are rostered both days to run their passenger and freight train models of Australian, English, European and Japanese trains.
They include some of the world’s fastest: the I.C.E. in Germany; the Eurostar from St Pancras to Paris; The Javelin from London to Kent; the latest diesel versions of The Flying Scotsman from King’s Cross to Edinburgh.
Central Australia’s finest, The Ghan is not fast but is amongst the world’s most popular with tourists. A model will be running at the show.
Downstairs this year a big Feature Layout has “Thomas the Tank Engine”and all his friends on a stage. There will be over 30 Thomas Train Sets running up, down and all around .. at the same time .. all day.
It’s large, exciting, colourful, quite spectacular, and never seen this big before in Queensland.
In addition there will be another, separate Thomas layout for kids to operate and drive Thomas locos.
Hot and cold food and drink will be available all weekend with a breakfast “Sizzle” starting at 9am on both days. Don’t eat at home, join the club members.
The All Gauge Model Railway Clubhouse is in Zahel Street, Carina, behind the swimming pool car park at the Adelaide Street end of Zahel Street.
Admission: Families (parents or grandparents and children) only $10. Adults $5. Aged Pension Card holders $4. Children $2.