A weekend of whistles, smoke and steam

IT’S full steam ahead for the Model Train Show as it returns to Glenorchy for another weekend of fun.

Held on 18 and 19 August, the event is a joint initiative between the Glenorchy Lions Club and the British Railway Modellers of Australia (BRMA).

A wide assortment of Tasmanian Transport Museum Society trams and trains will be open for inspection, along with 16 layouts from across the state.

The Hobart Miniature Live Steam Society will also be present with a range of display models.

Model Train Show organisers Barry and Marnie Pope said the family event would be enjoyable for all.

“It’s a great way to promote the interest of railway modelling to all levels of the community through interaction and displays,” Mr Pope said.

“We’re looking forward to seeing all the new layouts that have been specifically built for this show and the happiness on the children’s faces watching the model trains go around.”

Featuring entertainment for the whole family, the show will include children’s competitions, a raffle, and refreshments – including the Lions Club Food Van and barbecue.

There will be Meccano, Lego and Thomas the Tank Engine layouts for children to play with.

The BRMA Second Hand Sales Table will offer the opportunity for patrons to add quality railway accessories to their collections.

The show will be held at the Tasmanian Transport Museum Society premises, located at 2B Anfield Street, Glenorchy between 10am and 4pm.

Entry costs $12 for adults, $5 for children under 12 years and $25 for a family.

Admission includes free steam train rides.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Glenorchy Lions Club and its chosen charities.

Caption: Barry and Marnie Pope said the Model Train Show would be a weekend of fun for the whole family.

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