Full steam ahead for railway buffs

TRAIN enthusiasts of all ages are in for a weekend of fun when the Model Train Show returns to Glenorchy for another year.

Held on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August, the event is a joint initiative between the Glenorchy Lions Club and the British Railway Modellers of Australia (BRMA) in conjunction with the Tasmanian Transport Museum Society (TTMS).

A wide assortment of TTMS trains and trams will be open for inspection, as well as about 20 layouts from across Tasmania and Victoria.

Featuring entertainment for the whole family, the show will include children’s competitions, a raffle, refreshments – including the Lions Club food van and barbecue, and trade stalls by McCanns Model World and Tiger Models and Hobbies.

The BRMA second-hand sales table will offer the opportunity for patrons to add quality railway accessories to their collections.

The Model Train Show will be held at the Tasmanian Transport Museum Society premises in Anfield Street, Glenorchy from 10am to 4pm.

Entry is $12 adults, $5 children (under 12-years) and $25 family, with admission including free steam train rides.

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

Caption: Locomotive lovers will be treated to a weekend of model train displays at the 11th annual Model Train Show. Photo credit: Michael Pope.

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