2017 Exhibitors Information


Alco World Trains R Us
Alco World is retail and online store for a variety of railway books and DVDs. We also stock model trains, rolling stock, merchandise, scenery, buildings and track.  Our range is forever growing, if we don’t have it we will try and get it.  You can visit our store Shop 1/16 Ingleburn Rd, Ingleburn  NSW  2565 or shop online at www.alcoworld.com.au.


Argyle Loco Works Pty Ltd
Live Steam Garden Gauge Railways.  Steam and electric powered locomotives, rolling stock, track and accessories from ‘Aster’, ‘Accucraft’, ‘Roundhouse’ and ‘Sunset Valley’ for 45 and 32mm gauge garden railways in scales 1:32 (Gauge One), 1:29 (American Mainline), 1:24, 1:20 (G Scale), 1:19 (16mm/ft) and 1:13.7 (7/8”/ft).  Olinda, VIC, 3788, www.argyleloco.com.au, sales@argyleloco.com.au, 03 9751 1964


Aurora Trains
Brisbane based model train store.  Holds most Australian, Japan, USA, British and European Brands.  Importers of Roco, Fleischmann, Branchline, Korea Brass, Intermountain, Broadway Limited.  Unit 7/98-108 Wilkie St, Yeerongpilly, QLD, 4105
www.auroratrains.com.au, george@auroratrains.com.au, 07 3892 4220, 0439 775 257.


Burffitt Tools
Burfitt tools provide high quality hand tools for use in a variety of specialised industries.  Murray Burfitt has designed and modified some of the most useful medical instruments that have been developed over hundreds of years by surgeons. These precision tools have been adapted for use by those very specialised and skilled industries.  Call past and say hi to Murray or email: murray@burfitt.com.au or visit the website: www.burfitt.com.au.


Col’s Railway Equipment
Col and Christine are again disposing of their excess model trains (40yrs accumulation) plus other transport items & books.  Here’s a chance to grab a great bargin before everything is gone.


Col’ Australian Railway Books & Hobbies
We stock the largest range of new and pre-owned railway books and magazines in Queensland.  We also retail for Austrains & SDS Models.  www.heness.com.au, matt@heness.com.au, 0407 373289.


Craftsman Scale Accessories
32 Panorama Drive, Nambour, QLD.  www.craftsmanscale.com.au  Ph: 0409 700 617.


Eureka Models
We have a dedicated timeline we’re following and we hope our selection of prototypes will appeal as much to you as they do to us.   So whether you model an Interstate mainline or country branch hopefully we’ll have some interesting products for you.  PO Box 407, Sans Souci, NSW 2219, www.eurekamodels.com.au, eureka.m@bigpond.net.au


Face Painting


Forest Miniatures
We are your British Railway specialist, and now your London Transport Heritage Centre, supplying a large range of British Bus/Track models and souvenirs.  We are also the only shop in Australia to have our own original London Bus.  We are the leading retailer of a children’s product called Underground Ernie.  Our showroom is open for your convenience on Saturdays between 9.00am – 5.00pm or by appointment through the week.  17 Hurdis Ave, French’s Forest, NSW, 2086.  Ph: 02 9451 1551, Fax: 02 9975 5557


Hardware for Creative Finishes
Supplier of small screws, escutcheon pins, hinges, model makers files – rasps sandpaper, drill bits, drill chucks, burrs, pad holders, sanding discs.  veneerinlay.com.au, michael@veneerinlay.com.au, 0418 810 023, Ph: 02 4992 3068, Fax: 02 4992 3803


J & J Hobbies
Est. 1974 to cater for model railroaders.  We import and sell model trains specialising in American scale models in HO and N.  We import models from Atlas, Bachmann, Broadway Ltd, Kato Walthers.  Also accessories from Kadee Micro Trains, TCS Decoders and Tam Valley Depot.  Located at 15 Selwyn St, Beaudesert.  Contact us Ph: 07 5541 3221 or by appointment or through our Website: www.jjhobbiesonline.com.


James’ Hobbies
jameshobbies@tpg.com.au, 0403 117 211


Lego Train Pals/Bricks ‘n’ Fun
Lego Train Pals are proud to present a special Lego Train layout.  This small group of Lego enthusiast including some of the original members of the Brisbane Lego Train Group has once again produced an action packed and amazing Lego train layout, although not a large layout it is still fantastic example of what can be achieved using small plastic Lego bricks.  Consisting of trains travelling through a city with the detailed construction of overhead wires on one track, all made from Lego.  We trust you enjoy looking at our layout as much as we enjoyed putting it together.


M & K Model Railways
Sell and services most brands and scales of model railway equipment.  Brands stocked but not limited to include: Hornby, Peco, Bachmann, Fleischmann Roco, Atlas, Athern, Walthers, Faller, Vollmer, Broadway Models, Dapol, Oxford Cars and Trains, Woodland Scenics.

We  have a large indoor HO and outdoor LGB railway tourist attraction adjacent to our retail shop.  Mail orders are most welcome.  Service is offered for all model railway equipment – parts permitting.  DCC and sound modules sales and installation also repairs are available.  Technical assistance is available for layout construction and electrical/electronic queries.  We also deal in second hand railway equipment. Our website is www.mkmodelrailway.com.au – Please note: not all stock new or second hand, is listed on this site yet.  Please ring for specific requirements.  50 Old Maryborough Rd, Pialba, Harvey Bay, QLD, 4655.  mkrail@bigpond.net.au, Ph: 07 4124 1979, Fax: 07 4124 3623.  M&K Model Railways on Facebook.


Matt’s Ballast
To enhance the look of your custom designed layout and to make it standout, you can select from the range of quality products from natural sources on offer.  Ballast, sand, gravel, loco ash, asphalt, coal and roadbase.  Available in all scale sizes – select from colours blue, brown, grey, red or yellow.  Enquire at our stand, email: mattsballast@hotmail.com, 0448 243 32, on what sort of ballast to purchase for the area that you are modelling.


The Military Workshop
The military workshop supplies an enormous range of 60mm figurines from all the major historical conflicts.  Collectible Military Figures, Toy Soldiers, Replica Medals & Medal Mounting, Military Prints and Picture Framing.  This is combined with layout 30, Beersheeba 1917. Russia 1943. 438a Samford Rd, Enoggera, QLD.  www.themilitaryworkshop.com, 07 3855 3566.


Modellers Warehouse
Sells high quality scenic material, including grass mats, trees, ground covers and glues and has a range of 7/8” scale carriages and wagons.  www.modellers-warehouse.com.au, modellerswarehouse@gmail.com or phone 0411 833 193


Orient Express Model Railway Shop
Visit the Orient Express Model Railway Shop for everything to recreate the excitement of real railways on your home layout.  We carry a wide range of high quality model trains and accessories from around the world; locomotives, rolling stock, scenic materials, structures, detailing parts, track, books, magazines and electrical components including Digital Control equipment.  Beginners and enthusiasts alike are welcome to ask questions and inspect the range of imported items not usually found in the average hobby shop.  This weekend we feature our own range of South Australian rolling stock, as well as Tillig 12mm narrow gauge track and ESU sound decoders.

Phone orders: 08 8271 7861 or mail order welcome or email sales@orientexpressmodels.com.au for personal assistance.  www.orientexpressmodels.com.au.


PGC Scale Models / Black Diamond Models / Southern Rail Models
PGC Scale Models/ Black Diamond Models and Southern Rail Models have been long term suppliers of QLD prototypes.  The three companies complement each other as they provide kit and accessories for the QR modellers.  We also stock the full range of caintoad flats models who provide kits of the highest quality.  Please visit our website for further information. www.pgcscalemodels.com.au, www.blackdiamondmodels.com.au, www.southernrailmodels.com.au.


Queensland Scale Models
Queensland Scale Models is manufacturer and supplier of quality fine scale model railway products.  We specialise in models of Queensland railway outlines in 1:87 HOn 3.5 scale.  Our trackside accessory and building range feature items unique and distinctive to Queensland which are designed to give the “Queensland Look” to any Queensland themed model railway.  We also offer HOn 3.5 scale 12mm track from Peco, Shinohara, and Tillig (including dual gauge), as well as many other products including model track ballast and scenery items.

Phone: 0407 559 086  Fax: 07 4155 9021  Email: info@queenslandscalemodels.com.au

Website: www.queenslandscalemodels.com.au  Find us on Facebook


RAILCO. Is open Saturdays (9:30am – 2:00pm.) Also alternate Thursday & Fridays nights (6:30pm-8:00pm) – from 11 and 12 May. and (10.00am – 1.00pm) from 18 and 19 May 2017.

Trainsets – Locomotives – Rollingstock – Track – Buildings – Accessories – Scenery – Books – Tools – Diecast Models – Plastic Kits: Some of the Brands stocked or by special order are – Airfix – Altlas – Auscision Models – Bachmann – Badger Bits – Branchline – CDA – Eureka Models – Faller – Gopher – Hornby – Ixion – Kadee – Kalmbach – Life Like – Minimodels – Minitrains (Hon21/2) – Model Power – Noch – On Track Models – Oxford – Peco – Railmac – SDS Models – Southern Rail – Shinohara – Woodlands – Wuiske Models:

— EFTPOS — MASTERCARD — VISA — LAY-BYS — Mail ORDERS ARE WELCOME: — RAILCO. Shop 6 Kift Street DEAGON QLD 4017. Phone (07) 3269 5554 Email: railco.don@gmail.com


Rosewood Workshops
Specializing in ON30 kits and loco.  PO Box 109, Rosewood, QLD, 4340.  www.rosewoodworkshops.com.au, info@rosewoodworkshops.com.au


Southcoast Nameboards

Specialising in the reproduction and restoration of Queensland Government Railways heritage infrastructure.  Station Nameboards, Station Platform Seats, Mileage Markers and other station nameboard items custom made to order.  PO Box 328, Miles, QLD, 4415.  www.southcoastnameboards.com.au, info@southcoastnameboards.com.au.  0408 067 911.


Steam Train Art
Frank Mitchell Steam Train Artist.  Frank has been rated highly world wide and has been published in railway art magazines internationally and in Australia.  This year we have new Queensland Rail paintings and framed prints on canvas.  Pocket watches and pendent watches with train images are new.  As well as usual mugs, greeting cards, coasters, two types of railway clocks with Queensland Rail images on the faces.  A 10% discount to all exhibitors and modellers as usual.  This discount applies to those who purchased products previously.  Eftpos is available. PO Box 141, Corindi Beach, NSW, 2456.  www.steamtrainart.com.au, cheebia6@bigpond.com.


Train World Pty Ltd
Situated in suburban Melbourne, in the bayside suburb of Brighton, Train World is a mecca for model train enthusiasts.  We stock an extensive range of Australian, US, UK models.  Backing this up with a range of scenery, buildings and all the equipment you need to build your layout.  We have extensive range of books and magazines on both model and full size railways.  Mail order is a speciality.  We are very close to the North Brighton Railway Station on the Sandringham Line.  (22 minutes from the city.)  Our hours are: Monday to Thursday 10am to 6pm, Friday 10am to 9pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday and public holidays 11am to 4pm. 290 Bay St., Brighton 3186, www.trainworld.com.au, internetsales.tw@trainworld.com.au. 03 9596 6342


Walker Models (Previously known as Model Train Buildings)
We create model building kits as well as pre-built and painted kits for model train enthusiasts, priding ourselves on top-quality in detail work, without losing sight of providing value for money.  A majority of the kits available are scale model replicas for REAL AUSTRALIAN Buildings, affiliated with the train industry or buildings found in the township through-out Australia.  We offer N, HO, O Scale kits/buildings to the public, WE CAN customise to nearly any size needed at the modeller’s request.

We now stock resin castings of Australian themed paraphernalia needed to make your layout realistically detailed.  Another new range we have created is Australian rolling stock, as with all our products the range is ever increasing.

As well as finding us at most East Coast Industry Shows, you can also find us online at www.modeltrainbuildings.com.au or our ebay store at Walker Models.   Walker Models, “Where excellent workmanship, quality materials and value meet.”


Wuiske Models
The leader in Queensland modelling.  After fifteen years we have the largest range of ready to run models made specifically for those wishing to recreate the unique Queensland scene.  Drop by and say G’day to Adam, Rob and Craig.  Also check out our new 1720 class locomotives.

All Wuiske Models products are made by modellers for modellers.  For more information on our products as well as our personal modelling, please visit www.wuiskemodels.com.  Also check out the Adam’s Corner section for regular updates on the Wuiske Models layout.


WWI Exhibition 1914 – 1918
The story of the role of rail transport in war is of national significance.  As part of the conflict of World War 1, railways played an important part in the logistics of was.  From recruitment trains that arrived at stations in country towns across Australia, to the troop trains transporting soldiers and nurses to their point of departure, train-side farewells were felt in every state and territory of Australia.  In the theatre of war, the hard work, stoicism and sheer courage of men operating railways in such adverse conditions shown by members of the Australian Light and Broad Gauge Railway Operating Companies on the front in Europe and Middle East exemplified the fighting spirit and camaraderie of Australians.

This latest travelling exhibition from The Workshops Rail Museum explores the role of railways at home and on the front and the pivotal role of rail in moving Australia’s military.  The exhibition is divided into 7 themes:

  • Forged For War
  • Signing Up and Saying Goodbye
  • Railways at the Front
  • Railway Units of the Great War
  • The Brotherhood of Railway Men
  • At Home
  • Legacies of War


The Australian Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Society (ANGRMS) is a 100% non-profit volunteer society with the aim of preserving and operating our narrow gauge industrial railway heritage.  We operate the full size 610mm (2ft) gauge at Woodford (27km west of Caboolture) between 10am and 3.30pm on first and third Sunday of the month.  Profits from sale of DVDs, books, etc. go towards maintaining our railway.  Visit www.angrms.org.au or follow us on Facebook  – ANGRMS The Woodford Railway or phone on 07 5496 1976.


Australian Railway Historical Society – QLD Division
Our motto is For all those interested in railways and this our 60th year.  The ROSEWOOD RAILWAY (founded 1984) will have information about its activities and its book THIS WAS THE RAILWAY with the photos of Eric Marggraf will be available for purchase.  The 2nd edition of John Armstrong’s LOCOMOTIVES OF THE TROPICS VOLUME 1 produced by our LOOK OUT PRESS should be available.  Other books can also be purchased.  The Society’s KEN ROGERS MEMORIAL LIBRARY will have a display and you can find information about our SUNSHINE EXPRESS RAIL TOURS program.

Australia Railway Historical Society QLD Division (ARHSQD) trading as SUNSHINE EXPRESS RAIL TOURS, KEN ROGERS MEMORIAL LIBRARY, LOOKOUT PRESS.  GPO Box 682 Brisbane QLD 4001 Contacts: Ph. 07 3252 1759 (Tues – Thurs 10am – 3pm).  Email: arhs-qld@bigpond.com or via ‘Contact Us’ on our website.

ROSEWOOD RAILWAY.  57A Freeman Rd, Ashwell 4340; Cabanda Station: Rosemount Lane, Tallegalla 4340.  www.rosewoodrailway.org.au, 07 3252 1759, 07 5464 4552.





Australian Society of Section Car Operators Inc operates accredited section cars on open Queensland rail lines throughout the state under the permission of Queensland Transport and Queensland Rail.  Our members own and operate these retired gang cars and hold several weekends each year running over the rail lines of Queensland.  Riding on a section car is a unique way of seeing the countryside from ground level.  Please note, it is illegal to run a section car on any railway line open, closed or other in Queensland and when caught will be prosecuted.  GPO Box 2873, Brisbane 4001.  www.assco.com.au


Barinia – Redland Model Railway Group
Barinia is the Redlands Model Railway Group’s modular layout designed to run OO, HO, and S scale trains.  As this is a group layout, expect to see a mixture of trains, including those owned and run by women.  Although Barinia was a station on the Cleveland line until the 1960s, the scenery does not depict a specific place.  The Redlands Model Railway Group meets on the last Sunday of the month at the Redland Museum, 60 Smith St, Cleveland. At 1pm.  redlandsmodelrailway@gmail.com. Please ask the operators any questions about our layout or group.


Beersheeba 1917. Russia 1943.
Crossover from Model Rail to Military Modelling.  Honouring the Centenary of the Light Horse charge at Beersheeba by the Brisbane Toy Soldier Collectors in conjunction with the Military Work Shop.  A recent attack has left the Australian in charge of this Turkish railway station in Palestine.  The exuberant Light Horsemen engage in some spirited intelligence gathering.  Next, a train of flat cars is loaded with German Tiger Tanks about to go head to head with the Russian bear.  A smaller diorama shows a MKIV Tank at a siding in Brisbane during WWI.  The military Work Shop supplies an enormous range of 60mm figurines from all the major historical conflicts.


Brendale – Railway Modellers Club QLD Inc.
Brendale is a modular layout built by the Railway Modellers Club of Queensland to cater for the exhibition needs of our members.  The layout is designed to run both DC and DCC locomotives on separate tracks simultaneously, and while it has a basic Australian look and feel, trains from all around the world and in particular, the USA and UK, can also be seen.

It is based on small country town with a main station with passing loops, engine facilities and some local industries.  This allows trains to be always on display with continuous operation on the mainline or shunting in a siding or loco area.  Some of the industries or commercial premises displayed are strong supporters of our club.

The layout is transported in a purposely designed trailer to ensure protection and only needs one member to transport.  For more details about our club, visit www.rmcq.org.au visitors are always welcome.


British Railway Modellers of Australia (BRMA)
The BRMA is an association of people interested in the railways of Great Britain from inception to the present. Come and see our model display where members will be on hand to demonstrate different modelling techniques, answer your questions on modelling and discuss their interest in British Railways.   Throughout the year members meet on a monthly basis for visits to home layouts, show and tell days and modelling clinics. For more information, collect an information brochure at the stand, alternately contact Stephen Sherwood (Qld Rep) on Stephen.sher@bigpond.com or go to www.brma.asn.au for more information.


Chocolate Tin Train



Cylo Junction – All Gauge Model Railway Club
Cylo Junction is an ever-expanding portable layout and was built from start to finish in-house by just two of our experienced members working only three or four days a month.  It features a busy two track line running through Australian/USA countryside and a small, quiet rural town with commercial and industrial businesses serving their local area.  The layout is for members’ day to day use, is low for children to see at our public open days.

Visit our website www.allgauge.org.au for photos, videos and public open day dates.


‘Dan-Brae’ represents the end of a branch line which contains a station with a run around loop, parcel bay, industrial sidings, and a loco shed for storing locos overnight.  Also at one end is a sector plate with 3 tracks for holding rolling stock a hidden siding.  Please ask if you wish to know more.


This is a small economical, lightweight N scale layout.  It was specifically designed to be easily transportable and set up.  It is an introduction type layout which is simple to operate yet interesting to run.  The scenery continues our hot and dry theme which we have employed for many years over successive layouts.  Contact: gerarde.ryan@gmail.com.


Digital Marklin World 6
Digital Marklin World 6 represents a very large 3 rail HO layout with full computer automation, 14 trains running at once.  Fuller  com system, hot air balloon flying above.  Train cam on 2 scenes.  Day and night lighting.


Eldnar Halt
Eldnar Halt is an N Gauge representation of an idealised village station situated within a British Rail environment.  The era is not fixed but appears to be comfortable in the post World War II steam era.  Life in the village will proceed at its own pace.  The duties of railway employees are not enormous.  There’s always time for a brew-up between trains.

Eldnar Halt is a simple beginners layout.  There are only four points all electronically operated.  The layout allows for dual control with isolated sectors allowing both through trains and yard works simultaneously.


Forrest Valley
Layout depicts 2 main lines running through station cutting cane farm tunnels  cuttings over bridges spiral and over lake past goods yards and township.

Children are invited to drive a train on this layout.


Funicular Railway
Recently built by Dave from the AMRA Qld Branch, this G scale (1/24) display shows the interesting way railways cope with steep slopes, one use to climb the hill to the Cloudland Ballroom from the tram stop in Breakfast Creek Road at Bowen Hills.


Glintown is a modular N scale layout built to Australian T Trak standards using Kato Track.  It is an N Scale Layouts.  Modules are sometimes altered or extended to change appearance.  Glintown includes a city scene, sidings and a locomotive depot.  Trams can be seen travelling up and down in the city centre.  A variety of trains are in use.


Infectious Nostalgia
This brand new layout is a re-creation of a childhood simple O gauge toy train layout of the early 1950s.  The 300mm (1 foot) radius tinplate rails and the simple scenery items are typical of ‘beginner’ train sets of those times.  A mixture of Hornby rolling stock and engines dominates the trains on display.  For exhibition purposes, the track has been electrified.  The stress of continuously winding clockwork mechanisms for two days is just too much for the ageing operators.


Ipswich Model Railway Club T-Trak
This N-Scale layout is made up of T-Trak modules.  The size of the modules allows you to work on and display small dioramas which can be changed around to suit the area you want to display in.  The members can have any scenes on their modules and the modules can be easily stored and transported around.  For more details go to our Facebook page – Ipswich Model Railway Club.


Irgendwo – Hobby Railways
Hobby Railways is about all things N scale.  This year we’ve added light rail to our fictitious layout ‘Irgendwo’.  The urban landscape features a typical overhead catenary and a variety of buildings and structures, most of which are German kits.  There are accessories from all over the world including the unique Japanese made city tram system.  Locomotives and rolling stock are a trademark of mainly German and Swiss railway companies.  For photos and videos go to our Facebook page – Hobby Railways.


Iron Horse Junction
AMRA QLD Garden Railway Group’s G scale layout.  This double track display of 45mm tracks will show track powered, battery powered and steam powered model railways.  AMRA Queensland Branch has almost 200 metres of 45 & 32mm gauge outdoor track at the Zillmere clubrooms. The group has one of the largest range of steam powered models in Australia, over 150 locomotives are registered.


Kingsridge – Logan District Model Railway Club Inc
This layouts depicts a mainline station and associated industrial and  residential, settings somewhere in NSW.  A change of gauge is incorporated with a main line and sidings.  The main track is HO scale and the narrow gauge is HOn3.5 (QR) trains running will mostly be NSW on HO and QR on HOn3.5 with club members running VR and USA.  The layout can run both DC or DCC but not on the same track.  www.ldmrc.com


Land of Diversity – Model Train Club Gold Coast
These are the OO/HO and N scale T-Trak layouts of the Miniature Train Club Gold Coast.  Being modular differing scenes are shown at each show which is a strength of this system.  It allows different nations and eras to be shown which caters for the varied interests of our members.  www.goldcoastmodelrailwayclub.com and on Facebook.


Lego Train Journey through Time – Brisbricks
Visit Brisbricks magical LEGO train ride through time, starting from the age of the dinosaurs through modern day cities to a future set in space.


Lindale is an imaginary town on a mainline.  The layout was rebuilt 2 years ago from the original model and extended by 3 metres by Eion Wolter and Peter Johnston – Please take time to enjoy what this unique layout has to offer to young and old a like.


Little Japan – Pages Plarail
This layout is made to look like a small Japanese city.  It has a downtown area, residential homes, an  industrial area, it even has a steam train museum.  The track is a Tomy track and the layout runs  Bullet Trains, local suburban trains and freight trains.

There is also a static display of some of my Japanese train collections, HO and N scale.


LNER Door to Door
LNER Door to Door is a British OO scale layout based on the London and North Eastern Railway Company set in the 1930s – 40s. The layout features digital sound locomotives.  The layout was shown in Brisbane in 2015, but has undergone major improvements since then.  You will appreciates the improvements.


Logan Bend
Logan Bend is an N scale modular layout depicting a variety of Queensland scenes from country to suburbs.  Rolling stock are typically Queensland with some American, Japanese and English making appearances.


Mansfield Branch
Mansfield Branch is a small HO scale layout, inspired by scenery near Mt Buller and branch line operations.  It is designed to show that modelling railways is within the capability of most families.  The objective has been to capture the essence of a typical Victorian Railways branch line.  This began in a small space, however it is now being extended.  We are not to obsessed about authenticity here.  Authenticity can advance as time, improvement in modelling skills, and acquisition of appropriate models, allow.


Mantleville – Miniature Train Club – Gold Coast Inc.
These are the HO and N scale T-Trak layouts of the Miniature Train Club – Gold Coast Inc.  Being modular differing scenes are shown at each show which is a strength of this system.  It allows different nations and eras to be shown which caters for the varied interests of our members.  www.mtcgc.org.au and on Facebook.


Marj’s Dollhouse
Marj Fainges is well known throughout Australia and the world in her work with Dolls and Miniatures – Her late Husband Jim, was at last year’s show with layouts under construction built in a Pizza Box, We hope you will see the completed Quarry mining scale Pizza layout in On15 scale on Marj’s display.


Matililly Creek
Matalilly Creek is a shunting layout based on the Inglenook scheme.  www.wymann.info/shuntingpuzzles/shunting-puzzles.html

It has been modified to represent a QLD country town.  It is an S scale layout that shows you can get a lot of fun in a small space.


The Midlands – All Gauge Model Railway Club
Midlands is part of an ongoing club project.  It is based on early Midland Railway practices and this weekend we introduce Stage Two, on show for the first time.  Today the layout is generic.  You will see UK, USA, European and Chinese trains as club members operate their favourite models.

Pick up a brochure for more information about our club and membership.  Visit our website www.allgauge.org.au for videos, photos and public open day dates.


N Gauge Thomas


Pages Plarail
Pages Pla-rail is made using a plastic Tomy track and buildings sourced from many different countries.  The layout includes Japanese steam, local and bullet trains, along with the Hong Kong MTR, plus Chuggington and Thomas and Friends, all of which are battery powered.


Somewhere in New South Wales, at a railway station far, far away… lies the remote station of Philden, a fictional HO scale country railway station that still sees a daily Xplorer train service to Sydney.  Set between 1995 to 2005, this 2.6 metre long bookshelf layout was built to stand proudly above an author’s desk to provide some writing inspiration work started 2 years ago to this weekend after a visit to the 2015 Brisbane Model Train Show, and it’s progress has been blogged step-by-step at www.phildenmodelrailway.blogspot.com


Pine Rivers
Pine Rivers is an N scale modular layout loosely based on the NTRAK standards.  This layout, by the Railway Modeller’s Club of Queensland Inc., is always being modified and this year includes a visiting Circus which has come to Town as well as the Sporting Complex for Tennis, Swimming and Basketball.  A new, fully DCC controlled industrial area has been developed to help support the existing Wheat Loading Silos and Light industries with rail services.  Points in this area are activated by slow motion servos controlled by  DCC throttles.  These upgrades were assisted by the generous donation of funds from the N scale 2015 Convention Committee for the promotion of N scale in Queensland.  The Housing Estate continues to grow and is getting closer to occupation.  All this surrounds the Canyon River Scene with its Township.  We also control our layout with an NCE DCC system as well as a laptop computer and wireless interface so that we can drive our trains via our mobile phones and tablets.

For details of our clubs, visit www.rmcg.org.au Visitors are always welcome.


QSMEE Display
Queensland Society of Model and Experimental Engineers.  A display of unfinished and finished model being built by members of the society.  The society promotes the construction of live stream, internal combustion and electrically powered rail and road vehicles.  We also have an interest in scale aircraft engines and clocks.  www.tracksandtrains.com/qsmee


Queensland Buildings
Here members of the AMRA QLD Queensland Modellers Group are demonstrating building of QLD models from scratch or kits.  Feel free to ask of any questions relating to modelling of QLD trains, but not of general modelling.

Feel free to come along during regular group meeting at 20 Murphy Rd, Zillmere at 11am on the 1st Sunday of the month.


Queensland Models HO Scale
This is a display of HO scale models of QLD railways from the AMRA QLD Modellers Group.  This group meets 1st Sunday of the month at 20 Murphy Rd, Zillmere at 11am.

Some models are modified commercial items and kits while other are built from scratch.  The footbridge is a model based on the one at Cooroy.  These models run on 12mm track which represents 3’6’’ in HO scale.


Queensland Models HO Scale
This is a display of S scale models of QLD railways from the AMRA QLD Modellers Group.  This group meets 1st Sunday of the month at 20 Murphy St, Zillmere at 11am.

Most models are built from scratch.  As there are limited commercial support in this scale.  These models run on 16.5mm track, which is the standard track in HO scale.  This allows adaptation or commercial HO items to be used.


Queensland Police Railway Squad


Queensland Rail


Queensland Railway Miniatures presents ‘Tarni’

‘Tarni’ is a fictitious railway branch line siding somewhere in S/W or S/E Queensland.  The simple passing loop and loading ramp was very common track configuration for many stops on QLD branch lines.  It features all the typical elements found in a once busy rural siding of its size that would have serviced the transport needs of the farming community of the immediate area.  It is set in an era when railways were on a steady decline as a central transport and freight system, when farmers were buying their own trucks and utilities and roads had improved.  Farmers could now take control of their own transport requirements.  Post WW2 till the mid to  late 60’s saw many branch lines shut down and railways destroyed.  Tarni is typical of these railways that were lost.


Rose Valley
Rose Valley was designed and created by Chloe Rosenberg.  Chloe is a 16 year old girl who has been around trains all her life.  Her Father also helped her make this.  She has made this layout from her imagination.  For questions feel free to as her or her Dad, Jeff Rosenberg for more information.


Round Rock – Northern Rivers Model Railroaders Inc.
Round Rock is a freelanced N scale 1/160 layout based on American railroads.  You will see various railroads including Union Pacific, Burlington Northern, Santa Fe and others.  The layouts is controlled by DCC (Digital Command Control).


Scratch Building QR Wooden Wagons
Showing techniques used to scratch build QR wooden wagons using strip wood and wood sheets in HOn3.5 scale.


Sleepy Flats – Northern Rivers Model Railroaders Inc.
Sleepy Flats is a freelanced N scale 1/160 layout based on American railroads.  You will see various railroads including Union Pacific, Burlington Northern, Santa Fe and others.  The layout is controlled by DC.  This is an example of a layout in a small space.


Stampin’ Up!
Stampin’ Up! is a card making and scrapbooking direct sales supplier which products can only be purchased through a demonstrator.  Stop by for a chat, pick up the latest catalogue.

You will be able to purchase handmade cards and even pick up a Mother’s Day Card.  Lauren will be demonstrating various card making and paper crafting techniques all weekend.

Lauren Meiklejohn Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Geebung, Qld.  0418189680.   Check out my latest card creations on my blog www.laurenmeiklejohn.wordpress.com or on my Facebook page – Lauren Meiklejohn Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.


Steamy Pudding


Structure Building
Jim Hutchinson, Craig Mackie and Geoff Burns will be demonstrating various constructions techniques for assembling various structures and scenery detail items out of styrene, wood and other cheaply available materials.


Stumars Roundabout
This oval shaped, 2 tiered, which has 6 separate scenes is the combined work of Graham Ode and Stuart Walker.  The intention of this layout was to capture the fascination of the younger ones and their families, and to illustrate the fun with imagination that can be had with each individual theme.

The sections are as follows; ‘Jurassic Era’, where dinosaurs and train travel meet.  ‘Eerie Gorge’ captures a scene out of near any zombie film with many other creepy elements thrown in.  Can you spot the flying jellyfish?

In the 3rd section we travel to Austria, where there are so many people, all doing slightly zany things, even rioting!! Then on to the final section of Graham’s work, the town of ‘Maleny’ QLD, well, the modeller’s interpretation of what Maleny maybe should be like.

The 5th section of the lower section is a Victorian country scene, with the inclusion of ‘Wangaratta’ shearer’s shed and sheep stock yards and the ‘Victorian Miner’s Cottage’ part of the range that is created by ‘Walker Models’.

Then onwards and upwards we go to a typical Australian country town.  It showcases many of the buildings kits found at ‘Walker Models’ (www.modeltrainbuildingkits.com.au) who also run the stall located with the fantastic creative piece, which in such a small space, shows so many different ways that one (or the whole family) can enjoy the hobby of Model Trains.

With this hobby, ‘You are only limited by your imagination’.


The Early Development of British N Gauge
My display will be titled ‘The Early Development of British N Gauge’ it will feature the ‘push along’ (digital) system, called ‘Lone Star’, the operating system ‘Treble-O-Lectric’, and a more modern operating system.  The latter two will be powered.  There will be explanatory ‘signage’ and some photographs.  There will be circle, or very short oval, of track, for each of the three ‘systems’, and all with representative locos and rolling stock.  (I may also display a couple of the micro model car kits, these from the 1950s era.)


Thomas – Action Model Train Club Inc.
‘Thomas’ is a HO-DC layout with 2 man lines, loop, town industrial quarry with ‘Thomas’ steam engines and rolling stock (freight and passenger cars) and is available to the public (youngies) to run the 2 trains.


Thomas HO Scale



Thomas Ride On


Tony Walsham


Trix Twin Railways 1937 – 1974
The Trip Twin Railway System covers English manufacturer over 70 years the Trip Twin Collectors Association has membership around the world including Australia.  I am pleased to show you a small selection of items dated from pre-war 1937 – 1974.

The trains are powered from 14 volts AC to later 12 volts DC.  Trix started it’s life in Germany built by Bing, but was later made in Northampton, England by Bassett – Lowke.  The Trip Twin System is unique was two trains can run on one track independently of each other and in either direction.

A table top like this is from the 1950s.


Two Up Two Down
Two Up Two Down is a fictitious English layout it is mainly to provide 4 track continuous running passing through a small town then crossing over two canal viaducts and on into the countryside.


Woodhill – Action Model Train Club Inc.
‘Woodhill’ is a HO layout.  USA flavour with 3 main lines and yards town, industrial, countryside with USA rolling stock including freight and passenger cars with steam and diesel locomotives.


WWI Layout