2018 Exhibitor List


Alco World Trains R Us ++ We are Australia Rail fan shop with a difference. Specialising in a diverse range of merchandise like no other. We also cater for the modeller with rolling stock, track, buildings, scenery and so much more… We also specialise in Rail fan DVDs and books, you can shop online at www.alcoworld.com.au or shop at 1/16 Ingleburn Road, Ingleburn NSW 2565. All inquiries Ph: 0412 511 794 or via email: info@alcoworld.com.au. Facebook: Alco World – Trains R Us

ASSCO ++ ASSCO operates accredited section cars on open Queensland railway lines throughout Queensland under the permission of Queensland Rail and Queensland Transport. Our members own and operate these retired gang cars and have several weekends each year running over the rails of Queensland. Riding on a section car is a unique way of seeing the country side 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 prosercuted. assco.com.au, admin@assco.com.au. Facebook: SectionCarOps

Aurora Trains ++ auroratrains.com.au, Ph: 07 3892 4220, Mob: 0439 775 257, Address: 7/96-108 Wilkie St, Yeerongpilly QLD 4015.  Facebook: AuroraTrains.

Bricks n Fun ++ Has been established for 7 years as a Lego Speciality Shop selling Lego Trains and More. With a very wide selection of Lego items from Duplo trains and track for toddlers to Lego trains and track for ages 5 to 99. Also selling a variety of vehicles and buildings and a wide selection of Lego accessories available to add to your own Lego train layout. We also have starter sets at specially discounted Brisbane Model Train Show prices. Come see our display at our shop Bricks n Fun, for all your Lego needs at Shop D, 1 Finucane Road, Capalaba. Ph: 07 3390 1288. bricksnfun.com.au, Facebook: BricksNFun.

Building Bridges ++ Diorama Accessories is the name we chose to represent what we do. AMRA will be the first show attended as a formal entity. We will have a number of activities that include sculpting of Figurines, building up a river diorama with scenics and Figurines, and use of colour and paints. We will have an array of diorama components for sale that will cover bases, pontoon boats, bridge decking and printed backdrops. The scale featured with be 1/30, which is useful for GN15 railway layouts.

“We” are Dr Martin Kerby and Bob Crombie supported by the diorama skills of Wayne Roberts, the sculpting art of Kieran Birchley, and the backdrop painting skills of Elliot Crombie.

Burfitt Tools Australia ++ Burfitt Tools provide high quality hand tools for use in a variety of specialised industries. Murray Burfitt has designed and modified some 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. Come past and say “Hi” or visit my website at burfitt.com.au, murray@burfitt.com.au, Location: Ocean Reef, WA 6027. Facebook: BURFITTTOOLSAUSTRALIA

CGL Models / Queensland Scale Models ++ CGL Models – Queenslands newest manufacturer of ready to run rolling stock. Specialising in accurate high quality models of Queensland railways in HOn3.5 & HO scale. The first release from CGL Models is the HWO Open Wagon.  cglmodels.com.au, Ph: 0407 559 086, Address: PO Box 5288, Bundaberg West. Facebook: cglmodels.

Queensland Scale Models is a manufacturer & supplier of quality fine scale model railway products. We specialise in models of Queensland railways outline in 1/87 HOn3.5 & HO scale. Our trackside accessory & building range feature items unique and distinctive to Queensland, which are designed to give the “Queensland look” to any Queensland themed model railway. queenslandscalemodels.com.au, 0407 559 086. Facebook: queenslandscalemodels.

Chilli Laser Engraving T/a Microbuildings ++ Micro Buildings focusses upon Queensland and NSW model buildings with several houses, trackside details and Rail stations in the range. These are conceived and drawn by Tristan Harrison in his home studio from photos and observations whilst travelling around Queensland and NSW. He uses CAD and Laser engraving machinery to generate products with an accuracy of 0.2mm.

This business is a natural extension of Tristan’s passion for Model Railways, particularly in the Queensland and NSW areas where he grew up. He is constantly extending his business selections, so if you enjoy his kits, please keep in touch and we will advise when we have any additions to the “Township”.

Microbuildings build a range of highly detailed Laser Cut 1.5mm plywood kits representing the uniquely typical QLD and NSW houses, sheds and model railway detail for your layout. Our kits are built to be extremely easy to assemble, together with fine tolerances will make your layout stand out. www.microbuildings.com.au, Ph: 0408 737 898. 

Col’s Australian Railway Books & Hobbies ++ We stock the largest range of new & pre-owned Australian Railway Books & Magazines in Queensland and we also retail Australia’s finest model railway manufacturer, SDS Models. heness.com.au, matt@heness.com.au, Ph: 0407 373 289.

Col’s Railway Equipment ++ Col & Christine are continuing to dispose of the model trains, transport items & books (accumulated over the last 40+ years). This may be your last chance to grab some “real bargains” before everything is finally cleared out.

Eureka Models ++ Is a supplier of high quality locomotives and rolling stock of NSW and VR prototype. Eureka concentrates primarily on steam locomotives models and is the largest supplier of steam outline models in Australia having delivered four models to date with four more currently in production.

The Eureka Models’ program in 2018 will see some long awaited models delivered including the VR K class and a re-run of the popular 38 class. Three or four smaller projects including the private owner hoppers are also due to arrive this year.

Call into our stand and have a chat. www.eurekamodels.com.au, Ph: 02 9529 2235, Address: PO Box 407, Sans Souci NSW 2219.

Ground Up Scenery ++ Ground Up Scenery is a model scenery manufacturer and supplier based in Queensland, Australia. Our aim is bring a new higher level of quality and cheaper price to all who are in need of model scanery materials. Ground Up Scenery wholesales to many shops across Australia. For a full list of retailers or for more information on products visit groundupscenery.com.au. Facebook: groundupscenery.

Whether you’re a model railroader, war gamer, diorama maker, architect or any other model scenery user, our product range will have something that you can use to bring your scene to life. Our product range is growing at a steady pace and where possible Australian manufacturers are being utilised to keep jobs here for locals. We are an Australian owned and operated business and pride ourselves on service, quality, price and range.

Hobby One ++ www.hobbyone.com.au. Ph: 07 3343 8655, Address: Unit 7, 544 Kessels Rd, Macgregor QLD 4109. Facebook: HobbyOneBrisbane.

J & J Hobbies ++ Est. in 1974 to service model railroaders. J & J Hobbies is located at 15 Selwyn St Beaudesert. 

As model railroaders ourselves we are importers/retailers of fine HO and N Scale model railroad equipment; specialising in N Scale American models from Atlas, Bachman, Micro Trains, Walthers and Peco to name a few. Also accessories from Kalmbach, Woodlands. Decoders from TLS.

See our demo on using R/C Servos to control your points. We are available on Ph./Fax. 07 5541 3221, our website www.jjhobbiesonline.com.au or at our shop by appointment.

James’ Hobbies ++ James’ Hobbies buys and sells model trains and related products and accessories. We are also suppliers of storage boxes and decal cradles to suit HO and N scale models, and they are proudly locally made, right here in Queensland.

Further more James’ Hobbies has been appointed authorised Queensland retailer for Trainorama and their range of products and accessories. All enquiries are welcome by phone on 0403 117 211 or email at jameshobbies@tpg.com.au.

Katesheart Designs ++ Facepainting, Balloon Twists and Temporary Glitter Train tattoos. 26 years experience, professional entertainment for the young and young at heart.

M & K Models Railways ++ M & K Model Railways sell, service, most brands and scales of model railway equipment. Brands stocked but not limited to: include Hornby, Peco. Bachmann, Fleischmann, Roco, Atlas, Athearn, 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. Technical assistance is available for layout construction and electrical/electronic queries. We also deal in second-hand. Railway equipment. Our website is mkmodelrailway.com.au – please note, not all stock new or secondhand, is listed on this site yet. Please ring for specific equipment: 07 4124 1979. 

Matt’s Ballast ++ To enhance the look of your custom designed layout and to make it stand out, you can select from the range of quality authentic products from natural sources on offer. 

Ballast, Sand, Gravel, Loco Ash, Asphalt, Coal, Shale and Road Base. Available in all scale sizes to select from colours – Blue, Brown, Grey, Red or Yellow.

Enquire at our stand – Matt’s Ballast, mattsballast@hotmail.com, Ph: 0448 243 328 on what sort of ballast to purchase for the area that you are modelling.

Modellers Warehouse ++ Modellers Warehouse provides the best in scenery products from around the world. These products include 100 different styles of grass mats. 

Also Australian Gum Tress and grass mats. There is a wide range of static grass, flowers, vegetables and tuffs to enhance your layout.

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

We also provide the option of ‘custom built’ models, which are pre-built and painted at the workshop and carefully packaged and mailed out the customer, OR, after the order is completed, it can be picked up from the workshop, ready for you to add to your layout and enjoy for many years life span of use. The great longevity of the models comes down to our choice to use excellent quality AUSTRALIAN sourced MDF/Birch in out building scale models.

As well as finding us at most industry shows, you can also find us online at modeltrainbuildings.com.au, or our Ebay store at stores.ebay.com.au/coolumbeachlaserdesign. We are consistently adding to our product range available so please look us up online to see the new model building kits as they become available to purchase.

Join us on Facebook at facebook.com/modeltrainbuildings & watch while new buildings are created, also join in on conversation with other members of this group, it’s great to give advice & tips, sharing knowledge with other keen modellers from all over the globe. 

Model Train Buildings – “Where excellent workmanship and value meet.”

PGC Scale Models / Black Diamond Models / Southern Rail Models ++ PGC Scale Models produce replicas of QLD rolling stock and locomotives in kit & ready to run options. We also stock the full range of Caintode Flats kits.

Black Diamond Scale producer of high quality hand built models of QLD diesel and electric locomotives.

Southern Rail Models producer of high quality ready to run Australian outline models catering for modellers Australia wide.

pgcscalemodels.com.au, blackdiamondmodels.com.au, southernrailmodels.com.au 

Railco ++ Is open on Saturday (9:30am – 2:00pm) also alternate weeks on Thursday & Friday from 17th & 18th of May (6:30pm – 8:00pm) and 24th & 25th May (10am – 1pm).

Trainsets – Locomotives – Rolling Stock – Track – Buildings – Accessories – Scenery – Tools – Books – Diecasts Models – Some of the brands stocked or by special order are: Airfix – Auscision Models – Aussie Motoring Legends – Bachmann – Badger Bites – Branchline – CDA – CGL Models – Eureka Models – Faller – Gopher – Hornby – Ixion – Kadee – Kalmbach – Minimodels – Minitrains (HOn2.5) – Model Power – NCE – Noch – On Track Models – Oxfords – Peco – Raillmac – SDS Models – Shinohara – Southern Rail – Woodlands – Wuiske Models.

Eftpos – Mastercard – Visa – Lay-bys – Mail Orders are welcome. railco.don@gmail.com, Ph: 07 3269 5554, Address: Shop 6 Kift St, Deagon QLD 4017.

Rosewood Workshops ++ Rosewood Workshops built sugar cane and On30 models and now selling Antons trains and lots more. rosewoodworkshops.com.au 

SDS Models ++ SDS Models make a range of interesting and innovative HO gauge Australian model railway locomotives and rolling stock.

For our friends in South Australia we released an upgraded version of the SAR standard gauge open ore wagon.

Our latest releases is the WAGR WGX standard gauge open wagon. These wagons were suitable for bogie exchange and could be seen all over south east Australia.  

sdsmodels.com.au, sales@sdsmodels.com.au, Address: PO Box 804, Winston Hills NSW 2153.  Facebook: SdsModels

Southcoast Nameboards ++ Specialising in the reproduction a restoration of Queensland Government Railways heritage infrastructure. Station nameboards, platform seats, mileage markers custom made to order. 

southcoastnameboards.com.au, info@southcoastnameboards.com.au, Ph: 0408 067 911, Address: PO Box 328, Miles QLD 4415.  Facebook: southcoastnameboards.

SRW Publishing ++ Railway Hotels of Australia: The incredible story of the coming of the railway and how its arrival influenced publicans from all around the country to open their own railway hotel. The series of books details the planning and constructions of the vast railway networks across each state and charts the connections between railway employees and their railway hotel and between the hotel and the townsfolk in general.

The coming of the railway was a major event in the history of many towns and cities across Australia. This is the story behind every hotel, and the social economic and political themes that have shaped society over the last 150 years.

Steam Train Art ++ Is the work of Australian Artist Frank Mitchell. Reproductions of his paintings are on all other product making them unique. Frank’s son Peter manages the marketing & production of all the framed pictures and makes prints etc.

This year a new larger originals will be on show including:

  • Fridge magnets
  • Magnetic bottle openers
  • Greeting cards
  • Matted prints
  • Framed prints on canvas “BEST PRICE EVER”
  • Drink coasters – QLD & NSW images
  • Puzzles cubes
  • A big range of coffee mugs – with trains still operating today
  • 10 different digital pocket watches
  • 4 different mechanical pocket watches
  • 12” and 16” wooden and bubble clocks – including a new range with Thomas the Tank bubble clock.

TankCreations ++ TankCreations prides itself in making affordable and accessible scale models, signs, kits, accessories and custom creations. Facebook: TankCreations.

Technol Trains Pty Ltd ++ Massive up to 20% price reduction on selected items. We sell Brand New Stock ONLY – no 2nd hand stock available. technoltrains.com.au, george@technoltrains.com.au, Ph: 07 3354 3354, Mob: 0414 355 385, Address: 651 Samford Road, Mitchelton QLD 4053.

Train World ++ 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 and UK models. Backing this up with a great range of scenery, buildings and all the equipment you need to build you layout. We have an extensive range of books and magazines on both model and full size railways. Mail order is a specialty. 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 – 6pm, Friday 10am – 9pm, Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday and Public Holidays 11am – 4pm. www.trainworld.com.au, Facebook – Train World, internalsales.tw@trainworld.com.au, Ph: 03 9596 6342, Address: 290 Bay St, Brighton VIC 3186.

Wilson Locomotives ++ Wilson Locomotives design and manufacture live steam locomotives for gauge O and gauge I. 

Based at our workshop in Toowoomba, QLD. We produce high quality detailed locomotives in 16mm and 7/8ths scale.

They are available in gas and coal fired versions and can be manually operated or factory fitted with radio control.

Wuiske Models ++ The leading supplier of ready-to-run Queensland prototype models. Find us at www.wuiskemodels.com.


Australian Narrow Gauge Railway Musuem Society (ANGRMS) ++ Is a 100% non profit volunteer society with the aim of preserving and operating our narrow gauge industrial railway heritage. Visit our operating 610mm (2ft) gauge heritage railway at Woodford (27km west of Caboolture on D’Aguilar Highway) on 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month between 10am and 3.30pm. Profits from sale of books, dvd’s, etc. go towards maintaining our railway. Also selling Quvic models, JG models, On30 kits. Visit our stand at this show and follow us on Facebook: The Woodford Railway – ANGRMS. Visit our website: www.angrms.org.au. Recorded message: 07 5496 1976.

Australian Railway Historical Society Qld Division (ARHSQD) ++ trading as Sunshine Express Rail Tours, Ken Rogers Memorial Library; Lookout Press. Web: www.arhs-qld.org.au, Ph: 07 3265 1759, 10am – 3pm Tues – Thurs. Address: GPO Box 682, Brisbane Q 4001.

Rosewood Railway. Web: www.rosewoodrailway.org.au, Ph: 07 3252 1759 & 07 5464 4552, Address: 57A Freeman Rd, Ashwell Q 4340; Cabanda Station: Rosemount Lane, Tallegalla Q 4340.


1914-1918 ++ A scene of Narrow Gauge Trains used 100 years ago in WWI in O-16.5 scale.

1920’s ++ A scene of Narrow Gauge Trains used 100 years ago in WWI in 16mm scale (SM32) or 1/19.

Barinia ++ Barinia is the Redlands Model Railway Club’s modular layout designed to run OO, HO and S scale trains. As this is a club 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 1960’s, the scenery does not depict a specific place. The Redlands Model Railway Club meets on the last Sunday of the month at the Redland Museum, 60 Smith Street, Cleveland at 12pm. email: redlandsmodelrailway@gmail.com. Please ask the operators any questions about our layout or group. 

Brisbane Japness Lego Train Group ++ This layout is an Asian influenced large city consisting of a zoo, a ferris wheel and beautiful city gardens. It spans over 5.2 metres also showcasing trains from around the world from the Sunlander to the Japanese high speed rail.

British Railway Modellers of Australia QLD ++ The British Railway Modellers of Australia is an association for anyone interested in modelling the railways of the UK. We have modellers in all the major scales and have regular gatherings at members layouts across Brisbane and SEQ. Come and say “Hi” at our stand where we will be demonstrating different aspects of modelling.

Broxburn Sidings – Quinton River Railway ++ A compact OO shelf type shunting layout with an Australian theme. This railway features prototypical operation by means of the automatic coupling and delayed action uncoupling “Alex Jackson” type home made couplers fitted to all locomotives and rolling stock. These couplers are operated by means of the ten electro-magnets situated at various positions in the sidings. To allow complete trains to be returned to the sidings, an external three track turntable is used. When exhibiting at shows the controls are fitted at the rear of the baseboard and all turnouts can also be operated from this position using the mechanical wire in tube method. All the buildings and most scenic items have been scratch built. Locomotives are mainly steam outline although an occasiona diesel may be seen at the sidings. Please feel free to ask anything about Broxburn Sidings.

Diagon Alley ++ A quarter scale (1:48) depiction of the buildings and cave of the fictional Diagon Alley from the Harry Potter books. Included is the Gringott’s Bank and the associated cave and vaults using an N scale layout over several levels and over 15 other detailed buildings.

Digital Marklin World 6 ++ The popular Digital Marklin World is back… There has been a massive expansion with doubling of the size. More than 16 trains run with fully automated computer control. The hot air balloon flies around, the boat sails in the lake and the turntable moves with automated choreography. TV cameras in the front of the trains display images of the passing crowd and scenery. The Faller Car system has cars and buses driving from end to end. Come and see this truly amazing layout!!

Garden City Central ++ Queensland Railways, HOn3.5 (12mm gauge track) depicting loosely the Toowoomba, QLD station area and surrounds. Modellers license sees a Double Main Line with well known features of the area depicted.

The layout is photo freelance in the fact it represents a particular area with out committing to exact details. No particular era is depicted, so a variety of QR’s locomotives & rolling stock will be soon. Track is all Peco 12mm and the layout is currently run on DC powers.

Visit our Facebook: Toowoomba Model Railway Club Inc.

Glinvale ++ Glinvale is a new HO layout running only Queensland railway locomotives and rolling stock. It is a compact country layout with a single mainline. It features passing loops, a cattle yard, a goods yard and a locomotive depot which includes a turntable and a two bay engine shed.

Irgendwo ++ N Scale urban landscape featuring buildings and structures most of which were made from German kits. The main rail line has an intricate overhead catenary with mainly German and Swiss rail traffic. In the centre is our light rail, set amongst a backdrop of some unique city buildings. For photos and videos please visit Facebook: hobbyrailways.

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 modules can be easily stored and transported around. For more details go to our Facebook page: Ipswich Model Railway Club.

Kingsridge ++ The layout is a generic scene of country, township, and a mainline station. With three tracks laid there is plenty of action also see what is happening in the sidings. Due to the variety of club members rolling stock any type of train can be found to be running. – Logan District Model Railway Club Inc.

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway ++ The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway was one of the busiest and most complex of the pre-grouping of British Railways. It ranked fifth in overall size and stretched across England from Liverpool and Fleetwood in the west to Goole in the east, and served a greater population per mile of route than other major lines. With much of its mileage in hilly terrain civil engineering works were massive with numerous tunnels, bridges, viaducts and some fearsome gradients.

The L&Y was known as the “Business Line” and was the very epitome of the area through which it ran, serving the great textile towns, collieries and major Irish and North Sea ports. It passenger services ranged from smartly timed expresses to the intense and complex local workings around Liverpool and Manchester.

Through a team of energetic and competent managers the railways was at the forefront of engineering development. It was an early user of the Belpaire firebox and the first to introduce superheated steam. Electrification of local services started in 1904 and it operated the largest railway owned shipping fleet in the country. The locomotives in their smart black paint with red and white lining and oval brass number plates hauled trains of lake and tan liveried carriages and long freight trains over the difficult Pennine terrain.

LEGO Trains – at the movies ++ BrisBricks 2018 train display will show trains running through a number of famous movie scenes. Can you guess them all? BrisBricks Inc., info@brisbricks.org, Address: PO Box 1250, Carindale QLD 4122.

LEGO Train Pals ++ Lego Train Pals are proud to present a special Lego Train layout. This small group of lego enthusiasts 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 a 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. bricksnfun.com.au. 

Lindale ++ Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Brisbane Model Train Show 2017. Lindale was built and operated by Eion Wolter and Peter Johnson. A simple HO fun layout for all the family to enjoy, see and find something new and exciting on every inch of Lindale, an imaginary town on a mainline.

Little Japan ++ Is a N scale layout with 3 separate tracks running local, freight and bullet trains.

Logan Bend ++ Logan Bend is a constantly changing N scale modular layout. Logan Bend depicts a variety of scenes for Queensland Town and Country to a special fairy gully scene for the kids. The rolling stock ranging from hand made Queensland to American profiles.

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. AMRA QLD Inc. Display.

Mantleville ++ Is a fictitious town location in country Victoria. It is operated by a Raspberry? Based DIY DCC system. Ask any questions. – Miniature Train Club – Gold Coast. mtcgc.org.au. 

Marj Fainges ++ An English Village in 1/4 (1/48) or O gauge, “Peverill” all buildings have interior details and are lit via batteries. This will be on the passage side.

On the other corner there is to be a selection of Australian O gauge building and again detailed and lit. These buildings can help new modellers see how easy it is to transform a simple layout. On the Australian side of the display will also ease of making these building (by a senior citizen). AMRA QLD Inc. display.

North Brisbane RC Tank Club ++ Mateship, camaraderie and skills, the essence of what this club is. North Brisbane RC Tank Club was founded in 2012 and is a growing family club that battles and builds military tanks and artillery in scale form. Our club meets once a month at Deception Bay North State School to battle it out on the field, showcasing their military might. Infrared battle systems are installed in each tank, allowing for precision in an attack. Come check out the quality craftsmanship and what all the excitement is about. 1/16 Scale, 2:4g Radio Control. northbrisbanerctankclub.weebly.com, Ph: Ken Jowett – 0401 549 476.

Nothing ++ Owned by Mervyn Powell & Eddie Stawled, is a freelance N scale layout. It has 3 mainlines running a variety of passenger & freight trains.

O Gauge Heritage ++ This exhibit is a running display of ‘heritage’ O gauge models including scratch-built, kit and commercial examples with a focus on Australian productions. The Australian rolling stock on show date from just pre-WWII through to the late 1950s. The scratch-built Queensland rolling stock are from the ‘George Gilmore Collection’. Many of the kit and commercial models have been acquired and painstakingly restored; most can be found in the key Australian reference book Spring, Spark and Steam and many on the National Museum of Australia website. 

Regrettably, as the operator has few Australian locomotives of similar age available for running, a range of engine models will be seen at work in fine examples of anatopism (something out of its proper place) and in some cases anachronism (something from a period for which it is inappropriate). The hand-built brass tracks (three foot radius, approx. two chain curves!) and baseboards were made in the early 1980s near Innisfail, shifted to Atherton, then relocated to AMRA Zillmere for a time, before being upgraded recently to both 2 and 3 rail running to cater for ‘heritage’ operations. While many people have generously provided items, materials and information to develop the examples on display, particular thanks go to Bert Toogood and the late Peter Lukey for their special contributions.

Oates Valley ++ This layout is called Oates Valley. It was made by myself, Jeffrey, and was built in late 2016. It was made with my imagination. It is a T-Trak layout which is a layout connected by modules.

Olde Town ++ Is a shadowbox layout, with a single track with auto reverse/stop layout. The background scenery includes images of a flour mill and silos. The layout also features a small suburb of houses with a town with shops and station all NSW. – Stuart Walker from Model Train Buildings, modeltrainbuildings.com.au. 

Pages Pla-rail ++ Is a layout made using Tomy track and trains. I have Japanese local, freight and bullet trains, Chuggington, Thomas and friends all running on separate tracks powered by batteries.

Philden ++ Somewhere in New South Wales, at a railway station far, far away… lies the remote north-western town of Philden. Since making its debut at last years’ Brisbane show, a number of small improvements have taken place on the layout, demonstrating that you don’t need to have ‘oodles’ of space to build a layout that provides ‘oodles’ of fun. This is Australian HO scale modelling on an interesting bookshelf layout.

Pine Rivers ++ 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 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 is 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. – Railway Modelers Club of QLD Inc., rmcq.org.au, rmcq@rmcq.org.au, Address: Buckley Park, Terrence Rd, Brendale QLD 4500.

QSMEE ++ A display of finished and unfinished models being built by members of the Society. The Society promotes the construction and operation of live steam, internal combustion and electrically powered rail and road vehicles, as well as other model engineering projects. The Society also operates the Pine Valley Railway at Warner for the enjoyment of members and invited guests. tracksandtrains.com/qsmee, qsmee@tracksandtrains.com, Address: PO Box 7041, Brendale QLD 4500.

Queensland Railway Modellers Group ++ Queensland Railway Modellers Group is a special interest group associated with Australian Model Railway Association Queensland Incorporated.

They meet first Sunday of each month at the AMRA Queensland Clubrooms Zillmere.  Modelling in HOn3.5, SN 3.5, On30, and G Gauge Systems.


They model everything from Queensland Government Railway through to present day.  Also the various tramway systems around the state from the sugar mining and forestry industries throughout the years.

They are displaying examples of their scratch building skills, ready to run models and demonstrating some model building.

Stampin’ Up! ++ Lauren Meiklejohn Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Lauren will be selling Cards for a range of occasions including Birthday, Thank you, Mother’s Day. Stampin’ Up! are in the final weeks of their Retirement List period before the new Annual Catalogue launches on 1 June. Sign up to receive the new catalogue. Lauren will also have displays featuring products from the new catalogue.  

Blog: laurenmeiklejohn.wordpress.com, Shop: bit.ly/shopsuwithlauren, laurenmeiklejohnstamps@gmail.com, Instagram & Facebook: laurenmeiklejohnstamps, Location: Geebung QLD 4034.

Structure Building ++ Craig Mackie, Jim Hutchinson and Geoff Burns will be demonstrating various construction techniques for assembling various structures and scenery detail items out of styrene, wood and other cheaply available materials. – National Model Railway Association.

Thomas – U Drive ++ Is a HO – DC layout with 2 mainlines, loop, town, industry and quarry with “Thomas” steam engine’s & rolling stock (freight & passenger) & is available to the youngies & all to run the 2 trains. – Action Model Train Club Inc.

Two Up Two Down ++ Is a fictitious English layout passing through a small town then onto two canal viaducts and into the country side. There are 4 tracks with a smattering of wartime logos and a few wartime buses. 

Urangan ++ This layout is a working replica of Urangan Pier as I remember it in the seventies.

Woodhill ++ Is a DCC – HO layout – USA flavour with 3 main lines & yards, town, industry, countryside with USA rolling stock including freight & passenger cars with steam & diesel locomotives. – Action Model Train Club Inc.

WWI Static Display ++ Works in progress. The display represents light rail operated by Australian troops on the Western Front during WWI. AMRA QLD Inc. display.