Friday, February 3, 2012
NSW: Aprli 21st and 22nd: Don shares model train collection
From the Moree Champion, New South Wales: Don shares model train collection The Moree model railway exhibition could be right up your alley. Bring out your diary and jot this date down. On Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, the Rotary Club of Moree on Gwydir will be hosting the model train exhibition at the Multi-Purpose Centre on Frome Street. This is your chance to see operating model railways, award winning models and trade stores stocked to the brim with model train goodies. If you’re lucky, the boys might even let the kids have a drive of the Thomas the Tank Engine train. That is, if you think they can handle the heat. Event organiser and model train enthusiast Don Waghorn is hopeful the community will come along and support the initiative. “We will be running fundraising raffles for the Rotary Club, and refreshments will be available,” Mr Waghorn said. “It will be a fantastic day. Even if you aren’t into model trains you can still appreciate the work that has gone into some of the displays,” he said. Mr Waghorn has been constructing his model railway system in his back shed for more than 30 years. “It’s a hobby. My wife’s got golf and I’ve got model trains,” he said. His impressive model train display spans over 12.5 metres and is an ongoing project. Model train exhibitions have been held in Armidale and Inverell and have been very successful, according to Mr Waghorn. “I think if people head down and see for themselves the work, time and effort that has gone into the displays they will be very impressed.” Admission will be $7 for adults, $4 for children, $5 for seniors and $17 for families. It will start at 9am and finish up at 5pm on Saturday.
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