Model Railway Exhibition
The Corio Model Train Club puts on a spectacular event on the last weekend of January each Year which thrills people of all ages in particular the young, with their incredible railway displays.
January 26-27, 2013. Corio Model Railway Club 40th Exhibition at Geelong West Town Hall, Pakington St, Geelong West. 10am-5pm (Sat) & 10am-4pm (Sun). $8/$5/$17
Usually coinciding with the Australia Day Weekend the show is held at the old Geelong West Town Hall in Pakington Street. Visitors can see the tens of thousands of hours work and enjoyment that have gone into the many incredible displays, with amazing miniature railway displays complete with full cities, countryside, mountain ranges and other scenery. The workmanship will amaze you and the trains with their incredible fine details are absolutely stunning.
The show features beautiful scales in various scales, HO/OO, On30 and N gauges all feature in this huge display, and there are plenty of rare and interesting trains and carriages to see. Some of the large setups taking up huge areas. Some of the guys building these train sets mustn’t have too much spare room left at home.
For those interesting in getting involved in model railways, there is no better place to get some ideas, talk to some enthusiasts and event purchase something to get you started. Stalls sell everything you could ever need, except for time and imagination. There a just about every conceivable type of model train, kilometers of tracks, miniature buildings and cars, You can also buy CDs videos and DVDs of trains, train sounds and train documentaries from all over the world. A must for any train buff. There are also second hand trains and tracks for sale so you might be able to get started for a fraction of the cost.
The Model Railway Exhibition has been running for nearly 40 years and is as popular as ever, with so much interest in this fun and rewarding hobby. It’s not hard to see why so many people are jumping on board and getting into trains. Today the displays can be controlled using the latest computer equipment making it even more fun and realistic. The best thing about this hobby is you don’t need to spend huge amounts of money to get started. Just buy a small setup then before you know it you will be adding to it time and time again, and one day have a spectacular rail set of your own. It is so easy to get hooked.