GEORGE NEWS - A 5-day exhibition of larger scale model trains at the Outeniqua Transport Museum in George is sure to entertain and thrill locals and visitors this December holiday.
The exhibition, hosted by the SA Large Scale Model Railway Group, the Outeniqua Railway Society and Eden Lions, runs from Friday 14 December until Tuesday 18 December and will not only promote this fabulous hobby, but lure people to the fascinating transport museum in the heart of George.
The museum will be open on both 16 and 17 December.
The exhibition is loosely based on the annual Diamondhead Steamup in the USA.
The three categories are:
- 16mm scale live steam on 32mm track
- gauge 1 electrical and steam on 45mm track
- electrically powered LGB equipment on 45mm track
Throughout the year the transport museum houses a superb collection of model trains, retired locos, coaches and railway artefacts well worth a visit in its own right.
During the special exhibition the accent will be on showcasing running trains, but suppliers of model railway equipment will also have the opportunity to market and sell their wares. The Outeniqua Railway Society layout will also be on parade for the duration of the exhibition.
Another aim of the exhibition is to raise money for Eden Lions and all donations will go to their charities.
Museum hours are from 08:00 to 17:00 and the exhibition will be operational from 09:00 to 16:30. Entrance to the Museum, and hence the exhibition, is a nominal R20.
Carel Janse van Rensburg who is bringing his 45mm gauge layout from Pretoria, can be contacted at email@example.com. For additional info and a foretaste of the model train exhibition, visit www.northstarrailway.com.
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