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Here's the perfect day out for the whole family
My interest in model trains can be traced back to the days of black and white television. Five days a week at 5pm on the dot, there was a period in my life when I would watch Gomez, patriarch of the Addams Family, disappear up into his attic to blow up his train set. Now be honest. Didn't this look great fun?
Gomez Addams, Fair use, Wikimedia
Even without the crashes and explosions, I found model railways fascinating. A girlfriend, the youngest of four daughters, received a train set one birthday. I guess her Dad tired of waiting for a son.
The Redlands Model Railway Group, a Redland Museum Special Interest Group, are holding their 5th Annual Model Railway Show, on the weekend of Saturday 27th August and Sunday 28th August.
Example of Model Train
This is a family friendly event, which will include model trains of all shapes and sizes, as well as over twenty different layouts. For collectors, there will also be Trade Tables.
I enjoyed this event last year playing the eccentric aunt. I don't know who enjoyed the experience more; the four year old boy with eyes full of joy, or myself, watching the young lad's face.
The Show runs from: 9am to 5pm on Saturday 9am to 4pm on Sunday
The venue is the Cleveland Assembly Hall at 44 Smith Street, next door to the Cleveland High School. There is plentiful off street parking in front of and behind this building.
Entry fee is $5 for Adults, $4 for Concession, $1 for Children and under school age are free.
Your Entrance Fee to the Model Railway Show will entitle you to Entry to the Redland Museum on the day at no additional charge. The Museum is next door, so there is no need to move the car.
Worried about taking small children into a Museum? No need. The Redland Museum hosts thousands of primary school children each year and there are several exhibits which will appeal to the little ones, as well as adults.
Lastly, here is a local's tip to ensure that everyone in the family enjoys their day out:- Purchase your tea or coffee from the Canteen at the Model Railway Show when you've had enough of the trains. The high school are operating this as a fundraise,r so there will also be food available, or you can pack a picnic lunch if you would prefer. Then cross the road to the Norm Dean Park to sit for awhile. This will allow you to clear your head and for the little ones to lose some of that bottled up energy before entering the Museum. Bread scraps for the local ducks are not compulsory. There is no playground equipment but certainly room to kick a ball.