Models charm fans of all ages
Hundreds oohed and aahed over detailed model train sets as proud owners showed them off last weekend.
As well as trains on display there were hobbies of many kinds, including model ships, model cars, handcrafts, spinners and weavers, and war games.
The show aimed to expose the different hobbies in the area and give people a chance to sign up if they were interested.
Don Maskell from the Matamata Rail Modellers said he was pleased with the two-day show.
‘‘The event went a lot better than expected,’’ he said. ‘‘People came from all over to have a look, including from Tauranga and Hamilton.’’