Model rail­way

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Or­gan­is­ers of an an­nual model-rail­way ex­hi­bi­tion ex­pect ‘a whole new world’ ahead for hob­by­ists as the creative po­ten­tials of mod­ern tech­nol­ogy are put to the ta­ble.

Grampians Model Rail­road­ers’ Stawell ex­hi­bi­tion, the largest in re­gional Vic­to­ria, will re­turn for its 21st year this week­end.

The two-day event at SES Hall on Sloane Street will fea­ture more than 20 Vic­to­rian and in­ter­state lay­outs, more than 10 traders and a modelling com­pe­ti­tion.

Trea­surer Clyde Humphries said or­gan­is­ers aimed to ex­pand and bet­ter the ex­hi­bi­tion each year, and new tech­nol­ogy was one way to do this.

“It’s a whole new world with all the new tech­nol­ogy and three-di­men­sional print­ing,” he said.

“Dis­plays that peo­ple would have a five-minute look at now have chil­dren look­ing for half an hour, be­cause they want to see that ac­tion.

“There’s more light­ing and an­i­ma­tion, quirky things like foun­tains and ped­alling bikes. As a hobby, it still has a lot to of­fer.”

Mr Humphries said the ex­hibit would fea­ture a new lay­out from Tas­ma­nia and se­cond-hand stalls, with Stawell’s Win­ter Wool­lies Hand­made Mar­ket across the road at Stawell Neigh­bour­hood House across the week­end.

The ex­hi­bi­tion runs from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and 9.30am to 4pm on Sunday. Adult en­try is $10 and chil­dren un­der 16 can at­tend for free.

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