Love of the loco
TRAIN enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Tweed Valley Miniature Steam Railway Club open day on Sunday at Tropical Fruit World. Catch a glimpse of custom-built steam locomotive replicas that will transport you back in time. “It’s a museum of miniatures, and it takes you to a bygone era from when steam was king,” club member Peter Nixon said.
TRAVEL back in time with the Tweed Valley Miniature Steam Railway Club, as you jump on board replicas of iconic steam trains.
The exhibition, which will be held at Tropical Fruit World, is a chance to discover well-crafted miniature trains, whether they’re steam, diesel or electric. The club welcomes members from South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
“Members all share a love of steam, railways and engineering,” TVMSR club secretary John Drew said.
While some trains are run
permanently from the club’s base at Tropical Fruit World, others are being brought in especially for the exhibition from private collections both local and interstate.
TOOT: Darryl Moore jumps on board a miniature steam train.