Love of the loco

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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.

PHOTO: SCOTT POWICK

TOOT: Dar­ryl Moore jumps on board a minia­ture steam train.

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