Brisbane Model Train Show and Steam Train Ride @ Bowen Hills | May 2016


The Australian Model Railway Association Queensland Branch are hosting the Brisbane Model Train Show while The Workshop Rail Museum are running the Brisbane Steam Train Service at the Brisbane Showgrounds on the weekend of the 7th and 8th of May, 2016.

The Brisbane Model Train Show

The Brisbane Model Train Show is back again this year to the delight of train lovers young and old. This will be one of the largest train shows in Australia with almost 100 displays. The pavilion will be full of trains of all sizes, plus interactive displays for children, train shops and refreshments. Special features of this years show include:

  • miniature train rides
  • full size train rides
  • over 45 layouts of miniature train displays
  • heritage displays
  • over 30 traders of railway modelling products
  • demonstrations of wagon and building assembly
  • face painting
  • LEGO trains
  • and much much more

This show is the perfect day out for the whole family.

The Steam Train Service

This year the Workshop Rail Museum is helping celebrate 150 years of Railways in Queensland with a special steam train loop service just for The Brisbane Model Train Show. Families will get to ride the steam train from Exhibition Station and take a 20 minute journey around Brisbane before arriving back at Exhibition Station. There are 3 services offered on the day at a very special price just for the show. Please note that these tickets are limited and need to be purchased separately from the Workshop Rail Museum. The steam train rides ARE NOT included with your entry to The Brisbane Model Train Show.

This is a special train ride at a special price you and your family will not want to miss!

The Brisbane Model Train Show Times and Dates

The show is being held at The Marquee at the  Brisbane Showgrounds in Bowen Hills.

  • Saturday 7th May, 9am-5pm
  • Sunday 8th May, 9am-4pm

The Steam Train Service Times and Dates

The Steam Train Service will depart and arrive back at Exhibition Station at the Brisbane Showgrounds in Bowen Hills. The train ride is approximately 20-25 minutes as it takes you on a ride around the City Loop and returning to the Showgrounds .

  • Saturday 7th May departs at 10.30am, 10.55am and 11.25am
  • Sunday 8th May  departs at 10.30am, 10.55am and 11.25am


Ticket Prices for The Brisbane Model Train Show

  • $15 for adult tickets
  • $10  for concession tickets
  • FREE kids under 16 years (must be accompanied by a paying adult)

Tickets are available at the door on the day. 

Ticket Prices for The Steam Train Service

For this weekend only, adults get to ride at kids prices.

  • $15 for general tickets for both adults and kids
  • $13 for The Workshop Rail Museum Annual Pass Holders for both adults and kids
  • FREE for kids under 3 years not occupying a seat

Tickets are on sale now for the steam train service and  are limited.

Tickets can be purchased by calling QTIX on 136 246 or clicking here 

For more information on the Brisbane Model Train Show and Steam Train Service click here

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