The Mercury Bay Railway Club will be adding some extra fun for the school holidays by hosting its model show on the 17th and 18th July. The is a must for model enthusiasts and promises to be bigger and better than previous shows.
The Mercury Bay Railway Club is a group of locals keen on modelling who will be exhibiting a showcase of their works at the show. The members have plenty of enthusiasm and skills they are happy to share with other modellers or those new to the hobby.
After the postponement of the 2020 shows due to COVID-19 this is a much anticipated show. The show is an opportunity to bring together like minded model enthusiasts and families that enjoy viewing models. While our local club members are mainly focused on railway modelling, some also have interests in military, planes or other similar types of modelling and always happy to chat and compare notes.
– Damon Christensen, Mercury Bay Model Railway Club.
Exhibits at the show will include:
- Model railway
- Military equipment
- Hornby Tin Plate
- Lego / Duplo trains
- Doll collection
- German Battleship.
2021 train and model show details
The show will be held on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July, 10am to 4pm at the Ray White Building next to the Town Hall (22 Monk Street, Whitianga).
- Adults: $4
- Family: $10
- Children: free (under 16).
Please note that tickets are cash only, no EFTPOS available.
Thanks to sponsors
All About Whitianga, Diode electrical Services Ltd, AR & J Courtenay Builders, St Andrews Op Shop and Paper Plus.
More about the Mercury Bay Model Railway Club
The Mercury Bay Model Railway Club was established by Whitianga local, Damon Christensen, who is passionate about his hobby and wanted to spread the craft in the Whitianga community.
The club welcomes new membership and are happy to have ‘part-time’ members in the form of non-residents in the club. The club is about connecting and having company while model building, or just to see what it’s all about. Visitors are welcome to contact the club and come and join the modelling table for an hour or two, or just pop in for a chat.
Meetings are ad hoc, but most often occur on a Sunday afternoon. The members also have a collection of New Zealand and American magazines and books on modelling available to borrow.
How to contact the club
If you would like to know more about the club or the show please contact Damon Christensen using the related link to the clubs community listing below.