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Latrobe Valley Model Railway Exhibition


The Latrobe Valley Model Railways Association was started in 1978, and has been going for nearly 40 years. Through the years the club has maintained a membership quota of about 40 members, both original as well as new members. The first exhibition was held at the old scout hall in Moe in 1982, in a room less than the size of two classrooms, they managed to fit 8 different layouts. Now their exhibitions have transcended from its origins and now has a biannual exhibition which is held on the Queens Birthday Weekend at Kernot Hall in Morwell. The club rooms have undergone a lot of renovations from their original size, from a small clubroom with a kitchen and storage room to now being three times its size storing up to 5 layouts 3 of which are set up to run trains. The club is a known for being a not-forprofit organisation and participate in local events such as the Warragul Show and The Newborough Primary School Harvest Festival. As well as these things they spend time developing skills in carpentry, painting, planning, electronics, mechanics, model building, photography and history. Nowadays the club is always looking for and accepting new members to come and join. Membership is open to all ages from the young to the not so very young, children under the age of 16 are to be accompanied by an adult, so if you are interested in joining or just checking out the club. They are open Tuesdays from 1pm – 8:30pm and Saturday from 1pm – 5pm, Saviges Road, Moe, Victoria (behind the racecourse).