Residents get on board the glory days of steam

Joan Bonnet and May Higgs with train enthusiasts Malcolm |Taylor and Raoul Chevalier. Picture: Emma Reeves d399169
Joan Bonnet and May Higgs with train enthusiasts Malcolm |Taylor and Raoul Chevalier. Picture: Emma Reeves d399169

The model railway group took along its Iron Horse Yards, a locomotive servicing facility as seen in Wyoming in the early 1950s.

The award-winning layout includes running tracks, a freight siding and such special effects as sound and steam.

President Raoul Chevalier said residents chatted with members for about four hours.

‘They wanted to know how we built (the model) and how long it took,’ he said.

‘One of the club’s aims is to promote the hobby of model railways in the community.

‘As we do not have a permanent home, we cannot invite the community to us, rather we have to go to the community.

Resident Frank Wolfe was full of praise.

‘The layout is quite brilliant,’ he said.