All aboard for miniature train exhibition at Tropical Fruit World

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TROPICAL FRUIT World in conjunction with the Tweed Valley Miniature Steam Railway Inc (TVMSR) will put on a special exhibition day on Sunday, September 24, to give locals and visitors an experience to remember.

More than 20 miniature train enthusiasts are expected to take part in the exhibition which will include the much-loved steam engine rides, live steaming displays and much more from 9am to 3pm.

TVMSR is a non-profitmaking club operating within the grounds of Tropical Fruit World, 29 Duranbah Road, Duranbah.

Tropical Fruit World own the miniature track and run their train for tourists, while the TVMSR maintain the running roads and use the site as their clubhouse.

“We are a small club, amalgamated to the Association of Australian Live Steamers (AALS) and offer the same functions, privileges and rights as the big clubs, but without regular public hauling,” a club spokesperson said.

Tropical Fruit World duty manager Malcolm Harm said the miniature train exhibition days have been running for the past four years with great success.

“It’s such a great day out for locals and visitors,” he said.

“The steam engines are hugely popular with visitors and there’s plenty of activities to take part in or learn about the steam engines.”

Owners of trains are also welcome as well as builders of anything less than full scale.

Entry prices are $15 for adults and Children 5 to 15 years are $5, with little ones free (family max rate is $50).

Locals are also offered a half price discount for entry upon presentation of identification (Tweed, Gold Coast and Byron Bay).