The romance of rail, albeit it in miniature form, will be on full display at a model railway exhibition in Braybrook this weekend.

The Sunshine Model Railway Club will host the event at Braybrook College on Ballarat Road on Saturday and Sunday.

Burnside resident and club president Joe Saliba said the event was in its 21st year and “at last count” would feature 19 types of diverse scale trains.

“The exhibition is for all who like trains or just want a day out to do something with the family and meet new people,” Mr Saliba said.

Having been a train enthusiast and involved in the club for more than 20 years, Mr Saliba said there was one thing that kept encouraging him to steam ahead, year after year.

“Seeing people’s faces light up with a smile tells me that I need to run another exhibition the next year,” he said.

The exhibition will be held in the college’s sports stadium (enter from Burke Street) on Saturday, August 5, from 9.30am-5pm and on Sunday, August 6, from 9.30am-4pm.

Entry costs $8 for adults. Children up to 16 years old (accompanied by a parent) will be admitted free.

Details: 0407 560 36 or sunshinemrc.org.au