Arid Australia 2008

The club assisted the “Arid Australia” group exhibit its huge layout at the Perth Model Railway Show, May 31st — June 2nd, 2008. Several (informal) attempts were made to break the world record for longest model train over the weekend with varying degrees of success. The best attempt occurred on the final day of the show when a 902 car train was assembled by joining five sections of 180 cars each hauled by one locomotive (with one extra set of two cars on one of the sub-trains). The resulting consist travelled a distance of around 50 feet without interruption — the best of the day.

This collection of images is courtesy of Paul Heaney.

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