Hobbyists’ hard work pays off at Calgary Supertrain show

Watch above: Global’s Scott Fee rolls into the world of model railroads ahead of Calgary’s Supertrain show.

CALGARY – Model railroading is a hobby that dates back to the 1930s—and Canada’s largest model train show is pulling into Calgary this weekend.

Southbank Shortlines Railway Club’s Dave Audley has been involved in designing model railroads for more than 60 years, and he’s encouraging young people to get involved in the imaginative craft.

“The creation part to make something and try and make it look as real as possible, and then when somebody comes down…and looks in the corner and sees the flashing signs or the scenery, and goes, ‘Wow,’ I know I’ve nailed it.”

The show runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18 to 19 at the Genesis Centre in northeast Calgary (7555 Falconridge Blvd. N.E.) and parking is free. It will feature over 70,000 square feet of operating model railroad layouts, displays, Lego trains, live demos, a children’s play area and more.

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