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Planes, trains and automobiles on show in the Tweed

PLANES, trains and automobiles will all be on display at South Tweed Bowls club this weekend for ECHE 2013.

The hobby expo, running both days of the weekend, is set to attract modellers and hobbyists alike from all over the country.

Brian Goff from the Tweed Valley Modellers club has been instrumental in organising this weekend's expo.

"I have loved modelling since I was about five years old, military modelling in particular, planes, tanks, cars, buses and whatever else takes my fancy," Mr Goff said.

Originally set up to get troubled youth off the streets of Murwillumbah, the club now has over 30 members and is in its 16th year.

I have loved modelling since I was about five years old, military modelling in particular, planes, tanks, cars buses and whatever else takes my fancy.

With over 400 unopened model box kits between them, Mr Goff, his brother Ken and fellow club member Kim Nicholls have plenty of work ahead of them as modellers.

The Tweed Valley Modellers think it is very important to get younger people into modelling and away from other modern distractions.

"We really think it is important to get kids into modelling, away from the TV or computer," said Mr Nicholls.

"Modelling is not easy, firstly you have to be able to read and follow a technical plan to the build, and then there is the very fiddly job of painting and decorating the model etc,"Ken Goff said.

The expo is set to be even bigger , a feat not possible without the help of South Tweed Bowls Club according to Mr Goff.

"We are just really, really greatful for the fantastic venue the bowls club has allowed us to use," Mr Goff said.

Doors open at 10am, for the kids check out the Make 'N' Take session at 2pm, kids can make their own model with the help of Tony from Model Nerds.



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