Past Events

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Rinke Blok appeared on local television in the SABC Channel 3 programme FUN- NATIX.  For more photo’s click here!

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Keep an eye on this site for news about the follow-up broadcast from the shop!

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Courses to resume at the shop…” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23dd9933″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]As an active member of the Model Train community in Johannesburg, the Model Train Shop frequently promotes the hobby by holding courses at the shop.

Starting in November 2015 with a “How to make your own trees” course, Tony Hickman showed us how to make a variety of trees suitable for use in both h0 and N scale. This foundation course has been successfully repeated several times since the initial course and will shortly be offered again as an “Advanced Tree Makers” course for those who attended previously.

We are also looking at presenting a “Weathering Course” for beginners wishing to add detail to their locos and rolling stock or buildings. This course, to be presented by Grant Dixon, will show you just how easy it is to add realistic rust and dirt to just about anything with wheels and uses a highly successful range of weathering powders to achieve some jaw-dropping effects.

Details regarding these courses will be posted on this site soon![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tta_tour color=”orange” active_section=”1″][vc_tta_section title=”Tree Making” tab_id=”1441873848705-137dadc4-4794″][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1472648409408{background-color: #ddb67c !important;}”][vc_column_inner css=”.vc_custom_1472648495519{background-color: #dda146 !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”265″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” css=”.vc_custom_1472648441418{padding-top: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text]A photo of one of the tree-mendously successful foundation courses in tree-making.  Here we see Tony “Oom Boom” Hickman presenting the course to modelers of all scales, without any discrimination.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Weathering” tab_id=”1441873848772-340367cb-2989″][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1472648531165{background-color: #87d64f !important;}”][vc_column_inner css=”.vc_custom_1472648574409{background-color: #81d742 !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”453″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” css=”.vc_custom_1472648547105{padding-top: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text]The dark art of “weathering” or “detailing”.  Here we have Grant Dixon showing a shop regular just how simple it is to achieve great results with a little time and effort and a basic range of weathering powders.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tour][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1487145560719{padding-top: 10px !important;}”]


As a large an active part of the Model Train community in Johannesburg, the Modeltrainshop frequently participates in a variety of events with a number of train and hobby related organizations. Listed below are the organizations the Modeltrainshop frequently interacts with:

Reefsteamers –  A professional Steam Train Operator based in Germiston, Gauteng

Cape Gauge Club – As the name implies, a true to scale h0 – Cape Gauge model train club.

N Gauge Guild of South Africa – for those who are amused by small things, another model railway club based in Gauteng.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”459″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1469887222279{padding-top: 10px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”463″ alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” css_animation=”left-to-right” link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]