Willow Park School in Blackrock, county Dublin hosts a model railway and hobbies exhibition.

Throughout the weekend over 2,000 feet of track will carry over 200 engines and a thousand coaches and wagons. All of the models on display are the work of the South Dublin Railways Club. Many of the models are replicas of the real thing. CIE asked the club to build an exact copy of Dun Laoghaire railway station, which is on display at the exhibition and includes a miniature Dart train.

Reporter Conor Fennell speaks to Frank O'Rourke, Chairman of South Dublin Railways, about the benefits of the show and the types of people that have chosen railway modelling as a hobby.

What do you think motivates grown men to take up railway modelling?

Also on display at the exhibition are model soldiers, miniature steam engines, and boats.

An RTÉ News report by Conor Fennel broadcast on 25 October 1986.