MELSA PARK TRAIN RIDES ARE STEAMING AHEAD!!!

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Thanks to the Bribie Island community and businesses (all of which I will be doing a big shout out to after the opening day,) have come together to make this day happen.

There has been a huge amount of work done, the park and amenities have been cleaned and restored and is better than ever.

We would love to have your support on the day, young or old, you are sure to have a fantastic time while being a part of one of Bribie Island’s most iconic attractions GRAND RE-OPENING!! We are also excited to announce that Bribie Island Community Nursery‘s (Bribie’s own heroes, good on you Dynamic Dave and the team!!) recent purchase of a beautiful 2.5 scale model of a Malcolm Moore built engine, now has its new home at Melsa Park Train Park!

Originally built for the Australian Forces in WW2, this scale model was lovingly made on Bribie Island by John Baxter and will significantly help the group to be more self-sufficient by owning their own engine.

What a fantastic donation to a truly deserving organisation. Come down on the open day and check out the new edition to Melsa’s train family where the members can happily answer any questions you have about it. Melsa’s miniature steam and diesel/electric trains take passengers on a joyride through the charming and scenic park track. The 5” to 7¼” gauge track is about one kilometre long and goes almost down as far as the Vietnam Veterans Park.

Did you know the initials M.E.L.S.A. stand for ‘Model Engineers and Live Steamers Association?’ The members of the Bribie Club are avid enthusiasts who operate the mini-train rides for the entertainment of children and adults, local and visiting on the third Sunday of every month between 10:00 am and 2:30 pm.

But they need your support to keep going, it takes time, money and a lot of hard work for this group to keep everything maintained and in safe and working order, so please get behind them, come and have a great day out and enjoy what they are fighting so hard to keep for OUR community!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL DOWN THERE ON THE 20TH OF JUNE FOR A DAY OF FUN, LAUGHS AND ENJOYMENT!!!