Collectors get ready to swap big boys' toys

Launceston Scale Model Club swap meet organiser Tim Hudleston with a Dick Johnson Greens-Tuf Falcon model.  Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

Launceston Scale Model Club swap meet organiser Tim Hudleston with a Dick Johnson Greens-Tuf Falcon model. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

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WHAT: The Launceston Scale Model Club swap meet

WHEN: Sunday, 9am to 2pm

WHERE: Inveresk Railway Roundhouse

EVERYTHING from Sylvanian families to space ships will be on display at the Launceston Scale Model Club swap meet on Sunday.

Organiser Tim Hudleston said collectors and onlookers alike were welcome at the event.

"Hopefully there's something for everyone. It might just start a passion for someone," he said.

Mr Hudleston, himself an avid collector of Dick Johnson die-cast models, likened models and miniatures to "big boy toys".

"We say the smaller the toy the more expensive and the older the boy," he said.

Mr Hudleston said the swap meet was a lead-up to the club's October expo. "Hopefully this is the first annual Launceston Scale Model Club swap meet," he said.

The Launceston Scale Model Club is hiring tables for $5 each. People who wish to sell out of their car or bring their own table will pay $2 each.

Contact Tim Hudleston on 0448 700 611 for more information.

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