Portrush prepares for annual model fest


THE Northern Ireland Farm Toy and Model Show is firmly established as the premier dedicated farm toy and model show in Ireland.

The organisers, Alastair and Keith are looking forward to what promises to be a bigger and better event for families, individuals and farm model enthusiasts from throughout Northern and Southern Ireland. The event is once again is being held in Magherabuoy House Hotel, Portrush on Friday 29th March 2013 from 2pm – 10pm.

On offer will be something for all the family, whether you live in the city, town or country, come along and you will be made most welcome. A vast array of farm models, toys, ride on vehicles, crafts and much more will be available to whet your appetite at this one stop toy and model extravaganza. Experience at first hand, one the largest collection of farm toys, models and related items on display at a single event in Ireland. Almost fifty trade stands will be in attendance throughout the hotel at this great event.

Numerous trade stands selling Britains, Siku, Univeral Hobbies, Bruder and many scratch built models will be in attendance. Local model maker, “Model Farmer” who will be displaying an extensive range of superb models replicating locally manufactured machines such as Kane, N.C., Slurry Kat, Redrock and Fleming. Lots of other scratch built and conversion models will also be available ranging from tractors to slurry tankers and silage trailers. These are produced by highly skilled local entrepreneurs from throughout Northern Ireland

Millwood crafts will be in attendance with their latest range of highly acclaimed hand made wooden farmyards and sheds as well as wooden implements and toys. A very popular attraction at the event are the model lorries by Corgi, WSI, Tekno and Universal Hobbies, along with other popular brands available from numerous leading local retailers.

A fun addition to the farm toy show will be the exciting play area. Children can have fun playing with toy tractors and lorries along with the ever-popular face painting. This aspect to the show has been developed due to popular demand from visitors to previous shows and proves very appealing to families with younger children emphasising that this is a truly family friendly event.

The charity benefiting from this years show is “CLIC Sergeant”.

Further information regarding this North Coast extravaganza can be found on www.nationalminitrac.com or by contacting Alastair on 0773 2266 502 or Keith on 0776 271 9494.

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