The Kapiti Express Train Show, which was held literally a stone’s throw from the tracks of the real thing, used all the exhibition space of the Memorial Hall. The layouts, in different scales, ranged from quite large to very small. The majority were European themed with three from the Märklin Model Railway club, with others based on British, American and industrial railways with an NZ bush setting.

A table-top layout in 1:24 scale — we were assured that this scale applies to everything you see.
A diorama style depiction of part of the NZR line through Kai Iwi (north of Whanganui) in its first incarnation. The model train ran in an oval, half of it behind the hill backing.
One of the German-themed layouts by the Märklin club.