IT'S full steam ahead for the annual Greenock Model Railway Show.

Organisers say everything is on track for the event, which is being held at the Lyle Kirk in Union Street on October 20 and 21.

Brian Thompson, who is chairman of Greenock and District Model Railway Club which organises the show, says there will be something for everyone.

Brian said: "It's a very family friendly show as we let children play with the 'Thomas the Tank' engine layout.

"We are also very good at answering any questions people may have about the show.

"We're very interactive with members of the public."

Throughout the two day event, spectators will be able to marvel at finely-crafted railway models, including ones of the Dduallt Railway Station and the narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway in northwest Wales.

There will also be a live steam train model railway.

John Miller, who is a member of the club, said: "We're really looking forward to it.

"This year we have a great mix of things of displays for people to enjoy."

There will also be a special presentation to trader Douglas Blades to mark his 30th show.

Brian added: "Douglas sells railway equipment and books and we have known him for a long time.

"We're going to make him an honorary member of the club."

At the show there will also be 'war games' re-enactments plus tea, coffee and homebaking.

Children accompanied by an adult will enjoy free entry to the show if they take along a 'railway inspired' drawing.

The show is on at the Lyle Kirk in Union Street on Saturday October 20 from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday October 21 between noon and 5pm.