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Blue Mountains Tourist : Summer 2008-09
Build your own volcano! New QANTAS Airbus at Mount Victoria S ome of the most amazing – and educational – games and puzzles are to be found at Selwood Science and Puzzles, an unusual store just over the railway bridge from the Great Western Highway at Hazelbrook. It’s a veritable Aladdin’s Cave for youngsters – and the young at heart. New in time for this Christmas is a range of books and science kits for budding primary school scientists. The Horrible Science range includes such kits as Bulging Brains, Super Snot and Explosive Experiments. The Bulging Brain kit tells you all about your brain and you can make a plaster copy of it and paint it so it looks real. The Explosive Experiments kit is designed for kids over 10 years and tells you how to make a water rocket, a volcano and more. Just imagine a volcano erupting in your living room all over the new carpet – lots of fun! There are over 200 book titles. Some of the new ones for this year include Freaky Food Experiments and Famously Foul Experiments by Nick Arnold and Wholly Irresponsible Experiments by Sean Connolly. Selwood Science & Puzzles is open every day during the end of year school holidays except Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s days. Hours 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday – Friday, 10.00am - 4:30pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday outside school holidays. Free admission and parking. www.selwoodscience.com.au I n November 2000, QANTAS became the first airline in the world to sign a contract for the Airbus A380. To coincide with the recent arrival of the new superjumbo in Australia, Trains, Planes and Automobiles (TPA) has received a shipment of model A380s for small boys and big boys who are interested in aeroplanes. TPA has seven superb models for sale – six are 1:200 scale and one 1:250 scale. They range in price from $9.90 to $84.70 each. Three have a resin hull with plastic snap-lock accessories plus a plastic stand and one has a wooden stand. The Daron manufactured Qantas A380 is a single piece die-cast metal model. The remaining two are all plastic with snap-lock accessories and a stand. The prices of the models are comparable with department stores and with Christmas fast approaching one of these model planes would make great present. You are invited to visit TPA, located on the Great Western Highway at Mount Victoria, for a chance to own a piece of aviation history. 32 www.bluemountainstouristnewspaper.com.au summer 2008/9