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  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Back in about 1812 when I was a kid, the old Melbourne Museum had a working model similar to the one above. It was one of many working exhibits which went into action when the onlooker pushed a button on the outside of the display cabinet. I often wonder what happened to it when the Museum moved to its present location.
  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

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Back in about 1812 when I was a kid, the old Melbourne Museum had a working model similar to the one above. It was one of many working exhibits which went into action when the onlooker pushed a button on the outside of the display cabinet. I often wonder what happened to it when the Museum moved to its present location.
Valvegear
Nobody was left who knew what it was, so it probably got tossed to make way for a more relevant exhibition like Quentin Bryce's evening dress. I shudder to think what will happen to what's left of the Powerhouse Museum's collection in Sydney; so much disappeared last time when it moved across the road from the old Tech Museum site.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

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Back in about 1812 when I was a kid, the old Melbourne Museum had a working model similar to the one above. It was one of many working exhibits which went into action when the onlooker pushed a button on the outside of the display cabinet. I often wonder what happened to it when the Museum moved to its present location.
Valvegear
Probably into storage at science works, as they don't tend to throw things out and that's where a large chunk of there industrial machinery is stored (including Polly!). You may be able to find it here.

https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/search?query=locomotive+&recordtype=item&perpage=100&page=5
  DCook Chief Train Controller

Location: The standard state
Back in about 1812 when I was a kid, the old Melbourne Museum had a working model similar to the one above. It was one of many working exhibits which went into action when the onlooker pushed a button on the outside of the display cabinet. I often wonder what happened to it when the Museum moved to its present location.
Valvegear

There is one almost identical to your description at Thirlmere, although that is in NSW

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