EXHIBITIONS


BENDIGO – VIC. March 31-April 1st, 2018. At St Andrews Uniting Church Hall, Myers St, Bendigo. 10.00am-5.00pm (Sat), 10.00am-4.00pm (Sun). Adults $10 Children $3 Family $25. Contacts: Phone: Wayne 5446 1370 or Matt 0458 792 400. Email: bendigomodelrailroaders@gmail.com
HORNSBY HEIGHTS – NSW. May 5-6, 2018. 31st Annual St. Luke’s Railway Modellers’ Exhibition. St Luke’s Anglican Church,157 Galston Road, Hornsby Heights. 9.00am-5.00pm (Sat), 12.00pm-4.00pm (Sun). Email: modelrail@stlukeschurch.com.au
ALBURY - NSW. May 19-20, 2018. Model Railway Show, Mirambeena Community Centre, 19 Martha Mews, Lavington. Phone (03) 5728 2023, email: mrmshow@gmail.com, website: murrayrailwaymodellers.com. Murray Railway Modellers Inc.
BOWEN HILLS (Brisbane) – QLD. May 12-13, 2018. 41st Brisbane Model Train Show. The Marquee, Brisbane Show Grounds, Bowen Hills. 9:00am-5:00pm (Sat), 9:00am-4:00pm (Sun). Adults $15.00, Concession $10.00, Children under 16 free, (if accompanied by a paying adult). www.brisbanemodeltrainshow.com.au
ALBURY –NSW. May19-20, 2018. Murray Railway Modellers Annual Show. Mirambeena Community Centre, Lavington (Albury) NSW. 9.00am- 5.00pm (Sat), 10.00am-4.00pm (Sun). Email: mrmshow@gmail.com Website: www.murrayrailwaymodellers.com
RICHMOND VALE – NSW. May 19-20, 2018. The Annual Model Exhibition is on again at Richmond Vale Railway Museum. Richmond Vale Railway Museum is in the Hunter Valley on Leggetts Drive. 9.30am-4.00pm (Sat & Sun). Due to fire damage in September 2017 there will be no train ride to Pelaw Main but hoping to have some of the Mulbring Road line open. All exhibitions will be confined to Richmond Main site. Entry fees will be still charged but have not been confirmed. Website: www.richmondvalerailwaymuseum.org or Facebook. Entry Fees, Locomotives may be subject to alterations or cancellation without notice
BALLARAT – VIC. June 9-11, 2018. Ballarat Model Railway Show held at the Ballarat Specialist School Farm Campus.800 Norman Street Invermay Park Ballarat Vic.Open 10.00am-5.00pm (Sat & Sun), 9.00am-4.00pm (Mon). Contact: John McClure Secretary. Phone: (03) 53357765. Email: jkmcclure8@bigpond.com.
GLEN WAVERLEY - VIC. June 9-11, 2018. Waverley Model Railway Club Annual Exhibition, Brandon Park Community Centre, 654 Ferntree Gully Road, Glen Waverley.10.00am-6.00pm (Sat) 10.00am-5.00pm (Sun) 10.00am-4.00pm (Mon). Adults $10, Children $6, Family $25. Details: exhibitions@waverleymrc.org.au
STAWELL - VIC. July 7-8, 2018. SES Hall Sloane St, Stawell Victoria. 9.00am-5.30pm (Sat), 9.30am-4.00pm (Sun). Enquiries: Colin 0428 056 121. Grampian Model Railroaders Inc Website: www.gmrinc.org.au
ROSEHILL – NSW. June 9-11 2018. Epping Model Railway Exhibition. Rosehill Gardens Grand Pavilion off Grand Parade Rosehill. 10.00am–5.00pm (Sat & Sun) 10.00am–4.00pm (Mon). Admission Adult $15, Senior $11, Child $8, Family $40.Contact: David Dalzell mob 0423 362 324. Email: contact@eppingmodelrailway.org.au Website: www.eppingmodelrailway.org.au
CASTLE HILL – NSW. July 21-22, 2018. Hills Model Railway Society (HMRS) exhibition. Harvey Lowe Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground. Entry from Showground Road. 9.00am-5.00pm (Sat), 9.00am-4.00pm (Sun). Adults $12, Children $6, Senior $8, Family $25. Contact: Secretary on 0421 603 240. Email: info@hmrs.org.au Website: www.hmrs.org.au
CANBERRA - ACT. August 4-5, 2018. 46th Model Railway & Scale Model Exhibition at Malkara Special School, Wisdon Street, Garran, ACT. 9:30am-5:00pm (Sat), 9:30am-4:00pm (Sun). Organised by the ACT Model Railway Society Inc and Malkara Special School P&C Inc. Contact: Gavan Bennett 0401 308 926. Email: gavanbennett@iinet.net.au
STRATHPINE – QLD, August 4-5, 2018. Organised by the Railway Modellers Club of Queensland Inc. (RMCQ). Strathpine Community Centre, 199 Gympie Road Strathpine (enter off Mecklem Street). 9.00am–4.00pm (Sat & Sun). Contact: Paul Hucklebridge (Show Co-ordinator). Phone: 07 3284 8518 or 0408 706 411. Adults $7, Senior/Concession $6, Children $2, Family (2A + 3C) $17. Email: show.coordinator@rmcq.org.au
THORNLEIGH – NSW. August 11–12, 2018. Marklin Modellers Exhibition, Thornleigh Community Centre, Cnr Phyllis and Central Avenues, Thornleigh (next to Bunnings). Models trains of European, American, Australian and British prototypes will be on display and for sale in our second hand stand. 9.00am–5.00pm (Sat), 9.00am–4.00pm (Sun). Adults $10, Seniors/Pensioners $8, Child $5 and Family $25. Contact: Norm 02 9918 3575. Email: marklin.modellers.sydney@hotmail.com
CAULFIELD - VIC. August 25-26, 2018. AMRA Victorian Branch Exhibition at Caulfield Racecourse, Station Street, Caulfield. Melway Map 68 Ref E1. 9:00am to 6:00pm (Sat), 9:00am to 5:00pm (Sun). Enquires: Clubrooms Telephone (03) 9885 7034. Email: amravic.exhibition@amra-vic.org.au
LIVERPOOL – NSW. September 29-30 & October 1, 2018. Sydney Model Railway Exhibition, Whitlam Leisure Centre, Memorial Ave, Liverpool. 9.00am-5.00pm (Sat & Sun) & 9.00am-4.00pm (Mon). A$17/S$12/C$9/F$43. Australian Model Railway Association NSW Inc. Phone (02) 9153 5901, Fax (02) 9153 5905. Email: president@amransw.asn.au or Website: www.sydneymodelrailwayexhibition.com
FORUMS

SEMINARS & CONVENTIONS


EPPING – NSW. April 14, 2018. SCMRA Seminar on ‘Rail Operations in Southern NSW’. 9.00am–5.00pm. Cost $45 includes lunch. Registration is essential by 2 April 2018. Forms available from tgmoore@bigpond.net.au
LOFTUS – NSW. May 19, 2018. Modelling the Railway of NSW Convention 35 will be held at Loftus TAFE. Details email: info@mrnsw.org.au Website: www.mrnsw.org.au and Facebook: Modelling the Railway of NSW Convention.
EPPING – NSW. July 28, 2018. Modelling the Early Days of the NSW Railways at Dence Park. Registration essential. Attendees for previous three years will be contacted directly. Details: amrmagzn@tpg.com.au
ADELAIDE - SA. September 1, 2018. Modelling the Railways of South Australia 23, at the Flinders Medical Centre lecture theatres, Bedford Park. 8.30am registration. 9.00am-5.00pm (Sat). Registration forms: MRSAC, PO Box 356, Parkholm SA 5043; www.mrsac.com; or selected hobby shops. Contact: at the above address or email at convention@mrsac.com.
BEENLEIGH – QLD. October 13, 2018. Modelling the Railways of Queensland Convention. The Beenleigh Events Centre, 9.00am (Sat). Website: www.qldrailheritage.com/mrqc

EXPOS


BUNDABERG – QLD. March 17-18, 2018. Bundaberg Model Train Expo, Civic Centre, Bourbong Street, Bundaberg. 9:00am-5:00pm (Sat), 9:00am-4:00pm (Sun). Adults $8.00, Children 8-16 $5.00, Family Pass $20.00 (2 Adults & 3 Children over 8, Children under 8 FREE). Contact: Graham 0407 559 086.
KALEEN – ACT. March 24-25, 2018. Canberra Model Railway Expo. Canberra Model Railway Club Inc. Kaleen High School, 104 Baldwin Drive, Kaleen. 9.00am-5.00pm (Sat), 9.00am-4.00pm (Sun). Adults $10, $5, Conc.$8, Fam $25 (2 adults + 2 children). Contact: Chris 0400 116 016 cmrcexporeg@cmrci.info Website: www.cmrci.info
DIAMOND CREEK – VIC. March 31 & April 1, 2018. Yarra Valley MRC Easter Train Expo 2018 Model Trains, Railway Memorabilia and more. Community Bank Stadium, 129-163 Main Rd Diamond Creek Vic 3089. 9.30am-5.00pm (Sat), 10.00am-4.00pm (Sun). Entry $10 Adults, $5 child, $25 Family. Facebook @eastertrainexpo2018
TOOWOOMBA – QLD. June 2-3 2018. Toowoomba Model Trains, Craft & Hobby Expo at Toowoomba Showgrounds, Glenvale Road. 9.00am-5.00pm (Sat), 9.00am-4.00pm (Sun). Adults, $14, Concession $10, accompanied children Free. Contact: Secretary 07 4638 0397. Toowoomba Model Railway Club Inc. Facebook: Toowoomba Model Railway Club Inc. Email: admin@toowoombamodelrailwayclub.com.au

OPEN DAYS


MORTDALE – NSW. April 7, 2018. At AMRA NSW Clubroom, 48 Barry Ave, Mortdale. 10.00am-4.00pm (Sat). Gold coin donation. (02) 9153 5901. Australian Model Railway Association NSW Inc. Website: www.amransw.asn.au
EPPING – NSW July 14, 2018. SCMRA and Epping Model Railway Club at Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping. 10.00am-3.30pm. Layout operation, Clinic on ‘Getting Started in Model Railways’ at 11.00am. BBQ sausage sizzle lunch. Contact: Trevor Moore 9876 3522 AH.
BRISBANE – QLD. September 9, 2018. Union Pacific Model Railroad Club welcomes visitors to view our large American model trains in operation at our Clubrooms, rear of Holland Park Sports and Community Club, 49 Abbotsleigh St, Holland Park. 9.00am-2.00pm (Sun). Refreshments available. Table Sales available to non-members limited to 6 tables so early bookings essential. For table space and other enquiries: sec_upmrc@bigpond.com or 0439 435 366.

SALE DAY


BRISBANE – QLD. March 20, & November 20, 2018. Buy and Sell Nights. Union Pacific Model Railroad Club at our Clubrooms, rear of Holland Park Sports and Community Club, 49 Abbotsleigh St, Holland Park. Registrations from 6.00pm (Tues). Sale commences 8.00pm. FREE ENTRY, refreshments available. No bookings required for sellers. Enquiries: sec_upmrc@bigpond.com or 0439 435 366.
TOOWOOMBA – QLD. March 24, 2018. At clubhouse, Toowoomba Showgrounds, Glenvale Road. Check-in 8.00am-10.00am, Sale 10.00am-1.00pm. Club layouts open to public from 10.00am-4.00pm. Toowoomba Model Railway Club Inc. Secretary: (07) 4638 0397 Email: admin@toowoombamodelrailwayclub.com.au or Website: www.toowoombamodelrailwayclub.com.au or Facebook; Toowoomba Model Railway Club Inc.
CALOUNDRA/GOLDEN BEACH. – QLD. April 14, 2018. Please note change of date. The Caloundra and District Model Railway Association. Arts Centre (North Street opposite the Oaks Oasis Resort). 8.30am-1.00pm (Sat) Items including locomotives and other rolling stock and scenery items. A Thomas layout for children to operate will be there as well as the Club’s HO T-Trak Modular Layout will be running. Free Admission. Sale Table Bookings (07) 5491 9213, (07) 5479 0339
BRISBANE – Qld. April 21 & October 20, 2018. At AMRA Qld.Branch Inc. club premises, 20A Murphy Road Zillmere 9.00am–3.00pm. Table sales, layouts running, sausage sizzle etc. Entry by gold coin donation appreciated. Contact Bruce Meiklejohn 0433440031 or email bruceian58@gmail.com for bookings and/or table hire.

FESTIVALS

SWAP MEET

Updated 16 Mar 2018