EXHIBITIONS


CORIO - VIC. January 23-24, 2016. Geelong West Town Hall, Pakington St, Geelong West (cnr Albert). 10am-5pm (Sat), 10am-4pm (Sun), Enquiries David Nicholas 0409 528252 or steam3203@yahoo.com.au.
FORESTVILLE – NSW. March 5-6, 2016. NSRMA Forestville Exhibition, Forestville Memorial Halls, Cnr. Warringah Rd & Starkey St, Forestville, NSW. Sat 9am-5pm, Sunday 9.00am-4.00pm. Adults $12, Child $6, Concession $8, Family $28 Contact: Andrew King 0412447743 exhibition@nsrma.com.au www.nsrma.com.au
THIRMERE – NSW. March 6, 2016. Thirlmere Public School Hall. SHMR Inc Model Railway Exhibition in conjunction with Thirlmere Steam Festival. 9am-5pm (Sun) $2/$1/$5.
KYNETON - VIC. March 12-14, 2016. Macedon Ranges Model Railway Club Inc Exhibition. At Sacred Heart College Auditorium. Entry via New & Begg St, Kyneton. 10.00am-5.00pm (Sat & Sun) and 10.00am-4.00pm (Mon). Enquiries: 0427 047 411.
SANDOWN – VIC. March 12-14, 2016. Sandown Train and Hobby Show 2016. Sandown Racecourse, 591-659 Prices Highway Springvale 3170. Enter via Princes Hwy (car) or Sandown Park Station (train) and Grand Stand entry via Gate 2. 10.00am-6.00pm (Sat), 10.00am-5.00pm (Sun), 10.00am-4.00pm (Mon). Adults $10 Children (4-15) $5, Children 3 and under free.
BUNDABERG – QLD. March 19-20, 2016. Bundaberg Model Train Expo 2016. At 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.
HURSTBRIDGE - VIC. March 26-27, 2016. Yarra Valley Model Railway Club will be holding its second exhibition at the Hurstbridge Hall, 974 Heidelberg-Kinglake (Main rd) Hurstbridg. 9.00am-5.00pm (Easter Sat) 10.00am-4.00pm (Easter Sun). Adults $8.00, Children/Pensioners $5.00, Family $20.00. For more detail visit www.yarravalleymrc.com
BENDIGO - VIC. March 26-28, 2016. Bendigo Model Railroaders Inc. Exhibition. At St Andrews Uniting Church Hall, Myers St Bendigo. 10.00am–5.00pm (Sat & Sun), 10.00am–4.00pm (Mon). Adults $9, Children $4, Families $22. Mark Gair 0418 340 399 bendigomodelrailroaders@gmail.com
KALEEN – ACT. April 2-3, 2016. Canberra Model Railway Expo
at U of C High School,104 Baldwin Drive, Kaleen, ACT. 9.00am-5.00pm (Sat), 9.00am-4.00pm (Sun). Adults $10, Children, Concession holders $5, family $25. Contact: Andrew Lund (02) 6231 9799. Email cmrcexpo@cmrci.info Website www.canberra-model-railway-club.webs.com
BOWEN HILLS . – QLD. May 7-8, 2016. Brisbane Model train Show at Brisbane Showgrounds (formerly known as RNA) in the new Marque Pavilion, main entrance from O’Connell Terrace. 9.00am-5.00pm (Sat), 9.00am-4.00pm (Sun). Adults $15, Concession $10, Children to 15 Free. 50% larger than previous venues. See www.brisbanemodeltrainshow.com.au Contact bmts@amraqld.asn.au or AMRA Qld Branch PO Box 352 Zillmere Qld 4034.
ALBION – VIC. May 14-15, 2016. All American Model Railroad Show. At the Maltese Cultural Association Building, 27 Talmage St Albion (Melway 26 F10). 9.30am-5:00pm (Sat), 9.30-4.00pm (Sun). For more info Telephone Martin:0432 407 502 or AH:9352 4018 or Email bigboy4007@optusnet.com.au www.facebook.com/usmrca
RICHMOND VALE – NSW. May 14-15,, 2016. The annual Model Exhibition is on again at Richmond Vale Railway Museum, Leggetts Drive, Richmond Vale (4 km South of Kurri Kurri). This is the only exhibition where you have to catch a full sized train to be able to see all of the exhibits. Ride the train to Pelaw Main and take your time looking at the models on display. Catch the next train back to Richmond Vale for lunch or afternoon tea and browse over the models on display. 10.00am-4.30pm (Sat & Sun). Adults $16, Concession $11, Children (5-15 Years) $7.50 Children under 5 are free. Web Page www.richmondvalerailwaymuseum.org
ALBURY - NSW. May 21-22, 2016. Murray Railway Modellers Inc. Mirambeena Community Centre, 19 Martha Mews, Lavington. 9am to 5pm (Sat.) and 10am to 4pm (Sun.). Contact: John Harvey, 0417 650 086 or mrmshow@gmail.com. Web: www.murrayrailwaymodellers.com
BALLARAT – VIC. June 11-13, 2016. Ballarat Model Railway Show held at the Ballarat Specialist School Farm Campus, 800 Norman Street Invermay Park Ballarat Vic. Open 10:00am to 5:00pm, (Sat & Sun) 9:00am to 4:00pm (Mon). Contact John McClure Secretary. E-mail jkmcclure8@bigpond.com. Phone (03) 5335 7765.
GLEN WAVERLEY – VIC. June 11-13, 2016. Waverley Model Railway Club Annual Exhibition, Brandon Park Community Centre, 645 Ferntree Gully Rd, Glen Waverley. 10.00am-6.00pm (Sat) 10.00am-5.00pm (Sun) 10.00am-4.00pm (Mon). Website: exhibitions@waverleymrc.org.au
GOLD COAST – QLD. June 25-26, 2016. The 7th Annual Miniature Trains on the Coast, Model Train and Hobby Show at the Carrara Indoor Sports Complex, Nerang Broadbeach Road, Carrara. 9.00am–5.00pm (Sat), 9.00am-4.00pm (Sun). Adults $9, Concession $7, School aged children $5, Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) $25.00. Children under 5 are Free. Contact Miniature Train Club – Gold Coast Inc. showmanager@mtcgc.org.au or Craig on 0408887766.
STAWELL - VIC. July 9-10, 2016. SES Hall Sloane St Stawell Victoria 9.00am-5.00pm (Sat) & 9.30am-4pm (Sun). Enquiries: Colin (03) 5358 2161 A/H Grampian Model Railroaders Inc Website: www.gmrinc.org.au
BRISBANE – QLD. August 6-7, 2016. Strathpine Community Centre, 199 Gympie Road, STRATHPINE Qld 4500 (enter off Mecklem St) 9.00am-4.00pm (Sat & Sun). Adults $7, Concession $6, Family $17 (2A+3C) Child $2. Run by Railway Modellers' Club of Queensland. Contact: Show Manager John Kennedy john.kennedy4@optusnet,.com.au Mob: 0422 759 641.
LIVERPOOL – NSW. October 1-3, 2016. 2016 Sydney Model Railway Exhibition, Whitlam Leisure Centre, Memorial Ave, Liverpool. 9.00am-5.00pm (Sat & Sun) & 9.00am-4.00pm (Mon). $15/$11/$8/$38. Phone (02) 9153 5901, Fax (02) 9153 5905, www.sydneymodelrailwayexhibition.com or exhibman@iinet.net.au Australian Model Railway Association NSW Branch Inc.

FORUMS


THORNBURY – VIC. November 13, 2016. The Victorian Model Railway Society’s Prototype Modellers Forum. Details and registration forms: http://www.vmrs.net/, hobby shops in Melbourne or from PMF 2016, 37 Williamson Road, Mont Albert North, Vic, 3129.

SEMINARS & CONVENTIONS

OPEN DAYS


BUNDABERG – QLD. March 12, 2016. Bundaberg Model Railway Club Inc. open day in the club rooms at the old show grounds, entrance from Kensington Street. 9.00am-3.00pm (Sat). Free entry. Contact: 0414 685 653 email cnpashley@icloud.com.
ZILLMERE – QLD. March 19, 2016 AMRA Qld Branch Open Day 20 Murphy Road Zillmere, beside QR tracks. 9.30am–1.30pm (Sat). Drinks and Refreshments on sale. Table sales too.
MORTDALE – NSW. April 2, 2016. AMRA NSW Branch Clubrooms, 48 Barry Avenue, Mortdale. 10.00am-4.00pm (Sat). Gold coin donation. (02) 9153 5901. www.amransw.asn.au. Australian Model Railway Association NSW Branch Inc.

BRING & BUY - SALE DAYS


BRISBANE – QLD. May 15, 2016. Railway Modellers' Club of Queensland, Buckley Park, Terrence Rd, BRENDALE Qld 4500. 10.00am-2.00pm (Sun). Entry gold coin. Arrive at 9am if you want to rent a table - no prior bookings. Contact: Secretary Quentin Nosovich Mob: 0409 328 888.
BRISBANE – QLD. November 6, 2016. Railway Modellers' Club of Queensland, Buckley Park, Terrence Rd, BRENDALE Qld 4500. 10.00am-2.00pm (Sun). Entry gold coin. Arrive at 9am if you want to rent a table - no prior bookings. Contact: Secretary Quentin Nosovich Mob: 0409 328 888.

Updated 11 Jan 2016