EXHIBITIONS


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, 645 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
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
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
THIRLMERE – NSW. July 13-15, 2018. ‘Models and Miniatures’ at NSW Rail Museum. Featuring a selection of NSW prototype layouts including Bethungra Spiral, Koolabar, Cockle Creek and The Beach. The weekend will also feature live steam models from Rails in the Garden, Coleman’s miniature railway and a selection of models from the State and THNSW collections. The event also includes steam train rides, mini train rides and other kids’ activities.  10.00am-4.00pm (Fri) and 9.00am-5.00pm (Sat & Sun). Museum entry: Adult $15, Conc $10, Child $5. Additional charge applies for steam train rides. Contact: info@nswrailmuseum.com.au Phone: (02) 4683 6800 Website: www.nswrailmuseum.com.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
BRAYBROOK – VIC. August 4-5, 2018. Sunshine Model Railway Club Exhibition.  Braybrook Secondary College, Burke Street, Braybrook, Victoria. 9.30am-5.00pm (Sat), 9.30am-4.00pm (Sun). $8.adult (child under 16 free with adult. Enquiries: Joe 0407 560 360 or Ted 03 9311 8389.
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
SUNBURY – VIC. October 20-21, 2018. Sunbury Model Railway Club Exhibition. Memorial Hall, Barkley Street, Sunbury. 10.00am-5.00pm (Sat), 10.00am-4.00pm (Sun). Enquiries 0427 047 41.
FORUMS
THORNBURY – VIC. September 16, 2018. The Victorian Model Railway Society’s Prototype Modellers Forum. Thornbury High School. Details and registration forms available at http://www.vmrs.net/

SEMINARS & CONVENTIONS


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
ARMIDALE – NSW. November 17-18, 2018. New England Convention at Armidale Bowling Club, Dumaresq Street, Armidale. 8.30-5.00 (Sat), 8.30-3.30 (Sun). Attendance by pre-registration only. Contact: Warren Herbert 02 6732 5711. Website: www.newenglandmodelrailwayclub.com

EXPOS


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
KYNETON – VIC. September 15-16, 2018. ARRMEX 18 (Manufacturers Expo). Cottage Industry Consortium and Macedon Ranges MRC. Masonic Hall, Yaldwyn Street, Kyneton. 10.00am-5.00pm (Sat ), 10.00am-4.00pm (Sun). Enquiries 0417 047 411.

OPEN DAYS


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.
EPPING – NSW. November 10, 2018. SCMRA and EMRCI at Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Rd, Epping. 10.00am-4.00pm (Sat). Layout operation. Scenery clinic at 11.00am. Free sausage sizzle lunch. Details from Trevor Moore 9876 3522.
EPPING – NSW. January 12, 2019. SCMRA and EMRCI at Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Rd, Epping. 10.00am-4.00pm (Sat). Layout operation. Getting Started clinic at 11.00am. Free sausage sizzle lunch. Details from Trevor Moore 9876 3522.

SALE DAY


BRISBANE – Qld. October 20, 2018. 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.
BRISBANE – QLD. 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.

FESTIVALS

SWAP MEET

Updated 28 May 2018