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) Hurstbridge. 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
ANGLE PARK - SA. June 11-13, 2016. Adelaide Model Railway Show exhibition, Greyhound Park, Cardigan Street, Angle Park. 9.30am-5.00pm (Sat & Sun); 9.30am-4.00pm (Mon). Adults $14.00, Concession $12.00, Children $6.50, (Under 5, free) Family $32.00. Website: www.modelrailwayshow.org.au or phone 08 83446939.
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-5:00pm, (Sat & Sun) 9:00am-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
THORNLEIGH – NSW. June 11-13, 2016. Epping Model Railway Exhibition. Brickpit Stadium, Dartford Road, Thornleigh. 10.00am–5.00pm (Sat), 10.00am–5.00pm (Sun), 10.00am–4.00pm (Mon). Adults $12, Seniors $8, Children $6, Family $30. Details contact@eppingmodelrailway.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.
BUNDOORA – VIC. July 2-3, 2016. Hobsons Bay Model Railway Club presents the 2016 Exhibition of Australian model railways at La Trobe university Bundoora campus in the Union Hall, enter via Kingsbury drive to car park 4, Melways ref:19 G6. 10.00am-5.00pm (Sat), 10am-4.00pm (Sun). Entry $10, children under 16 accompanied by a paying adult – FREE. For more info www.hbmrc.net.au
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
CASTLE HILL – NSW. July 30-31, 2016. Harvey Lowe pavilion Castle Hills Showgrounds. 9.00am-5.00pm (Sat), 9.00am-4.00pm (Sun). Adults:$12,Senior $8Children $6 Family $25 Contact Ron (Pres) 0438 959670 or Grant (Sec) 0421 603240. Web site: http://www.hmrs.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.
CAULFIELD - VIC. August 20-21, 2016. Caulfield Racecourse, Station Street, Caulfield. Melway Map 68 Ref E1. 9:00am-6:00pm (Sat), 9:00am-5:00pm (Sun). Enquires: Ron Hansen Exhibition Manager AMRA Victorian Branch. Phone 0400 394 969 Email: amravic.exhibition@amra-vic.org.au or Clubrooms phone (03) 9885 7034.
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


EPPING – NSW-. April 9, 2016. SCMRA Seminar – Goods Trains (the Modern Era). Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Rd Epping. 8.30am–5.00pm Registration Essential by 24 March. Cost $45. Send cheque and details to PO Box 345 Matraville 2036.
LOFTUS – NSW. May 14, 2016. Modelling the Railway of NSW Convention 33 will be held at Loftus TAFE. Details email: info@mrnsw.org.au webpage: www.mrnsw.org.au and Facebook: Modelling the Railway of NSW Convention 33.
EPPING – NSW. July 23, 2016. Workshop on Modelling the Early Days of the NSW Railways, Dence Park Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping. Regular attendees will be notified by post. For details write to SCR Publications. PO Box 345, Matraville 2036. (02) 9311 2036, fax (02) 9661 4323 or amrmagzn@tpg.com.au
ADELAIDE - SA. September 3, 2016. Modelling the Railways of South Australia 21, at the Flinders Medical Centre lecture theatres, Bedford Park. Saturday. 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.
BEROWRA – NSW. September 11, 2016. NMRA Convention with theme of “Modelling the Perway”. Clinics on 11/9. Complete details and registration at http://nmra.org.au/Convention16/convention16.html
WELLERS HILL – QLD. September 17-18, 2016. Modelling the Railways of Queensland at Wellers Hill Bowls Club, 34 Esher Street, Wellers Hill. Saturday & Sunday. Further details (as they come to hand) will be found at mrqc2012@optusnet.com.au also at QldRailHeritage.com

OPEN DAYS


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


GOLDEN BEACH – QLD. April 9, 2016. Caloundra and District Model Railway Assoc. at the Arts Centre, North St. Golden Beach. 9.00am-2.00pm (Sat). Free Entry. Table bookings prior (07) 5437 0505 or (07) 5479 0339
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 13 Mar 2016