Diary

Updated April 2019


Exhibitions

  • DIAMOND CREEK – VIC. April 20-21, 2019. Yarra Valley Model Railway Clubs. Easter Model Train Expo at the Community Bank Stadium, Diamond Creek. 9.30am-5.00pm (Sat), 10.00am-4.00pm (Sun).  Website: www.yarravalleymrc.com Facebook: @eastertrainexpo2019.
  • BRISBANE - QLD. May 4-5, 2019. AMRA Qld. Inc Brisbane Model Train Show- The Exhibition Building, 601 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills (cnr. Costin Street) RNA Exhibition grounds. 9.00am-5.00pm (Sat), 9.00am-4.00pm (Sun). Adults: $15.00 /Concession: $10.00. Children under 16: Free (if accompanied by an adult). Enquiries to show manager. Email:  amraqld1@gmail.com Website: http://www.brisbanemodeltrainshow.com.au
  • ALBURY - NSW. May 18-19, 2019. Murray Railway Modellers Annual Show at Mirambeena Community Centre, 19 Martha Mews, Lavington. 9.00am-5.00pm (Sat), 10.00am-4.00pm (Sun). Phone: 0417 538 700. Email: mrmshow@gmail.comFacebook:  Murray Railway Modellers Inc
  • RICHMOND VALE - NSW. May 18-19, 2019.The annual Model Exhibition at Richmond Vale Railway Museum Richmond Vale Railway Museum 262 Leggetts Drive. 9.30am-4.00pm (Sat & Sun). Due to fire damage in September 2017 there will be no train ride to Pelaw Main. Only on the Mulbring Rd line. All exhibitions will be confined to Richmond Main site. Adults $16, Concession $11 Children 6- 16 $7.50 under 6 FREE. We have received many donations of DVDs /Video’s/ Railway Books over the past year.  Plus always have magazines for sale PLEASE COME AND VEIW cannot send out list. Entry Fees, Locomotives, exhibits may be subject to alterations or cancellation without notice. Website:   www.richmondvalerailwaymuseum.org  
  • STANHOPE GARDENS - NSW. May 18-19, 2019. Hills Model Railway Society (HMRS) exhibition. NEW VENUE and NEW DATES: Blacktown Leisure Centre, Stanhope. Cnr Sentry Drive and Stanhope Parkway, Stanhope Gardens. 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  or Website:  www.hmrs.org.au
  • ADELAIDE - SA. June 8-10, 2019. Adelaide Model Railway Exhibition. Cardigan Street, Angle Park (behind the OTR). 9.30am-5.00pm (Sat & Sun), 9.30am–4.00pm (Mon). Adults $15.00, Concession $12.00, Children $7.00, Family $32.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children). Contact: Rodney Bates president@sangs.asn.au  Website:  http://www.modelrailwayshow.org.au/
  • BALLARAT – VIC. June 8-10, 2019. Ballarat & District Model Railway Club Queens Birthday weekend exhibition. At Specialist School Farm Campus 800 Norman street Ballarat. 10.00am-5.00pm (Sat), 10.00am-5.00pm (Sun), 10.00am-400pm (Mon). Child $5.00, Adult $10.00, Family $25.00.
  • GLEN WAVERLEY - VIC. June 8-10, 2019. Waverley Model Railway Club Annual Exhibition, Brandon Park Community Centre, 649 Ferntree Gully Rd, Glen Waverley. 10.00am-6.00pm (Sat) 10.00am-5.00pm (Sun) 10.00am-4.00pm (Mon). Adults $12, Children $6, Family $30. Details: exhibitions@waverleymrc.org.au
  • MOE - VIC. June 8-10, 2019. Latrobe Valley Model Railway Assoc Exhibition, Kernot Hall Moe. 10.00am-5.00pm (Sat & Sun), 9.00am-4.00pm (Mon). Adult $10, Child $5, Family $25.
  • ROSEHILL - NSW. June 8-10, 2019.Epping model Railway Exhibition, Rosehill Gardens Grand Pavilion, off Grand Avenue, Rosehill. 9.00am–5.00pm (Sat & Sun), 9.00am–4.00pm (Mon). Adults $15, senior $11, child $8, family $40. Prepaid tickets will be available from April. Contact: David Dalzell 0423 362 324. Email: contact@eppingmodelrailway.org.auWebsite:  www.eppingmodelrailway.org.au
  • GOLD COAST - QLD. June 29-30, 2019. Miniature Trains on the Coast, Model Train and Hobby Show. Carrara Indoor Sports Complex, Nerang-Broadbeach Road, Carrara. 9.00am-3.00pm (Sat & Sun). Adults $10.00, Concession $8.00, Student (5-18 years) $7.00, Family $25.00. Contact: Show Manager Craig Thistlethwaite 0408 887 766.
  • STAWELL - VIC. July 13-14, 2019. SES Hall Sloane St, Stawell. 9.00am-5.00pm (Sat), 9.30am-4.00pm (Sun). Contact: Stuart 0438 545 233. Grampian Model Railroaders Inc Website: www.gmrinc.org.au
  • CANBERRA - ACT.  August 3-4, 2019. 47th 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. Enquiries: Gavan Bennett 0401 308 926. Email:  gavanbennett@iinet.net.au.
  • STRATHPINE - QLD. August 10-11, 2019. The Pine Rivers Model Train and Hobby Exhibition, to be held at Strathpine Community Centre 199 Gympie Road, Strathpine. 9.00am to 4.00pm (Sat), 9.00am to 4.00pm (Sun).  Enter off Mecklem Street. Email: show.coordinator@rmcq.org.au
  • THORNLEIGH – NSW. August 10-11, 2019. Thornleigh Model Railway Exhibition. Thornleigh Community Centre, Cnr Phyllis and Central Avenues Thornleigh 2120. Adults $10, Seniors $8, Kids $5 and Family $25. Large Bring and Buy stall. All gauges and prototypes represented. Enquiries: Peter 0407 007 899.
  • CAULFIELD - VIC. August 24-25, 2019. Caulfield Racecourse, Station Street, Caulfield. Melway Map 68 Ref E1. 9am-5pm (Sat), 9am-4pm (Sun). Enquires: Clubrooms Telephone (03) 9885 7034. Email: amravic.exhibition@amra-vic.org.au
  • KYNETON-VIC. September 14-15, 2019. ARMMEX 2019 Macedon Ranges MRC and Cottage Industry Consortium Present the 5th annual expo of Cottage industry manufacturers. Masonic Hall, Yaldwin Street West, Kyneton. 10am-5pm (Sat), 10am-4pm (Sun). Flat entry fee $5.00.
  • SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK - NSW. October 5-7, 2019. The Sydney Model Railway Exhibition at Hall 5, Southee Pavilion Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. 9.00am-5.00pm (Sat & Sun), 9.00am-4.00pm (Monday). $18 Adults, $10 Children, $12 Concessions, $45 Family, $35 Multi Day Pass. Contact: 02 9153 5901. Email:  exhibition@amransw.asn.au
  • SUNBURY-VIC. October 19-20, 2019. Sunbury Model Railway Club 36th Annual Exhibition, St Annes Church Hall, Riddel Road Sunbury. 10am-5pm (Sat), 10am-4 pm (Sunday). Adults $10.00 Child $4.00 Pensioner $7.00 Family $20.00.

Seminars & Conventions

  • LOFTUS – NSW. May 18, 2019. Modelling the Railways of NSW Convention:36. Loftus TAFE. Registrations essential. Email:  info@mrnsw.org.au  Website:  www.mrnsw.org.au
  • EPPING - NSW. 27 July 2019. Modelling the Early Days of the NSW Railways Workshop at Dence Park Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping, NSW. Attendees must register by 20 July 2019. Cost: $40.00 which includes light lunch plus morning and afternoon teas. Payment on day. For further detail: email:  amrmprod@tpg.com.au   phone 02 9311 2036. Attendees from 2017 and 2018 will be contacted regarding projected programme.
  • ADELAIDE - SA. September 7, 2019. Modelling the Railways of South Australia 24, 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.
  • CANBERRA - ACT.  October 10–13, 2019. N Scale Conventions Australia Ltd, Ibis Styles Hotel, Narrabundah, ACT. The 16th convention will have presentations on many aspects of the hobby. Modelling of the highest class will be on show and modellers of all scales welcome. Early bird registration $295 (ends 31 May 2019); full registration $325. Full details via http://convention2019.nscale.org.au/

Open Days

  • DERNANCOURT – SA. April 28, 2019. S.A.R.M.A. Open Day at Log Cabin/Clubrooms, Corner Lyons & Balmoral Roads, Dernancourt. 10am-4.30pm. Multiple layouts, displays, sausage sizzle & refreshments.
  • BRENDALE - QLD. May 19, 2019. Buy and Sell, Open Day to be held at the Railway Modellers Club, Buckley Park, Terrence Road, Brendale. 10.00am-1.00pm (Sun).
  • BRISBANE – QLD. September 8, 2019. 9.00am-2.00pm (Sun). 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. 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.comor 0439 435 366.
  • BRENDALE - QLD. November 3, 2019. Buy and Sell, Open Day to be held at the Railway Modellers Club, Buckley Park, Terrence Road, Brendale. 10.00am-1.00pm (Sun).

Sale Day

  • BRISBANE - QLD. October 19, 2019. AMRA Qld. Inc. 20a Murphy Road (Dunsford Street lights) Zillmere. 9.00am-1.00pm (Sat). Layouts running, sausage sizzle, B.B.Q. soft drinks, tea and coffee available. Contact: president Bruce Meiklejohn 0433 440 031. Email:  amraqld1@gmail.com
  • BRISBANE - QLD. November 19, 2019. Buy & sell night. Union Pacific Model Railroad Club at our Clubrooms, rear of Holland Park Sports and Community Club, 49 Abbotsleigh St, Holland Park. Registrations from 6pm, Sale commences 8pm (Tues). FREE ENTRY, refreshments available. No bookings required for sellers. Enquiries: 0439 435 366. Email: sec_upmrc@bigpond.com

Festivals

  • GOULBURN - NSW. May 25-26, 2019. The Goulburn Loco Roundhouse Preservation Society Inc. (GLRPS) in conjunction with the Goulburn Mulwaree Council and NSW Trains are organizing a celebration for the anniversary of the arrival of the railway into Goulburn.  10.00am-4.00pm (Sat & Sun). Free entry at the railway station precinct but gold coin donation at the Roundhouse. Activities will include the unveiling of a plaque by His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) at the Railway Station on 25th May 2019. The Governor will be arriving on a train hauled by a vintage steam loco. One other specific activity will be the display of historical photographs, maps/diagrams and other memorabilia in the former Railway Refreshment Rooms. Whilst we do have quite a collection of items, there is always room for more! Grateful for the loan of any such items or copies of same. Contact: Terence Carpenter Secretary GLRPS. Phone: 02 4822 1210. Email: glrps12@optusnet.com.au
Further Information
Event organisers seeking listing within this page should send relevant details to 'Diary', SCR Publications PO Box 345 Matraville NSW 2036 or email amrmagzn@tpg.com.au.
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