Diary

Updated February 2020


Exhibitions

  • THIRLMERE –NSW.  March 1, 2020. In conjunction with Thirlmere Steam Festival on Sunday. SHMR Inc Model Railway Exhibition. Held at Thirlmere Public School Hall. Adults $2,Children $1, Family $5.
  • FORESTVILLE – NSW. March 7–8, 2020. NSRMA Forestville Exhibition Forestville Memorial Halls, Cnr. Warringah Rd & Starkey St, Forestville, NSW 9am 5pm (Sat), 9am–4pm (Sun). Adult $13, Concession $10, Child $6, Family $32. Andrew King 0412 447 743 exhibition@nsrma.com.au
  • KYNETON – VIC. March 7-9, 2020. Macedon Ranges Model Railway Club. Annual Exhibition 2020. 10am-5pm (Sat & Sun), 10am-4pm (Mon). Sacred Heart Collage, Crn Begg and New Streets, Kyneton. Contact: Brian 0427 047 411.
  • HALLETT COVE - SA.  March 14-15, 2020. South Australian ‘N’ Gauge Society display, workshop & talk. Cove Civic Centre, 1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove. 10am-4pm (Sat), 1pm–4pm (Sun). Contact:  Secretary:secretary2@sangs.asn.au Website:  http://www.sangs.asn.au/ Find us on Facebook.
  • BUNDABERG WEST – QLD. March 21-22, 2020. 2020 Bundaberg Model Train & Hobby Expo, Bundaberg Multiplex Sports & Convention Centre, Civic Avenue, Bundaberg West. 9am-5pm (Sat), 9am-4pm (Sun). Adults $12.00, Children 8-16 $5.00, Family Pass $30.00 (2 Adults & 3 Children over 8, Children under 8 FREE).Contact: Graham 0407 559 086.
  • DIAMOND CREEK – VIC. April 11-12, 2020. Yarra Valley model railway club model train exhibition. Community Bank Stadium, 129-163 Main Hurstbridge rd, Diamond Creek Vic. 9.30am-5pm (Sat), 10am-4pm (Sun). Adults $15 Child $5 Family $30. Email:  ptktray@bigpond.com
  • BENDIGO –VIC. April 11-13, 2020. Bendigo Model Railroaders Exhibition. St Killian’s Catholic Church Hall, McCrae St Bendigo 10am-5pm (Sat), 10am-5pm (Sun), 10am-4pm (Mon). Adults $10/Children $3/Family $25. Contacts: Wayne 0499 164 824 or Matt 0458 792 400. Email: bendigomodelrailroaders@gmail.com
  • GILLES PLAINS - SA.  April 16-19, 2020. South Australian ‘N’ Gauge Society display. Gilles Plains Shopping Centre, 575 North East Road, Gilles Plains. 10am-9pm (Thu), 9am–5pm (Fri & Sat), 11am–3pm (Sun). Contact: Secretary: secretary2@sangs.asn.au  Website: http://www.sangs.asn.au/ Find us on Facebook.
  • BOWEN HILLS - QLD. May 2-3, 2020. AMRA Qld Inc, Brisbane Model Train Show. The Exhibition Building, 601 Gregory Terrace (cnr. Costin Street) RNA Exhibition grounds. 9am-5pm (Sat), 9am-4pm (Sun). Adults $15, Concessions $10, Child (if accompanied by an adult) free. Enquiries to show manager. Email: amraqld1@gmail.com
  • STANHOPE GARDENS – NSW. May 2-3, 2020. Hills Model Railway Society (HMRS). Second year at NEW VENUE and NEW DATES: Blacktown Leisure Centre, Stanhope. CNR Sentry Drive and Stanhope Parkway, Stanhope Gardens. 9am-5pm (Sat), 9am-4pm (Sun). Adults $15, Child $8, Senior $10, Family $30. Contact: Secretary 0421 603 240. Email:  info@hmrs.org.au  Website:  www.hmrs.org.au
  • ALBURY – NSW. May 23–24, 2020. Murray Railway Modelers Model Train Show. Mirambeena Community Centre, 19 Martha Mews, Lavington NSW 2641. 9am-5pm (Sat), 10am-4pm (Sun). Contact: Grant 0417 538 700. Email: galamy@bigpond.com
  • EAST BALLARAT – VIC. June 6-8, 2020. Ballarat & District Model Railway Club Inc. Annual Exhibition. At (new venue) the Recreation Centre Fussell street Ballarat East. 10am-5pm (Sat & Sun) 10am-4pm (Mon). Lots of layouts & trade stands. $5.00 Kids/ $10.00 Adults/ $25.00 Family. Email: trains.bdmrc@outlook.com
  • GLEN WAVERLEY - VIC. June 6-8, 2020. Waverley Model Railway Club Annual Exhibition, Brandon Park Community Centre, 649 Ferntree Gully Road, Glen Waverley. 10am-6pm (Sat) 10am-5pm (Sun) 10am-4pm (Mon). Adults $12, Children $6, Family $30. Email:  exhibitions@waverleymrc.org.au
  • ROSEHILL – NSW. June 6-8, 2020. Great Train Show at Rosehill Gardens Grand Pavilion, off Grand Avenue, Rosehill. 9am–5pm (Sat & Sun), 9am-4pm (Mon). Adults $16, Seniors $12, Child $9, Family $45. Contact: Mike 0408 817 554. Website:  www.eppingmodelrailway.org.au
  • SEAFORD - SA.  July 9-12,  2020. South Australian ‘N’ Gauge Society display. Seaford Central Shopping Centre, 108 Commercial Road, Seaford. 10am-9pm (Thu), 9am–5pm (Fri & Sat), 11am–3pm (Sun). Contact: Secretary:  secretary2@sangs.asn.au  Website: http://www.sangs.asn.au/ Find us on Facebook.
  • STAWELL - VIC. July 11-12, 2020. Grampian Model Railroaders Inc. SES Hall Sloane St Stawell Victoria 9am-5.00pm (Sat) & 10am-4pm (Sun). Contact: Stuart 0438 545 233. Website: www.gmrinc.org.au
  • CANBERRA – ACT. August 1-2, 2020. Malkara Model Railway & Scale Model ExhibitionatMalkara Special School,  Wisdom Street, Hughes. 9am-5pm (Sat) and 9am-4pm (Sun). Contact: Gavan Bennett on 0401 308 926. Email: malkara@actmrs.org.au
  • THORNLEIGH – NSW.
    August 8-9, 2020. Marklin Models Exhibition, Thornleigh Community Centre, Cnr Phyllis and Central Avenues Thornleigh 2120. 9am–5pm (Sat) & 9am-4pm Sun. Large Bring and Buy stall. Most gauges and prototypes represented. Contact: Peter 0407 007 899.

  • INGLE FARM - SA. August 20-23, 2020. South Australian ‘N’ Gauge Society display. Ingle Farm Shopping Centre, cnr Walkleys & Montacute Roads, Ingle Farm. 10am-9pm (Thu), 9am–5pm (Fri & Sat), 11am–3pm (Sun). Contact: Secretary:  secretary2@sangs.asn.au  Website: http://www.sangs.asn.au/ Find us on Facebook.

Forums

  • VICTORIA. September 13, 2020. The Prototype Modellers Forum 2020, presented by the Victorian Model Railway Society. Registration essential. Details:http://www.vmrs.net

Seminars & Conventions

  • EPPING – NSW. March 21, 2020. SCMRA Seminar on NSW Rail Operations covering Modelling and the Prototype. 9am-5pm. Registration essential by 6 March to SCMRA, PO Box 345, Matraville, 2036. Cost is $45.
  • LIDCOMBE – NSW. April 4, 2020. Carnarvon Golf Club, 64-95 Notting Hill Rd Lidcombe. The Aus7 Modellers Group O-Scale Modellers Forum. Seminars and modelling topics of interest to modellers working in any scale but with a focus on 1:48 and 1:43.5. 9am-4pm (Sat). Contact T Hodges Phone: 0429 926 003. Email: trevorchodges@gmail.com
  • ROSEHILL – NSW. June 5-9, 2020. National Model Rail Convention organised for all, by the Australasian Region NMRA , Clinics on 6thand 7th– all prototypes, all scales – local and international speakers. Layout Tours on 5th, 7th  and 8th. Prototype Tour, Convention Dinner, 2 Day Partners Program, Meals. Contact: Peter on 0413 226 825. Complete details and registration at  http://www.nmra.org.au/conventions/index.html

  • EPPING – NSW. July 25, 2020. Modelling the Early Days of the NSW Railways Workshop. Dence Park Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping. Registration essential. Regular attendees will be notified by post. Contact: amrmagzn@tpg.com.au
  • ADELAIDE - SA. August 29, 2020. (Please note revised date) Registration at 8.30 for a 9am start (Sat). Modelling the Railways of South Australia 25, at the Flinders Medical Centre lecture theatres, Bedford Park. 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

Expos

  • PARADISE POINT – QLD. July 18-19, 2020. Miniature Trains on the Coast Model Train and Hobby Expo at Paradise Point Community Centre, 31 Falkinder Ave Paradise Point, Qld (Sat & Sun). Contact: Secretary  secretary@mtcgc.org.auor 0419 654 630.

Open Days

  • MORTDALE – NSW. April 4, 2020. AMRA NSW Clubrooms, 48 Barry Avenue, Mortdale NSW. 10am-4pm. Gold coin donation. Contact: 02 9153 5901. Website:  www.amransw.asn.au Australian Model Railway Association, NSW Branch Inc.
  • EPPING - NSW. July 11, 2020. SCMRA and EMRCI with Operating layout and clinic on Getting Started in Model Railways at 11am. Free BBQ sausage sizzle. Contact: Trevor 02 9876 3522 for further details.
  • ARUNDEL – QLD. July 12, 2020. Gold Coast Model Railway Club, 18 Kendor St, Arundel Qld. 10am-4pm (Sun).

Sale Day

  • HELENSVALE – QLD. February 29, 2020. The Miniature Train Club Gold Coast Inc Buy and Sell at the Helensvale Community Hall, 31 Discovery Drive, Helensvale Qld (Sat). Table set up 9am. Free public entry from 10am. Close at 1.30pm. For tables contact: Charles 0414 449 463.
  • CALOUNDRA – QLD. April 4 2020. The Sunshine Coast Model Rail Club Sale and Display Day at Uniting Church Hall 56C Queen Street, Caloundra, from 8.30am till 1.00pm (Sat). (07) 5479 0339.
  • ZILLMERE - QLD. April 18,, 2020. AMRA Qld. Inc. 20a Murphy Road (Dunsford Street lights) Zillmere 9am-1pm. Layouts running, sausage sizzle, BBQ soft drinks, tea and coffee available. Enquiries and table bookings contact president Bruce Meiklejohn 0433 440 031. Email: amraqld1@gmail.com
  • ZILLMERE - QLD. October 17, 2020. AMRA Qld. Inc. 20a Murphy Road (Dunsford Street lights) Zillmere. 9am-1pm. Layouts running, sausage sizzle, BBQ soft drinks, tea and coffee available. Enquiries and table bookings contact president Bruce Meiklejohn 0433 440 031. Email: amraqld1@gmail.com

Swap Meet

  • ST RICHMOND – TAS. May 16, 2020. Hornby Railway Collectors Association of Australia (HRCAA) Tasmania branch Swapmeet. Richmond Primary School gymnasium on Henry St Richmond Tasmania 10am-2pm (Sat). There are around 60 tables booked, primarily of model trains and cars but there are usually other toys and models as well. Entry is by gold coin donation. Email:  jaikob_ford@hotmail.com
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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