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Upcoming Model Engineering Events - AME 192


29, 30 April and 1 May 2017
6th All Queensland Scale Model Weekend

Grandchester M.L.S.A. invites all owners and builders of Scale Model Queensland Locomotives to come along to the All Queensland Scale Model Weekend. 5" and 7.25" ground level track only, but welcomes all modellers to display their locomotives. Trophies will be presented for the Best Queensland Model in each Gauge. Three (3) days of play - no public running. For more information or to register contact Cath on 07 5465 5264 or Secretary Peter via email

6 May
GMES Gippsland Gathering 2017

At our facility off Peterson Street Traralgon. GMES has a ground level multi-gauge track of 7.25" and 5". Will be open from 10.00 am. A night run for those interested. We will provide morning and afternoon tea and a BBQ lunch. For catering please advise Ainsley Welbourne on or 0457 317 655 by the 28th April. All steam locomotives must have a current boiler ticket. Char and coal for steam engines provided. Sorry we canít unload double deck trailers.

6 - 7 May
Quirindi Village Miniature Railway Weekend and Swap Meet. NSW

A warm welcome is extended to all AALS members to attend the QVMR Annual weekend and Rally. Our 1.5km loop of 5 inch track has plenty of siding space and water points. Char will be provided and there is ample room for camping. There are hot showers available and continuous tea and coffee. All meals available on the ground. QVMR is located five hours north west of Sydney on the Kamilaroi Highway. Contact John Maunder; (02) 6746 1711 (nights) email;

20 - 21 May
Blowfly Rally & Birthday Weekend Run - Mudgee Miniature Railway, NSW

The Mudgee Miniature Railway invites everyone to attend the 25th 'Blowfly Rally & Birthday Weekend Run' on the 20th & 21st May 2017. While we are aiming for as many Blowfly locos as possible, all types of locos are welcome whether steam, petrol or electric. Track is 3.5" & 5" gauge ground level. Plenty of room to camp on site. For more details & information, contact the secretary - Peter King on 02-63733626 or email at :

3 - 4 June
QSMEE Exhibition and Trophy Weekend

We have changed our November trophy weekend to June. It will now be on the first Saturday and Sunday of June. Please bring along your models and enter into the judging on Sunday morning. Events include Saturday night run, novelty contest and a BYO meat BBQ on Saturday night. Salads and dessert provided free. On-site camping is available. Contact Garry Menzies on 07 33787852 for details.

10 - 12 June
23rd Hot Pot Run - Wollongong NSW

Illawarra Live Steamers invite you to enjoy a wintery weekend of hot steamy soup, fresh bread rolls with an abundance of rolling stock and locomotives thrown in. Our entry fee is a donation of three cans of soup per person for the weekend. Night running permitted. Areas are set-aside for Camping and Caravans from Friday (9th). The owners of Trade Stands will be invited to participate. Contact Greg Szloch: 0416 722 366, email: or look us up at

16 - 18 June
Fourth Birthday Run Tamworth

Tamworth Miniature Railway is situated in the precinct of Tamworth Botanic Gardens, Piper St. Our Track is 5'' and 7.25''. We invite all associated Clubs and Members. On site Camping is available. Contact David 0267622375, or Gordon 0428 667 562.

29 - 30 July
July Invitational Run - Roseworthy, S.A.

The Roseworthy Railway Club invite members of kindred societies to enjoy their 1.2km of 7.25" track at the Roseworthy Campus of the University of Adelaide. Private roadways within the campus are suitable for road-steam use, with a BBQ luncheon to be provided both days. Light-up wood, char and steam oil provided - 12V DC in the steaming bays. Please advise intentions for catering purposes. Saturday night running Ďtil late, boiler certs. a must. Contact C. Mackintosh, 0477 144 676, email

5 - 6 August
Grandchester 19th Anniversary

Grandchester Model Live Steam invites all fellow enthusiasts to join us in celebrating 19 years of running. For more information or to register email the Club Secretary at -

10 - 13 August
QSMEEís Annual Track and Tent Run - Warner, Qld

QSMEE invites fellow model engineers to join us for our 15th Annual Track and Tent run. We will be open exclusively for model engineers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Other invited guests will be in attendance on Sunday. Breakfast, lunch and light dinner can be ordered at time of registration. Note that, for safety reasons, there are some restrictions on locomotives. More detailed information is available on our website ( Enquiries to Garry Menzies on (07) 3378 7852.

26 - 27 August
EXPO 2017 - Ship Models

The Sydney Model Shipbuilders Club is hosting its 5th EXPO - An exhibition of Ship Models at the Georges River 16ft Sailing Club. Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm. Exhibitors include: SMSC plus Canberra Model Ship Club, Carrs Park Radio Yacht Club, Maritime Model Club Of NSW, St George Model Boat Club, Hubertus Model Boat Club and Australian Plastic Model Association. Fun for the whole family! Talks and demonstrations. Enquiries: Michael Bennett, Mobile: 0411 545 770.

9 September
Wandong All Comers Day

Wandong Live Steamers is holding their bi-annual "all comers" run and invite all AALS affiliated clubs. Location: Mathiesonís Siding, The Dene, Wandong, Victoria. The club track is 5" gauge only with facilities for 12 volt blower connections but no compressed air. Char will be provided. All visiting steam locos require a current boiler certificate and fully fitted ash pan. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided. A light lunch is available for $10. Contact: John (03) 9749 3614. Email:

7 - 8 October
Bluescope Steel Western Port Railway Soc. All comers weekend

Commencing 0830 Saturday (with night running) till late Sunday. Tea and coffee available both days. Saturday lunch at $10 per head. Char water air and 12- volt power in the steam up bays. Petrol is also available. Limited camping is available from Friday afternoon through to Monday morning. Please notify us prior to coming. Ring Nigel Alexander on (03) 59793780. Situated on the Bluescope recreation reserve Denhams road Hastings Victoria 3915. Melways map ref 155 A2. Contact Neil Warren: e-mail