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Upcoming Model Engineering Events


13 - 15 July
Julyfest at SSME Luddenham. NSW

The members of The Sydney Society of Model Engineers invite all fellow modellers to our annual Julyfest. We will be open from Friday to Sunday. There is 2 ½ ,3½ and 5" elevated track and 5" and 7¼" ground level. All road vehicles are welcome. There is plenty of camping area available (non-powered) 869 Luddenham Rd Luddenham 2745. For further info see

22 July
QSMEE. Hugh Elsol Steam Only Run. Qld,

In memory of HUGH ELSOL the QSMEE will host a STEAM ONLY run at the Warner track on the 22nd July 2018. Hugh was a great proponent of the smaller gauges so I would like a good turn-out on the elevated track for this day. Running will be from 10am - 12.30am and 1.30pm - 3pm. This run will be on a Sunday and salads will be provided for a ‘bring your own' meat BBQ at lunch time. Numbers are needed for catering so phone reply to Noel Eberhardt on 0412 118 859.

3 - 5 August
Wintersun Steam Up, Gold Coast, QLD

Come and warm up from the winter blues down south on the Gold Coast. With our 3 day steam up for 45mm & 32mm Gauge engines on two layouts, also enjoy our Friday special garden visit. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Pre-registration only, No tickets at the door, No general public in attendance. This will be a great event and we look forward to seeing you. For registration form & More information email:

4 - 5 August
20th Anniversary - Grandchester Qld.

Grandchester Model Live Steam invites all fellow enthusiasts to join us in celebrating 20 years of running at the club grounds. For more information or to register email the Club Secretary at -

9 - 12 August
QSMEE Track and Tent Run - Warner, Brisbane

QSMEE invites fellow AALS affiliated model engineers to our 16th Annual Track and Tent run. We'll run exclusively for model engineers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Other invited guests will join us on Sunday. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners can be ordered when you register. Complementary morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Limited, non-powered sites for caravan, motor home or tent are available. For bookings and enquiries please visit or call Garry Menzies on 07 3378-7852 or 04-31034632.

31 August - 2 September
Roseworthy Railway Interclub . SA.

The Roseworthy Railway again invites all kindred spirits to enjoy their hospitality over a revised 3-day format at the start of September. 1.2km of 7¼" track to be enjoyed along with the company. Tea and Coffee to be provided on Friday, with a barbecue luncheon on Saturday and Sunday. Running until late, char and steam oil available, boiler certificates a must. Contact C. Mackintosh 0477144677

1 September
Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway 5" Invitation Day

All interested in 5" gauge are welcome at our 1.2km track at the corner of Elgar and Belmore Roads, Mont Albert North. The club will be open from 8 am until 9 pm. Lunch provided. For catering purposes, please indicate your intention to attend by ringing the club on (03) 9898 2671 on Wednesday or Saturday 8 am to 3 pm or emailing .

15 - 16 September
Altona Interclub All Comers Day, Vic.

Altona Miniature Railway invite all affiliated AALS members and friends to our All Comers Day. The usual conditions apply. Our public open day on the 16th for those who want to make a weekend out of it.

29 September
AALS Interclub Run, Orange, NSW

The Orange Society of Model Engineers invite fellow modellers to the Spring Interclub Run. 5" Gauge only, traction engines are welcome. Tea and coffee provided Coal, char, air and 12v DC provided as well. 8:00am - 6:00pm. Matthews Park, Corner Anson and Moulder Sts. Orange.

29 September - 1 October
Pacific Coast Railway (Casino Mini Rail and Museum) 25th Annual Invitational Birthday Run. NSW

Casino Mini Rail and Museum invites all AALS members and friends to attend our 25th Annual Birthday run to be held on the October long weekend. We have 1.8km of dual 5" and 7¼" track giving a total run of 3.6k's, and have built additional steaming bays and parking tracks. Please bring your own fuel and current boiler certificates for steamers. For further details email the secretary at

5 - 7 October.
Penwood Railroad Invitation Run. NSW

Penwood will be holding our annual 3 day invitation run; with all fellow enthusiasts welcome; commencing Friday 5th 6th and 7th October. The track is 7¼" ground level only. Traction Engines also welcome. Char; 12v and compressed air available. Camping and caravans catered for. Site address 215a Princes Highway Jaspers Brush 2535. Contact President Les Irwin 02 44 641 201. ?Email

6 - 7 October Bluescope Steel Western Port Railway Soc. All comers weekend, Vic.
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

20 - 21 October
30th Australian Miniature Traction Engine and Road Steam Rally, NSW.

This year the event will be hosted by the Cobdogla Steam Friends Society Inc. at the Cobdogla Irrigation & Steam Museum. Address: 3 Trussell Tce. Cobdogla, South Australia. Coordinates: 34.2464878 140.3992413 Contact Denis Wasley: The museum features the unique Humphrey Pump, a two-Foot gauge railway, two Fowler Traction engines (a Z7 Ploughing engine, and Australia's only Crane traction engine,) vintage tractors plus lots more! Accommodation nearby. A full description will be sent to those on the Rally List.

26 - 28 October
DVR's annual birthday celebration!

Fun running with no public on the Friday and Saturday including late night running on the Saturday. Public Running on the Sunday with suitable visiting locos welcome to assist. All members of the hobby welcome every day.Visting 7¼" gauge locos encouraged. Lunch available both days and Dinner available on the Saturday. Contact for full details.

27 - 28 October
FBR Annual Run. Friendly Beaches Railway Tas.

FBR is having its annual run days and this year we are celebrating the completion of the underpass which now gives us over 3km. of both 5" and 7¼" track, All are welcome. As usual we will supply tea and coffee along with a sausage sizzle for lunch on both days. For those who haven't been before. If staying overnight please bring whatever you need, tents, caravans, etc. We also have a 1000 meter airstrip if flying in. Contact Wayne at for more details.

3 - 4 November
SLSLS Small Gauge Day. West Ryde NSW

Saturday and Sunday 8.00am to 6.00pm. Please NO 5 inch gauge locomotives this weekend. Our 400m long elevated railway caters for 2½, 3½ (and 5 inch) gauges. The elevated track is fitted with operating stub points permitting the access of trains to and from the loco depot or sidings without removal of the footboards. Please bring your current boiler certificates. Access to the grounds via Park Avenue, West Ryde.