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Upcoming Model Engineering Events - AME 193


15 July
Hornsby Model Engineers' D-Day, NSW.

HME will be hosting our annual D-Day run on 15th July 2017 for 5" gauge and Gauge 1, Diesel and Electric locomotives only (No steam). Morning, afternoon tea and lunch will be provided. We are situated at 29 Mid Dural Rd, Galston. Gates open at 8.30am. Enquiries to Refer also to our advert in AME or go to

29 - 30 July
July Invitational Run - Roseworthy, SA.

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 ‘til late, boiler certs. a must. Contact C. Mackintosh, 0477 144 676, email:

5 - 6 August
Grandchester 19th Anniversary, Qld.

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
QSMEE's 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, NSW.

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.

2 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 onwards. 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

9 September
Wandong All Comers Day, Vic.

Wandong Live Steamers is holding their bi-annual "all comers" run and invite all AALS affiliated clubs. Location: Mathieson's 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:

30 September - 1 October
Port Augusta October Run, SA.

The Port Augusta October Run will be on again this year but it will be the last time at this track. Council have decided we are to move so move we will. The track is five inch ground level and the registration charge is $20 a day with the evening meal thrown in. The track will be available on 2 October for anybody staying over. Telephone Ernie on 0427 423 858 to register.

6 - 8 October
Hornsby Model Engineers' Birthday Weekend, NSW.

HME will be hosting our Birthday Weekend run from 6-8th October 2017. We have 5" gauge and Gauge 1 only. The track is available from 7.00am to 10.00pm each day. Morning, afternoon tea and lunch will be provided on Friday and Saturday. Sunday is our Public Running day and you are welcome to participate. No on-site camping available. We are situated at 29 Mid Dural Rd, Galston. Enquiries to Refer to

7 - 8 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

14 - 15 October
26th Australian Miniature Traction Engine and Road Steam Rally, NSW.

This year the event will be held at the Maitland Steam Fest rally grounds. Registration forms available on the AME web site. More information in the ad on page 72 of AME Issue 193.

14 - 15 October
Cobden Spring Festival, Vic.

South Western Model Engineers invite you to their 2017 Spring Festival. 3.5" & 5" elevated with 5" & 7.25" ground level tracks. Complimentary char (Bacchus Marsh), steam oil etc. Bottomless tea, coffee, morning and afternoon teas for crews and drivers. Light lunch provided Saturday. Saturday night dinner (catered by a local group - fees apply) at the park with night running after. Sunday public running (if you wish). Canteen available on Sunday. AALS rules apply. Friday arrival okay. Traction engines welcome.

4 - 5 November
SLSLS Small Gauge Weekend, West Ryde, NSW.

Remembering the 50th anniversary of the death of LBSC. Saturday and Sunday 8.00am to 6.00pm. THIS YEAR ONLY, 5 inch gauge locomotives of LBSC design will be allowed to run. No other 5"g locos please. 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.

11-12 November 2017
Two Tracks in Two Days, Tas.

The North West Model Engineering Society will be hosting the event on Saturday 11 November and Evandale Light Railway and Steam Society Inc., will be hosting the event on Sunday 12 November. All AALS Club Members are invited to this popular event. All fuels and a BBQ lunch will be provided. NO CHAR AVAILABLE. Enquiries to - Peter Lawson, 0417102324, email -