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Upcoming Model Engineering Events


9 - 11 March
Lake Macquarie Live Steam Locomotive Co-Operative Society Annual Birthday Run.
LMLSLS will be hold our annual Birthday Run on Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of March 2018. All AALS club members are invited to come along and enjoy our 3½", 5" and 7¼" gauge facilities. We will have an endless supply of tea and coffee for visitors, coal, char for locos. Air and 12 DC and kindling available for lighting up. For more info email:

29 March - 2 April
AALS 62nd Annual Convention WA
Hosted jointly by the South West Model Engineers’ Assoc. (Bunbury) & the Northern Districts Model Engineering Soc. (Balcatta). Location: Forrest Park Railway, Blair Street, Bunbury WA. The Forrest Park Railway has 2½, 3½, 5 and 7¼ inch track. Registration fee: $20 a day for AALS members and $10/day for wives/partners and children 13 and over. Children 12 and under free. Contact general: Tom Winterbourn at or for registrations: David Edmunds at Mail: PO Box 681, Balcatta, WA 6914.

6 - 8 April
Loddon Miniature Steam locomotive Society Inc (Eddington) Open Weekend
We are having a 'play weekend' at our facilities. 5" ground level track and an elevated 3½" & 5" track in a rural setting located at Eddington Victoria, Melways Map 621 B10 or Vicroads Country Map 43 F8. Nearest intersection: McCoy and Playfair Streets. Current Boiler certificates required. Camping areas available. Sidings available for rolling stock storage. Tea and coffee available at the club rooms and BBQ's available. Information: Alan Craven 03 5441 1946 or Bill Chapman 03 5472 1106.

7 April
Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway All Comers Day
All are welcome at our 5" and 7¼" track conveniently located at the corner of Elgar and Belmore Roads, Mont Albert North. Lunch supplied but, for catering purposes, please let us know you are coming. Ring the club on (03) 9898 2671 on Wednesday or Saturday 8 am to 3 pm or email . Bring your loco, boiler certificate if steam, and enjoy the company of fellow model engineers between 8 am and 4 pm.

5 - 7 May
7th 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 to be held at the club grounds. The club has 5" and 7¼" ground level track only, but welcomes all modellers to display their locomotives regardless of size or where they come from. Trophies will be presented for the Best Queensland Model in each Gauge. Please note that Sunday the 6th is a public running day. For more information or to register email the Club Secretary at:

31 August - 2 September
Roseworthy Railway Interclub
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