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Upcoming Model Engineering Events


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 7" 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 8am until 9pm. 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.

15 - 16 September
Blowfly Muster, Illawarra Live Steamers

The members of the ILS would like to welcome all those with a Blowfly and Blowfly variant for a relaxed weekend in the Gong, enjoying similar models amongst friends. Onsite camping and tea/coffee available, Friday 14th afternoon arrival available. Char, air and 12V provided. Blowflies & variants only, 5", boiler tickets a must. For more information and to register, please contact John Wilson 0419 493 010 or check out the Flyer on the club website under Miscellaneous.

Saturday 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 7" 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 7" 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

18 - 21 October

This year, the ever-popular Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition will be returning to the Warwickshire Event Centre from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 October. It is established as one of the leading model engineering exhibitions and the second longest running show of its kind in the UK. At four days in duration it is a comprehensive and full exhibition for everyone to enjoy, This is THE show for model engineers. See or call 01926 614101 for full competition details, further details of the show and to book tickets.

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. Note: A limited supply of welsh coal will be available for sale.

20 - 21 October

A cordial invitation is extended to join us at our Annual Spring Festival. 3'' & 5'' Elevated track. 5'' & 7'' Ground level track. Bottomless tea, coffee, morning and afternoon teas for crews and drivers. Light lunch provided on Saturday. Saturday night dinner (Fees apply). Night running. Sunday: Public Running. Canteen available on Sunday. Current Boiler Certificate required. OK for Friday early birds. Traction engines welcome. RSVP 14 October for catering to Secretary Sharron Howard (0400 514270) (email

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 7" 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 7" 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 2, 3 (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.

8 - 1 February 2019
13th Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Builders and owners of model boats now have the opportunity to show-off their treasures at the Model Boat display as part of the 2019 MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival. There is no cost to enter model boats, although depending on space there may be a limit to the numbers able to be accepted. Registrations are now open with model boat owners invited to register at WHERE: Sullivan's Cove, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. INFORMATION: visit EVENT BLOG: CONTACT: +61 3 6223 3375