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When: 27 May 2018
What: Galston500
Where: Hornsby Model Enginneers (Galston Valley Railway) 29 Mid Dural Rd, Galston
This is a Fundraising Event to raise money for MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Research Australia (via Kiss Goodbye to MS). The plan for the Galston500 is to have 24x 5in Locomotive teams complete a combined total of 500 laps of the 1km track at the Galston Valley Railway. Starting at 6am, on Sunday 27th May 2018. The day will be broken up into 3x 3 hours shifts. Registrations to participate close 28th February 2018. Event is open to the public for viewing.
Web: www.galston500.com
Email: info@galston500.com
Contact: Allie Thackray 0402474636
When: 09~11 Jun 2018
What: Annual Hot Pot Run
Where: Illawarra Live Steamers, Wollongong, NSW
3 cans of soup entry. Camping available on site. G1, 2.5/3.5/5 in gauges.
Web: www.ils.org.au
Email: greg.szloch@gmail.com
When: 09~10 Jun 2018
What: Echuca Steam Rally
Where: Rotary Park, Campaspe St, Echuca, Vic
Traction Engines, vintage cars, working horses, etc
Web: http://www.echucasteamrally.com.au/
When: 15~17 Jun 2018
What: Annual Birthday Run, Tamworth
Where: Tamworth Miniature Railway, Tamworth Botanic Gardens, Piper St, Tamworth, NSW
5+7.25"g. Onsite camping available.
Email: scottdd@bigpond.net.au
Contact: David 02 6762 2375, Gordon 0428 667 562
When: 30 Jun 2018
What: NSW Interclub Run - West Ryde
Where: Sydney LSLS, West Ryde,NSW
2.5/3.5/5 elevated, 5 ground. Morning/afternoon tea provided. Sausage sandwiches, drinks available for lunch or BYO.
Web: www.slsls.asn.au/
When: 13~15 Jul 2018
What: Julyfest 2018
Where: Sydney SME, Luddenham, NSW
Fri/Sat/Sun. 45mm, 2.5/3.5/5 elevated, 5/7.25 ground level + road steam. Continuous running day and night. Char & petrol available. Bottomless tea/coffee. Morning/afternoon tea. BBQ lunch for purchase. BBQ meal on Saturday night at nominal cost. Unpowered onsite camping. One hot shower available (with disabled access).
Web: www.smex.net.au/~Julyfest
When: 14 Jul 2018
What: D-Day at Galston
Where: Hornsby Model Engineers, Galston, NSW
D-Day at Hornsby Model Engineers, 29 Mid Dural Rd, Galston. 5" Gauge and Gauge 1 Diesel and Electric Locomotives only. Gates open at 8:30am. BBQ Lunch provided.
Web: www.hme.org.au
Email: info@hme.org.au
When: 04~05 Aug 2018
What: Birthday Anniversary Run - Grandchester
Where: Grandchester Model Live Steamers, Grandchester, Qld
Web: www.gmlsa.grandchestersawmill.com.au
Email: grandchesterlivesteam@gmail.com
When: 31 Aug ~ 02 Sep 2018
What: Roseworthy Interclub Run
Where: Univ. of Adelaide Roseworthy campus, Roseworthy, SA
7.25g. BBQ lunch provided Sat and Sun. Light up wood, char, steam oil supplied. 12V DC in steaming bays. Running till late.
Email: islingtondesignstudios@gmail.com
Contact: Secretary 0477 144 676
When: 15~16 Sep 2018
What: Altona Miniature Railway Invitation Day
Where: AMR, Altona Nth, Vic
Sun is public running, visitors welcome
When: 29 Sep 2018
What: NSW Interclub Run - Orange
Where: Orange SME, Orange, NSW
Air with Ryco fittings available. Start up wood, char and unleaded provided. Morning/afternoon tea.
Contact: Greg 02 6362 9634
When: 19~21 Oct 2018
What: WDLS Birthday Celebrations
Where: Western District LS, Fairfield, NSW
Elevated 2.5/3.5/5 track, ground level 5/7.25 (1km). Lighting up wood, char, steam oil and petrol will be supplied. Air, 12VDC in steaming bays. Morning/Afternoon tea. Sausage sizzle lunch (Sunday only). Night running. Limited camping available - contact for details
Email: gonzo_4419@bigpond.com
Contact: Dave Kirkland 0408 763 095
When: 20~21 Oct 2018
What: Miniature Traction Engine and Road Steam Rally
Where: Cobdogla Irrigation and Steam Museum, Cobdogla, SA
Email: enquiries@cobdoglasteammuseum.com.au
When: 26~28 Oct 2018
What: Diamond Valley Railway's Birthday Run
Where: Diamond Valley Railway - ELtham, Vic
Diamond Valley Railway October 26th to October 28th 2018. 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 everyday. Visting 7 1/4" gauge locos encouraged. Lunch avaliable both days and Dinner avaliable on the Saturday. Contact sam.daly@dvr.com.au for full details.
Web: www.dvr.com.au
Email: sam.daly@dvr.com.au
Contact: info@dvr.com.au
When: 03~04 Nov 2018
What: Small Gauge day
Where: Sydney LSLS, West Ryde, NSW
Small gauge (3.5"g and smaller ONLY) day. Sat and Sun 8:00AM~6:00PM.
Web: www.slsls.asn.au
When: 31 Aug 2019
What: NSW Interclub Run - Fairfield
Where: Western Districts Live Steamers, Fairfield NSW
When: 30 May 2020
What: NSW Interclub Run - Bathurst
Where: Bathurst Miniature Railway Society, Bathurst, NSW

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