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When: 30 Mar 2019
What: Come and Play Day
Where: Wagga Wagga SME, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Wagga Wagga SME is having a come and play day, for anyone interested in getting involved in the club. The day will allow you to get an inside look at the club and to talk to current members. 10.00am until 2.00pm. For more information or to let us know you are coming please contact the secretary
Email: secretary@wwsme.com.au
When: 17 Apr 2019
What: Pre-Convention Run
Where: Grandchester Model Live Steamers, Grandchester, Qld
5/7.25
Web: https://grandchestermodeltrains.com.au/
Email: mipetmcgovern@bigpond.com
When: 18 Apr 2019
What: Pre-Convention Run
Where: Brisbane Valley Tramway (Private Railway), Esk, Qld
7.25 only
Email: peter.nixon2@bigpond.com
Contact: Peter 07 5424 6232
When: 19~22 Apr 2019
What: 63rd Annual AALS Convention
Where: QSMEE, Brisbane, Qld
2.5/3.5/5 elevated 200m track, 5/7.25 ground 1200m track, 32/45mm. AALS wheel standards.Ride-in locomotives not permitted. Meals Fri, Sat, Sun need to be pre-booked. White lights at front and red lights at rear for night running.
Web: www.tracksandtrains.com/qsmee
Email: 2019convention@tracksandtrains.com
When: 23 Apr 2019
What: Post-Convention run
Where: Sunshine Coast Railway Modellers Society, Nambour, Qld
5", 7.25"
Email: ewmillington@bigpond.com
When: 24 Apr 2019
What: Post-convention run
Where: Brisbane Bayside Steam Railway Society, Wynnum West, Qld
5", 7.25"
Email: robert@bfts.com.au
When: 25~26 Apr 2019
What: Post-Convention run
Where: Springbrook Mountain Railway (Private Railway), Springbrook, Qld
7.25"
Email: donald@glenfinnan.com.au
When: 26~27 Apr 2019
What: Post-Convention run
Where: Maudsland Valley Railway (Private Railway), Maudsland, Qld
7.25"
Email: rob-shirl@bigpond.com
When: 28 Apr 2019
What: Post-Convention run
Where: Tweed Valley Miniature Steam Railway, Duranbah, NSW
7.25"
Email: johndrew1919@gmail.com
When: 04~05 May 2019
What: Quirindi Village Miniature Railway Weekend and Swap Meet
Where: Quirindi Rural Heritage Village, Kamilaroi Hwy, Quirindi, NSW
1.5km of 5"g only. Char provided. Road vehicle track. On-site camping available, hot showers. Coffee shop and BBQ facilities.
Email: jjmaunder@bigpond.com
When: 04~06 May 2019
What: All Queensland Scale Weekend
Where: Grandchester Model Live Steam, Grandchester, Qld
5/7.25 ground level. Qld scale models only. No public running except Sun 6th. Running till late. Sun 5th is public running.
Email: grandchesterlivesteam@gmail.com
When: 17~19 May 2019
What: Annual Kindred Society Day
Where: SLSV, Rowans Rd, Moorabbin, Vic
G0, G1, 3.5", 5", road vehicles. Lube oil, coal and char provided. Morning/afternon tea provided. Bring original boiler certificates.
When: 18~19 May 2019
What: Blowfly Rally and Birthday Weekend Run
Where: Mudgee Miniature Railway, Mudgee, NSW
All welcome - steam, petrol & electric. 5/3.5 gauge ground level track.
Email: kingpeter2850@gmail.com
Contact: 0458 555 929
When: 01~02 Jun 2019
What: Queensland Scale Run
Where: MELSA Rockhampton, cnr Kent and Cambridge Sts, Rockhampton, Qld
Rockhampton MELSA invites all owners and builders of Scale Model Queensland Locomotives to come along to the their extended running weekend. Qld and scale only.
Contact: Ian 0458146883
When: 08~10 Jun 2019
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: 12~14 Jul 2019
What: Julyfest 2019
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: 21 Jul 2019
What: Galston500
Where: Hornsby Model Engineers (29 Mid Dural Rd, Galston, NSW)
The Galston500 is a collection of 5” Scale Model Locomotive teams attempting to complete a combined total of 500 laps of the 1km track at the Galston Valley Railway in 12 hours to raise money for MS Research via Kiss Goodbye to MS. This is a public running event. (but public running is not compulsory), Breakfast and Lunch provided for participants. Participants are required to seek sponsorship by way of dollars per lap completed. Please visit our website for more information.
Web: www.galston500.com
Email: info@galston500.com
Contact: Allie - 0402 474 636
When: 08~11 Aug 2019
What: Annual Track'n'Tent Run
Where: QSMEE, Warner, Qld
2.5, 3.5,5, 7.25. AALS clubs only Thur, Fri, Sat. Sun is normal running day. Camping on site available, inquire first. 7.25. Morning/afternoon tea, Breakfast, lunch, dinner can be ordered at time of registration. Some restrictions on locomotive types - check first.
Web: www.tracksandtrains.com/qsmee
Email: qsmee@tracksandtrains.com
Contact: Garry 07 3378 7852
When: 31 Aug 2019
What: NSW Interclub Run - Fairfield
Where: Western Districts Live Steamers, Fairfield NSW
When: 02~03 Nov 2019
What: Small Gauge Festival
Where: Sydney LSLS, West Ryde, NSW
Small gauge (3.5"g and smaller ONLY) day. 400m 2.5/3.5(and5) elevated track. Sat and Sun 8:00AM~6:00PM. NO 5"g locos!!
Web: www.pnc.com.au/~wallison/sgf2019.pdf
When: 30 May 2020
What: NSW Interclub Run - Bathurst
Where: Bathurst Miniature Railway Society, Bathurst, NSW
When: 29 Aug 2020
What: NSW Interclub Run - Central Coast
Where: Central Coast Steam Model Co-Op, Narara, NSW
When: 29 May 2021
What: NSW Interclub Run - Blue Mountains
Where: Blue Mountains Rly Soc, Blaxland, NSW
When: 31 Jul 2021
What: NSW Interclub Run - Ryde
Where: Sydney LSLS, Ryde, NSW
When: 30 Apr 2022
What: NSW Interclub Run - Orange
Where: Orange SME, Orange, NSW
When: 30 Jul 2022
What: NSW Interclub Run - Bankstown
Where: Bankstown SLS, Bansktown, NSW

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