1 - 3 November
Wagga Wagga Annual Invitation Run, NSW
Join in the fun at the annual Invitation Run at the WWSME grounds at Macleay Street Willans Hill.
Small Gauge Day, SLSLS, NSW
We are holding an invitation day especially for 2½ & 3½ inch gauge steam locomotives. NO 5" gauge locos please. From 8am to 6pm. Everything you need to know about the day is on the information sheet at: http://www.pnc.com.au/~wallison/SLSLS/smallgaugeday.pdf
2 - 3 November
Hobbies Alive - Clare Valley Model Engineers, SA
Our biennial event featuring many and varied hobbies centred around our 7¼" railway. This is a public event and features public running both days. The lake is full and provides two hectares for the boaties, both sail and power. We will also have a full size steam launch or two.
Displays of many other hobbies. All trains and boats welcome. Providing public rides is optional and we will run into the night (no public). Free camping available. Details Dean Manderson Deansue2@tpg.com or 0417 859 659.
9 - 10 November
10th Sand Groper's weekend and 4th WA Miniature Traction Engine Rally
South West Model Engineers (WA) invite all model engineers to attend this great weekend at Forrest Park Miniature Railway in Bunbury. The park is a great venue for traction engines. The railway is ground level 5" and 7¼" also an elevated 2½, 3½, 5" gauge track. Normal AALS rules apply. Registration includes tea/coffee all day plus morning/afternoon tea. Evening meal at cost. Contact Ian Morrison (08) 9725 2206 or Jeff Clifton (08) 9725 1994.
9 - 10 November
Two Tracks in Two Days, Tasmania
Once again the Evandale Light Railway and Steam Society and the North West Model Engineers Society are hosting two Tracks in two Days in November 2013. Saturday the 9th will be at the new ELRSS track at Morven Park in Evandale and on Sunday the 10th everyone moves to Ulverstone on the North West coast of Tasmania. There is always a good turn out from the Hobart Miniature Steam Locomotive Society, ELRSS and NWMES with both steamer and other configurations. ELRSS expect to have their elevated 3½"/5" track operational but please confirm before making travel arrangements. A BBQ lunch will be provided on both days. Everyone is welcome.
16 - 17 November
GSM&EE Exhibition, Victoria
The Exhibition will be held at Osborne House, 51 Swinburne St North Geelong on Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of November. Times will be 10 AM to 4 PM both Saturday and Sunday. Entry is by a Gold coin donation. Contact David Mann 0422 307 652 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 - 6 January 2014
CANMOD 2014 - Christchurch NZ
CANMOD 14 IS ON.
Come across to Christchurch, NZ for the next MEANZ Biennial Convention hosted by the Canterbury Society of Model & Experimental Engineers.
Christchurch is in good shape. We are a bit light on for Art Galleries, Town Halls and Cathedrals but the city is on the rebound and the construction of impressive new buildings is underway. CSMEE has never been busier. We deal with up to 1000 train rides every fine Sunday afternoon. Our new Clubroom is about to open and we are looking forward to a very successful convention.
Check our website: csmee.org.nz for details and updates or contact CSMEE SecretaryPO Box 37 307 Halswell. Christchurch 8245.
Don't miss this one!
8 - 9 March 2014
The annual birthday gathering at Lake Macquarie Live Steamers. This is to ensure that it is clear of our normal running day and no general public in attendance.
18 - 21 April 2014
57th AALS Convention TLSS Victoria
Tullamarine Live Steam Society extends a warm welcome to all associated clubs for this event. Bulla Hill Railway is located about 8 km from Tullamarine Airport on the way to Sunbury.
We have two ground level track circuits - the 3½"-5" is 620 metres in length and the 5"-7¼" approximately 1500 metres. Larger 5" locos can enjoy a longer run using the cross over which joins the two circuits. Each circuit has its own steam-up areas and there is ample, secure space in the new storage yards.
Boiler certificates are required and all locos and rolling stock must have effective brakes fitted. If you plan on night running, lighting front and rear is also required.
Wood, char and steam-up oil will be supplied. As will the bottomless cups of coffee and tea.
There are ample on site camping areas, and catered meals will be available throughout the weekend, BUT pre-registration will be required for both.
For further details and to download a registration form visit our website www.bullahillrailway.org.au. or contact the Convention Secretary, Bill Belton P.O. Box 288 Riddells Creek, Vic 3431.
2, 3 and 4 May 2014
3rd All Queensland Scale Model Weekend, Qld
Grandchester Model Live Steamers 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 7 ¼" ground level track only, but welcomes all modellers to display their locomotives regardless of size on this weekend. Trophies will be presented for the best Queensland model in each gauge.
For more information or to register contact President Dudley on 07 5464 1814 or Secretary Peter on 07 5463 7116 (evenings only) or via email to email@example.com
17 - 18 May 2014
20th birthday celebration, Victoria
The South Western Model Engineers invite you to their 20th birthday celebration. 3½" & 5" Elevated track. 5" & 7¼" ground level railway 1.8km long. Complimentary Char, steam oil, etc. 12V & compressed air available. Bottomless tea & Coffee available. Morning and afternoon teas for crews and drivers. BBQ lunch Saturday, dinner Saturday night at Cobden Golf Club. Full canteen available. Sunday public running. AALS rules apply. Bring boiler certificates. Traction engines welcome. Contact John 0415 801 275 or Graham (03) 5595 1664.