Cannington Doll, Toy, Model, Games Collectors Fair

A special fair is being held by Vintage Services in conjunction with the W.A. Doll and Toy Group at Cannington Exhibition Centre on Sunday 4th August 2019.

There is a booking from someone disposing of an extensive collection of N Gauge model trains that she is taking to the Fair, so it may of some interest to railway modellers.

If anyone is looking to sell some stuff themselves, they can apply directly to the fair using this form: https://wamrc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Antique-Fair-Form-4-AUGUST-2019.pdf

Sid & Yvette Harvey

An article from The West Australian, Wednesday, 29 May, 1963 showing the WAMRC layout in the Harveys’ home in Cottesloe.

As discussed at the last general meeting, a wonderful piece remembering early members of the club, Sid & Yvette Harvey, has been written by life member Don Finlayson — thanks Don!

By a terrific stroke of coincidence, a few months ago a member of the public gave us the above newspaper clipping above from May 1963 which is directly relevant to the story. Head over to the Harveys’ page to read all about it.

RIP George Sumner 4/10/1937 — 26/01/2018

George Sumner in 2011 when he was awarded his life membership certificate by Tony Gray.

Paul Webb phoned me yesterday to let me know the sad news that George Sumner passed away in hospital on Friday night (26th January 2018).

George was one of the longest continuous members of the club having joined in 1983 . He was awarded life membership in 2011: Life membership for George Sumner


Update (2nd Feb): George’s funeral will be held next Friday (9th Feb) at 10am at Bowra & O’Dea Cannington (corner of George St West and Albany Hwy): https://bowraodea.com.au/notice/29217/

Model Train collection worth ‘millions’ donated to Ipswich museum

PHOTO: A Bockholt model of a JA Maffei Munchen 96 class freight locomotive. (ABC News: Alyssa Betts)

A secret collection of model trains that needed its own house in southern New South Wales and came with a staff bound by confidentiality agreements is being documented at the Workshops Rail Museum, west of Brisbane. Read the full story on ABC News.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016–12-28/model-train-collection-worth-‘millions’-donated-to/8151582