RailFest is on again as usual on the last Sunday of the October school holidays. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Railway Museum so promises to be a big one!
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
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.
George’s funeral was very well attended last Friday and Don Finlayson has written a lovely obituary for George. It is now available on George’s Memorial Page.
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/
Don Finlayson has supplied a couple of obituaries for Bruce Norton and Len Hughes who both passed away earlier this year. These have now been added to the club’s Memoriam page.
Is this the future of Model Railway Clubs — an activity you do in seclusion and only interact with others on the Internet?
The Australian Museum of Motion Pictures and Television (AMMPT) is organising a screening of the classic silent train film “The General” starring Buster Keaton at the Cygnet Theatre in Como on Monday 21st August. See the attached flyer for more information: DAVID BAILEY 2017 — THE GENERAL
We’ve finally gotten around to creating a Facebook group for members (and friends) of the club to socialise online. You can find the new group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamrc/
One of the first posts on that page is the latest plans for the upper level of the public layout. Head there to check it out and let us know what you think!
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.