2024 Perth Model Railway Exhibition

The annual Perth Model Railway Exhibition is on again at the Silver Jubilee Pavillion at the Claremont Showgrounds on the weekend of the 22–23 June 2024 (8am — 4pm both days).

Tickets are available from TryBooking: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1186940

Perth’s largest Model Railway Exhibition

This year’s Annual event is in the Silver Jubilee Pavilion, at Claremont Showgrounds.

There will be exhibits of Model Railways, Traders and like minded and similar organisations.

Familiar ones like Maylands Model Railways, Perth Hobby Centre, Hobbytech and Tinkering Tools to name a just a few traders.

Rail Heritage WA, Perth Electric Tram Society, Hotham Valley Railway and Bennett Brook Railway will also be there.

Come along and have a great day out being a child.

Ticket prices (from TryBooking):

Family2 adults & accompanying children$45
Adult18 years and over$20
ConcessionAny concession card holder$15
Children6 to 17 years old$10
Youngsters5 years and underfree
Companion card holderAny companion card holderfree

NR91 Pays a Visit

The club is located right alongside the access siding to UGL’s Bassendean loco workshops and as such we are often treated to the rumble of some big locos slowly making their way past the clubrooms.

Such a visit occurred today (28th Feb 2024) when NR91 and an unidentified class mate (both in Pacific National livery) were making their way from the workshops back in to service.

Photos courtesy of Garry West.

Garry Newman

Garry Newman with his HASKELL model (HO gauge) of a WAGR L class locomotive on Bill Hill’s layout (formerly owned by Allan Hamilton) at Collie on 21/12/2015. Photo courtesy of Don Finlayson.

Long standing club member Garry Newman passed away last month. Life member Don Finlayson has written a lovely memorial for him and has included the photo above from 8 years ago.