Lotterywest Grant for New Patio

Damaged Patio Shadecloth

Three years ago (to the day!) the simple shade-cloth patio protecting a portion of the outdoor area at the club was destroyed in a storm. Since then we have been trying to figure out a way to replace it.

Damaged shadeclothThe original was built by our senior club members over a long period of time using salvaged and second-hand materials. There were two problems with adopting this approach again: 1) Clearly cobbling something together using second hand materials isn’t strong enough to stand up to storms and 2) our senior members are now too senior to contemplate this sort of activity, and our less senior members either don’t have the necessary skills or time to be able to contemplate it.

Lotterywest SupportedWe applied to Lotterywest for a grant to build a new patio and yesterday we were successful! We should receive the grant within a week allowing us to book a contractor to complete the work at the first opportunity.

A big thank-you to our President, John Kinson who was the driving force behind getting quotes, completing the mountain of paperwork and liaising with Lotterywest.

 

RailFest 2015

(repeat of a previous post — but now less than a week away!)
RAIL HERITAGE WA presents

Railfest 2015

Where?   The Railway Museum, 136 Railway Parade, Bassendean
When?   Sunday 11 October 2015, 10 am to 5 pm

  • x1001Swap meet — many stalls — new & pre-owned — Model trains, books, railwayana
  • Model railway club — with behind-the-scenes visits
  • Meet Warren Duffy of Lost Perth
  • Guided tours — behind the scenes
  • Kids’ activities
  • Afternoon tea in the buffet car
  • Sausage sizzle
  • Special displays
  • Live musicgreat sounds to enjoy

katiAll these extras, plus our normal displays — and only the standard prices — adults $9, concessions $7, children $4 (under 4 yrs free)

The Railway Museum
136 Railway Parade
Bassendean WA 6054

www.railheritagewa.org.au
www.facebook.com/railmuseumwa

Galleries Restored

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All of the image galleries from the club’s old website have now been migrated across to this new website. This was the final outstanding bit of the old website to be migrated — so the new website is now complete and the old one can be retired permanently.

To see the image galleries, click on “Galleries” in the menu bar at the top — or follow this link: Galleries

 

Railfest 2015

RAIL HERITAGE WA presents

Railfest 2015

Where?   The Railway Museum, 136 Railway Parade, Bassendean
When?   Sunday 11 October 2015, 10 am to 5 pm

  • x1001Swap meet — many stalls — new & pre-owned — Model trains, books, railwayana
  • Model railway club — with behind-the-scenes visits
  • Meet Warren Duffy of Lost Perth
  • Guided tours — behind the scenes
  • Kids’ activities
  • Afternoon tea in the buffet car
  • Sausage sizzle
  • Special displays
  • Live musicgreat sounds to enjoy

katiAll these extras, plus our normal displays — and only the standard prices — adults $9, concessions $7, children $4 (under 4 yrs free)

The Railway Museum
136 Railway Parade
Bassendean WA 6054

www.railheritagewa.org.au
www.facebook.com/railmuseumwa

WA Weekender

The WAMRC is set to feature in an upcoming episode of WA Weekender — WA’s own locally produced lifestyle show. Filming at the Rail Heritage museum and WAMRC was completed several weeks ago and the segment is due to go to air this coming Sunday, 1st March from 5:30 — 6:00pm on Channel 7. Looking forward to seeing which bits of the 4 hours they spent at the museum will be used in what will probably be a 5 minute long segment!

DCC Circuit Breakers

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The DCC circuit breakers (PowerShield X’s)on the main HO Gunyidi layout have now had the optional short-circuit buzzers fitted (the round black things in the photo above), so they now make a noise when there is a problem. If you are operating on the HO layout and your train stops — listen out for the buzzer. If you hear it you have a short circuit and lost power — if you don’t hear it, it is probably just dirty wheels and/or track!

The next step will be to install LED indicators up on the end wall so you can tell at a glance which finger of the layout it is that has the problem.