Is that the time?!

New clock

The clubrooms have a new BIG clock — now easily read from anywhere in the main layout room. It has a flat glass cover which doesn’t result in light reflections like the old small clock which made it hard to read.

Free to the club — saved from a rental house clear out where it was destined for the tip!

Christmas Party!

Tis the season for using “’tis” and “’twas” excessively — so congruent with tradition we are holding a Christmas party! This Wednesday night at the club (19th December) — come early for tea (Subway platters) and/or bring some goodies to share. Oh and play trains. 🙂

Modelling the Railways of South Australia

At the last general meeting (September), member Darren Thomas passed on some interesting information he gathered on his recent trip to the 2012 Modelling Railways of South Australia Convention in Adelaide. Darren’s passion is modelling the railways of South Australia and he presented the following for anyone interested:

  •  — “Broad Gauge Bodies” (click on the logo to go to their website). A useful source of modelling materials — particularly those modelling broad gauge prototypes, both South Australian and Australian in general.
  • — Web site for a variety of electronic kits for model railways available for purchase from Aztronics.
  • — Web site for the “Modelling the Railways of South Australia Convention”

Image: Early SAR open wagon, 4mm, scratch-built by Frank Kelly (2009 MRSAC)

Open Day — South-West Rail & Heritage Centre

email hidden; JavaScript is required

Railfest 2012

Railfest 2012 banner

Where? 136 Railway Parade, Bassendean
When? Sunday 14 October 2012, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

  • Modern trains on display* — see them close up
  • LEGO display – specially for Railfest
  • Meet the authors – the authors of many WA railway books will be present — bring or buy your WA railway books to chat to the writer or have your book signed
  • Swap meet stalls – books and model trains for sale

plus our annual Railfest features

  • Model railway club – with behind-the-scenes access
  • Guided tours – in and behind the museum
  • Kids’ activities spot, spider hunt!
  • Sausage sizzle, railway pies, afternoon tea in the buffet car
  • Pre-read books, magazines, timetables, etc
  • Video and visiting displays

and all our normal historical displays, trains, and the model railway club

And still only the standard prices – Adults $9, children $4, concessions $7

Tell your friends ! Bring your family !

The Railway Museum, 136 Railway Parade, Bassendean WA 6054

*Thanks to the Public Transport Authority, and to CBH. Details to be finalised, subject to operational requirements on the day.

WAMCC Model and Toy Expo 2012

The West Australian Model Collectors Club (Inc.) are having a show in a few weeks time that may be of interest. Details below:


Sunday 27th May 2012

9:30am — 3:30pm

Cannington Agricultural Hall

Cnr Albany Highway & Station Street, Cannington

Refreshments Available — Free Competitions — Admission $5 Adults, Kids Free