Club life member Alan Porter passed away a couple of months ago. Life member Don Finlayson has written a lovely memorial for him and has included the newspaper clipping above from 16 years ago featuring Alan as a lead up to the 2007 Model Railway Show — the 2023 version of which is on this weekend at the Claremont Showgrounds.
The Perth Model Railway Exhibition is back this year at Claremont for the first time since 2019!
Held over the long weekend at the beginning of June, the last three exhibitions have been missed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a change from previous years, there are apparently no door sales and all tickets must be booked online. See https://expo.amrawa.asn.au/ for more details.
Note: The WAMRC is not involved in organising or running this exhibition in any way. If you wish to make an enquiry with the event organisers, please follow the link above and use the “Contact Event Organiser” button.
The Railway Museum in conjunction with the WAMRC is holding an open day on Sunday 2nd April to celebrate model railways and preserved working machines.
Come on down for what is sure to be a great day!
A great day on Sunday 5th June at the Mini Model Railway exhibition at the Railway Museum in Bassendean! Glorious winter Perth weather ensured a big crowd and a marvelous time was had by all!
Here some photos from day courtesy of Jan West and Paul Webb.Continue reading
Sadly the annual WA Model Railway Exhibition at Claremont Showgrounds over the June long weekend has been cancelled for the third year running (due to uncertainty surrounding public health restrictions), so Rail Heritage WA in conjunction with the WAMRC are taking the opportunity to hold a ‘Mini Model Railway Expo’ on Sunday 5th June.
This event was a big success last year and is sure to be even better this year!
You can now book tickets through: https://www.trybooking.com/BYQDI
With the sad cancellation of the annual Perth Model Railway Exhibition for the second year running due to COVID-19, Rail Heritage WA in conjunction with the WAMRC and several other model railway club will be holding a “Mini Model Railway Expo” at the Rail Transport Museum in Bassendean on Sunday 6th June 2021.
For more details, please see the poster below.
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