Selling or Donating
The WAMRC receives many enquiries about selling and/or donating model railway items/collections.
The WAMRC is always grateful to receive any unwanted model railway related items. If you have something you would like to donate to the club, please drop it off directly to us when we are open to the public (see the Visiting page). Alternatively, please contact us by one of the options below.
Unfortunately we are unable to purchase (or offer valuation services) of model railway items or collections. If you have something you wish to sell we suggest using any of the various online marketplaces (e.g., Gumtree or Facebook Marketplace). You may also wish to consider the sole second-hand model railway dealer in Perth — Maylands Model Railways. Contact details for them are on the Links page.
|Secretary:||0424 658 142||Ross Parker|
|Street address:||136 Railway Parade, Bassendean WA 6054||Rear of the Rail Transport Museum.|
No mail to this address please.
|Postal address: (℅ Club Secretary)||℅ 138b Raleigh Street, Carlisle WA 6101|
I have a Hornby-Dublo 3 rail Bristolian table railway set in original box (box is is fair condition), with a working Bristol Castle loco, and 2 tinplate passenger carriages, all of which have minor surface play damage. I don’t have any rails.
I wondered if there would be any interest in this set.
It has been in dry storage for many years and I don’t see myself wanting to use it again.
I would like to see it go to someone who would put it to its intended use rather than just stay in storage.
I have 2 boxes of old Railway Magazines which belonged to my Husband.
He wa a great Model Railway. Enthusiast.
I was wondering if any of your members would like them.
It seems a pity to put them in a skip if someone could enjoy them
Hi Georgie — have just sent you an email directly regarding your husband’s magazines.
I have a good collection of marklin trains.Do you have any one in your club who is also a Marklin collector that i could get in contact with.
Sorry — no. We don’t have anyone in our club who collects Marklin trains.
The AMRA(WA) website lists contact details for a “Marklin Model Railway Group” on this page: http://www.amra-wa-branch.asn.au/about/railway-interest-groups/
Perhaps you could try contacting John Muller via the contact methods listed there?
Hi I have a brand new in original box and packaging trainorama premier model train. It’s ho scale nswgr c‑32 class 4–6‑0 steam locomotive service black 3390. Would there be anyone interested in this.
I can send your email out to the club members, to see if there is any interest.
Do you reside in WA?
Yes I’m in Perth but I’m happy to post around australia
I’ll let the club members know you live and Perth, and are happy to post the Model.
Hi i just recently got back into model railways and i was wondering if you accepted new menbers ?
Yes — we are always happy to consider new membership applications. For more details about joining the club, please see this page: http://www.wamrc.org.au/?page_id=647
Hello.I have for sale a brand new O GAUGE ace trains canopy station
still in the tissue paper mint never removed from its original box the station
is all metal and glass. also a new ace trains extension platform that goes
with it boxed new. and a sealed copy ace trains book. $450. great opportunity
to buy this lovely station.…
Can you put me in contact with a member who can advise about cheapest way to locate G scale track David
Could you put me in touch with a member who looks after G gauge thank you David
Hi David — sorry about the late reply!
As I said when you phoned, our G Scale membership has sadly shrunk over the years to the point where we no longer have anyone who can help. 🙁
Our G Scale track was all made by hand. We purchased a large quantity of custom extruded rail as a job lot and the track was assembled using wooden sleepers cut from recycled pallet wood soaked in creosote. Curves were made by passing the rail repeatedly through a home-made rail bender. The rail is attached to the sleepers using small screws — 4 per sleeper. The labour involved is immense, but the capital cost is small. Unfortunately even this method of construction is still vulnerable to decay over time in WA’s harsh outdoor environment.
I suggest perhaps contacting AMRA(WA) as I believe they have an active G‑Scale section.
Hi I was wondering if there are any model train clubs in or around the Kelmscott area?
I’m not aware of any model railway clubs in/around the Kelmscott area — sorry!
Closest is probably us and AMRA(WA) in Bassendean, or Rockingham & Kwinana clubs.
I have a 00 gauge model train collection but few skills and time to repair / service locomotives — I was wondering if there are any club members with skills in this area who might be able to do this for me an agreed fee?
I’ll send you an email.
I’m currently a member at Hotham Valley Railway, and I’m just wondering if it would be possible to perhaps acquire a 3d model of the W class steam locomotive, as I’m considering placing it into a simulator for others to enjoy and experience Australian heritage virtually.
Hi Frederick, I’m not aware of any 3D models of the W class steam loco unfortunately — although that would be very cool if someone were to do one! I hope you are able to find one.
I was looking at your website and thought I would send you a couple videos of our small train.
Wow Larry! Colour me impressed! 🙂
When will the club be open as it was shut Sunday 20/09/2020.
Hi Les — our apologies. The club was closed yesterday due to the weather as we currently are only able to run the outdoor (G Scale) model railway due to Coronavirus social distancing requirements — but can only do so if it is not raining. The persistent rain and squally winds yesterday meant it was not possible for us to run. Weather permitting we will be open next Sunday afternoon (27/09/2020) from 1–5pm.
Just looking for a contact, Perth to Busselton area, who may be able to restore 2 x Hornby/Triang HO guage engines to working order. Both engines are 62 years old but I did had them working 10 years ago until the transformer passed away.
Any advice would be appreciated.
I’ll respond directly via email — one of our members can probably help you out.
Hi, I have an extensive collection of 00 trains.
approx. 25 locos plenty of rolling stock, spares, literature etc and was wondering if your club would be interested.
The collection was started in the in1950s to the late 70s, in Ireland.
I am in Perth.