OPEN WEEKEND and MODEL TRAIN displays

TWO STOREYS FULL OF MODEL TRAINS!
Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th November

Watch AGMRC members running their trains 9am to 4pm both days.

Our two large permanent layouts upstairs will be on show, plus downstairs …
> Our big … now DCC operated … HO/OO gauge UK-located “Bodmin Road”.
> Two of our portable takeaway N scale layouts … one U.S., one U.K.
> Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends for the kids to drive.
> And on show for the first time will be Stage One of our new HO/OO portable layout, currently a work in progress.

Members will run their trains on all the layouts, talk with you and answer your questions.

Hot and cold food and drinks all day, starting at 9am with Breakfast Egg and Bacon Burgers ….

At the All Gauge Model Railway Clubhouse in Zahel Street, Carina, Brisbane.
Behind the swimming pool at the Adelaide Street end of Zahel Street.

> Families (2 parents … or grandparents … with children) $10.

> Adults $5. > Children $2. > Aged Pension Card holders (only) $2.

IMPORTANT Special AGMRC Election Meeting October 17, 2014. 7.30pm.

All members please note that because of the current President’s health problems resulting in his resignation, and the resignation of the club Secretary, your committee has convened a Special Meeting for members to elect a full new committee as all remaining committee members will also step down on the night. Only financial members can attend, vote and speak to matters.

The History of the All Gauge Model Railway Club

“Some of the founding and future members of AGMRC were model railway enthusiasts, members of other hobby groups and model railway clubs, long before the nucleus of All Gauge was formed in 1973 ….”

The author of our history is Peter Lamb, a long-term AGMRC member who first joined in 1978. Much of this history is from his first-hand memories and experiences from before, during and returning to the club.

Click on About Us at the top of this page then click on History of the All Gauge Model Railway Club to enjoy the first episode.

Our 2014 Train Show Final Report

The venue used this year (July 26, 27) was again the Carina Bowls Club part of the Clem Jones Sports Centre.
Myself (Andrew Krarup) and Peter Ball managed the Co-ordination roles.

All Gauge Model Railway personnel on hand for the 2 days:
Show Co-ordinators: Peter Ball, President – Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Andrew Krarup, Treasurer – Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Don Rennie – Sunday. Jeff Wilde, Door Sales – Sat – Sun
Set-up: Alf Petralia, Door Sales – Saturday.
Set-up, Pick-up: Dave Austin, Door Sales – Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Bob McCabe, Set-up, Pick-up – Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
Road Signs, Show Programme: Ron Parker – pulled together our Show programme at the last minute and placed our Road Signs – Saturday, Sunday.

Thanks guys, we know who you are.

Peter and I would also like to personally acknowledge our generous sponsors (and their always helpful staff) including Brisbane Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk: Lord Mayor Suburban Initiative Fund; Our club patron Councillor Ryan Murphy (Doboy): Lord Mayor Suburban Initiative Fund; Steve Minnikin MP (Chatsworth); The Clem Jones Sports Club; The Carina Bowls Club; The Carina Leagues Club; Camp/Hill Carina Welfare Association and the Australian Railway Historical Society.

And remember everyone, Austral Model Craft, HobbyOne and Railco-Sandgate are your club’s preferred suppliers because they always help us in many ways. Please mention that you saw their adverts in this year’s Train Show program when you visit their shops.

Overall a very good Show. Thanks to all involved. 2015 looks to be an even better opportunity provided the venue can be found.

Yours sincerely, Andrew Krarup.

2014 Modelling Workshops

Friday 14th November. 7pm.Operating a Card and Order system: A hands-on way bill concept of model railway operation.
Saturday 15th November. 10am. Encore!: A repeat of last night’s workshop.

All Gauge Model Railway Club, Inc, Zahel Street, Carina, part of the Clem Jones Sports Centre. Behind the swimming pool at the Adelaide Street end of Zahel Street

High praise for Bodmin Road at AMRA Train Show

All Gauge Model Railroad Club ( Our 40th Year). The Brisbane Train Show 3rd and 4th of May 2014.
This year All Gauge entered 3 Layouts, T-Trak, Endeavour Rail and Bodmin Road.

What can I say, our Club had an outstanding Show.

Bodmin Road received widespread acclaim from members of the public and other Model Train Club members due to its realistic presentation . Full credit goes to Andrew Kreraup and the work he did on the layout before the Show, applying professional weathering techniques coupled with a full refit of the Layouts general presentation, this included more than 200 1/76 scale trees . Bodmin Road was the talk of the show , it looked so life like . It was even heard by several of our Club members that other Model Train Clubs have said that All Gauge has now set the standard of Show Layout presentation .
This was evidenced by the Layouts reception by the General Public along with the many verbal and written comments All Gauge has received . Bodmin Road was the most photographed layout of the show.

Both T-Trak and Endeavour Rail were also well received by the Public .

The Brisbane Train Show has been a shot in the arm for our Club , with development work now well underway for our new OO layout along with several approaches from Club Members for further refit work for T-Trak and a firm proposal for a new N Scale Show Layout .

But all this does not happen by itself , and heartfelt thinks go to those Club Members who came and assisted with the layouts setup on the Friday night, those members who came and manned the layouts for both Saturday and Sunday with their own rolling stock to keep the layouts operational and to those members who came in Sunday evening and again donated their time to disassemble the Layouts for their return to the Club House.

The general comment from our Members was this year’s Train Show for All Gauge was the best yet
Kind regards to all
Peter Ball