3 Table Sales
April 7 (Done), July 7 (Done), October 27.
Note our NEW sales times for 2019:
Sellers must arrive at 9am. Phone Ron Parker (0420597460) to book a table. Buyers and the curious enter at 10am.
They’re more than sales .. they’re friendly social events finishing around 1pm. Wander through 50+ tables FULL of trains for sale and other modellers’ needs .. and talk with the hobbyists. Click here to download the event flyer.
Click here to see photos from the last sale.
Location: Carina PCYC, Narracott Street, Carina. Click here for a map.
Model Train Show
NB: This has been postponed into early 2020. Watch this space for more information.
The early part of July has been a very busy time for All Gauge.
On Sunday 7th, the biggest and most successful Table Sale in the Club’s history was held at the Carina PCYC. Sellers of model railway material took up over 50 tables at the sale, which was attended by a goodly number of buyers. Table Sales are not only a buy and sell function; they also provide a sharing of model rail knowledge as well as offering a social occasion for all those interested in railway modelling.
Sunday 14 July saw All Gauge at the Yeronga Community Centre where we joined with our Historical Society friends and members and staff of the Community Centre to present a one day show event. All Gauge mounted two layouts, the Club’s “Midlands” HO gauge and Graeme Ross’s N gauge layouts, as well as a run-your-own Thomas The Tank Engine corner. Members of the Club were there in force to run their trains, and interest in the Club’s exhibits was sustained, as it was for the Historical Society’s display and the various items on sale from the Centre.
Saturday 20th saw members present once more at a Members Meeting. At this meeting we accepted the resignation of our Patron of some years, Cr. Ryan Murphy, and unanimously resolved to ask the new councillor for Doboy Ward, Cr. Lisa Atwood, if she would be happy to serve as our new Patron. Lisa, who attended the meeting shortly after passage of this resolution was very happy to accept.
The members also agreed that the Committee should proceed to further detailed planning on a new Club T-shirt for the Club, as currently there are members requesting one, and there are none available.
Next Saturday, July 27th sees work continuing on bringing up to show status the Club’s “Cylo” N gauge layout.
The Queensland Branch of the Australian Model Railway Association (AMRA) held its 42nd annual show at the Brisbane Exhibition Grounds on Saturday and Sunday 4 & 5 of May. All Gauge as in many previous years was in attendance, with this year two layouts to exhibit.
Public attendance at the show was very good, and our members voted the exhibition hall the best facility that they could remember. Click the Gallery link above to find some great pictures from the event.
Interest in both of our layouts was high, and children, in particular, found the computer controlled DCC layout fascinating, while many adults showed much interest in the high standard of modelling associated with the large “Midlands” layout.
Upcoming functions for the Club are:
- Members meeting at the Carina PCYC Hall at 1pm Saturday 18 May.
- The second club Table Sale for 2019 at the Carina PCYC Hall Sunday 7 July.
- A layout exhibition at the Yeronga Community Centre 10am – 2pm on Sunday 14 July.
The recent Club AGM at the Carina PCYC was well-attended; even without a clubhouse, members are very supportive.
Election of the Committee was straightforward, with the previous Committee being re-elected with one change. Jack Hallam, who has done great work by opening his premises every Wednesday for members to run on “Midlands”, did not stand and was replace by Samuel Pollard. We look forward to Samuel bringing a fresh, younger approach to our deliberations.
The Club Committee is now :
Barry Chiswell, President; Alf Petralia, Vice President; John Bateman, Secretary; Daphne Huang, Treasurer; with Samuel Pollard, Dennis Remmer and John Pollard as Committee members.
Dennis Remmer reported at the AGM on our application for space at the old Yeronga TAFE site which is currently undergoing total redevelopment. All the signs are good for us to be allocated dedicated space for our layouts. If we are successful in our application, this will herald a new era for the Club as we will be much more involved in community activities than in the last few years.
2019 will be our second year without a clubhouse. All the signs from 2018 indicate that All Gauge will continue to stay strong and to carry on with its activities of the very successful Table Sales, Shows and socialisation at member’s houses.
Of particular interest is the AMRA 2019 Show Saturday & Sunday 4 & 5 May to which we plan to take two layouts, and an open/show day being organised by the Yeronga Community Association in late June/early July to which we have been asked to take a layout.
Barry Chiswell, President
8 March, 2019.
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