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.