All Gauge has coped with its loss of premises very well. Membership is still holding up as demonstrated by the attendance at the last members meeting in early June. Our changed circumstances have led to the formation of a number of “cells’, where members meet at other member’s premises to run trains and to socialise. Jack Hallam’s invitation to all members to run trains at his house every Wednesday has been very successful. See our Gallery for pictures.
Our interaction with the Carindale PCYC has been very positive, and we are grateful to Peter Beard, the PCYC manager, for his strong support. Two upcoming functions of the Club at the PCYC are the Table Sale on 22 July, organised by Ron Parker, and the Club Open Day on 19 August being coordinated by Jack Hallam.
Further details below.
The All Gauge Model Railway Club is back in business with a Train Modellers Sale of thirty plus tables full of model trains and all the paraphernalia modellers need on Sunday July 22, 2018.
Non-member Sellers are welcome and can rent a table for $20.
Phone 0420597460 for a table and information. Sellers (only) should arrive at 8am.
Buyers, the public, and the curious will be admitted FREE from 9AM.
And – as for 30 years with our Clubhouse Table Sales – it’s more than a sale; it will be our usual friendly, social occasion that finishes around 1pm.
However as the Clem Jones Centre has bulldozed our clubhouse, the Train Modelers Sale will be at the big blue Carina P.C.Y.C. clubhouse. Entrance to the sale is from Narracott Street (off Creek Road).
As you can see, good things are happening.
The committee has already booked three events into the P.C.Y.C. (plus bi-monthly Members Meetings) for 2018 including a big Open-to-the-Public Model Layouts Show.
The latest members meeting had a sound attendance, being held at the Carina Police Citizens Youth Club who made their hall available at modest cost. We hope to hold all future functions for 2018 at this venue. The calendar for the year will be published when all bookings are finalised; including table sales and train shows.
Dates and times of members meetings are given on this website, and non-members with an interest in model railways are invited to attend; hopefully we can interest you in joining with us.
The new Club Committee has met twice since the AGM in early February, and is very active in following up the possibility of negotiating arrangements for a new clubhouse; if you know of a possible site for our consideration, please send an email to our Secretary, John Bateman. We will gratefully acknowledge all suggestions.
HO and N gauge members are still regularly running trains on our portable layouts installed at member’s houses, and we are attempting to line up a number of social functions.
We would like if possible to share our clubroom, when we get it, with other clubs, whether modelling or otherwise. If you have suggestions re other clubs seeking a clubhouse who may be interested in joining with us, please contact Barry Chiswell. Such an arrangement will be beneficial to both parties in terms of funding etc.
2018 is already moving along, and All Gauge is moving quickly to get a new Clubroom following the demolition of the old Clubroom at the Clem Jones Centre.
Annual elections were held at the 2018 AGM held on 3 February at the Carina Leagues Club who provided a free meeting room for us. Some 28 financial members turned up at the AGM, and the general feeling was that the new committee of management of seven represented a good cross section of the membership. Almost all of the new committee have had prior experience in the Club’s operations.
The Club’s focus this year will be in obtaining a new Clubhouse, and the committee is exploring two options at present. Any suggestions re further options will be gratefully received and pursued. Please contact the Secretary, John Bateman, at email@example.com if you can offer suggestions.
Facilities for members to run trains are being regularly provided for HO and N gauge locos, and it is hoped to get the DCC HO layout also made available during the year.
A Club functions calendar for the year will shortly be on the website to convince everybody that the Club is very much a live and functioning body.
The All Gauge Model Railway Club closed its Carina clubhouse doors on Wednesday 20/12/17. The clubhouse building has now been handed over to the Clem Jones Centre to be demolished. It was a very sad day for our club!
The next official meeting of members will be our AGM on 03/02/18 at the Carina Leagues Club.
The club is not closing down and we are still looking for a new building. We again ask if anyone has knowledge of a possible site to contact the club secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the current mail address of 83 Longden St, Coopers Plains, Qld 4108.
From the end of December All Gauge will no longer be situated at the Clem Jones Centre at 56 Zahel Street, Carina. Developments at the Centre require us to vacate a building which we have used now for almost 30 years.
The Club has been able to demount some of the layouts built with great care over the years and store them. However, much of the permanent layouts will be lost.
Although without a Clubroom, the demountable layouts will be stored at member’s homes and will still be available for mounting at model railway shows.
The Club is not closing down, but will continue to operate via email, snailmail and phone contacts with members. The next official meeting of members will be the 2018 AGM on Saturday 3 February, venue to be notified.
During 2017 we have been actively searching for a new clubhouse with no success at this stage. We would ask anyone who may have knowledge of a possible site to contact the Club Secretary at email@example.com or at the Club’s current mailing address of 83 Longden St., Coopers Plains, 4108.
Our requirements are for a space of roughly 300sq. metres, preferably in the Brisbane City Council area, and preferably south of the river. Please keep in mind that our space will be occupied with permanent layouts.
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