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President’s Notes – May 2019

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:

  1. Members meeting at the Carina PCYC Hall at 1pm Saturday 18 May.
  2. The second club Table Sale for 2019 at the Carina PCYC Hall Sunday 7 July.
  3. A layout exhibition at the Yeronga Community Centre 10am – 2pm on Sunday 14 July.

Barry Chiswell

President’s Notes – March 2019

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.

Our Club Events for 2019

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.

Location: Carina PCYC, Narracott Street, Carina. Click here for a map.

Yeronga Community Open Day
July 14

In a joint community event with our friends at the Yeronga Community Centre we will be exhibiting some of the club’s layouts. Open to the public 10am – 2pm on Sunday 14 July. Click here for details online and click here to download the event flyer.

Location: Yeronga Community Plus, Devon Street, Yeronga. Click here for a map.

Model Train Show
November 24.

Open to the public 10am – 4pm. Watch trains running, talk with hobbyists .. and Thomas will be there.

Location: Carina PCYC, Narracott Street, Carina. Click here for a map.

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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.