Contrary to statements posted on the internet, THE CLUB WELCOMES ALL G SCALE RAILWAY ENTHUSIASTS TO BECOME MEMBERS.
Below are suggestions of a possible name change,
Next Running Day
The location of the next meeting will be held in Bargo. Please refer to your current copy of Garden Rails magazine for details, or contact the Secretary. We are always happy to get new members and they seem happy to join us.
You can view the last month's running day in the Gallery.
Running Day format
Only the host will be permitted to run their trains for up to the first two hours after which time members will be permitted up to a 20 minutes running time. Members, other than the host, will be asked to put their names on a roster sheet.
To allow a clear view of the layout and to allow uncluttered photographs, please place all boxes in a less conspicuous location.
LGB Items For Sale
is selling his whole collection of LGB stuff which he collected in the late 1970s. An itemised list is available. All is pretty much in original condition because of their storage in their original packaging over the last 35-odd years of non-use. If you are interested please phone Jeff on 0417 293 077.
is selling 17 points for a G Scale garden railway. The tracks are made out of hardwood and the rail and manual points are made out of brass, see attached. If you are interested please phone Carolyn on 0418 464 065.
Getting Started Building your Layout
Norm Mitchell has produced an article, Getting Started, which may be of interest to members who are about to build their layout and have no idea where to start.
To become a member you can either contact the Secretary or fill in an Application Form and post to the Treasurer at the address on the bottom of the form. The location of Club Days is printed in the Garden Rails magazine published bi-monthly and is included in your membership.
The Club was established for people who enjoy the hobby of garden railways in the Aussie sun, and for sharing ideas and expertise with other Members. It is a family-oriented club, based in Sydney NSW, although it has and welcomes members from just about all over Australia and New Zealand.
Run Day Meetings are held at a different members' house on the second Saturday of each month. Meetings are generally confined to the Sydney area or within 200km or so. Membership is open to all who have an interest in the idea of garden railways. Every skill level is welcome. You don't have to own a model train or have a garden railway in order to join. Just bring your trains along to run on someone else's track! Or just come and watch and socialize, and you don't have to be an LGB aficionado. All types of G scale trains are welcome. Some members build from scratch, others 'shake-the-box' and run.
New Members are always welcome, either contact our Secretary Toni Benton for further information or fill in an Application Form.
Many spouses attend the run days and generous afternoon teas are always provided to keep up our energy. Each run day has a short official meeting segment.
A substantial (usually around 40 pages) magazine called Garden Rails, is produced bi-monthly, containing reports of visits to members' layouts, various articles of interest to members and product reviews.
Present membership is around 160 families, with around 30 attending typical running days. Annual membership fees are $50 p.a. payable in March ($60 for overseas). If you join part way through the year, the fees are the same and you receive that years back-issues of Garden Rails.