AGM Results

The AGM was held last night and was well attended by the membership.

The President’s report highlighted just how much has been achieved by the club over the past year — and the Treasurer’s report highlighted just how much it has cost us! 🙂

The committee ballot was short‐circuited by Tony Gray withdrawing his nomination during the meeting and all members of the new committee were elected unopposed. This is the first time in many, many years that Tony has not been on the committee in one form or another!

Finally, Paul Webb was awarded the honour of ‘Clubman of the Year’ in recognition of his efforts with the new public layout and getting the junior affiliate program up and running.

Building a mountain!

Visitors to the club will notice the N‐Scale layout is becoming taller than it is deep!

Garry has always had a vision for the layout of being very mountainous and now we are starting to see just how mountainous he means.

Garry building the N-scale mountain - watched by Tony and Graham

Garry building the N‐scale mountain — watched by Tony and Graham

The mountain is made of very light construction so it can be easily removed if required.

The mountain base.

The mountain base.

With the mountain top in place.

With the mountain top in place.

In other recent club activities, Keith is busy laying a road on the Thomas layer of the new public layout.

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Lotterywest Grant for New Patio

Damaged Patio Shadecloth

Three years ago (to the day!) the simple shade‐cloth patio protecting a portion of the outdoor area at the club was destroyed in a storm. Since then we have been trying to figure out a way to replace it.

Damaged shadeclothThe original was built by our senior club members over a long period of time using salvaged and second‐hand materials. There were two problems with adopting this approach again: 1) Clearly cobbling something together using second hand materials isn’t strong enough to stand up to storms and 2) our senior members are now too senior to contemplate this sort of activity, and our less senior members either don’t have the necessary skills or time to be able to contemplate it.

Lotterywest SupportedWe applied to Lotterywest for a grant to build a new patio and yesterday we were successful! We should receive the grant within a week allowing us to book a contractor to complete the work at the first opportunity.

A big thank‐you to our President, John Kinson who was the driving force behind getting quotes, completing the mountain of paperwork and liaising with Lotterywest.

 

RailFest 2015

(repeat of a previous post — but now less than a week away!)
RAIL HERITAGE WA presents

Railfest 2015

Where?   The Railway Museum, 136 Railway Parade, Bassendean
When?   Sunday 11 October 2015, 10 am to 5 pm

  • x1001Swap meet — many stalls — new & pre‐owned — Model trains, books, railwayana
  • Model railway club — with behind‐the‐scenes visits
  • Meet Warren Duffy of Lost Perth
  • Guided tours — behind the scenes
  • Kids’ activities
  • Afternoon tea in the buffet car
  • Sausage sizzle
  • Special displays
  • Live musicgreat sounds to enjoy

katiAll these extras, plus our normal displays — and only the standard prices — adults $9, concessions $7, children $4 (under 4 yrs free)

The Railway Museum
136 Railway Parade
Bassendean WA 6054

www.railheritagewa.org.au
www.facebook.com/railmuseumwa

Galleries Restored

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All of the image galleries from the club’s old website have now been migrated across to this new website. This was the final outstanding bit of the old website to be migrated — so the new website is now complete and the old one can be retired permanently.

To see the image galleries, click on “Galleries” in the menu bar at the top — or follow this link: Galleries

 

Railfest 2015

RAIL HERITAGE WA presents

Railfest 2015

Where?   The Railway Museum, 136 Railway Parade, Bassendean
When?   Sunday 11 October 2015, 10 am to 5 pm

  • x1001Swap meet — many stalls — new & pre‐owned — Model trains, books, railwayana
  • Model railway club — with behind‐the‐scenes visits
  • Meet Warren Duffy of Lost Perth
  • Guided tours — behind the scenes
  • Kids’ activities
  • Afternoon tea in the buffet car
  • Sausage sizzle
  • Special displays
  • Live musicgreat sounds to enjoy

katiAll these extras, plus our normal displays — and only the standard prices — adults $9, concessions $7, children $4 (under 4 yrs free)

The Railway Museum
136 Railway Parade
Bassendean WA 6054

www.railheritagewa.org.au
www.facebook.com/railmuseumwa