Hornsby Model Engineers

Co-operative Ltd

Sydney NSW Australia

Member Information

New members are always welcome. You don't need to be an engineer, or have any special skills, or be building a locomotive.

We welcome anyone with an interest in:

  • Model engineering in general

  • Building a model

  • Railways in general - or signalling, or railway operation, or railway history

  • Steam power - whether stationary engines, or traction engines, or marine engines, or locomotives

  • Model boats or aircraft or agricultural machinery - you name it, we have members that are interested!

There are modest joining and annual fees, and members are expected to attend when rostered to assist with the public running day activities. It is usually possible to arrange a swap if a particular duty is difficult for you. Rostered duties include acting as a guard on our trains & site preparation before public days. Once you have more experience, you may be eligible to undertake other rostered duties such as a Signaller, Station Master or Controller's assistant.

Quite a few members come to the GVR regularly on Wednesdays, to undertake maintenance and site improvement jobs. This is by no means obligatory, but can be very satisfying if you are in a position to attend on a Wednesday! You don't need to be a skilled tradesman.

If you are interested in membership, please make yourself known to the Chairman or Secretary on a Public Running Day, or pop in on any Wednesday morning, or come along to one of our private monthly Playdays (see the Members' Calendar for dates).