Hornsby Model Engineers

Co-operative Ltd

Sydney NSW Australia

ABN 53 451465 092

Train Rides are Back!

We are now opening for public train rides again, but in a limited way in order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions.

Rides will be by pre-booked family tickets only, in a specified time slot.

For detailed conditions, and to book tickets, please see our booking page.
Bookings for our next running day will be available 7 days before the event.

Events - Information for Visiting Model Engineers

We welcome guests with locos or traction engines or stationary engines on our Public Running Days, which are the 2nd Sunday of every month (see Timetables for dates). But please note that we have a limited capacity for freight trains on Public days - if you are not pulling passengers please check with us beforehand.

Diesel Day (D-Day)

Every year we run a Diesel Day for Diesel & electric outline locomotives only. This is a relaxed inter-club running day, with plenty of opportunities to compare notes and chat. Lunch and morning and afternoon tea are provided. Members of other AALS affiliated clubs are welcome. Our Gauge 1 track will also be available for battery-powered diesel outline locomotives.

Our next Diesel Day will be in July 2021

Please note our track rules, and in particular that we maintain a minimum age of 7 years for operators (persons 7-17 years inclusive must be under the direct supervision of a competent adult at all times).

Sorry - no public admission on D-Day.

Galston 500

The Galston 500 is an annual event in which teams attempt a combined total of 500 laps of our 1 km track. Interclub visitors are welcome!

Then next Galston 500 event will be on Sunday 29th August 2021. Full details of the Galston 500 are available on the Galston 500 website.

Members of the public are most welcome to come to the Galston 500. Some rides will be available between 10 am and 3 pm. Admission by gold coin donation. All proceeds go towards Multiple Sclerosis research.

October Weekend

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our October weekend event will be a one-day "playday" for Club members. We hope to see our inter-club friends next year instead!