Hornsby Model Engineers

Co-operative Ltd

Sydney NSW Australia

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 on Saturday 15th July 2017, 8:30 am onwards. A BBQ lunch will be provided.

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.

October Weekend

All visiting model engineers are welcome to our traditional October Birthday Weekend, 6-8 October 2017.

Limited facilities for camping and cooking exist. If you need local motel or caravan park accomodation, please contact us for advice.

  • We welcome all Members of other AALS affiliated clubs
  • Running is possible all day on Friday and Saturday from 7 am, with a night run both days (to around 10 pm) if you wish (suitable lights required)
  • We have 5" gauge and gauge 1 only
  • Char, compressed air and 12 VDC are available
  • A current boiler certificate is required
  • Our site is locked overnight, and some members stay all night
  • Lunch and morning/afternoon tea is provided on Friday and Saturday
  • Sunday 8th October is our public running day - you are welcome to help
  • Our traction engine track is available for use
  • We have an extensive display of stationary models, models in progress etc - you are welcome to contribute