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.

Facilities at our Site

Our usual facilities on Public Running Days are as follows - but sorry, all of these (excepts the toilets) are closed during the current Covid-19 restrictions:

  • Picnic tables (sorry - no bookings taken, gates open at 9:30am)
  • Sausage Sandwich Stall between 12 noon and 1:30pm
  • DIY barbeques - these are wood fired (wood supplied) but please bring your own matches, firelighters and BBQ tools etc. The DIY barbeques will be unavailable if there is a total fire ban
  • Tap water is available throughout the picnic areas
  • Canteen selling tea & coffeee, cold drinks, ice creams & lollies
  • Display of small stationary models
  • Garden gauge model railway display
  • Miniature Traction Engine rides (on some days)
  • Male & female toilets (sorry - no disabled facility)

Please note that in the event of a Total Fire Ban, the DIY BBQs will be unavailable and only "diesel" locomotives will be running (no steam). However, the Sausage Sandwich Stall will still be open.

Please note that our site has steps - if you bring a pram or stroller it will be necessary to carry it up & down steps.

Please also note that we have no facilities for disabled visitors. It is possible to get a wheelchair into the viewing areas, but only by having some gates unlocked especially - please ask for help. We do not have disabled toilet facilities.

Please note that all train passengers must wear fully enclosed footware - not sandals or thongs!

We suggest you wear older clothes when visiting us. We cannot be responsible for damage to clothing or personal property
caused when visiting our bushland venue and / or riding on trains.