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Urgent! ARHS Items Stolen

Written by ARHS. Posted in Railway News

Important Notice To All With An Interest In Railway History

 

At some time in the latter part of the week ending 18th December there was a burglary at the ARHS Vic Div Inc Railway Museum in North Williamstown.

Entry was forced into the signal box and the following items were stolen:

  • Two Block Instruments
  • Two Lamps
  • Two Staff Exchange Boxes
  • One Staff Instrument Bell    

Araluen update November 2010

Written by Doug Willet. Posted in Club News

Progress has been slow but steady (much, much slower than originally anticipated) over the last eighteen months. The initial construction of the layout was adequate, but Doug soon realised his supports for the upper level of track left something to be desired. So another member of the EMRC, Glen Eaton, was "volunteered" to do some corrective surgery, producing a more sturdy base for the track (thanks Glen !). The basic scenery is almost finished, and with a passing siding on each level, it is possible to have up to 4 trains ready to go at any time. While originally we began with a generic American train set, plus some donated generic rolling stock, the Araleun team have over time, and with inspiration from a trip to see Puffing Billy, decided they really want to have Australian models, so stock has been sold to raise cash, and now investigations are underway to source affordable Australian trains (we have a limited budget !).

Important! Items stolen from ARHS

Written by ARHS. Posted in Latest News

Important Notice To All With An Interest In Railway History

At some time in the latter part of the week ending 18th December there was a burglary at the ARHS Vic Div Inc Railway Museum in North Williamstown. Learn more...

Araluen Project Update February

Written by Doug Willet. Posted in Club News

 

The EMRC was approached in 2009 by AraluenEntering the temporary tunnel.(Lower Templestowe), a training centre for adults with an intellectual disability, to see if there was interest in helping the staff and clients of Araluen to construct a small working layout. Some EMTC members met with Araluen staff, and a small group of EMRC members volunteered to be part of the project.  Over the next few weeks, EMRC members drew up a number of possible designs. Part of the challenge was the restricted space available (the layout size was to be 8ft X 5ft), and meeting the needs of the clients, which were different to those of the members of EMRC. Club members are interested in finely detailed models that would pass exhibition standards, all the aspects of creating a working layout, challenging projects, stimulating operations, and a layout that would stand the rigours of travelling to exhibitions. Such a layout would be built to suit and please members of EMRC themselves. Ther Araluen clients have different intrests.

Mulgrave Exhibition

Written by Ian Deans. Posted in Latest News

Murranbilla was exhibited again at the Waverley MRC's Exhibition at Mulgrave held over the Queen's Birthday Weekend 2009.

Members Visit SRHC

Written by Ian Deans. Posted in Latest News

Several members and families made a visit to the Seymour Rail Heritage Centre on Saturday 30 May 2009.

We were given extensive and informative guided tour over their facilities for approximately two hours by SRHC Member Geoff Burgoyne.

Shelf Layout Progress

Written by Glenn. Posted in Latest News

The Shelf Layout is starting to take shape. The use of girders is proving most successful. The structures are light yet strong. Refer to the images below to see how it's shaping up.

Exhibitions