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Community BBQ at Bunnings

The EMRC crew were at it again running a BBQ at Bunnings in Eltham.

Standard Gauge G Crossover Deck Cut

At yesterday’s working bee, the standard gauge crossover deck was cut out.

Working Bee Report, August 2018

Read about the progress of the exhibition working bee, held most Thursdays.

Shelf Layout’s Short Fixed

Doug and Glenn started have doing Thursday mornings again working on the Shelf Layout in the EMRC clubrooms.

The Grand Tour 2018 – part 2

I have been working my way through my β€˜bucket list’ of things I wanted to see and do. After the Norfolk Steam Train Tour I had to go to Weston-Super-Mare to see a company that is adding sound decoders to 18 of my locomotives and using the best soundtracks available.

The Grand Tour 2018 – part 1

Melbourne – Perth – Heathrow Aboard the all new Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner. I enjoyed the whole flight. It was on time. The food was really good, especially the breakfast as we were getting close to Heathrow.

Grand Opening for Leith Park’s Model Railway

Last year Doug Willett and I helped Leith Park to build a model railway from equipment donated by a family. Last December was the Grand Opening.

New Layout for Leith Park

Doug Willett was approached by Adrian from Leith Park Retirement Community about what to do with a large collection of model railway equipment that had just recently been left to them.

Shelf Layout Progress, DCC and Scenery

The shelf layout is progressing well. The electrical duplication of the rails underneath the layout is almost done.

EMRC at Hurstbridge

EMRC placed a small stand at the recent exhibition put on by Yarra Valley Model Railway Club at Hurstbridge over the Easter weekend in 2013.

News Archive

History of Model & Miniature Railways magazines for sale

Full set of ‘History of Model & Miniature Railways’ Part 1 to 45 with 2 part 13’s. This is the complete set of magazines published in the 1970s by New English Library.

EMRC helps Wiluna House

EMRC along with Branchline of Croydon has donated time and some materials to restoring a layout donated to Wiluna House in Greensborough.

Ballast train to Hurstbridge Nov-2010

A ballast train in the Eltham area. Amazing what happens in the dead of night! Well done to Martin Bennet for getting up so early to bring this to us.

EMRC needs a new home!

EMRC needs a new home, preferably suitable for model railway club use. Any help here would be very welcome.