Links

Our links section contains information about all of the model railway clubs we know about in South Australia, together with Live Steam Railway groups, Railway Museums and other web sites that may be of interest to anyone interested in the South Australian Railways and in modelling the railways in South Australia.

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Last updated January 2018.

MODEL RAILWAY CLUBS AND GROUPS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide Model Railway Exhibition Inc. – AMRE.
Address – PO Box 462, Prospect SA 5082
Contact Roger Whyatt 08 8349 6939 or email januseng@chariot.net.au
Web site www.modelrailwayshow.org.au
This organization is comprised of several model railway clubs who combine each year
to present the annual Model Railway Exhibition at Greyhound Park which is situated near the corner of South Road and Angle Road, Regency Park. Held on the long week end of June each year, this exhibition comprises over forty different stands including a large number of local and interstate layouts, second hand and trade stalls and exhibits from kindred organizations.

Adelaide Model Railroaders Inc.
Contact Terry Hinge on 08 8264 0292 or Ken House on email houseken@yahoo.com.au
The inception of the club can be traced back to 1946, and in more recent years, the club has had layouts at Mt Lofty and Islington. The present club location is at Outer Harbor. Most of the members model USA prototypes, although a few members also run Australian and European outline. Membership is limited to 30, and people with an interest in joining this club are invited to contact the above. The club is constructing a large HO layout on which regular running nights are now held.

British Railway Modellers of Australia Inc.
South Australian Branch
Modellers of British Outline in all scales including N, OO, O Gauge and live steam.
Meet 1st Thursday night and 3rd Saturday afternoon at private members homes.
Contact Andrew Emmett – Mobile 0401 126 348
email aem02457@bigpond.net.au The British modellers publish a quarterly Australia wide journal called “The Clearing House” Australian web site www.brma.asn.au

CTC Classic Train Collectors
Contact Guli Paltridge 08 8271 0992 for information on Classic Train Collectors
Contact Bill Mudie for Dublo Circle phone 0408 080 150, email popmudie@gmail.com
The Train Collectors Group meets monthly at private homes. The collectors group are interested primarily in “O” gauge and bigger scales and including electric, clockwork and steam models manufactured by the likes of Hornby, Bassett-Lowke, Bons, Bowman, Trix, Bing, Lionel, Ferris and Robuilt just to mention a few. The Dublo circle as it suggests run mainly “OO” gauge 3 rail equipment and run on most Monday evenings at private homes. Bill Mudie is also Vice-President of the Hornby Railway Collectors Association of Australia whose website can be found at www.hrcaa.org.au

Digital Experimental Command Control of Australia Inc. DECCA
Contact Ray Applebee 08 8258 9628, PO Box 995, Salisbury. SA 5108. Email rayapple@picknowl.com.au Monthly meetings are held in private member’s homes. Digital Command Control (DCC) is the latest method used to control model railway operations using 18-volt AC and contains many features not available to older style controllers using 12 -15-volt Direct Current. Anyone with an interest in, or wanting to find out more about DCC is welcome to contact Ray.

Fleurieu Railway Operators Group
Contact President Wallace Burgess 08 8554 3229 or
email wallaceburgess09@gmail.com Secretary John Green 0400 291 436
Formal meetings on first Monday of month in Clubrooms at the SteamRanger Depot
October to March in evenings and April to September in afternoons. Meet at other times on Mondays and Thursdays to work on the club layout. New members and visitors welcome.

Marklin Model Railroad Club of South Australia
Contact President Dusan on 0404 377 693
email marklinmrcsa@internode.on.net
Web www.mmrcsa.com.au
Marklin three rail HO equipment is made in Germany and therefore tends to follow European prototype. HO, N gauge and Z gauge layouts are owned by members. The club has clubrooms in the former DSTO ballroom at Penfield being building number 38
Woomera Avenue, DSTO, Edinburgh SA 511. The club meets on the second Sunday and last Sunday afternoon of each month.

Mt Barker Model Railway Club Inc.
P.O. Box 155, Mt Barker SA 5251
Web www.mtbarkermrc.org.au
Contact Brian Harrington 0412 391 408
The club is about to move from its present position to new clubrooms and would love to have some new members. Persons of 12 and over are eligible to join.

Noarlunga Model Railroaders Inc.
Web www.noarail.com , and email admin@noarail.com
Contact Secretary at PO Box 707, Morphett Vale South Australia 5162. Clubrooms 08 8322 7047. The Club has meetings on Tuesday evenings, Friday evenings, and Saturday afternoons in their own clubrooms on Old Reynella Railway Station land. All types of HO/OO trains are run. Visitors are welcome. A monthly magazine can be found on their website.

Port Pirie Model Railway Club
The club’s layout is now situated on the railway station platform in the former refreshment rooms and is quite a large layout at about 30 feet long with nine tracks running around it on three levels. Running days are held on the first Sunday of the month and modellers are invited to contact Paul Nitz on 08 8633 2180 or email Paul on heanyplant@bigpond.com Belinda Jackson at the Tourism and Arts Centre is also a contact. The club layout is now owned by the Centre.

RTR Model Railway Group (Ready to run)
Email askus@esc.net.au
Contact Rod Williams mobile 0408 827 789
Meet most Thursday evenings at private homes. Happy to run anything on HO track.
All prototypes catered for. As the group meets at private homes, membership numbers are limited.

SANGS – South Australian N Gauge Society Inc.
Email secretary@sangs.asn.au PO Box 95, Semaphore SA 5019
Web www.sangs.asn.au
Phone President Rodney Bates 0402 267 363 rodney@intlxpro.com.au
An “N” Gauge Model Railway Club that meets weekly in their own club rooms at 118 Fletcher Road, Peterhead SA 5016 on Saturdays at midday and on Tuesday evenings. Members can run on a club layout, and receive a monthly magazine. All prototypes are catered for.

South Australian Railway Modellers Association Inc.
Web www.sarma.asn.au
Contact. Secretary PO Box 4 Prospect SA 5082 Infoline 08 8411 5500
Telephone President 08 8271 5327
Meetings held at “Log Cabin” Corner Lyons Road and Balmoral Road, Dernancourt on the second Wednesday of each month. Other activities most Tuesdays during the day and on Wednesday evenings which include construction nights where members are given assistance with model building projects. Members run all types of mainly HO/OO equipment, with a few N gauger’s building a good size N scale layout. The clubs permanent HO layout is still being built, but is in working order. There is encouragement to model SAR. The monthly magazine “The Buffer Stop” has been printed since the inception of the club in 1957. The new clubrooms are wheelchair friendly, are airconditioned and contain a large library. Visitors are welcome.

South Australian Protofour Group Inc.
Meets Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am in their new clubrooms at the St Kilda Tramway Museum.
This group is an exact or fine scale model group who model both South Australian and British trains to the scales of HO and OO. Track widths for HO broad gauge (P87) is 18.34mm and for OO (standard Gauge P4) is 18.83mm Wheels and flangeways are very much finer than on common commercially built locomotives and rolling stock. A P87 layout is being built at new clubrooms at St Kilda using codes 40 and 55 rail. Contact President Sam Hyde 0401 125 757 or email lmsr1923@gmail.com
The group would welcome new members.

Whyalla Model Railway Club
PO Box 729 Whyalla SA
Meet on Tuesdays at 8pm at the Clubrooms at Fisk Street, Whyalla. Contact the President, Jim Cochrane on 0439 653 740 for further details.

OTHER AUSTRALIAN MODEL RAILWAY CLUBS
See the listing of about 100 clubs around Australia prepared by The Australian Model Railway Magazine on www.australianmodelrailways.com/amclubs.html

OPERATING STEAM OR PRESERVED RAILWAYS

SteamRanger Depots at Mt Barker and Goolwa
Operate steam and diesel hauled trains and railcars between Mt Barker and Victor Harbor. Trains run on part of the line most Sundays, some Wednesdays and during school holidays. Steam locos held by SteamRanger include Pacific Nod. 621 and Rx class 4-6-0 No. 207 both of which are in working order. Rx 224, F class tank loco No. 251, and 520 class 4-8-4 No. 520 are currently held out of service although the 520 class is being worked on for the purpose of returning the loco and its tender to working order. Various “Red Hen” railcars, a Brill 75 class railcar, a 500-class diesel shunter and a 930 class Goodwin Alco diesel also provide motive power on the railway. Delivery was taken of an 830 class Alco diesel more recently and this will be restored to working order in due course.
www.steamranger.org.au

Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society
Large depot at Quorn in the Flinders Ranges. Extremely well restored equipment running on 3’6” gauge track Operates Steam and Diesel Hauled trains, Brill Railcar and Steam Motor between Quorn and Port Augusta. Operates in winter months and school holidays. Web. www.prr.org.au Contac Secretary secretary@prr.org.au Telephone 1800 777 245
Steam locos on the Pichi Richi Railway roster include a T class 4-8-0, W class 4-8-2’s , an NM class 4-8-0, a steam motor coach called “The Coffee Pot”, a Wx class 2-6-0 and a Yx class 2-6-0 which has just been returned to working order and has been beautifully restored. Operating diesels include NB, NSU, and NT classes of the former Commonwealth Railways. Of more than passing interest is the news that a private individual is building a full-scale replica of a Beyer Peacock 4-4-0 Z class steam loco at his house in the Adelaide Hills. The Smoke box, funnel, headlight, frame, cab, tender front bogie have already been built and two of the driving wheels were cast in 2017 (the first casting of loco wheels for probably 50 years in Australia) Although it is still a few years from completion, we may well see a Z class loco working on the Pichi Richi Railway at some future date. A considerable number of narrow gauge passenger cars have also been beautifully restored by the Society.

Cobdogla Steam Friends Society
Situated near Barmera in the Riverland at Trussel Terrace, Cobdogla SA 5346, this intriguing museum has a large steam traction engine, a “Humphrey pump” and a small “Bagnall” 2-foot narrow gauge steam loco which operates on over a kilometer of track near the museum. Open days are irregular. Contact Berri Visitor center for details of open days or the museum can be found on the web under “Cobdogla Irrigation & Steam Museum”. Email enquiries @cobdoglasteammuseum.com.au Phone 08 8588 2289

Moonta Mines Tourist Railway – Yorke Peninsula
A small narrow-gauge line hauled behind an internal combustion engine of indeterminate origin. Runs between the well presented Moonta Mines Museum and the former Moonta Railway Station (now nicely restored as a tourist information centre,) a trip of a few kilometers that takes about 50 minutes. Plenty of mine relics, a restored horse tram that ran at Moonta, an Old School and a few former miner’s cottages help make this area well worth a visit. It is significant that the area has received National Heritage listing.
Further information from the Moonta Tourist Information Centre. 08 8825 1891
149 Verran Terrace, Moonta SA 5558. Web. Look up Moonta Mines Tourist Railway.

Semaphore Tourist Railway
Operates most Sundays during the warmer months and more frequently during school holidays. It is usually a steam hauled train on narrow gauge (457mm) track that travels two kilometers along the foreshore between the Semaphore Jetty and Fort Glanville.
Web Search “Semaphore Tourist Railway”.

MUSEUMS

National Railway Museum
Large undercover pavilions house a multitude of Locomotives, Rolling Stock and Railway paraphernalia. Historical records available for research purposes by appointment. Various steam and diesel locos and some railcars still in working order and run on special occasions. There is small railway for children to ride on. Model Railway display in main pavilion. Book shop with Railway Books, slides and Videos. Well worth a visit. Web www.natrailmuseum.org.au/

Port of Morgan Historic Museum
Although mainly about local history including river boats, the museum contains a few railway relics. Housed in the historic “Landseer” stone shipping agents building, the Tea Rooms and the former Railway Building, it is worth a visit if in the area. Morgan was a very busy river port for a few years having diverted much of the river traffic from Goolwa and Victor Harbor. Up to six freight trains a day ran from Morgan to Adelaide carrying goods that had been offloaded from paddle steamers. More information and details of open days can be found on the “Port of Morgan” web site.

Port Milang Historic Railway Museum
An increasing number of pieces of Rolling Stock are displayed at the railway station and in the former Milang Railway Station building. The station building has been nicely restored having been salvaged from a local farm. One of the latest additions to the display is a 350-class diesel, locally built at Islington in the 1940’s. A train simulator situated in the cab of the 350 is a hit with children and adults alike. The Museum is open on Sunday afternoons or by appointment. Telephone 08 8537 0499. Web enter “Port Milang Historic Railway Museum”

Steamtown Heritage Railway Centre – Peterborough South Australia
Has quite a large collection of narrow gauge locos and rolling stock stored in and around the Peterborough heritage listed roundhouse of 23 bays. The collection has been established as a Static Railway Museum and is open daily except Christmas day. Trains can no longer run from Peterborough to Orroroo as the track has been pulled up. Particularly popular is the evening light and sound presentation, but contact the museum for details as to the frequency of this presentation.
Telephone 08 8651 3355 Web enter “Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre”
Email manager@steamtown.com.au

Old Tailem Town
This large village of over 100 buildings is situated a few kilometers west of Tailem Bend on the main freeway. Old Tailem Town is a collection of older shops, houses, churches, a railway station and some rolling stock, and each building is chock full of displays and collectables. A remarkable display considering the few people involved. A most interesting day can be spent wandering around the large collection of buildings and display items. Plenty of buildings to use as prototypes for modelling. Open 10am to 5pm daily except Christmas day.
Web enter “Old Tailem Town” Telephone 08 8572 3838.

Tailem Bend Railway Station Building
The former railway station building in the main street of Tailem Bend is now used as a Tourist Information Centre. Part of the building including a former signal cabin area houses a collection of railway photos and other exhibits.

St Kilda Tramway Museum
Quite a large collection of beautifully restored tramcars, most of which are in good working order. Situated on the road to St Kilda Beach (which runs off the Port Wakefield road about 20 kilometers north of Adelaide), admission to the Museum includes unlimited rides on the trams that travel about two kilometers between the Tram Museum and the foreshore at St. Kilda. The terminus is situated next to a large children’s adventure playground. The museum is open Sunday afternoons. Possibly open in School holidays, but check. Recommend a visit.
e-mail htram373@hotmail.com
Web site at www.trammuseumadelaide.com

Jamestown Railway Station and Goods Shed Museum.
Most of the objects on display which have been donated by local residents to this National Trust Museum relate to non-railway subjects. Of particular interest to Railway Enthusiasts is the oldest preserved South Australian Broad-Gauge Passenger Carriage stored in the Goods Shed. Built in November 1882, originally a Cleminson passenger car numbered 105, it was converted to a bogie passenger car, then to an Ambulance Car in 1914. After being used as single men’s quarters at Booleroo Centre, the broad-gauge car is now displayed on narrow gauge bogies. The Museum is open on Mondays to Saturdays from 10am to 4pm, but closed on Wednesdays, and on Sundays from 2pm to 4 pm.
Phone 08 8665 2036 email jhump@ozemail.com.au
Web enter “Jamestown National Trust Museum”

Port Lincoln Railway Museum
Run by the Eyre Peninsula Railway Preservation Society Inc., whose address is PO Box 2736, Port Lincoln South Australia 5606, the Museum is housed in part of the Railway Station Building at Port Lincoln. Numerous articles of Railway interest are on display and the museum also contains the J.D.Somerville reading room which houses research material and photographic displays. The Museum is open on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 1pm to 4pm.
www.eprps.org.au e-mail president@eprps.org.au or phone Peter Knife 08 8684 3647

Loxton Historical Village
A small, but very well maintained and presented village made up from old buildings brought in from the surrounding area. Included in the display is a church, a school, a bank, a number of shops, old farm equipment, a station shelter shed, a few other railways relics as well as a preserved Rx class locomotive and tender (No 55). Situated near the river at the end of the main street, the Museum is well worth a visit if in the Riverland. Open every day. Web search “Loxton Historical Village”

Millicent National Trust “Living History” Museum
An interesting collection including some very well-presented horse drawn vehicles. For the railway enthusiasts, a 4-8-0 narrow gauge T Class loco and tender (T224) is also nicely preserved at the museum. Situated at 1 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent, the museum is open every day of the week. Telephone 8733 3205
If searching on the web, enter “Millicent Museum”

Port Pirie National Trust Museum
Situated in the former Railway Station Building and old Customs House in the main street of Port Pirie, the Victorian “Pavilion Style” station building itself is well worth a look, let alone the exhibits. Closed in 1967 when the trains stopped running down the main street of Port Pirie, the station building is now owned by the National Trust. Given that Port Pirie had three gauges of railway for over 30 years, there is a rich and interesting railway history, snippets of which can be found in the museum. There is also plenty to be found on the Ports shipping history. A preserved 0-6-0 BHAS Barclay steam loco is also on display in the museum. Open every day except Christmas day.
10am to 4pm on Monday to Saturday, 1pm to 4pm on Sundays.
73-77 Ellen Street, Port Pirie. Phone 08 8632 3435. Web enter “Port Pirie Museum”

Karoonda Pioneer Park.
Several railway vehicles including carriages and goods wagons are on display in the park at the eastern end of the town. The display is centered on the rebuilt Yurga railway siding.

Locomotives
Other railway relics in the form of locomotives in various states of disrepair can be found at Kapunda Children’s playground (Rx 5); Nuriootpa park (Rx 217); Tailem Bend Station area (Rx 201); Victor Harbor Children’s playground (Rx 191); Gawler Railway Station (F 230 or F177?); Murray Bridge Wharf area (Rx 160); Naracoorte Park narrow gauge 0-4-4 loco (V9); Kadina Park (Rx231); Port Augusta Homestead Park
0-6-0 Barclay Tank called “Passchendale”

OTHER WEB SITES OF RAILWAY INTEREST

ComRails
Chris Drymalik’s Commonwealth Railways (and others) pages contains a lot of information and photos. In particular, photos of many passenger carriages and freight wagons can be found on this web site. Chris has also added quite a lot of information about the Australian national Railways, Great Southern Railways and South Australian Railways. Easiest web search, just enter “Comrails”
www.railpage.org.au/ then click on “Commonwealth Railways Page”

Inprotrans
Inprotrans now trades as “Refreshing Memories” in a shop at 438a Main North Road, Blair Athol SA 5084. Telephone 08 7225 8516. Mark O’Malley used to provide modellers with copies of plans of South Australian locos, rolling stock and buildings which used to be housed at the Islington Workshops. Mark can still be contacted for information on where drawings can best be accessed and he can still provide large copies of plans if he is provided with the originals.

Great Southern Railways, Pacific National, Toll Holdings, SCT Logistics, Aurizon, Genesee and Wyoming and Balco Australia.
All operate freight or passenger services within or through South Australia and all can be found on the internet by typing in the appropriate name.

Adelaide Metro
South Australian passenger transport web site with information on all public transport around Adelaide. Recommended are rides on the O’Bahn busway to the Tea Tree Gully shopping centre and the Glenelg Tram which now runs the full length of King William Street and part of North Terrace out as far as the Entertainment Centre at Hindmarsh. Glenelg has beaches, a jetty, lots of shops and eating places. Travelling anywhere from North Terrace to South Terrace on the tram is free. The best train ride is probably up to Belair through the foothills. Best views are from the right-hand side of the train as it travels up into the hills. The electric train service to Seaford is also worth a ride with views over the Ocean at several locations. Access to the beach if you are happy to walk for a few minutes is also available from Brighton and Seacliff stations.
www.adelaidemetro.com.au

The Dutton Bay Tramway
As you might expect from a person who works for Computer Associates, John Dennis’ website is not only well set out, it is a wealth of information about his layout, numerous photographs and photo galleries are also on display. The site also has a number of links to other Narrow-Gauge sites in particular.
members.optushome.com.au/duttonbay/

Minnipa
Another private web site, presented by Peter Knife who is a computer programmer, and railway historian, about modelling the narrow gauge, especially the station of Minnipa on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. A wealth of information on Narrow Gauge Railways of the Eyre Peninsula can be found on this site including Photos of all of the different types of Rolling Stock that ran on this isolated line. Peter Knife has also published two excellent books on the narrow-gauge railways of the Eyre Peninsula including “Peninsula Pioneer” and “Peninsula Memories”. These books contain a large number of photos useful for modelling purposes.
www.minnipa.au.com/

Lionel Nobel’s photo collection
If your interest is in South Australian Railways Narrow gauge operations, the late Lionel Nobel took a large number of photos, some of which are now on the internet. There are photos of locos, rolling stock and some station infrastructure. The website is well worth a look because of the photographic collection.
Web search “Lionel Nobel photo collection”

Johnny’s Pages – Old SAR Shunter
A number of historic SAR photos can be found on this website.
Web search “Johnny’s pages-Old SAR shunter”

Terowie North
An extremely well-presented web site showing some of the best railway modelling in South Australia. Terowie North is one of the many highly detailed layouts that Gavin Thrum has been involved in. This layout is now over 25 years old and is displayed from time to time at the Adelaide Model Railway Exhibition. Web search “Terowie North”
Gavin Thrums blogspot shows some of Gavin’s other work which includes building Great Western and LMS English layouts, shunting layouts including “Port Dock” and he is now building an American Layout! To look at his blog, try www.thrumligton.blogspot.com

Australian Society of Section Car Operators
a group who occasionally get permission to run a number of section cars
(read gangers trolleys of three or four wheels) on railway lines.
www.assco.com.au

South Australian Retired Railway Employees Club Inc
Meet fortnightly in the City.
www.sarreci.yolasite.com

Victor Harbor Horse Tramway
Horse drawn double decker trams are run between the foreshore at Victor Harbor
and Granite Island, a distance of about two kilometers. The broad-gauge trams are modelled on the originals which used to operate in Victor Harbor up to the early 1950’s.
The horse trams run most days leaving about every 40 minutes – more often at peak periods – contact the Victor Harbor Tourist Information Centre.
www.horsedrawntram.com.au

Brickpaper
Scratch builders can now manufacture their own brickpaper and print it on a home computer. You will need to experiment with the size of mortar courses depending on the type of ink jet printer you use. All scale, all colours, all types of brickwork can be made
web www.paperbrick.co.uk Alternatively, you can take a photo of South Australian Stonework on many of our older buildings, download it onto your computer, perhaps clone the brickwork to get rid of unwanted detail, and then print it on your own computer.
Bluestone and limestone with brick quoins are common features of older SA buildings.

LIVE STEAM MODEL ENGINEERING CLUBS

Adelaide Miniature Steam Railway Society
370 Regency Road, Prospect SA 5082 or P.O. Box 205, Prospect SA 5082
Phone 0431 245 503 Large 5” gauge railway with plenty of marshalling yards, turntable, etc. Runs scratch built rolling stock behind live steam locomotives and the club also has riding trucks for members of public to ride on. Public running days are on the 4th Sunday afternoon of each month. Usually in “Whats on” column in Saturday’s paper. Pay to get in, but rides on the trains are free.

Clare Valley Model Engineers Inc
Melrose Park, off Phoenix Avenue, Clare South Australia 5453
Telephone contact 0417 859 659 email cvmeclare@gmail.com
Melrose park contains a lake, playground, BMX bike track and walking paths.
November to March, twilight running on 2nd and 4th Saturdays
April to October, running on 2nd and 4th Sunday afternoons.

Morphett Vale Railway Inc
Wilfred Taylor Reserve, Wheatsheaf Road, Morphett Vale SA 5162
Telephone John Wakefield on 08 8362 3269 or contact the secretary Jeff Hague at PO Box 743, Morphett Vale SA 5162 Telephone 08 8387 6564.
Large 7.25” gauge layout capable of taking the largest live steam models there are in this gauge. Features a long main line run of around 1.6 km. No entrance fees, so public pay for the rides. Open days for the public are advertised in the “What’s on” column of the Advertiser, but usually 2nd and 4th Sunday afternoons.

Penfield Model Engineers Society
Woomera Road, Edinburgh Park SA 5111
Public running days are on the last Sunday afternoon of each month except December. And on the second Saturdays during daylight saving months for twilight meetings. Secretary email secretary@pmes.org.au PO Box 792, Salisbury SA 5108
08 8281 2220. Extensive track work of more than one gauge.
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Roseworthy Railway Club Inc
Roseworthy Campus of the University of Adelaide on Mudla Wirra Road, Roseworthy.
Contact 0408 643 066 email info@roseworthyrailway.com.au
7.25” gauge track. Public running days are on the 3rd Sunday afternoon of each month
during April to November and evening running on the 3rd Saturday of each month during the period November to March from 6pm to 9pm.

South Australian Society of Model & Experimental Engineers Inc
Millswood Crescent, Millswood SA 5034
Telephone Brenton Dicker 0410 173 034. PO Box 208, Goodwood SA 5034
Public running days are first Sunday and third Saturday afternoon of each month.
Live steam trains can run on three different gauges. An admission fee is payable, but an unlimited number of rides is then available to the public. A lake is also used by a growing number of model boat enthusiasts. Group bookings for birthday parties etc. taken.

Other Model engineering societies
Look at the Australian listing on www.steamengine.com.au

HOBBY SHOPS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA WITH A GOOD SELECTION OF MODEL RAILWAY EQUIPMENT AND ROLLING STOCK.

Orient Express Model Railway Shop
2 King William Road, Unley SA 5061 Telephone 08 8271 7861
Ask for Fred. Good selection of European and Australian Model Trains.
This shop only stocks model railway equipment and now produce their own ready to run fine scale injection molded plastic models of South Australian Railways rolling stock and locos. So far, the OB bogie open wagon, the four-wheel Obf open wagon, a four-wheel Dwf louvre van, a bogie D class louvre van, a bogie M class box car in numerous colour schemes, and the SAR “Centenary” passenger cars have been produced by Orient Express. Due to be released later in 2018 is the 4-6-0 F class tank loco of the SAR in both coal and oil burning versions. Open on Monday to Saturday.
oexpress@chariot.net.au

Junction Models
Shop 4, 449 Main North Road Enfield SA 5085 Telephone 08 8349 7464
Ask for Brian. Stock lots of different types of model railway equipment including
Australian, British and American prototypes. Open every day except Public Holidays
www.junctionmodels.com.au

Hobby Habit
Have a large hobby shop at 144 Daws Road, Melrose Park as well as a shop on the Main North Road. Model car enthusiasts should check out the racing tracks behind the shop at Daw Park. Although dealing mainly with model cars, there are plenty of other plastic kits and some model railway equipment in stock. And basic modelling materials and paints.

Somerset Models Gawler
For people in the northern suburbs, Somerset Models provides a hobby shop that is somewhat closer to get at rather than to travel into the City. Situated at 1/7 Walker Place, Gawler SA 5118 Contact telephone 08 8253 2915. Open 6 days a week – not Sundays.

AZTRONICS
An electronics shop that caters for model railway enthusiasts including a number of electronic kits to put together for model railways
170 Sturt Street, Adelaide SA 5000 Telephone 08 8212 6212