On the third Saturday of each month at 12 noon, members (and their invited guests) meet at the club rooms, to discuss our hobby, exhibit projects underway, and generally socialise. Decisions made by the committee are also tabled at the gathering, and any significant issues may be discussed at the gathering.
The exact format varies from month to month, but generally there will be a focus for the meeting, which may be a presentation by a guest from another organisation, a member of the club, or a video on some topic of interest. The club's extensive library is also open, with members taking advantage of our loan service.
Following the monthly gathering, we have a members only run. This allows members to operate their trains without the pressure and constraints of carrying the public.
Club runs occasionally are themed, perhaps around prototypical shunting operations, efficiency trials, or the ever popular night runs.
If you are new member and would like to learn to operate a locomotive please don't hesitate to ask and we will direct you to the appropriate trainer.
Time: 12:00 noon on the 3rd Saturday of each month.
A very popular meeting occurs every Thursday morning from about 9 am until around 12 noon. Some members bring their own lunch and stay a bit longer. The name “Silvertops” is a reflection of the general age of the group. This activity is in no way formal, morning tea is provided at a small cost, and visitors are most welcome.
No particular activity is arranged and most members use their time to visit the library, chat with others, run locomotives or use the workshop
facilities. Those working towards obtaining a full locomotive driving licence may clock-up some hours driving, the tracks are usually open. Others bring items of work to show or discuss. It is a very useful forum for getting advice.
Occasionally some jobs are done around the site but this is not the aim of the day.
Where: Rowans Rd Moorabbin