ANNUAL EXHIBITION – 2018 will be the 30th exhibition presented by CMRCI. The dates for this event are the 24th and 25th March 2018. Further details will be posted on this website as events develop.
TRAIN WORKS RAILWAY MUSEUM, THIRLMERE
About 20 members made the trek to the Trainworks Railway Museum in Thirlmere. The Museum is home to about 39 locomotives of which 5 steam locomotives and 3 diesels are operational. There are over 100 items of rolling stock of NSW origin, both NSWGR and private lines.
Some of the gang checking out the accommodation on a sheep wagon
CMRCI COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROGRAM
The CMRCI undertakes visits to retirement homes mainly to provide entertainment and an element of interest to the residents. We also take our layouts to church and school fetes, markets, etc, again to provide a form of entertainment, but also to arouse and increase public interest in the hobby. Providing information to potential members is also an aim, albeit secondary.
The Club takes either Smith’s Crossing, our children’s U-Drive layout, or our large exhibition layout, depending on the space available and the audience. The reaction by both children and adults to the layouts is universally good.
Members showing off our wares at a local retirement village.
GOULBURN RAIL HERITAGE CENTRE
Some members recently visited the Centre to inspect the premises, locomotives and rolling stock.
Members inspecting the workings of the mail coach
ACT GOVERNMENT GRANT
CMRCI has been given a grant under the “Participation (Digital Communities)” Grant from the ACT Government.
The grant will enable us, as (largely) a group of older ACT residents, to have access to digital hardware & associated software, develop skills in using Digital Command Control for train & device control, and to pass on our new skills to other older members.