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Welcome to the “about us” page. As a club we started in 1977 and today we operate and maintain nearly 600 metres of track at the John Mathew’s sporting complex in Durham Street Bathurst. Over the years we have added many buildings, features and a lot more track for both your enjoyment and ours. Many members, both past and present, have contributed to the scale and success of this layout.
Although members do all the work and running the track voluntarily there are always expenses for the continuous upkeep of the track, buildings, carriage, and grounds maintenance, and our rides of only $2 each go back into the upkeep of this track. Everyone that comes for a ride believes that it is a good value, family day out.
The club, at present, has around 20 members from many different backgrounds, which contribute to the overall running of this club, and considering that the members have built everything from the trains and track to the working signals and various buildings that you see. I am sure that when you are enjoying the ride you will agree that we put a lot of effort into making this track look as good as it does.
As a member of the AALS (Australian Association of Live Steamers) we cater for all various model engineering such as traction engines, tools and general model engineering… You will always find someone down here who will talk about various types of models that may take your interest.
Our track is made of 10mm x 20mm steel and is dual gauge 3.5” and 5” with 240 volt and air available at the steaming bay for visiting members of other clubs who are most welcome at our running days (3rd Sunday of the month). Your boiler certificate will need to be sighted; we also have a manually operated hydraulic lift for loading / unloading.
Hope to see you at our track soon.