Hornsby Model Engineers

Co-operative Ltd

Sydney NSW Australia

ABN 53 451465 092

Train Rides are Back!

Starting on 9th August 2020 we will be open for public train rides again, but in a limited way in order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions.

Rides will be by pre-booked family tickets only, in a specified time slot.

For detailed conditions, and to book tickets, please see our booking page.

Member Information

New members are always welcome. You don't need to be an engineer, or have any special skills, or be building a locomotive.

We welcome anyone with an interest in:

  • Model engineering in general

  • Building a model

  • Railways in general - or signalling, or railway operation, or railway history

  • Steam power - whether stationary engines, or traction engines, or marine engines, or locomotives

  • Model boats or aircraft or agricultural machinery - you name it, we have members that are interested!

Here's our membership brochure.

There are modest joining and annual fees, and members are expected to attend when rostered to assist with the public running day activities (if that is possible for you). Rostered duties include acting as a guard on our trains & site preparation before public days. Once you have more experience, you may like to undertake other interesting duties such as a Signaller, Station Master or Controller's assistant.

Quite a few members come to the GVR regularly on Wednesdays, to undertake maintenance and site improvement jobs. This is by no means obligatory, but can be very satisfying if you are in a position to attend on a Wednesday! You don't need to be a skilled tradesman.

If you are interested in membership, please make yourself known to the Chairman or Secretary on a Public Running Day, or pop in on any Wednesday morning, or come along to one of our private monthly Playdays (see the Members' Calendar for dates).