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Sydney Model Railway Exhibition

Colour picture: Brisbane Water layout at the 2000 Sydney Model Railway ExhibitionA Long Running History in Brief

In 1962, after AMRA had been running in NSW just 6 years, it was decided to hold a model railway exhibition at the Burwood Police-Citizens Boys Club. This was such a success that the Branch became the sole organiser of this major annual exhibition, which was held at the Sydney Town Hall, coinciding with the Waratah Festival, until 1977.

In 1978 the Exhibition moved to the Royal Agricultural Showground (RAS), occupying the Mazda Pavilion that year, and then the Ford Pavilion as well from 1979.

In 1983 the E G Whitlam Centre at Liverpool was completed and the Exhibition moved there in 1984. Twenty years later, the 2004 Exhibition was our 42nd and the last for a while at Liverpool — the longest at any one venue.

From 2005 to 2008 Australia's longest running model railway exhibition was held at the Hurstville Aquatic Centre in Penshurst. In 2009 we returned to our former venue, the E G Whitlam Centre at Liverpool.

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AMRA NSW is dedicated to promoting the hobby of model railways throughout New South Wales.
These pages last updated 12 March, 2015 by David Bennett.