Forest Miniatures

Model railway and hobby centre

 

Click here to edit subtitle

Blog

view:  full / summary

Forest Miniatures and our heritage bus group at the Epping Model Railway Club June 11, 12 and 13 2016

Posted by forestm on June 4, 2016 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Come along and support our Forest Miniatures London transport Heritaage centre sales stand and heritage bus group next weekend at the Brickpit leisure centre at 1A Dartford road Thornleigh NSW 2120.

We will be starting our fundraising for the heritage bus group to raise funds for providing a permanent museum home for our buses and heritage bus group. Presently our group rents premises from our local council and another place on the northern beaches. We need your overwhelming support to make the dream a reality. By buying a model on our Forest Miniatures sales stand or by dropping a gold coin in the donation boxes on our heritage buses you bring us closer to that goal and help us also keep our heritage bus fleet running. Our volunteers give up their time to help us support such events as the Epping Model Railway Club model railway exhibition, King's school's All British day and Warringah council's Big Breakfast on Australia day to name but a few. 

Our volunteers will be providing vintage bus rides again this year (2016) between Hornsby station Westside near the footbridge and the exhibition venue as well as a 2nd vintage bus service between Thornleigh station car park and the exhibition venue.

Thornleigh run

Depart Thornleigh car park at 9.45, 10.00, 10.30, 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.30, 1.00, 1.30, 2.00, 2.30, 3.00, 3.30.

Depart Brickpit for Thornleigh at 10.15, 10.45, 11.15, 11.45, 12.15, 12.45, 1.15, 1.45, 2.15, 2.45, 3.15, 3.45,* 4.15 last bus goes on to Hornsby station (Monday only), *5.00 last bus goes on to Hornsby station (Sat and Sun only)

 

Hornsby run

Depart Hornsby station for Thornleigh at 9.45, 10.15, 10.45, 11.15, 11.45, 12.15, 12.45, 1.15, 1.45, 2.15, 2.45, 3.15, 3.45, 4.15, 5.00.

Depart Brickpit for Hornsby station at 10.30, 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.30, 1.00, 1.30, 2.00, 2.30, 3.00, 3.30, *4.00 (Sat and Sun only), *4.15 (last bus goes via Thornleigh station Monday only),*4.30 (Sat and Sun only), *5.00.last bus goes via Thornleigh station and then to Hornsby station (Sat and Sun only)


 


Forest Miniatures will be at the Epping Model Railway Show June 6,7,8 2015 and our heritage buses too!

Posted by forestm on May 30, 2015 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Why not catch one of our Heritage buses from Thornleigh Railway Station the best and fastest way to the Epping Model Railway Exhibition the Long weekend June 6,7,8 2015. Our service will have the most buses operating to make your show visit easy or just come for a ride details below: Likewise we will have our Forest Miniatures sales stand inside the exhibition venue for you to buy those much needed British model railway and model bus items. 

Over the June long Weekend June 6, 7 and 8 Forest Miniatures London Transport Heritage Centre will be running our first Heritage bus weekend with 3 buses in services (2 each day) running the Thornleigh Brickpit model railway exhibition shuttle bus service between Thornleigh station parking lot and the Brickpit stadium.

Come and ride our buses (service is free but you can always donate on each of our buses in the boxes provided which helps us keep our preservation work going) Below is the timetable for our bus service

Bus timetable

Saturday, 6 June 2015

9:45 am Thornleigh Station 10:00 am Brickpit Stadium

10:15 am Thornleigh Station 10:30 am Brickpit Stadium

10:45 am Thornleigh Station 11:00 am Brickpit Stadium

11:15 am Thornleigh Station 11:30 am Brickpit Stadium

11:45 am Thornleigh Station 12 noon Brickpit Stadium

12:15 pm Thornleigh Station 12:30 pm Brickpit Stadium

12:45 pm Thornleigh Station 1:00 pm Brickpit Stadium

1:15 pm Thornleigh Station 1:30 pm Brickpit Stadium

1:45 pm Thornleigh Station 2:00 pm Brickpit Stadium

2:15 pm Thornleigh Station 2:30 pm Brickpit Stadium

2:45 pm Thornleigh Station 3:00 pm Brickpit Stadium

3:15 pm Thornleigh Station 3:30 pm Brickpit Stadium

3:45 pm Thornleigh Station 4:00 pm Brickpit Stadium

4:15 pm Thornleigh Station 4:30 pm Brickpit Stadium

4:45 pm Thornleigh Station 5:00 pm Brickpit Stadium Last Bus

5:15 pm Thornleigh Station

A similar timetable for Sunday and finishing an hour earlier on Monday as the exhibition is from 10 till 4 on Monday.

Note Thornleigh station pickup/setdown is in The Esplanade bus stop outside the multi storey parking lot which has plenty of parking more than the brickpit stadium.

We will also have our sales stand for Forest Miniatures London Transport Heritage Centre inside the venue so a chance to buy those British train and bus models. Part proceeds go to help preserve our growing heritage bus fleet and the work our volunteers do. So please come and support us.

Details of the Exhibition are as follows:

The Epping Model Railway Club Model train Exhibition 2015

Thornleigh Brick Pit Stadium, located at 1A Dartford Road, Thornleigh (off Pennant Hills Road in Sydney).

The 2015 Show will be held on the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend on the 6th, 7th and 8th of June 2015.

Exhibition Times

Saturday 6th June 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday 7th June 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Monday 8th June 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Adults $12.00 Seniors $8.00 Children $6 Family $30

 

 

Forest Miniatures at The Brisbane Miniature Train show 2015

Posted by forestm on April 28, 2015 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Forest Miniatures will be attending the Brisbane Miniature train show during May 2015 details below we look forward to seeing all our friends and many customers over the weekend. We will have lots of new releases by Branchline, hornby, Metcalfe, Farish and much more as well as Australia's best selection of British model railway scenic detailing items! Why not come and say Hi.

The Marquee, Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills Queensland

Saturday 9th May 2015 9am-5pm

Sunday 10th May 2015 9am-4pm

Model Trains of all types & sizes!

A great day out for the whole family at one of the largest model train shows ever run in south east Queensland.

 

Over 45 Layouts in a Large Variety of Scales.

Ride on Trains and Heritage Railway Groups.

Over 30 Traders of Railway Modelling Products.

Demonstrations of Wagon & Building Assembly.

Celebrate 150 Years of Railways in Queensland.

Prices

Adults – $15.00

Concession & Full-time Students 16 and over - $10.00

Children Under 16 - Free* (With paying Adult)

On-site parking is available for $12 per day. Entry via O’Connell Terrace.

Walk in Entry via Bowen Bridge Road.

Take a look at me now! Leopard 1660 latest photos 15th Nov 2014

Posted by forestm on November 16, 2014 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Barely 5 weeks after rescue and Leopard 1660 steals the show and already starts to look great following commencement of her restoration seen here on the 15th Nov 2014 at our Northern Beaches yard. Special thanks to all the volunteers including Clifford Klerks, Jimmy Thompson, Frank Panaia, Phillip Mackay, Catherine Norman and  Deirdre Norman who have all given up time even during the week to help 1660 get this far.

 

The Great Leopard Rescue 10th October 2014

Posted by forestm on November 16, 2014 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

On the 10th October 2014 volunteers of Forest Miniatures London Transport Heritage Centre headed south to the Goulburn area to rescue Mk 2 Leyland Leopard 1660 from just north of Taralga and Mk1 Leopard 3650 from Bungonia. With the help of Retreiver Towing and two prime movers/trailers Forest Miniatures LT Heritage volunteers Jimmy Thompson, Clifford Klerks, Louise Dicks, Catherine Norman, Frank Panaia and Jim Funnel successfully brought the two buses back to our yard on Sydney's northern beaches with restoration on 1660 commencing immediately. Special thanks to all involved on the day and for all the hard work.

 

Forest Miniatures at The Liverpool Model Railway Show

Posted by forestm on November 16, 2014 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

On the long weekend of 4th, 5th and 6th October 2014 Forest Miniatures exhibited at the Liverpool Model Railway Exhibition at the EG Whitlam Recreation Centre. the show was very busy and it was nice to catch up with all our many customers. This is a photo of our sales stand in case you missed it.

 

10% OFF SALE THIS WEEK IN STORE SALES ONLY ENDS SAT 20TH SEP 2014

Posted by forestm on September 15, 2014 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

IT'S SPRING SALE WEEK 10% OFF ON ALL PURCHASES IN STORE AT OUR SHOP ONLY! SALE ENDS 5PM SATURDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 2014! (SALE DOES NOT APPLY TO MAILORDER, INTERNET OR EBAY SALES MUST BE CLAIMED AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE BY MENTIONING THIS ADVERTISEMENT)

 

WHY WAIT FOR THE LIVERPOOL TRAIN SHOW WEEKEND WHEN YOU CAN VISIT OUR SHOP AND SEE OUR FULL RANGE AVAILABLE AND NOT MISS OUT ON MANY ITEMS WHICH MAY SELL OUT AT THE SHOW! HURRY DON'T MISS OUT. SHOP OPEN MON-SAT 9AM TO 5PM (PLEASE RING FIRST TO LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING)

 

 

 

Forest Miniatures Sales stand at the AMRA Liverpool model railway exhibition

Posted by forestm on September 11, 2014 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Just a reminder that Forest Miniatures sales stand will be at the AMRA Sydney Model Railway Exhibition at The EG Whitlam recreation centre Memorial Avenue Liverpool over the October Labour day long weekend. Come and say hi to us and help us to continue supporting transport preservation on the northern beaches. Details are as follows:

Saturday 4th October 9:00am until 5:00pm

Sunday 5th October 9:00am until 5:00pm

Monday 6th October 9:00am until 4:00pm

Adults - $ 14.00.

Concessions/Seniors - $ 10.00.

Children, (5 to year 12 at high school) - $ 7.00.

Family - $ 35.00.

Multi Day Pass - $ 28.00.

There will also be shuttle buses running from Liverpool station run by members of the HCVA (Historic Commercial Vehicle Assoc. Who we were recently able to celebrate their 50th birthday rally with.

 

Forest Miniatures tree features in new Kmart TV campaign

Posted by forestm on May 24, 2014 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Early in May Kmart launched a new TV commercial with a catchy musical theme. Forest Miniatures was proud to be approached by the artistic production company to provide modelling materials for a wonderful South African tree with a girl sitting in it. Also photographs were taken of some model trees we had built on one of our shop display layouts for the background. Remember Forest Miniatures is Sydney's best model railway, transport and scenic accessory shop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5s_iWk8yD6U#t=0

 

 

Forest Miniatures will be at the Brisbane Miniature Train Show Doombin May 3rd and 4th 2014

Posted by forestm on April 27, 2014 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 

Just a reminder Forest Miniatures will be exhibiting our sales stand at The Brisbane Miniature Train show at Doombin Racecourse on the weekend of 3rd and 4th May 2014. Details as follows:

The Australian Model Railway Association Queensland Branch Inc

A non profit Association Incorporated in Queensland

Presents

The 37th Brisbane Model Train Show

at the

Doomben Racecourse

Model Trains of all types & sizes

A great day out for the whole family. The largest train show in Australia.

◾Large range of train shops

◾See QR history

◾Interactive displays for children

◾Demonstrations of wagon & building assembly

Location:

Doomben Racecourse Off Nudgee Road Hendra.

Show Opening Times:

9am-5pm 3rd May 2014

9am-4pm 4th May 2014

Costs:

 Adults $13.00

Concession $10.00

Children (5-15) $6.00

The Show this year is bigger than ever, with lots of traders, and layouts to see.

TRADE STANDS

HERITAGE

DISPLAYS

DEMO’S

LAYOUTS

We Look forward to seeing you there again this year.

 

 


Rss_feed