Lists

This page gives lists of past events. Some lists are incomplete. If you know a piece or pieces of missing information, I would appreciate hearing from you, see the email address for the webmaster on the Contacts page.

So far there are lists for

  1. New Zealand
    • New Zealand Association of Model Railway Clubs Conventions
    • American Model Railroaders (New Zealand) Conventions
    • New Zealand Garden Railway Conventions
    • Model Engineering Associaton of New Zealand Conventions
  2. Australia
    • Australian Narrow Gauge Conventions
    • National N Scale Conventions
  3. American
    • National Narrow Gauge Conventions
    • National Garden Railway Conventions
    • NMRA National Conventions

1. New Zealand

New Zealand Association of Model Railway Clubs Conventions, in reverse chronological order

2016 Upper Hutt (Trentham Racecourse)
2014 Hamilton (Te Rapa Racecourse)
2012 Wellington (Amora Hotel, Wakefield St)
2010 Christchurch
2008 Taradale (Eastern Institute of Technology)
2006 Feilding (Manfield Park)
2002 Naenae
2000 Christchurch (Teachers College)
1998 Henderson (Henderson Events Centre)
1996 Porirua (Misubishi Motors)
1994 Palmerston North (Freyberg High School)
1992 Wairarapa
1990 Auckland (Teachers College)
1988 Christchurch (Kirkwood Intermediate School)
1986 Wellington (Hotel on Willis Street)
1984 Hamilton (Te Rapa Racecourse)
1982 Palmerston North (Civic Offices / Convention Centre)
1980 Christchurch (Arts Centre)
1978 Auckland
1974 Hastings
1966 Wellington (Railway Social Hall, NZMRA)

American Model Railroader (New Zealand) Conventions, in reverse chronological order

My thanks to Paul Hobbs who supplied much of the information on the following list.

2015 Auckland (North Shore Model Railway Club in Birkenhead)
2013 Palmerston North (Scale Rails, Massey University)
2011 Napier - a convention of limited extent 
2009 Waikanae
2007 Auckland (Mount Eden War Memorial Hall) Dave and Kenneth Carlyon, Independent American Model Railroaders of Auckland, + 
2005 Upper Hutt (American Central Railroaders) Kel Sherson, Tony Owen, + originally Christchurch 
2003 Hamilton (Hamilton American Modellers, Glenview Club) 
2001 Palmerston North (Scale Rails, Awapuni Racecourse) 
1999 Tauranga (Tauranga Boys High School) Bryan Fitzpatrick, +
1997 Petone (Hutt Valley MRC) Jeff Driver, Tim Ball 
1995 Auckland (AMMRC Clubrooms in Hillsborough) Mike Tolich, Paul Hobbs 
1993 Hamilton (Hamilton American Railroaders, Race course?) Keith, Mhyre Oman 
1991 Palmerston North (Scale Rails) Neil Lovejoy, + 
1989 New Plymouth ( ) Bruce Rogers, Bill Batten 
1987 Tauranga ( ) Bryan Fitzpatrick, Norm Freeman 
1985 Auckland (AMMRC, Auckland College of Education) Mike Tolich, Paul Hobbs 
1983 Wellington 
1981 Auckland (Mt. Albert War Memorial Hall) Mike Tolich, Dave Ryall 
1979 Lower Hutt (Town Hall) Lawrence Woodley, Peter Roil

New Zealand Garden Railway Conventions, in chronological order

The first column gives the number of the convention.

1 2007 March 17-18, Tawa (Wellington)
2 2008 March 15-16, Tawa (Wellington)
3 2009 March 7-8 Auckland
4 2010 March 20-21, Masterton
5 2011 March 12-13, Waikato
6 2012 January 28-29, Christchurch
7 2013 January 26-27, Auckland
8 2014 February 15-16, Wairarapa
9 2015 February 5-6, Christchurch
10 2017 February 4-6, Auckland

Model Engineering Association of New Zealand Conventions

2004 Hamilton
2006 Christchurch
2008 Auckland (Manakau)
2010 Nelson
2012 Whangarei
2014 Christchurch
2016 Tauranga

2. Australia

Australian Narrow Gauge Conventions

1996,                    Heathmont (Melbourne, Victoria)
1997,                    Heathmont (Melbourne, Victoria)
1998, April 11-12    Blackheath (Blue Mountains, New South Wales)
1999,                    Brisbane (Queensland)
2001, April 14-15    Mitcham (Melbourne, Victoria)
2003,                     Parramatta (Sydney, New South Wales)
2005,                     Albury (New South Wales)
2007,                     Noble Park North (Melbourne, Victoria)
2009, April 10-12     Parramatta (Sydney, New South Wales)
2011, April 23-24     Ipswich (Queensland)
2013, March 29-31  Noble Park North (Melbourne, Victoria)
2015, April 3-5        Bowral (New South Wales)
2017, April 14-16    Geelong (Victoria)

National N Scale Convention, in chronological order

The following list was taken from this webpage

1974 Sydney
1 1989 Sydney
2 1991 Melbourne
3 1993 Brisbane
4 1995 Adelaide
5 1997 Canberra
6 1999 Syndey
7 2001 Perth
8 2003 Melbourne
9 2005 Brisbane

10 2007 Adelaide
11 2009 Canberra
12 2011 Sydne
13 2013 Melbourne
14 2015 Brisbane

3. America

National Narrow Gauge Conventions (America), in chronological order

The list is incomplete. The first column gives the number of the convention, the second column the year and the third column the city where the convention was based.

1
2
3
4
5 1985 Columbus, Ohio
6 1986 Denver
7
8
9 1989 Durango

10 1990 St. Louis
16 1996 Durango
17 1997 Madison
18 1998 Colorado Springs
19 1999 Portland

20 2000 St Louis
21 2001 Chicago
22 2002 Providence
23 2003 Denver
24 2004 Santa Clara
25 2005 Dearborn
26 2006 Durango
27 2007 Portland, Maine
28 2008 Portland
29 2009 Colorago Springs

30 2010 St. Louis
31 2011 Hickory
32 2012 Bellevue, WA
33 2013 Pasadena
34 2014 Kansas City
35 2015 Houston
36 2016 Augusta

National Garden Railway Conventions, in chronological order

1 1985 Denver, Colorado
2 1986 Denver, Colorado
3 1987 Denver, Colorado
4 1988 Denver, Colorado
5 1989 San Francisco, California
6 1990 San Diego, California
7 1991 Cincinnati, Ohio
8 1992 Washington, DC (Reston, Virginia)
9 1993 Sacramento, California
10 1994 Denver, Colorado
11 1995 Cincinnati, Ohio
12 1996 Orlando, Florida
13 1997 Washington, DC (Alexandria, VA)
14 1998 Santa Clara, California
15 1999 Chicago, Illinois
16 2000 San Diego, California
17 2001 Seattle, Washington
18 2002 Cincinnati, Ohio
19 2003 Sacramento, California
20 2004 Denver, Colorado
21 2005 Chicago (St. Charles), Illinois
22 2006 Santa Clara, California
23 2007 Las Vegas, Nevada
24 2008 Chandler, Arizona
25 2009 Denver Colorado
26 2010 Seattle, Washington
27 2011 Kansas City, Kansas
28 2012 Chicago (St. Charles), Illinois
29 2013 Cincinnati, Ohio
30 2014 Tampa, Florida
31 2015 Denver, Colorado
32 2016 Bay Area, California

NMRA National Conventions, in chronological order

The following list up to 2015 was taken from the page on the NMRA website.

1935 Milwaukee
1936 Chicago
1937 Detroit
1938 Buffalo
1939 New York

1940 Milwaukee
1941 Peoria
1942 Rochester
1943 Cincinnati
1944 Pittsburgh
1946 Detroit
1947 Oakland
1948 Atlanta
1949 Denver

1950 Milwaukee
1951 New York
1952 Portland
1953 Toronto
1954 Chicago
1955 Baltimore
1956 St. Paul
1957 Houston
1958 Pittsburgh
1959 San Deigo

1960 Chicago
1961 Cleveland
1962 Montreal
1963 Indianapolis
1964 Philadelphia
1965 Vancouver
1966 Cincinnati
1967 Miami Beach
1968 San Francisco
1969 Minneapolis

1970 St. Louis
1971 London
1972 Seattle
1973 Atlanta
1974 San Deigo
1975 Dayton
1976 Chicago
1977 Denver
1978 Dearborn
1979 Calgary

1980 Orlando
1981 San Mateo
1982 Washington
1981 Winnipeg
1984 Kansas City
1985 Milwaukee
1986 Boston
1987 Eugene
1988 Birmingham
1989 Houston

1990 Pittsburgh
1991 Denver
1992 Columbus
1993 Valley Forge
1994 Portland
1995 Atlanta
1996 Long Beach
1997 Madison
1998 Kansas City
1999 St. Paul

2000 San Jose
2001 St. Louis
2002 Ft. Lauderdale
2003 Toronto
2004 Seattle
2005 Cincinnati
2006 Philiadelphia
2007 Detroit
2008 Anaheim
2009 Hartford

2010 Milwaukee
2011 Sacramento
2012 Grand Rapids
2013 Atlanta
2014 Cleveland
2015 Portland
2016 Indianapolis
2017 Orlando

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