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WWSME Invitation Run 2019

Wagga Wagga Society of Model Engineers have been holding an annual invitation run at the Willans Hill Miniature Railway in the beautiful botanical gardens in Wagga Wagga since 1988.

This year is no different, the 31st annual invitation run will be held on Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of November 2019, although the run often starts Friday morning for 3 days of fun.

Friday generally kicks off around 10:00 with unloading and the beginning of running. From Friday 10:00 until Sunday 10:00 is free running for persons over the age of 7.

The invitation run is open to all persons carrying a current AALS membership card.

The railway will be set to 3 separate running lines;

The Main Line, running down hill from the station, then up hill to the trestle bridge, and across the trestle bridge, past the carriage shed, past the club house, through the tunnel and returning to the station.

The Spiral Line, running down hill from the station to the base of the spiral, proceeding around the spiral, turning from the top down to join the main line just after the trestle bridge, continuing past the carriage shed, past the club house, through the tunnel and returning to the station.

The Museum Line, running up hill from the station to the Hawkesbury bridge, through the staff point, through the tunnel under Lord Baden Powell Drive, around the museum loop, back through the tunnel, back past the staff point and heading down hill until re-joining the main line just prior to the club house, through the tunnel and returning to the station.

There is no curfew on our track so feel free to run all night if you wish, however we do ask that whistles and horns not be used between 21:00 and 08:00.

On Sunday from 10:00 until 16:00 will be our normal Sunday Public Running. For the public running, The Spiral Line is connected to The Museum Line from the top of the spiral to the staff point.

There will be provisions on site for refreshments and a BBQ on Saturday night.

Due to council rules there is no camping on site, however the Wagga Wagga free camping site is located just over Wiradjuri Bridge in North Wagga. There is also a caravan and camping site at the Wagga Wagga Showgrounds on Urana Street, four blocks away from the Botanical Gardens. For more information please phone the Wagga Wagga Showgrounds Secretary on (02) 6925 2180.

Church Services
An Ecumenical Church Service will be held on Sunday morning.

Contact Us
If you have any enquiries, please email our Invitation Run Co-ordinator Andrew on