A number of 5" Scale Locomotive will be working together to complete a combined total of 500 laps of the Galston Valley Railway in Galston, NSW. Raising money for MS Research

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About the Galston500

The Galston500 is an annual event which challenges a collection of 5” Scale Model Locomotive teams to attempt to complete a combined total of 500 laps of the picturesque 1km track at the Galston Valley Railway, to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research.
This years Galston500 will be held on Saturday the 26th August.
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Raising Funds for Multiple Sclerosis research

Every year we look forward to this event. Since its begining this event has raised and donated over $33,000 towards Multiple Sclerosis research.
In 2024 with your help, we would like to better this total.
This year the funds will once again be donated directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Research team at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research.
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The Teams

Teams from affiliated Model Railways throughout New South Wales are invited to participate in the Galston500, preparing their locomotive, adorning fancy dress, gaining sponsorships and hauling passengers for rides on the day. Each team and it's members are vital to the event's success.
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Support the event

You can help support the event in a number of ways. These include;
  • Sponsor a Team,
  • People's Choice Award
  • Buy Merchandise supporting a team
  • Buy an All Day Pass
  • Buy a Ticket to Ride
  • Buy a Galston500 Red Rose Plant

    Register your team

    If you are a member of an affiliated AALS Model Railway Club and would like to participate in the 2024 Galston500. You can register your team here
    Minimum team size is one person and their locomotive

  • The Venue

    Nestled in the bushlands on the outskirts of Galston (in the Hornsby Shire, NSW),
    The Galston Valley Railway is a picturesque minature railway, with 1km of track winding throughout the bush and up the hills.
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    This video gives you a quick tour of the track.

    We ride around the Galston Valley Railway whilst Hornsby RSL Pipe Band play the pipes. This was one of the last laps of the day ending a fantastic Galston 500. Many thanks to all those who took part.

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