Queensland Steam & Vintage Machinery Society

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Vintage Machinery

Promotes a Better World!

Our museum is showing what these machines would have looked like and how they operated, so that visitors can have an appreciation of these machines - showing that they should be preserved rather than sold for scrap and consequently lost to the community.

 

For further information about our Society, please see our contact details on 'Contacts' above.

 

The QS&VMS Inc was incorporated in 1989.

 

We believe that by displaying our machinery in restored condition, our Museum is showing what these machines would have looked like and how they operated, so that visitors can have an appreciation of these machines - showing that they should be preserved rather than sold for scrap and consequently lost to the community.

 

For further information about our Society, please see our contact details on 'Contacts' above.

 

The QS&VMS Inc was incorporated in 1989.

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The objectives of our Society are:

 

·To collect and restore machinery of all types;

·To promote the preservation and restoration of machinery of all types, in particular those of historical or engineering significance;

·To promote the training in, and adoption of, relevant heritage skills;

·To encourage studies and research into the history of machines, and to co-operate with education authorities in the furtherance of this knowledge generally;

·To collect, preserve, house and exhibit books, records, manuscripts, newspapers, pictures, relics and other objects and materials of interest in relation to such studies and research;

·To maintain our building within Old Petrie Town for the housing of the association's and members' equipment, books, records and other objects;

·To display machinery and other objects owned by the Society and individual members.

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Contacts

 

Mail: PO Box 322, Petrie, Qld.  4502. 
Email: livesteam002@yahoo.com.au

Membership:

 

Membership of our Society is $50.00 per annum (financial year).

 

We definitely welcome new members, and encourage people from all walks of life to join us.  Please don't think that you have to be an experienced mechanic or boiler maker to work on our machinery; all you need is an appreciation of our historic machines - we provide you with on-the-job training which will enable you to join us in restoring and maintaining our collection.

 

Some of our machines are shown in our photos, and these have been restored by our members to their current condition.  And there are many more machines, from very large to very small, in our Museum to delight our visitors. 

 

Contact us for more information, or come along on one of the days we are open (shown above), to see what we have to offer, which includes a hands-on approach for members to our steam and internal combustion machines. Or to see what we are capable of, visit us on one of our 'LIVE STEAM!' days.

 

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Gallery:

Projects:

1911 Marshall Road Locomotive 'Pride of Queensland

' Pride of Queensland' is a 1911 Marshall 8nhp Steam Road Locomotive. The Society were gifted this ,along with a 1921 Fowler stump puller, in 2007 after they were illegaly exported to england. The engines boiler and other key components had to be replaced, to help with this the society applied and recieved a state government grant to aid the engine's restoration. So far in it's restoration a new boiler barrel and firebox have been purched and are waiting to be assembled, it's wheels, flywheel and tender have been repaired and primed. It is estimated that this engine will be running by 2018.

 

If you think you can help with this restoration or have a question about it, contact the QS&VMS at:  livesteam002@yahoo.com.au

1926 Aveling & Porter Steam Roller 'Marion'

'Marion is an 8 ton Aveling and Porter Steam roller from 1926. This roller was sold by Noyes bros to W.B.Carr and used to roll roads around Brisbane. It was later sold to Brisbane City Council. After being retired from use it was placed in New Farm Park and used as a playground. The society applied for it in 2006 after it was deemed unsafe for the park. It was then donated to the society by the council. So far in it's restoration it has had a new tender floor and side, steam fittings made and its motion repaired.

 

If you think you can help with this restoration or have a question about it, contact the QS&VMS at:  livesteam002@yahoo.com.au

Events

Old Petrie Town Steam Fair

This event is held on the 4th and 5th of June 2017.

'Steam it! Sunday

This event will be held on the 2nd of October 2016