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

Find us at: Old Petrie Town, Dayboro Road, Whiteside, Queensland

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Queensland-Steam-Vintage-Machinery-Society/854403301355739

 

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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

Best display of Road steam, stationary steam and steam toys in queensland

This event is held on the 2nd of October 2016

Old Petrie Town is taking part in the First International "Steam it Sunday" event on Sunday October 2nd from 9am. The Queensland Steam and Vintage Machinery Society will be joining forces with the UK's Largest Steam Engine Preservation group, The National Traction Engine Trust, to hold the Australian part of the event.

 

Our 1900 Steam Traction Engine, a 1925 Steam Roller along with our 1906 Robey portable steam engine will all be running at the event. We will be Chaff cutting and running the mighty mill engine and other vintage machinery. Steam toys and Steampunk displays will be in the Boiler House. If you have ever wanted to blow a steam whistle just like a steam train's,  you get the chance at this event, 3 blows for $2.00.  Entry to the Boiler House Museum is by donation and all funds go the restoration of our Heritage Machinery collection.

The Old Petrie Town Markets, Heritage shops and the other community groups including the Fire brigade Museum, Northpine Trades Guild and Northpine Potters will be open.

4kq (radio station) have been a great help to this event by announcing it in there lunch time program. It was mentioned during this time that there willl be trains at this event, this it not the case. But at this event will be the best display of Road steam (traction engines and steam rollers), Stationary steam (industrial and commercial scale steam engines) and steam toys in Queensland!