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WEBSITE PROBLEMS!!!  Finally Fixed!!  You can now order with confidence that your order can be shipped to your address wherever you live!

A Week of Disasters, Also just recovering from the worst case of the flu I think I have ever had, had to let a few things slip until I back to work, apologies if I kept anyone waiting.  JR

VALE John Strachan, many older customers will remember John as the founder of Hobby Mechanics in the 1970's with his little shop at Buranda in Brisbane. John passed away on 6 Sept after a long battle with illness, as an engineer he was well regarded by all who met him or had dealings with him; his range of knowledge and interests concerning tools, mechanical devices and of course steam engines was widely noted and respected. His passing is a loss to the model engineering fraternity.


We are a company based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, which has been supplying the needs of Model Engineers for over 25 years.

Our major products are Machine Tools and Accessories, along with Queensland Government Railways Steam Locomotives,  for which we supply plans and castings to enable you to complete working true-to-scale models, in 5" and 7 1/4" gauge.                      

Click here for Plans and Castings



A12 Locomotive built by Baldwin USA approx 1878 and used on the Queensland narrow gauge railway

 5" model by Bill Gerome, Australia

Hobby Mechanics also supplies a wide range of Taps and dies, cutters, and fasteners for the Hobby enthusiast.