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International Steamdays 2012
26th, 27th & 28th

The board and the members of the Stoomgroep Turnhout vzw are honoured to invite you to take part in their 31st International Steam Meeting, to be held on the long Whitsun weekend of Saturday May 26 until Monday May 28, on the rail tracks in the Park Grounds of Turnhout (North-Belgium).

If you wish to participate, please complete the entrance form and return it asap and before May 1st, so that we can take necessary arrangements concerning meals, drinks, sleeping accommodations etc.

Every modeller is invited to run his locomotive or engine (7 ¼” or 5”) on our ground tracks. Every owner of a steam engine needs to show a valid boiler certificate. Modellers can also put their works, whatever their state, on show in our exhibition tent.

Participation in this event is free for the model-constructor carrying equipment or rolling stock. They will be known as ‘participants’ and receive without any payment : lunch, tea-time, tickets for free drinks, badge, as well as water, fuel, lubricants and safe-keeping of materials during the night.

On Saturday- and Sunday-evening a substantial meal (at moderate price) is planned in a nearby diner-room.

Participants do not need to come alone. Everyone coming along with them is called a ‘companion’. These companion's can join us in the lunch, tea-time and supper at very moderate prices

Evening Meal : € 17,00 per person per day, children <12 y : € 8,00
Tickets for drinks are available at the bar (worth € 4,00 per sheet) : € 2,00.
Participant costs per day (
lunch, tea-time, tickets for free drinks, badge) : € 6,00

There will be a camp-site, campers can use the grounds, rented by our organisation, nearby the park. If applicable please give information on the registration form. Other addresses for accommodation can be obtained by means of the Internet. There are a lot attractive hotels and camp-sites** in Turnhout and the edge municipalities.


  • Friday, May 25th 2012

    • Participants are welcomed as from 17:00 h. until 20:00 h.

  • Saturday, May 26th 2012

    • 10:00 h. :    SGT-units open, participants welcome

    • 11:00 h. :    the trains are running

    • 12:00 h. :    lunch

    • 16:00 h. :    teatime

    • 18:00 h. :    SGT-units closed

    • 19:00 h. :    collective dinner in a nearby dining room for those who registered.

  • Sunday, May 27th 2012

    • same as Saturday, but we start at 09:00 h. due to the traditional and famous ‘flea market’ in the park.
      Rest of the day: same as Saturday.

  • Monday, May 28th 2012

    • 10:00 h. :    same as Saturday

    • 18:00 h. :    SGT-units closed, end of this event. We clean up and everybody who stays to help us can get a simple meal afterwards. Please indicate this at the registration.

** We have a good relationship with camping "Baalse Hei". Press HERE for more information.

© 2015  Dani Bellemans
last update 14/06/2015