Category Archives: Exhibition

Layouts seen at Exhibitions in Australia and Overseas

Show report – January 23 – Corio

The Corio model railway club hold their exhibition each year on or about the Australia Day weekend at the tail end of January. This year it was on the 23rd and 24th of January at the Geelong West Town Hall. … Continue reading

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Exhibition Report – Caulfield Victoria 2015

I travelled to Caulfield (some 130 Km) from home on Saturday the 22nd of August. I’m not complaining about the train ride, I never do, but I have to say that I expected better than I got at the exhibition. … Continue reading

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Why I chose not to design my layout – Part 7

While I chose not to (over) design my layout, there are some aspects that simply have to have a structured and logical approach to simplify troubleshooting for the longer term. These need to be in place to allow me to add … Continue reading

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Sight seeing – May 26 (Albury, NSW)

Apart from better weather, warmer temperatures, gentler breezes and being in NSW, Albury has nothing on Ballarat. Well except for the better weather, warmer temperatures, gentler breezes, being in NSW and the recent Murray Valley Modellers exhibition that was held … Continue reading

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Site Seeing March 22

Bound for South Australia Small, smart, practical exhibition layouts are not as easy to find as I’d like in Australia. Most club layouts are huge affairs, requiring many willing hands, a box trailer or van, and a pioneering spirit to … Continue reading

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Why I chose not to design my layout – Part 5

Somewhere back in a previous post I am certain that I published a basic op session. Today I wanted to update that in light of the new layout design, as there is a pretty big change to both the ops … Continue reading

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Exhibition Report – Labour Day Weekend March 7-9

In Victoria there are two exhibitions (that I am aware of) on the Labour Day Long Weekend (March 7-9). First is the very large exhibition at Sandown Racecourse; the second is the great little exhibition at Kyneton. On Saturday March … Continue reading

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Site seeing – March 9

Introduction All of last week I was sicker than could be with the current Ballarat flu bug. I am almost over it just in time to see the cooler Autumn weather really kick in. As a result of the dreaded lurgy … Continue reading

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Layout Builders of Note – Chris Gilbert

Introduction I’ve known Chris Gilbert for many years thanks to the Internet, specifically RMWeb. Chris has always managed to be a great mentor on things model railroad, even if he was not aware of his mentorship. He’s been successful in … Continue reading

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More on the new layout

Originally posted on the old DasBlog – Thursday, March 28, 2013 While I am not working on the layout of a weeknight, doesn’t mean that I am not thinking on the layout. My son Ewan (who is 8) got me … Continue reading

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