Sandown Expo 2020

 
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Any news trains wise?  Cannot find anything on line, much.
Who will be there, as I know of only IDR with their W Class release.

Not a tad interested in trams trucks or aircraft?
Sounds like model rail is shrinking here. Worth going this year?
Cheers
Rod

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  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Any news trains wise?  Cannot find anything on line, much.
Who will be there, as I know of only IDR with their W Class release.

Not a tad interested in trams trucks or aircraft?
Sounds like model rail is shrinking here. Worth going this year?
Cheers
Rod
comtrain
Dates and Times
6-8 June 2020

Sandown Entertainment Centre
Ladbrokes Park - Sandown Racecourse
Princes Highway, Springvale

Show Exhibition Hours
Saturday  6 June   9:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday    7 June   9:30am - 5:00pm
Monday    8 June   9:30am - 4:00pm
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
https://www.railpage.com.au/events/train-hobby-show-2020-at-sandown note the Macedon Exhibition is also on the same weekend.

I am interested in the W Class do you have any links to share please?
  brissim Chief Train Controller

https://www.railpage.com.au/events/train-hobby-show-2020-at-sandown note the Macedon Exhibition is also on the same weekend.

I am interested in the W Class do you have any links to share please?
bevans

From IDR Models. Home page is https://idrmodels.com.au/

Tony
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
I'm curious how it's going to go.  Last year I overheard a few stands saying they wouldn't be back (mainly upstairs)

With any luck Auscision will finally release some details about their N scale lineup, considering the order forms for the NR were "coming soon" 6 months ago!
  brissim Chief Train Controller

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With any luck Auscision will finally release some details about their N scale lineup, considering the order forms for the NR were "coming soon" 6 months ago!
lkernan

Very wishful thinking. I expect the only announcement from Auscision (and any other importers) will be that all production plans are on an indefinite hold until the situation in China is resolved and factories are re-opened and production restarts. This could be months away.

So far, Southern Rail Models appears to be the only importer who has addressed the issue.

Tony
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
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With any luck Auscision will finally release some details about their N scale lineup, considering the order forms for the NR were "coming soon" 6 months ago!

Very wishful thinking. I expect the only announcement from Auscision (and any other importers) will be that all production plans are on an indefinite hold until the situation in China is resolved and factories are re-opened and production restarts. This could be months away.

So far, Southern Rail Models appears to be the only importer who has addressed the issue.

Tony
brissim
Auscision did reply to someones comment on their Facebook recently saying similar things to SRM.
Basically the factory was still shut as no one could get back to it.

I can still hope, after all these should have been locked in before they were shown off.
  NSW3802 Locomotive Driver

https://www.railpage.com.au/events/train-hobby-show-2020-at-sandown note the Macedon Exhibition is also on the same weekend.

I am interested in the W Class do you have any links to share please?
bevans
My VR blue W class arrived late last week. The model runs very well, DCC, sound and stay alive.

Slow speed running is excellent.

IDR certainly are bring out good quality models. From their website links it appears that there are still some models held up in China.

Looks good, runs well,

Les.
  catchpoint Assistant Commissioner

Location: At the end of a loop
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With any luck Auscision will finally release some details about their N scale lineup, considering the order forms for the NR were "coming soon" 6 months ago!

Very wishful thinking. I expect the only announcement from Auscision (and any other importers) will be that all production plans are on an indefinite hold until the situation in China is resolved and factories are re-opened and production restarts. This could be months away.

So far, Southern Rail Models appears to be the only importer who has addressed the issue.

Tony
Auscision did reply to someones comment on their Facebook recently saying similar things to SRM.
Basically the factory was still shut as no one could get back to it.

I can still hope, after all these should have been locked in before they were shown off.
lkernan


Ixion Models have also made a statement of same on their FB page recently (28th feb);

https://bit.ly/3ar3zrK

Regards,

Catchpoint
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
My VR blue W class arrived late last week. The model runs very well, DCC, sound and stay alive.

Slow speed running is excellent.

IDR certainly are bring out good quality models. From their website links it appears that there are still some models held up in China.

Looks good, runs well,

Les.
NSW3802

Put me down for one.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
You can catch  me at the VMR stand Sunday and Monday. If you are comming via Bendigo on Saturday it would also pay to divert to Harcourt to see the applefest VMR display as well.

Regards,
David Head
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
You can catch  me at the VMR stand Sunday and Monday. If you are comming via Bendigo on Saturday it would also pay to divert to Harcourt to see the applefest VMR display as well.

Regards,
David Head
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Came home with a bag of Aust-N-Rail wagons and a Digikeijs base system.  
Didn't go completely crazy this year Smile
  jakar Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Is it worth a look this year from a model railway perspective?

Was disappointed last year with the amount of layouts and stands vs admission cost and have read elsewhere there is even less this year.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
It was quieter in the morning when I was there.  Upstairs is a joke, unless your into knitting or crafts or whatever was up there with airport west hobbies and modellers warehouse.

Downstairs wasn’t too bad, all the usual traders were there I thought. I thought it was ok, but probably not worth $20 to get in the door.
  danpickard Junior Train Controller

Location: Geelong
I’m not out and about at any of the exhibitions this weekend due to extensive house renovations taking priority, so am only commenting based on the reports noted here...but, really quite disappointing to hear of the slightly unfair treatment/placement of traders, perhaps in particular, ones that may have made a considerable commitment to get to the exhibition (ie Modellers Warehouse, venturing alone the way from Qld with a large trailer of stock).  Given what trader fees are like for a show like this, maybe a bit of courtesy from the organisers to at least place them closer to their target sales audience would give a better opportunity to see some sales, and provide incentive to make that sort of trip again in the future.

Dan Pickard
  Captainchoochoo61 Locomotive Fireman

Usually by Sunday night we have seen some discussions about some new products, specials etc and some images of layouts and modelling displays etc.  So far this year there is next to nothing except people talking about some second hand stuff. Has this information been embargoed this year?  Or can somebody point me towards a result somewhere else? To me to pay $20.00 to go to a shop seems a bit rich.
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
My footage from Sandown.

Personally not much new for me, most layouts I'd seen before and I didn't bother with the upstairs section or the planes outside. Honestly in terms of model railways I felt Kyneton was better (and cheaper too at $10/adult). Video of that exhibition coming later this week.



https://youtu.be/5XUPp7ICBdk
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
SDS Models NR Class was on display



  a6et Minister for Railways

SDS NR's?  In Auscision show case?
  Just The Tip Junior Train Controller

Location: Danger zone
SDS Models NR Class was on display



8077
That would - clearly - be the Auscision tooling samples. In the Auscision cabinet. With Auscision labels visible.

And seeing as they have painted samples now, I'd say these are photos from last year.


Railpage continues its descent into a tabloid magazine.
  a6et Minister for Railways

SDS Models NR Class was on display



That would - clearly - be the Auscision tooling samples. In the Auscision cabinet. With Auscision labels visible.

And seeing as they have painted samples now, I'd say these are photos from last year.


Railpage continues its descent into a tabloid magazine.
Just The Tip
Not necessarily as the blue 44cl in the case would not have been on show last year.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
SDS Models NR Class was on display
That would - clearly - be the Auscision tooling samples. In the Auscision cabinet. With Auscision labels visible.

And seeing as they have painted samples now, I'd say these are photos from last year.


Railpage continues its descent into a tabloid magazine.
Not necessarily as the blue 44cl in the case would not have been on show last year.
a6et

you sure about that?
  a6et Minister for Railways

SDS Models NR Class was on display
That would - clearly - be the Auscision tooling samples. In the Auscision cabinet. With Auscision labels visible.

And seeing as they have painted samples now, I'd say these are photos from last year.


Railpage continues its descent into a tabloid magazine.
Not necessarily as the blue 44cl in the case would not have been on show last year.

you sure about that?
lkernan
The first show of them I saw was in the grey factory colour at Rosehill last June long weekend.  The blue is new.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
SDS Models NR Class was on display
That would - clearly - be the Auscision tooling samples. In the Auscision cabinet. With Auscision labels visible.

And seeing as they have painted samples now, I'd say these are photos from last year.


Railpage continues its descent into a tabloid magazine.
Not necessarily as the blue 44cl in the case would not have been on show last year.

you sure about that?
The first show of them I saw was in the grey factory colour at Rosehill last June long weekend.  The blue is new.
a6et
Not if Auscision uploaded a picture of March 2019 Sandown, the grey sample would be the second one.

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