More info about the show can be found at http://www.eppingmodelrailway.org.au/exhibition.html. I'm looking forward to going to this one again this year.
So who is going to be first to report in, eh?
An excellent day but nil photo's.
Auscision had the 43samples on display & very nice, is on my shopping list.
Eureka had the usual samples, although the first time I had a chance to see some after no exh attendance last year, the G wagon looks nice with internal detail. First time I had noticed that the steam models, K, & 50classes have now got a new coupling arrangement, that being instead of the old electrical connector plug by itself they now have a plug in as well as a coupler bar the same arrangement as the TOR 32cl, to me a better setup. Show specials were pretty well the same as normal prices.
OTM, had their new TRC's there & are very nice indeed. I did not see anything new from them.
SDS, had new samples of tar wagons, the Ampol 5000gal RTC painted blue, along with a couple of other RTC's, some nice additions. Also on show were the SHG/BHG vans, along with samples of the loaf of bread EHO's, again they look very nice.
Andian Models has an old BBP van under development, this was an old type with arch bar bogies & at least one was in service at Lithgow well into the 60's, another model for the wallet agony.
I drooled rather than looked at the O gauge garratt, nuff said.
The O gauge layout put together by Garry Spencer-Salt has to be seen to be appreciated especially with the attention to detail in it. Luvly.
I had a terrible day with the wallet, splashing out on the Railway Portraits #3 book, which like its predecessors oozes atmospheric photo's of steam, would love to have seen some in colour as comparisons. Also a 5 pack of K wagon detail parts from Kieran Ryan.
Not including the sausage sandwich I spent $70.00.
A great day, & when I saw the length of the line waiting to get in I thought "another Liverpool with crowds overtaking everything. Inside a total surprise, as there was plenty of room & as usual tiredness took hold & time to drive home.
Well worth the visit. & I can see 2015 being one that will lighten the wallet, so saving time starts now.
2 items not mentioned were lots of the SDS PRX cement wagons being sold, and Austrains sold out of their 'ultimat'e S wagons on Saturday.
Aron showed me how to do powder weathering at his demonstration. A most enjoyable exhibition, thanks to all who put on the show.
Oh yes and IDR Castings had the NSW 85 class electric loco kit on sale also.
I bought a pair of these kits and all I can say is WOW!
Very clean lines and excellent castings and a complete kit with Austrains bogies, panto's, decals and everything you need ( except paint)
Best part is that they have included a cd for the instructions and its brilliant!!!
The Austrains G in V/Line was there but sold out on Saturday.... does that warrant a mention?