Epping Model Railway Club Exhibition 2014

 
  tabmow68 Station Master

Location: Brisbane
The Epping exhibition is on this June long weekend again.  We are just about to head down to help out on the Southern Rail Model stand again this year.  If you would also like some info about PGC Scalemodels or Black Diamond Models, come and talk to Phil, Glenn or myself on the stand.

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.

Bazza

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  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
So who is going to be first to report in, eh?
Cheers
Rod
  a6et Minister for Railways

So who is going to be first to report in, eh?
Cheers
Rod
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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.
  trawny Train Controller

Location: Victoria
Any show specials?
  anzac1959 Chief Commissioner

Any show specials?
trawny

I didn't buy any of the show specials but what I saw were
73s in red terror , CRT $150
KLYs $120
Austrains were selling single FS,Mail vans and KBs? $110ea
DLs cheap
Bolivia layout is amazing and also very high
  5711 Assistant Commissioner

I thought the Bolivia layout was just a little too high for my liking. I wanted to see the entire station layout but could see hardly anything.
  M636C Minister for Railways

John Eassie showed me the APL/BPL/BCPL three pack.

These looked really good, to my eyes up to the standard of the Auscision E cars you'd want to run them with. The bogies in particular looked good. The car numbers of the BCPL had been changed to lower numbers to avoid a problem with lettering, since many BCPLs were converted after January 1970 and would not have carried the lettering "Second". The truss rods were very fine and looked strong. The post war red colour looked right.

They were selling cars from the three car mail train sets separately as indicated above. I very nearly bought an FS.

I chatted to Southern models about the L class and will be sending them my photos and other details regarding the dates of colour schemes.

Peter Wilks asked me a question about National Rail colour schemes I couldn't answer, even when I checked later at home. The painted LDP looked very nice, and I'd seen six of them the previous day on north and southbound container trains.

M636C
  NSWGR1855 Deputy Commissioner

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.
a6et

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.

Terry Flynn.
  anzac1959 Chief Commissioner

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Pics here of the 43, TRC,S truck etc taken on Saturday and Bolivia
  a6et Minister for Railways

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.

Terry Flynn.
NSWGR1855

Terry

There was a lot of things not mentioned by me, I guess I take more note of the items that primarily interest me especially in the new model arena.

Not surprising that the S trucks sold out, but I doubt if they would have sold all the stock they had.
  5711 Assistant Commissioner

The Austrains G in V/Line was there but sold out on Saturday.... does that warrant a mention?
  5711 Assistant Commissioner

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!!!
  brissim Chief Train Controller

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!!!
5711

It is a fantastic kit. Received my two kits a week or so ago and have already started on the first one. The CD instructions is a great idea because of the amount of info, drawing etc you can put on. The instruction video is already proving to be very helpful.

Tony
  a6et Minister for Railways

The Austrains G in V/Line was there but sold out on Saturday.... does that warrant a mention?
5711

There is so much that went on at Epping, so many items to see & nothing surprises me in what is sold & what is not.  The overall ability to be able to move around & talk to the stall holders, & try to take in what is going on, makes it quite difficult I believe for anyone to take it all in, therefore each visitor can share their experiences & what they took note of in their browsing.

Every visitor will miss some things but others will pick up on the other missed items.  

I had a good yarn with Ian from IDR in the morning, & while I did not buy anything from his range, I do plan to get a couple of the new LV kits, more than likely at Liverpool.  One thing with any of the products he sells that can be taken with surety is that they are all quality items, especially in the areas of crisp detail.

From what I am seeing from all the importers & despite some increases in prices, overall attention to detail is getting better, perhaps they only question relating to detail is durability of them.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

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Pics here of the 43, TRC,S truck etc taken on Saturday and Bolivia
anzac1959

Very nice models. You guys that model local prototype are being well taken care of.
  linton78 Train Controller

Location: South Coast NSW
I had a great time at the Epping exhibition. I actually spent pretty much the whole Saturday there.

The Auscision 43 class looks very good. Another model to put on the want list.

It was not until the afternoon that I realised Bolivia was in house. It is a beautiful layout and for me the layout height is perfect. I love that the trains run through the scenery, disappearing behind buildings and reappearing in sections. A very high quality, well presented railway. Something to use as inspiration.

It was great to catch up with many people, can't wait for next year.

Linton

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