Sandown Exhibition - March 7-9 2015

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Sandown this weekend.

What are we likely to see and what will be the rollingstock to buy?

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  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Exhibition website is http://trainandhobbyshow.com.au/
Exhibitor & trade stalls listing/map http://trainandhobbyshow.com.au/exhibitors-and-map

Auscision & Southern Rail will be releasing mystery items (a loco and VR wagons respectively). SDS NRY's might have just cleared customs in time for release at the exhibition.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Planning on getting there early and snapping up a couple of bargins.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Attended the exhibition today.  Very very busy.  

Activities for kids and adults alike.

The Auscision where here with some great looking L Class locomotives. I was impressed with the look of both the L Class and also the 86 Class models.

Photos to follow.







The L Class in the box



The L Class sitting

  ARodH Chief Train Controller

Location: East Oakleigh, Vic
The L class was in use too on Cardinia, along with Southern Rails' VR FX flour wagons. Looked weird with no overhead wires.

And presenting the unannounced Powerline Models table...
  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
And very well located too Laughing.
  a6et Minister for Railways

And very well located too Laughing.
EFB5800
Recycle bin or General Waste:lol:
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
And presenting the unannounced Powerline Models table...
ARodH
This is NOT a Powerline Models display, it is part of the TrainWorld stall. Those SCT loco's are not Powerline products.
  TedFreeman Junior Train Controller

Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
This is NOT a Powerline Models display, it is part of the TrainWorld stall. Those SCT loco's are not Powerline products.
Poath Junction
Doom, Gloom and Sarcasm are the only things that keep forums alive, never, ever dare to say something positive, it may just happen to be true!
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
This is NOT a Powerline Models display, it is part of the TrainWorld stall. Those SCT loco's are not Powerline products.
Poath Junction

Who is making the SCT locos?  They looked terrific when I viewed them.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Who is making the SCT locos?  They looked terrific when I viewed them.
bevans
Great, now I can't tell if this sarcasm Wink

The unpainted pre-production SCT's shown by Trainworld (refer the pic a few posts back) are the Railmotor Models (RMM) SCT's, which are now a RMM+Trainworld collaboration. The fully painted and ready to buy SCT's that were on the Auscision stand are, you guessed it, competing offerings by Auscision.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Great, now I can't tell if this sarcasm Wink

The unpainted pre-production SCT's shown by Trainworld (refer the pic a few posts back) are the Railmotor Models (RMM) SCT's, which are now a RMM+Trainworld collaboration. The fully painted and ready to buy SCT's that were on the Auscision stand are, you guessed it, competing offerings by Auscision.
Poath Junction

OK. Well I did see both types in that case.

Also liked the Vlocity models in both 2 and 3 car sets.
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
I wonder whether Auscision will be invited back to the Sandown show?

Iain
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
It depends on Mr Train world and his organizing committee for Sandown.  He didn't like Austrains predominantly due to previous business experience with him, amongst many other reasons both real and imagined.
However Auscision are simply giving the market what it wants,  so if they don't get invited back,  It'll clearly expose the pettiness in the decision making process. This particularly due to the fact that Auscision IMHO have single handedly done more for the Victorian modelling scene than the others thus far by a long shot, hence the ques at their stand every exhibition they attend down here.

Regards
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

Ausicion  are on Stand 27, when I was there, they seemed to be doing a fairly steady trade..........
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
"single handedly done more for the Victorian modelling scene than the others thus far by a long shot" Presumably excluding Broad Gauge Models/Steam Era Models and individuals such as Phillip Dunn, David Foulkes, Peter Vincent, Mark Bau ....all of whom have major contributions to the modelling of the Victorian Railways.  

I respectfully disagree with your humble opinion

Iain
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
A little video from the exhibition.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnPkYFOpyFo
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
My video from the Sandown exhibition on Saturday



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpL1DmGZ-7Q
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
"single handedly done more for the Victorian modelling scene than the others thus far by a long shot" Presumably excluding Broad Gauge Models/Steam Era Models and individuals such as Phillip Dunn, David Foulkes, Peter Vincent, Mark Bau ....all of whom have major contributions to the modelling of the Victorian Railways.  

I respectfully disagree with your humble opinion

Iain
Iain
And you're entitled to mate. So let me clarify for you.

Perhaps if I'd indicated RTR in the context of my original comments, then what was obvious to me, may have also be better understood by others.

Mr Vincent and Bau are legends in the area of recording and taking photos of rollingstock et all. Their influence on all and sundry from kitbashing, Steam Era kits, BGB, and the like through to RTR in providing for all the material used for reference/evidence is clearly unsurpassed. Considering Auscision produce RTR items for the modeller these two gentlemen do not count in the context of my comment.
That said, neither does anyone catering for kitbashing aspects of the hobby either. Sure, they set the scene early on and no one will ever take this away from them. Make absolutely no mistake about this, their time is rapidly evaporating in the HO market. Too many of the RTR guys have an eye on whats missing. Id guess Mr Rail Motor Models has just has his business blown out of the water by Auscision with their doing RTR of the JX series hoppers, and now the SCT loco.
The markets yearning for more RTR, compounded with todays time constraints on building kits for many, coupled with more people having access to a disposable income has a great many leaning towards RTR items. It is in this context that my original post is based.

So allow me - RTR wise Auscision has single handedly done more for the Victorian modelling scene than the others thus far by a long shot.

Thanks for picking me up on this Iain

Regards
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
"The markets yearning for more RTR, compounded with todays time constraints on building kits for many, coupled with more people having access to a disposable income has a great many leaning towards RTR items. "

That's an interesting comment about time. Do you think that you have less time available to spend on models than the previous generation? If so, what evidence do you have that we previous generation modellers actually had more time to spend on building kits, or less money to spend on them.

I don't believe there is any evidence to back up that claim.
  ARodH Chief Train Controller

Location: East Oakleigh, Vic
I think it's more like those who don't have the skills of a Modelling God would rather get the instant gratification of seeing RTR rollingstock or locos running on their track and spend more time on other aspects. Yes, I've acquired some SEM kits and have assembled a few -as those were the easy ones- I've just not got around to fine detailing them yet.

Oddly, currently I like assembling buildings and I'm planning doing something with Walthers' flour mill kit.
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
"The markets yearning for more RTR, compounded with todays time constraints on building kits for many, coupled with more people having access to a disposable income has a great many leaning towards RTR items. "

That's an interesting comment about time. Do you think that you have less time available to spend on models than the previous generation? If so, what evidence do you have that we previous generation modellers actually had more time to spend on building kits, or less money to spend on them.

I don't believe there is any evidence to back up that claim.
TheBlacksmith
I asked the guys at my club. That's my evidence. Should you fit into the category of RTR to the hilt, be that as it may. I definately feel like i have less time than the older guys at the club, and we've had some interesting chats on it. Whilst not everyone did, 70-75% fitted with what i said

I stand by my comment.

Regards
  LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
"The markets yearning for more RTR, compounded with todays time constraints on building kits for many, coupled with more people having access to a disposable income has a great many leaning towards RTR items. "

That's an interesting comment about time. Do you think that you have less time available to spend on models than the previous generation? If so, what evidence do you have that we previous generation modellers actually had more time to spend on building kits, or less money to spend on them.

I don't believe there is any evidence to back up that claim.
TheBlacksmith
I've always had 168 hours per week, at different times in my life I have allocated more of that than at other times of my life but that's due to career, marriage and children rather than decade.

Mark
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
The L class was in use too on Cardinia, along with Southern Rails' VR FX flour wagons. Looked weird with no overhead wires.

And presenting the unannounced Powerline Models table...
ARodH
I am guessing the hole in the bin was too small to put the lot in? looking for the key so they can pour them in. The SCT because they were gazumpted, the S Cars because ho-hum their still 20 years off Wink
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
This is NOT a Powerline Models display, it is part of the TrainWorld stall. Those SCT loco's are not Powerline products.
Poath Junction
Michael FFS!!

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