Cobden Convention

 
  konkos Assistant Commissioner

Location: Live next door to half-bar
I for one am looking forward to the convention even if some have decided not to attend for various reason. It's a committment one has to hake eraly and stick with the game plan including the costs overall but this is the year we are going.  Hoping we;ll see and meet up with many modellers there and seeing the weather should be cooler than it has been in some parts of this great country of our so please make an effort to attend.
konkos

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  Hunslet Junior Train Controller

Yes, should be good..
These conventions are the ideal for inspiration and to bounce ideas of the owners/builders...and just grab some train rides.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Just love to see new and different locos.

See you all for sure Saturday.....


Regards,
David Head
  lrbam Chief Train Controller

Location: The Great South West
There are now around 120 locos booked into Cobden and still counting with one or two last minute stragglers. Should be a wonderful week-end.

People with steam engines should note the majority of fuel available will be from the Bacchus Marsh source. This is fine for some engines, problematic with others. Drivers who have found this type of fuel not suitable for their particular engine might be wise to consider bring some of their own particular heat source. I have been told there will be an agent for Welsh steaming coal on hand selling supplies.

A huge amount of work has been done at the track and I am sure it will be an outstanding Convention. For those who are able to stay a few days, don't neglect the beautiful coastline and Port Campbell National Park. The Hamilton Miniature Railway and model train display is about one and a half hours drive to the north and worth a visit.
  konkos Assistant Commissioner

Location: Live next door to half-bar
There are now around 120 locos booked into Cobden and still counting with one or two last minute stragglers. Should be a wonderful week-end.

People with steam engines should note the majority of fuel available will be from the Bacchus Marsh source. This is fine for some engines, problematic with others. Drivers who have found this type of fuel not suitable for their particular engine might be wise to consider bring some of their own particular heat source. I have been told there will be an agent for Welsh steaming coal on hand selling supplies.

A huge amount of work has been done at the track and I am sure it will be an outstanding Convention. For those who are able to stay a few days, don't neglect the beautiful coastline and Port Campbell National Park. The Hamilton Miniature Railway and model train display is about one and a half hours drive to the north and worth a visit.
lrbam
We're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz and going viva the Yellow brick road all the way to Cobden early in the morning.
I too am looking forward to meeting new modellers and catching up with old friends.
konkos
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Well it was a busy track, siding full, train all over the place, and chaos if you tried to pasrk, get out, shunt or run on the mainline.

Wall to Wall trains.

But the variety was worth the look.

Regards,
David Head

ps and I annoyed konkos a lot Smile
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Any pics?

I remember attending one Easter several years ago and witnessed a very busy operating day.
  konkos Assistant Commissioner

Location: Live next door to half-bar
Well it was a busy track, siding full, train all over the place, and chaos if you tried to pasrk, get out, shunt or run on the mainline.

Wall to Wall trains.

But the variety was worth the look.

Regards,
David Head

ps and I annoyed konkos a lot Smile
dthead
I totally agree with it all. What what a weekend.   Having said that, I must also say that the Yellow brick road home was not much better and the fact  that the boss wanted to do the tourist thing and took the longer route home certainly didn't help and also the Yellow brick road was missing a few bricks.
konkos
  Hunslet Junior Train Controller

Nice looking loco, Konkos and also congrats for winning favorite loco.
I'm going to assume my voting power of 4 family votes got you across the line Smile
  konkos Assistant Commissioner

Location: Live next door to half-bar
Nice looking loco, Konkos and also congrats for winning favorite loco.
I'm going to assume my voting power of 4 family votes got you across the line Smile
Hunslet
Thanks to you Huslet and others that did vote for us.  It's a good feeling for all the work thats gone into it.
konkos
  Boss Chief Commissioner

Location: Caulfield Line
Where do I see the photos, please?
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Here's a few hundre photos, mobile users warned not to look unless you have a good data deal/speed....

http://dth.railpage.org.au/dpgal/cobden2016/gallery.htm

Regards,
David Head
  konkos Assistant Commissioner

Location: Live next door to half-bar
Here's a few hundre photos, mobile users warned not to look unless you have a good data deal/speed....

http://dth.railpage.org.au/dpgal/cobden2016/gallery.htm

Regards,
David Head
dthead
Another good collection of photos David. It certainly beats me how you had time drive trains with all photos you took, but well done.
konkos
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Konkos it really was  "click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click.... "

Smile


Only a few would be  'good' !

Regards,
David Head
  Sammy D Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne, Victoria


My pictures from the Friday.
  Sammy D Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne, Victoria


Pictures from the Saturday
  Sammy D Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne, Victoria


Pictures from the Sunday.

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