2014 CLEARSPAN Toowoomba Model Train Exhibition

 
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
If you would like nomination information either emailed or hard copy, please advise through the Darling Downs Model Railway Club website contact page DDMRC Inc.

The dates for this years event are, set-up Friday the 30th May, with the Exhibition to be held Saturday the 31st May 9am-5pm and Sunday the 1st June 9am-4pm.

The venue is of course the large Founders Pavilion in the Toowoomba Showgrounds, Glenvale Road, Toowoomba, QLD.

We look forward to sharing this event with you.
Ted (Teditor) Freeman
TMTEX Exhibition coordinator.

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  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
It has been brought to my attention that I did not include a cut-off date for nominations to the 2014 Toowoomba Model Train Exhibition.

My apologies for any inconvenience.

Closing date for nominations will be Wednesday the 30th of April 2014.

Ted (Teditor) Freeman
2014 TMTEX Coodinator.
  sol Assistant Commissioner

Location: Evanston Gardens SA
Ted, how many layouts & traders do you get for the Exhibition normally?
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
Ted, how many layouts & traders do you get for the Exhibition normally?
sol

Ron,

For the 2013 TMTEX we had the following;
38 Operating layouts/displays
17 Trade (Trains, Radio control, benchwork, paintings etc)
5 Demonstration how to's
3 Societies
3 Second hand
5 Craft
1 Children's activity area
1 Roaming magician

Keep in mind that we have some different activities interspersed such as Radio Control Car Drifting Demonstrations, the roaming magician was a young up and coming star who moved amongst the crowd and exhibitors and did a show for us at the Exhibitors Saturday night dinner along with a professional artist/magician.

Ted (Teditor) Freeman
2014 TMTEX Coordinator.
  sol Assistant Commissioner

Location: Evanston Gardens SA
Thanks Ted.
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
Nominations for the 2014 Toowoomba Model Train Exhibition close on Wednesday the 30th of April, if you wish to nominate, please do so ASAP, if you require nomination forms, please email me at the club email address info-ddmrc@ddmrc.com.au

The area is filling up rapidly and we don't want anyone to miss out, a list of displays/exhibits for this years event will be posted here and on the club website shortly.
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
See you there Ted.  RMCQ will be there again with our HO and our N layouts.

John
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
See you there Ted. RMCQ will be there again with our HO and our N layouts.

John
John_Bushell

Look forward to meeting you in person John, your in good company with the RMCQ crew.
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
Here is a list of confirmed displays for the 2014 Toowoomba Model Train Exhibition (TMTEX), nominations close on the 30th April, I know there are still nominations coming in, so an update of this list will be necessary.

We appear to have secured a Naming Rights Sponsor for the event, this will be announced as soon as details are confirmed.

There will be a Voucher available through several means that will offer a $2 discount for attendee's, keep an eye out for the announcement of how to obtain this deal.

2014 TMTEX Exhibitors (in no particular order;

ADDED 23rd April: WINGS OVER THE DOWNS - Trade, INTER-CONTINENTAL - HO - Miniature Train Club Gold Coast, OAKTHORPE VALLY FRUIT Co. - Gn15 - Tess Luckman.

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TURNPIKE LANE & TITTENHURST -HO & OO - Harry Kennet
HAGLEY - N GAUGE BRITISH - Rob Hendriks
ROSSMOOR - N SCALE - Ross Stower
DUBLO IN THE FIFTIES - OO BRITISH - Caboolture Vintage Model Railway Group
BRIEFLEIGH - T Scale - Ken Glasson
IPSWICH MODEL RAILWAY CLUB T-TRAK-N-Scale Models, Mixed Prototypes-Ipswich MRC
MIDWEST PACIFIC-EASTWOOD BRANCH-HO USA-Barry Turner
GLINTOWN - ‘N’ AUSTRALIAN - Grant & Alistair Linning
PINE RIVERS - ‘N’ with a Canagian Flavour - Railway Modellers Club of Queensland.
VICTORIA CREEK SUGAR - ‘HOe’ - Graham Young
BRENDALE - ‘HO’ with an Australian Flavor - Railway Modellers Club of Queensland
LOGAN BEND - ‘N’ QR - Wayne Ariel
PRINCETOWN - OO - Robert Freemantle
GRASSINGTON MkII & TBA - British N - Greg Goodchild, Kevin Knight, Ben Lawson
LAKESIDE COAL - N Scale - David Dendtler
DAN BRAE - OO British - Ralph Simpson
MOREWOOD - HO - Robert & Hannah Moreton
THE RAILWAY BOOKSHELF - Marklin Z - Graham Sagar
COFFS HARBOUR RAILWAY MODELERS - HO Scale
CASCADE CROSSING - N SCALE SOUTHERN PACIFIC -Ken Leitch
COBRA SIDING - N SCALE - Alick Hodges
TWO UP TWO DOWN - OO BRITISH - Garry Stephens & Dave Gurney
ROSENVALLEY - N SCALE - Chloe Rosenberg
CANYON PASS - G GAUGE - Johnno Love
KINGSRIDGE - HO SCALE - Logan & District Model Railway Club Inc.
CARINA - T-TRAK - N Scale - All Gauge Model Railway Club Inc.
FORREST VALLEY - N Scale - Jim Forrest
NO NAME - N Scale American - Mervyn Powell/Eddie Stavleu
COLORADO & SOUTHWESTERN - HO & Hon3 - Northern Rivers Model Railroaders

SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND MECCANO GROUP
K’NEX MANIA - Ashley Butler
SLOT CAR RACING - 1/25th Scale - Toowoomba Slot Car Racers
MODEL MACHINERY - ¼ Scale - Toowoomba and Districts Old Machinery Society
STATIC SCALE MODELS - MULTI-SCALE - Darling Downs Scale Modellers Club.

CLINIC/DISPLAY - British Railway Modellers Association
QR KIT BUILDING & CAINTODE FLATS DISPLAY-HOn3½ Queensland Railways-Dennis Campbell/Gary Pysden
MODELLING BENCH - NSW - Darren, Paul & Geoff
BAILLIE BOYS SHOWS - 1/900 scale, 3D Printing etc. Bob Claydon/Brian Mesken
WATER FOR TRAINS - Gavan Schaefer

TLC JEWELLERY - Tania Clark
AUSTRALIAN WOODART (Woodburnings by Ron Shepherd
BAEIMA DESIGNS-WOODWORKS Barbara Cutmore and Ray Gavan
THE MEECES - N and Craft - Laimite Tapuai
HAND KNITS - CRAFT - Jenny Dunbar

AUSTRALIAN NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY MUSEUM SOCIETY

AR KITS Incorporating Main West Models
MESCO Pty Ltd - TRADE
COLS COLLECTABLES-Col Rough
WUISKE MODELS - TRADE - Adam & Jade Wuiske
PETER BOORMANS WORKSHOP - TRADE - Peter Boorman
GWYDIR VALLEY MODELS - TRADE - Warren Herbet
ROSEWOOD WORKSHOP - Michael Bertucci
CRAFTSMAN SCALE ACCESSORIES - TRADE - Yani Tout
PGC MODELS/BLACK DIAMOND/SOUTHERN RAIL MODELS

ALBERT DAVIES DIECAST - OO - Albert Davies
SALES TABLE - OO - Les Griffiths
SALES TABLE - Caboolture Vintage Model Railway Group



  brissim Chief Train Controller

Its interesting to look at that list of attendees in light of some of the discussion going on about the layout/trade mix at the Hobsons Bay Show. On paper this looks to be a much healthier mix of layouts and traders. Looking forward to getting up there this year after missing out on last years show at the last minute. Well done to the organisers.

Tony
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
Its interesting to look at that list of attendees in light of some of the discussion going on about the layout/trade mix at the Hobsons Bay Show. On paper this looks to be a much healthier mix of layouts and traders. Looking forward to getting up there this year after missing out on last years show at the last minute. Well done to the organisers.

Tony
brissim

We always attempt to keep a display biased list of exhibitors, but every show is different depending on locale and availability of layouts etc.

We could be accused of being lax in some areas, we like a mix of layouts from very basic to what would be assumed some of the best, the general public is really the bread and butter of our exhibition, so layouts and displays they can relate to and accept as being achievable are an important aspect from our side.

We attempt to have a broad mix of retailers without going into the major companies, the market is just not big enough in Toowoomba to have too much of everything.

The retailers are a big part of our exhibitions success, but they have to make a decent return as well, so some limitations just have to occur.

It is exciting to us to have Coff's Harbour return, and I believe the John Love 'G' gauge layout is a first time public showing.

Since posting the exhibitor list, I have already been contacted about some omissions as well as sparking the memory of some that have not got their nominations in as yet.

We certainly hope we can ensure every one that visits will have an enjoyable time, I will be updating as required and will release the naming Rights Sponsor Name and special discount voucher offer once details are confirmed.
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Its interesting to look at that list of attendees in light of some of the discussion going on about the layout/trade mix at the Hobsons Bay Show. On paper this looks to be a much healthier mix of layouts and traders. Looking forward to getting up there this year after missing out on last years show at the last minute. Well done to the organisers.

Tony
brissim

Tony,

Remember that Hobsons Bay restricts layouts to Australian prototype.  Narrows the field quite a bit.

Best regards,
John
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
The following have been added to the exhibitor list on the 23rd April.

ADDED 23rd April:

WINGS OVER THE DOWNS - Trade
INTER-CONTINENTAL - HO - Miniature Train Club Gold Coast
OAKTHORPE VALLY FRUIT Co. - Gn15 - Tess Luckman.
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
2014 CLEARSPAN Toowoomba Model Train Exhibition

I am pleased to announce that the 2014 Toowoomba Model Train Exhibition has today (24/04/2014) confirmed a Sponsorship package with Toowoomba Based CLEARSPAN Building Systems, now to be known as the 2014 CLEARSPAN Toowoomba Model Train Exhibition (TMTEX).

It is also my pleasure to advise that we still have major support from QUALITY DESSERTS in the form of their magnificent cakes being supplied for exhibitors and participants for morning and afternoon teas at the 2014 CLEARSPAN TMTEX.

McDonald's Margaret Street City, Toowoomba South, Grand Central and Highfields are also major sponsors.
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
Latest additions to the list of exhibitors for the 2014 CLEARSPAN - TMTEX

PERSEVERANCE CREEK - On30 - Mal Martin
CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY
MODULAR TRAIN TABLES
ASSCO - Australian Society of Section Car Operators Inc.
THE MENS SHED - Woodworking
TRAIN PICTURES
BURFITT TOOLS - All the way from WA)
DOWNSSTEAM


As you will have noticed, the exhibition is primarily trains but we do have a variety of other interests on hand.

Nominations close this coming Wednesday 30th April.
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
Latest addition to the list of exhibitors for the 2014 CLEARSPAN - TMTEX as at 28th April

J & J Hobbies - All scales Trade

As you will have noticed, the exhibition is primarily trains but we do have a variety of other interests on hand.

Nominations close this coming Wednesday 30th April.
Teditor
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
Some more additions to the list for the 2014 CLEARSPAN Toowoomba Model Train Exhibition.

MODRATEC - Model Signalling Systems
RAILS of GERMANY - HO Scale - Michael Whitmore
OLDSTEAD - HOn3.5 - Ken Edge-Williams


Nominations have theoretically closed as of the 31st May, but I am aware of at least a couple of late comers, I will advise who they are once they are confirmed.
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
A further addition to the Exhibitor list as of the 6th May.


YOUR INSPIRATION AT HOME - Craft - Children's Colouring Competition Sponsor

This Craft item is something rather different that I am sure will be of interest to the home cooking fraternity, the Colouring Competition prizes will also be something different that will involve the parents as well as the children.
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
2014 CLEARSPAN Toowoomba Model Train Exhibition Discount Voucher

I am pleased to announce that the Darling Downs Model Railway Club Inc. extends an invitation to you to take advantage of the $2.00 Discount Voucher now available for download from the clubs website http://www.ddmrc.com.au for the upcoming 2014 CLEARSPAN Toowoomba Model Train Exhibition to be held Saturday the 31st May from 9am till 5pm and Sunday the 1st June from 9am till 4pm.

All you need to do is print a copy of the voucher and present it at the entry to the Exhibition at the Toowoomba Showgrounds for an instant $2.00 discount.

Full details of the Exhibition can be found on the club website

Ted (Teditor) Freeman
Exhibition Coordinator
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
To one and all,

A Mobile phone number has been established for ease of contact leading up to and during the 2014 CLEARSPAN Toowoomba Model Train Exhibition.

The number is; 0448 406 576

An alternative mobile number if you have any difficulty is ; 0427 305 356

Landline number is 07 4638 1408

Or emails to this address info-ddmrc@ddmrc.com.au  


Yours in Model Railroading Ted (Teditor) Freeman Secretary - DDMRC Inc.
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
Here are the last of the additions to the exhibits at the 2014 CLEARSPAN TMTEX.

Main Roads Transport Heritage - Society
Highfields Pioneer Village - Society
Big Top Face Painting - For the Kids
Model Train Buildings - Trade
Aurora Trains - Trade
East Maitland O Scale - Ron Fox
Sandra Stephens - Pre-loved Trains and Accessories
Little Plains HO Scale - Craig Schneider
USQ Model making - Doug Clarkson


Full details can be found on the Darling Downs Model Railway Club Inc. website http://www.ddmrc.com.au

You can download a $2.00 Discount Voucher from the website as well.

Ted (Teditor) Freeman
Secretary - DDMRC Inc.
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
To everyone,

Please note, it appears that the Toowoomba Chronicle has placed in today's paper (Saturday 17th May) under TEN THINGS TO DO TODAY that the Toowoomba Model Train Exhibition is on this weekend.

THE CHRONICLE INFORMATION IS INCORRECT

The 2014 CLEARSPAN Toowoomba Model Train Exhibition is on the weekend of Saturday the 31st May and Sunday the 1st of June
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Fortunately Ted not a lot of us would read the Toowoomba Chronicle.  Laughing
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
Fortunately Ted not a lot of us would read the Toowoomba Chronicle. Laughing
John_Bushell

John,

Not a great deal, but prior to leaving for the club at mid day I had about a dozen calls (including one from NSW), when I arrived at the showgrounds, there was a walk for Cancer on and the people on the gate said they had around another 20 who just showed up.

I contacted the Chronicle and they have placed a correction on their website and a correction will go in print during the week, bit of extra publicity I guess.
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
The 2014 CLEARSPAN Toowoomba Model Train Exhibition exhibitor list and floor plan will be posted on the DDMRC Inc. website soon.

I can say however that I am pleased to advise that we have the magnificent Queensland Railways based (with NSW mixed in) Coorparoo in the mix, Coorparoo will be right at the front as you walk in, a highlight for those  interested in QR modelling, right with Coorparoo will be the Trade stands of PGC. Black Diamond and Southern Rail Models, right in there with them will be a clinic showing QR modelling, just around the corner will be another QR based layout "Oldfield'" and Wuiske Models, to cap it all off for the QR enthusiast, the Logan District MRC layout also features 12mm QR Trains.

Another very popular layout gracing us with their presence is the very large Coff's Harbour HO scale layout, these modellers run a variety of trains from different  countries at various times, we are very privileged to have the Coff's Harbour Group with us.

Another 70 plus exhibits fill the large pavilion with pretty well something for everyone, from Craft, static models, kids activities and Radio Control Drift cars for extra entertainment.

Stand by for further announcements.

Ted (Teditor) Freeman - Exhibition Coordinator.

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