Bendigo Exhibition. April 19th-21st 2014

 
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
Details can be found via the link on this page:

http://bendigomodelrail.webs.com/exhibitions.htm

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Sounds great! I am looking forward to getting along. I hope the local families all get along and support it.
A great school holiday Easter outing. I think though I am more excited than my children!
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Hello Mat
How far is the hall from Bendigo RS?
I was thinking of coming up on train
Cheers
Rod
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Rod, checking the map, seems to be 500M at most, looks walkable to me.

David
  art--vandalay Locomotive Fireman

Easy walk from the station.  5 to 10 minutes at most.
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
As the others have said, it is not a very far walk at all from the station. From the station entrance walk down to the roundabout, then down Mitchell St to the lights, then turn right and walk up Myers St about 2 blocks.

Things are nearly in place for the weekend. Austrains will be in attendance again this year, along with local manufacturer Ian Wilson Models for the first time.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
VLine are stating buses will replace trains for that weekend. Are thew buses to stop at the railway station in Bendigo?
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
I think they will Brian.
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
Well everything is just about in place for the weekend. For those who need some enticing, the exhibition will be debuting a local layout 'Town and Country'. This layout is a Victorian Railways layout with county and suburban trains (yes that right, it will have Taits-SwingDoors-Harris and Parcel vans running on it). The suburban section is controlled by a computer program that has been designed and coded to operate the trains under overhead on a point-to-point section at the front of the layout, with trains crossing at a station in the centre. There are some other goodies on the layout too but you'll have to come to the exhibition to see those.

As mentioned in the previous post 'Gordon' is also making it's first local appearance. Those who were at Corio in January would have seen it down there. Another fine layout showcasing a Victorian town.

There are some old favourite layouts from the exhibition scene attending plus a couple of new ones appearing at Bendigo for the first time.

For those wanting to spend a dollar, Austrains are in attendance and will have a couple of specials and they also have a couple of the air-freighted Gs on sale. Be quick as they will mostly likely be gone by midday tommorow. Local manufacturer Ian Wilson Models will also be selling kits and other bits and pieces. Train World will one again be there selling models, books and DVDs. Road N' Rail will also be selling models and tools. A second-hand dealer will be selling models, books and other items.

The Bendigo Model Railroaders anticipate a good exhibition ahead so please make space in your Easter timetable to come and have a look.  Cool
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Anyone got a report from this show today?  
I'm planning on driving up tomorrow to take a look, should be good to get out of the city for the day.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
I will get some pictures tomorrow Smile
Going to visit our friends at Bendigo tomorrow (Sunday) Taking a break from our own Exhibition and bringing Geoffrey Hope up from the new company Shrike Models who are about to release a NSW C30T injection molded locomotive out of China.
They are also planning a SAR Rx Steam engine later this year.
A survey is being undertaken to help decide the next models to be produced. This one will be a Victorian Steam engine, almost certainly a D3 (D,D2,D4 and DDe) But the survey might change that. Its amazing what people are asking for.
Also on the survey are What 4 wheelers do you want?  What passenger carriages?  and what bogie freight.
I heard talk of a Victorian car wagon skeletal, hybrid brass and plastic loaded with your choice of autos for about $90
Ford Train, come to me baby Smile I got the two T's and the GM
Cheers
Rod Young
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Attended the exhibition yesterday and enjoyed a day in Bendigo.  Photos online shortly.
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
Some good pics there Brian. Spotted myself operating Town and Country in a couple of them. I was driving the R-class as well, hence all the whistling Razz

The first two days have been excellent. Really good to see so many people coming for a look at the new layouts (and the older ones). There has been a real buzz about what is on offer despite being a small exhibition.

For those who still wanna come for a look, doors open tomorrow at 9am and final closing for the weekend is at 4pm.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
I had a great day today, traveled up from Melbourne via Heathcote, visited the exhibition and spent a bit of time checking out the Bendigo Easter festival before returning via the Calder.
There was a good mix to look at, I was quite impressed by Town & Country.  The large scale wooden locomotives were also very impressively detailed.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Well everything is just about in place for the weekend. For those who need some enticing, the exhibition will be debuting a local layout 'Town and Country'. This layout is a Victorian Railways layout with county and suburban trains (yes that right, it will have Taits-SwingDoors-Harris and Parcel vans running on it). The suburban section is controlled by a computer program that has been designed and coded to operate the trains under overhead on a point-to-point section at the front of the layout, with trains crossing at a station in the centre. There are some other goodies on the layout too but you'll have to come to the exhibition to see those.

As mentioned in the previous post 'Gordon' is also making it's first local appearance. Those who were at Corio in January would have seen it down there. Another fine layout showcasing a Victorian town.

There are some old favourite layouts from the exhibition scene attending plus a couple of new ones appearing at Bendigo for the first time.

For those wanting to spend a dollar, Austrains are in attendance and will have a couple of specials and they also have a couple of the air-freighted Gs on sale. Be quick as they will mostly likely be gone by midday tommorow. Local manufacturer Ian Wilson Models will also be selling kits and other bits and pieces. Train World will one again be there selling models, books and DVDs. Road N' Rail will also be selling models and tools. A second-hand dealer will be selling models, books and other items.

The Bendigo Model Railroaders anticipate a good exhibition ahead so please make space in your Easter timetable to come and have a look. Cool
K160

Mathew
They told us today that part of the shipment has been boxed up and might be released and air freighted here very soon. They will be V/Line G's and some BL's The Chinese Factory Management are on Strike, not the workers according to Yanks who are also waiting for models out of the factory.
Cheers
Rod

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