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.