AMRA October Exhibition

 
  Phantom47 Locomotive Driver

Location: In The Shire
AMRA have announced that the October exhibition usually held at Liverpool will be held at Homebush.

Read more here: [size=2][font=Calibri, sans-serif]http://www.amransw.asn.au/exhibition/index.html[/font][/size]

This is the same weekend that the NRL Grand Final is on at Homebush. Parking on the Sunday should be interesting.

Phantom

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  a6et Minister for Railways

AMRA have announced that the October exhibition usually held at Liverpool will be held at Homebush.

Read more here: [size=2][font=Calibri, sans-serif]http://www.amransw.asn.au/exhibition/index.html[/font][/size]

This is the same weekend that the NRL Grand Final is on at Homebush. Parking on the Sunday should be interesting.

Phantom
Phantom47
Olympic park has limited parking but good rail services into the area.

After last years Liverpool exh, I can't see me attending another on.
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
There is both good train and bus services as well as ample parking if you are prepared to walk a bit. Parking is expensive though.  If you are prepared to wait there will be a Metro stop there as well.
  LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
Does anyone go to the NRL Grand Final anyway?
  hbedriver Chief Train Controller

Ok. I give up. What’s NRL anyway? Some variant of an NR?
  menangletrains Station Master

Its certainly an Exhibition well worth attending, as many people enjoy it. BUT what about those of US, who cannot walk too far. For health reasons? As much as Homebush may be Ideal. Why cant it be held at ROSEHILL RACECOURSE? Or would that interfere with the racing of Horses.?

Consider those who have a Walking Problem. Before you start thinking of putting them into a Foot Race to the front door.

More of a Viewer than a Modeller these days.

Dave. Menangle.N.S.W.
  a6et Minister for Railways

Its certainly an Exhibition well worth attending, as many people enjoy it. BUT what about those of US, who cannot walk too far. For health reasons? As much as Homebush may be Ideal. Why cant it be held at ROSEHILL RACECOURSE? Or would that interfere with the racing of Horses.?

Consider those who have a Walking Problem. Before you start thinking of putting them into a Foot Race to the front door.

More of a Viewer than a Modeller these days.

Dave. Menangle.N.S.W.
menangletrains
Dave,

Last years exh at Liverpool I found quite disappointing compared to previous years, seemed that a lot of exhibitors were also absent which did not help it. First time I had been there where the morning numbers on the first day were very much down or seemed to be, after lunch it picked up a bit but nowhere near the previous year.

Rosehill had the Epping exh in June, and for me a much better location, facilities and exhibitors, I have no idea of attendance numbers at both but certainly the Rosehill one had more on the Saturday morning than Liverpool.

This years venue at Olympic park does provide good PT conditions, but often means changing trains at Lidcombe, but Grand Final day will be bedlam with the crowds in the area, maybe some will go early for the exhibition and then go to the football.

As for Liverpool I have heard that the costs were getting higher also there was/is? plans to pull it down and rebuild owing to some health & safety issues especially with fire exits and the like.

For me, I have for a few years now been looking at going to only one exhibition as we moved initially to the central coast and now near Maitland, so for no other reason the trip to Rosehill is shorter and improves every year.
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
Ok. I give up. What’s NRL anyway? Some variant of an NR?
hbedriver
National Rugby League
  robertc Chief Train Controller

I guess not a good idea to turn up on Sunday, particularly if you are bringing or taking away large packages. :>)
A nightmare on crowded public transport.
cheers
Bob
  a6et Minister for Railways

I guess not a good idea to turn up on Sunday, particularly if you are bringing or taking away large packages. :>)
A nightmare on crowded public transport.
cheers
Bob
robertc
Totally agree Bob. Expect anywhere between 60,000 & 80,000 at the grand final depending on who is playing, as such there will be very little and limited car parking spaces near the venue.

To me its a very poor choice for the exhibition to be held there on that weekend.  I guess that the likes of Rosehill may already had been booked out and could be part of a spring racing carnival on the Saturday.
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

I guess not a good idea to turn up on Sunday, particularly if you are bringing or taking away large packages. :>)
A nightmare on crowded public transport.
cheers
Bob
Totally agree Bob. Expect anywhere between 60,000 & 80,000 at the grand final depending on who is playing, as such there will be very little and limited car parking spaces near the venue.

To me its a very poor choice for the exhibition to be held there on that weekend.  I guess that the likes of Rosehill may already had been booked out and could be part of a spring racing carnival on the Saturday.
a6et
The race meeting on the Saturday of the long weekend is the Epsom Handicap meeting run at Randwick.
  a6et Minister for Railways

I guess not a good idea to turn up on Sunday, particularly if you are bringing or taking away large packages. :>)
A nightmare on crowded public transport.
cheers
Bob
Totally agree Bob. Expect anywhere between 60,000 & 80,000 at the grand final depending on who is playing, as such there will be very little and limited car parking spaces near the venue.

To me its a very poor choice for the exhibition to be held there on that weekend.  I guess that the likes of Rosehill may already had been booked out and could be part of a spring racing carnival on the Saturday.
The race meeting on the Saturday of the long weekend is the Epsom Handicap meeting run at Randwick.
kingfisher
If nothing else was booked for that weekend at Rosehill that should have been the venue.  Thing is there are many other events at that location especially on long weekends, Caravan and Camping --- Pool and Spa ---- Home Gardening and the like.
  Hobbyking_Ian Station Master

Crowds won't start heading to the footy until closer to match time. You should be good for parking and such until later in the afternoon.

Ian
  br30453 Chief Train Controller

I guess not a good idea to turn up on Sunday, particularly if you are bringing or taking away large packages. :>)
A nightmare on crowded public transport.
cheers
Bob
Totally agree Bob. Expect anywhere between 60,000 & 80,000 at the grand final depending on who is playing, as such there will be very little and limited car parking spaces near the venue.

To me its a very poor choice for the exhibition to be held there on that weekend.  I guess that the likes of Rosehill may already had been booked out and could be part of a spring racing carnival on the Saturday.
The race meeting on the Saturday of the long weekend is the Epsom Handicap meeting run at Randwick.
If nothing else was booked for that weekend at Rosehill that should have been the venue.  Thing is there are many other events at that location especially on long weekends, Caravan and Camping --- Pool and Spa ---- Home Gardening and the like.
a6et
Rosehill is not available for a model railway exhibition for the October weekend.
They have a policy of not having like events in a certain period, 6 months if I remember correctly, and the October weekend falls within that period.
  br30453 Chief Train Controller

Crowds won't start heading to the footy until closer to match time. You should be good for parking and such until later in the afternoon.

Ian
Hobbyking_Ian
A rational thought, well said.
  2LaGrange Train Controller

Wouldnt there be lower grade grand finals played earlier in the day. Certainly has been in the past. People will be arriving from lunch time onwards.
Parking is booked out months in advance for grand final day.
If you plan on going on Sunday train or bus is the only way to go.
I just don’t get the obsession with 3 day shows on long weekends.
Conflict with the grand final
How many people are away on long weekends who may have attended show if on a regular weekend?
Often big sporting events on long weekends such as football in October.
I know plenty who have missed shows because they are on a long weekend. I have missed a couple myself being away.
I really think they would get the same crowd numbers or even higher on a normal 2 day weekend rather than 3 day shows.
3 day shows are more of a burden to exhibitors and retailers at shows.
It cost more to hire the venue for an extra day. I can’t see the extra attendances covering that increased cost.
  a6et Minister for Railways

Wouldnt there be lower grade grand finals played earlier in the day. Certainly has been in the past. People will be arriving from lunch time onwards.
Parking is booked out months in advance for grand final day.
If you plan on going on Sunday train or bus is the only way to go.
I just don’t get the obsession with 3 day shows on long weekends.
Conflict with the grand final
How many people are away on long weekends who may have attended show if on a regular weekend?
Often big sporting events on long weekends such as football in October.
I know plenty who have missed shows because they are on a long weekend. I have missed a couple myself being away.
I really think they would get the same crowd numbers or even higher on a normal 2 day weekend rather than 3 day shows.
3 day shows are more of a burden to exhibitors and retailers at shows.
It cost more to hire the venue for an extra day. I can’t see the extra attendances covering that increased cost.
2LaGrange
There used to be 3 matches, but I believe there is now 4 games played on the day, each having fair gaps between them.

I have no idea why long weekends but, imagine that its a benefit based on the hire costs, how much for 2 days and for 3 days?

While long weekends can often mean many heading away for a break, the big competition for October the NRL GF aside, is that it is also the close of the ski season, daylight saving starts on the Sunday as well.  In some respects having the exh on GF day may actually bring in more for curiosity aspects.
  Captainchoochoo61 Locomotive Fireman

My understanding of long weekend exhibitions are several
Many venues are available because regular sports events are often not played on long weekends hence venues are more readily available.
For exhibitors/ retailers coming from interstate it makes the journey more worthwhile. ( three days to sell instead of 1.5)
Retail, works and education tend to wind down so more people overall are available.
Single parent families tend to have an extra contact day so mums or dads like a casual event to do something different.
It is often easier for country or interstate people to attend. Many come to the city to avoid the invasion of city folk to the country.
Long weekends often coincide with school holidays, so interstate people can meld it into a holiday. remember not all school holidays occur at the same time.
Stawell tends to be the last weekend of Victorian holidays and first week of SA holidays.
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

After unintentionally attending the past 7 or 8 consecutive shows, last year was noticeably flat - both in exhibit numbers and retail

Sure the PT links at Homebush are great but for those who prefer to drive parking will obviously be a deterrent on the grounds of cost and inconvenience

Then there's the festival of the boot - part 2 next door on Sunday. Craziness

Yeah - no, I think (at this stage)
  2LaGrange Train Controller

I think most retailers would prefer a 2 day show.
All the serious money and sales occur on a Saturday.
Sales tend to be slow on Sunday and Monday. That’s what I was toLe by several retailers at a recent show.
One retailer said Sunday’s is family day (slow sales) and Monday is known as Tire kickers Day.
When you factor in some come from interstate that’s Thursday to travel, Friday set up. 3 days for show then travel home Tuesday so 6 days.
The people who want to purchase from retailers and see exhibits will attend whether it’s a 2 day or 3 day show.
I just don’t think the extra day makes that much of a difference to returns for the club running show or the retailers but that’s just my opinion and we will continue to see shows on long weekends.
  lkernan Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
With the change of venues, I wonder what the entry fee will be like.

Apparently Sandown in Melbourne will be $20 per adult this year.  Pretty sure Caulfield was $15 last year.
  a6et Minister for Railways

With the change of venues, I wonder what the entry fee will be like.

Apparently Sandown in Melbourne will be $20 per adult this year.  Pretty sure Caulfield was $15 last year.
lkernan
Liverpool was up a few dollars last year when compared to previous ones.

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