And it's back at the Centernary Hall, Norlene next to the water park. - was there for many a year so a classic venue indeed !
See you Sunday !!
In that case, so did the official program.The traders:You missed the Austrains stand! not hard to do as it just had a few packs of the VR 4 wheel flour hoppers and flyers for the Phoenix D3 loco, samples of which were on the SDS stand.
The traders:You missed the Austrains stand! not hard to do as it just had a few packs of the VR 4 wheel flour hoppers and flyers for the Phoenix D3 loco, samples of which were on the SDS stand.
Kind of thinking this one needs a bit of a revamp if heading back to its old venue is the plan for future shows (Geelong West was dodgy for parking, but probably scored some passing foot traffic, and don’t believe the recent Belmont hall is available to hire anymore).I saw the size of the hall and wondered if going to the water park nextdoor was a better option. It was validated after getting in the main hall.
Not exactly any feature layouts booked this year, so no great centrepiece layout to target some inspiration to new visitors (the large O scale test track that occupied a lot of space would have limited appeal, and saw very few people stand and admire a flat loop of track with zero scenic applications...sorry, and I even model in O scale).
Plenty of free and easy parking was my highlight. Could have wrapped up a visit in under 10 minutes, but spent 2 hours chatting with mates instead (far more chatting than browsing around).
Feedback from myself on the venue amounts to very tight for space. I personally preferred the exhibition at Packington Street.From memory though, I remember going to a couple of quite good exhibitions in that hall years ago, and don't recall it being cramped and horrible to try and walk around. Then again, I also feel there was more emphasis on layouts and displays rather than crammed with trade stands. Maybe the advances and increases in more Australian manufacturers has pushed for more competitive demand on gaining a space at exhibitions (at the expense of layout space...**then again, traders are income to exhibition hosts, but layouts are an expense). Would have to have old exhibition guides from years ago to compare this against to fact check that observation.
Feedback from myself on the venue amounts to very tight for space. I personally preferred the exhibition at Packington Street.After it shifted to Pakington Street I went a couple of times, and then gave up. I found that hall to be very dark, and too many layouts didn't believe they needed their own lighting.