2020 Corio Model Railway show - this weekend !

 
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
This sat 10-5 and Sun 10-4 the Corio Model Railway Show is  on !

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 !!

Regards,
David Head

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  LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
What layouts and traders are at Corio this year?

Mark
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
some say it's not worth going, some say there are more traders then layouts.  nothing confirmed.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
It didn't have the same feel as previous years.  
Might just be the venue, Centenary Hall is quite small compared to the previous Belmont and Geelong West locations

Sticking a Lego layout and a bare O scale loop in the middle certainly didn't help.

The traders:
Railmotor models
SDS
BGM
Scaleworkshop
Ozrail
Train World
Kerroby
Section 8
K&L model railways
Second hand stall
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
The traders:
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lkernan
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.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
The traders:
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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.
Poath Junction
In that case, so did the official program.  
I though John was just part of the SDS stand, not a separate one.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The traders:
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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.
Poath Junction

Just got back there was an austrains stand?

Had a good look around and took tea with @GheringhapLoop @Michelle12 and Scottie from USMRCA and Corio and Essendon Model Railway Group.  

Of note is the growth of N scale layouts these days.  They were the minority scale for such a long time but here and the Sydney Show (late last year) there are more and more appearing.  Post some photos shortly.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
N scale this time with a Southern Pacific Cab Forward on display.  Very nice







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  bevans Site Admin
  danpickard Junior Train Controller

Location: Geelong
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).  

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).

Dan
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
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).  

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).

Dan
danpickard
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.
  danpickard Junior Train Controller

Location: Geelong
Bigger isn't always better, but quality over quantity can leave a better taste in the mouth.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Feedback from myself on the venue amounts to very tight for space.  I personally preferred the exhibition at Packington Street.
  danpickard Junior Train Controller

Location: Geelong
Feedback from myself on the venue amounts to very tight for space.  I personally preferred the exhibition at Packington Street.
bevans
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.  

Dan
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Feedback from myself on the venue amounts to very tight for space.  I personally preferred the exhibition at Packington Street.
bevans
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.

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