Two days down, one more to go. Tomorrow is the last day of the Brisbane Model Train Show. I will be there early tomorrow with my helper Geoff. On Saturday, the numbers through the door seems pretty good. I couldn't go today, and my normal offsider Jim held the fort at the exhibition in my absence. Well I'm really his offsider. There were a couple of layouts at the show have not seen before in the flesh and they were of good quality. There were of course a number that I had seen before and very much enjoy viewing over and over again.
In particular, we had Queens Wharf, Newcastle, A-Tractiv Effort, Rosevale, Australiana, Dagabar, Broxburn Sidings, and our Club's Brendale, Pine Rivers and Tall Timber Tramway. I must admit I have not done much looking around the layouts and I have taken no photos as yet.
I plan to get a few photos tomorrow and have a good walk around the layouts. I certainly caught up with a few people we only see once every year. I ran into Ian from Coffs Harbour and the bugger even has some working 2-lever lever frames. So I acquired 4 of them and I intend to try and do the same when they finally get installed on my layout. Make then working. that will be a bit effort for me, with that intricate soldering required. I might have to outsource it to one of the Tuesday Nighters.
I did spend some time talking to the various shops that make their way to our Show. Of course I spoke to Werris, Brian fromTtrackside Trees, the guys from PGC about their new ready to run 2300 Class in 12mm, Warren from Gwydir and Ian from Simply Glues. I must not forget the guys from Auscision a well. I am hanging out by two 73 class locos and an XPT with a few extra coaches and power car. It is really great to catch up with these people, but it is pitty that it occurs only once a year.
I did catch up with two ex Tuesday Nighters - Jim and Peter. I also caught up with an ex Club Member and an ex member from another Club that I belonged to. The exhibition scene is certainly a very social environment.
Besides the normal people who know about my blog, only one person said to me - "Oh are you Craig from Craig's Shed". So if you are visiting the show, call in tomorrow and say you follow or lurk on my Blog.
Today, after getting home from a party I set up shop on the kitchen table and proceeded to install an Alco 251 V12 Soundtraxx decoder into a club mate's 44 Class. I then installed a decoder into another club mate's Powerline 81 class. I also wired up his headlights, rear headlight, and the white and red marker lights. What a chore! I hate these locos. I will never do another one. Oh well they are now ready for them to run on the layout at the show tomorrow.
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