Sunday, August 6, 2017

2017 RMCQ Model Train and Hobby Expo

This weekend, the 5th and 6th of August was the date set down for the 2017 RMCQ Model Train and Hobby Expo.  As usual it was held at the Strathpine Community Centre at Strathpine on the north side of Brisbane.  Basically about 900 people came through the doors over the two days and hopefully they went away after seeing a good little exhibition.  I was impressed by quite a few layouts.  Many exhibited great modelling skills.  There were also some very nice non-layout exhibits.

Here is a very quick pictorial presentation of this exhibition.

The first time I've seen this layout and it was operated by two mates who operate on my layout.  This is owned by Aaron Simpson and is called Yarradale.  Apparently it is a combination of two separate locations in Victoria.  A nice representation of tire tacks along the side of a currently dried up creek.

Yarradale also has a small stockyard.

As well as a few sheds.

What is normally located at the end of a branch line, is a very nice station building and a good shed.  The derrick crane looked very nice indeed.

A better view of the station and the collection of buildings.

The next layout was Keith Trueman's Lesney Park.  This is Keith's second showing of this layout and is a very nice layout.  Here the warehouse does not have any wagons at it, but this is a very nice shunting layout.  It is also in 18.2 mm EM gauge.

Chilli Laser Engraving & Micro Buildings were also at the show.  Their laser cut buildings just go together like a glove.  But they do much, much more.  With Father's day fast approaching, they had a number of suitable items on display for Dad or Grandad.

Some nice glass ware and chopping boards at the Chilli Laser Engraving and Micro Buildings display.

The best provider of your layout greenery is Dave McPhee.  He runs Modeller's Warehouse and has everything that you ever need.

On this shot, we see Brendan, Geoff and Darren fast at it, doing some modelling.  - Sorry couldn't resist this shot.  It was actually taken about 10 minutes they got out of bed.  Sorry - arrived at the Exhibition.

Another great modeller is Kerry Rasmussen and his Resolute Mine.  Just brilliant!  O scale layout representing 15 inch gauge.

Another shot from Resolute Mine.

And another from Resolute Mine.

Another great little layout and one that shows that you do not need a large space to have a great little shunting layout, is Philden from Phil Overton.  Some nice modelling is shown on this layout.

Another shot from Philden.  This time the station building.  The layout is lit by a string of multi colour LEDs and during the operation of the layout, the LEDs change colour by a wireless remote and it does from night, to dawn to midday and dusk and back again. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Craig
    That VR derrick crane is now available from Trainbuilder,assembled.It looks very similar to the 1 which was erected by the way and works branch in 1930 at the Casino goods shed area.
    After it had finished its time on the Casino Bonalbo line construction.
    The VR was 6 ton ours was 5 ton
    I think its close enough to end up on
    Mungindi ?
    I have seen them somewhere else in NSW pictures ?