WAMCC Model and Toy Expo 2012

The West Australian Model Collectors Club (Inc.) are having a show in a few weeks time that may be of interest. Details below:


Sunday 27th May 2012

9:30am — 3:30pm

Cannington Agricultural Hall

Cnr Albany Highway & Station Street, Cannington

Refreshments Available — Free Competitions — Admission $5 Adults, Kids Free

Albany Hobby Expo 2010

Our good friends, the Albany Model Railway Association are once again holding the bi-annual Albany Hobby Expo in the Albany Centennial Hall Pavilion (Lockyer Avenue, Albany), on the 9th and 10th of October 2010 (the last weekend of the school holidays). Opening times are 10am to 5pm on the Saturday and 9am to 4pm on the Sunday. [These dates were originally going to clash with RailFest, but RailFest has now been postponed to 31st October.]

For general enquires about the exhibition, please contact Peter Pocock on 0419 967 991 or Chris Winton on 9841 8136.

The Albany Hobby Expo is always an enjoyable, relaxed exhibition. Although the WAMRC has exhibited the past two times it has been held, this year we are unable to make it unfortunately.

Image: Cow reflected in a stream on the WAMRC N‑Scale exhibition layout at the Albany Hobby Expo 2008

Model Railway Exhibition — Pictures

We have been given kind permission to reproduce some photos of models on Arid Australia taken during the Model Railway Exhibition by a visitor. Click on the image above to go directly to the new gallery.

Image: Passenger carriages speed past while a double-stacked container train waits in the loop on Arid Australia

Great Railway Journeys of Australia

Great Railway Journeys of Australia

The Great Railway Journeys of Australia travelling exhibition is currently on display at Whiteman Park in Perth — until May 10, 2009.

The exhibition explores the development of Australia’s rail network and some of the most famous railway journeys in the country.

March 2 — May 10, 2009

Revolutions — Whiteman Park’s Transport Heritage Centre

10:00am — 4:00pm daily

Admission by donation. Telephone 9209 6040 email hidden; JavaScript is required www.whitemanpark.com.au

RailFest this weekend

It was full steam ahead last night down at the club trying to get ready for RailFest this Sunday. With the N‑Scalers only just back from the Albany Hobby Expo, and the Arid Australia boys still making their way back from Sydney, we are not as prepared as we normally are.

All members are requested to come along on Sunday for as long as they can — not just the one or two hours you have put your name down for on the public layout roster. It appears likely we could be short of people!

The picture above is from the N‑Scale layout whilst on display at Albany. It shows the brilliant effect that can be achieved by using “Glass Coat” 2‑part epoxy resin for simulating water. The picture is of a cow drinking from the river (complete with reflection) viewed under the bridge on the new terminus station module constructed specially for this exhibition. On the rails above, a German beer train is being shunted by a steam engine.

I’ll post some more pictures from the exhibition soon.