2016 Toowoomba Model Trains, Craft & Hobby Expo
Nominations will close on the 30th April.
Ted (Teditor) Freeman, Secretary Darling Downs Model Railway Club Inc.
Welcome to the Coffs Harbour Railway Modellers Layout. This is our second layout that we have successfully constructed and exhibited. The main aim of this display is to show what can be achieved when using Digital Command Control to maximize train operations around the display without the need for block switches and the added realism of Locomotive sounds and various animated scenes.
The layout features a double track mainline with minimal point work giving a simple, yet busy form of trackage to keep the viewing public amused. Simple changeover of trains from the two storage yards is by way of a fly over, i.e. main tracks fly over the top of the yard lead tracks. This does away with outside main tracks directly crossing the inside tracks.
A complex branch system all round the layout running from our shunting yard feeds numerous industries around the display, keeps the serious operators busy shunting freight wagons to the many industries. All the hard to reach point work is powered with electric point change motors to stop stray arms from the sky coming down causing derailments. Atlas code 83 rail was chosen as it gives a more realistic looking track, it is 100% in gauge and also gives a far more reliable operation.
The most difficult and expensive part of the layout was the layout modules. These were constructed using 25x 50mm aluminum sections welded to make all fourteen 2400 x 750mm modules. A must in the design was to have a complete module with baseboard, backdrop, valence with lights, scenery and buildings all in one. This also means a full 240 volt electrical circuit powering 28 flouro lights, runs all round the display. Power for transformers etc can be connected to this circuit to do away with extension leads on the floor etc.
Scenery is constructed using simple methods of chucks cloth with plaster over foam with plaster rock castings. Generally all grasses and foliage is from Woodland Scenic. The layout is transported in a specially built Trailer that contains all components of the display. Taking only a couple of hours to set up and dismantle.
The layout does not represent any place or time, nor do we run perfect replicas of any prototype. So as to please all viewers and our own interests we do run three prototypes around the layout, American, Australian and English.
A recent change to the layout is the English scene (2 modules) complete with cricket match and country pub.
There are many scenes to find.
We do hope you have enjoy seeing our layout and encourage you to ask as many question as you wish. Hope to see you again in the future.
COLS COLLECTABLES - Col Rough
Col is continuing to reduce his collection of model trains, cars & books. Here’s your opportunity to get some hard to get items at bargain prices.
Pre-owned Model Trains - Les Griffiths
Pre-owned Trains, Rolling Stock, Buildings, Landscaping materials (British) Phone: (07) 5492 3079.
SHASTADALE N Scale - USA, Southern Pacific - Ken Leitch
Shastadale is an imaginary town served by the Southern Pacific downunder. The layout is controlled by an NCE DCC System & is an N Scale modular layout built to Australian T-Track standards. Additional modules allow the layout to change regularly.
MATTSVILLE - N Scale North American Freelance - Liam Turnbull
N Scale freelance layout built in 2009 with trains from the Mayoral Junior Encouragement Award.
SALLYS PERFUMEDWARMERS.SCENTSY.COM.AU - CRAFT - Sally Turnbull
Step into my scentsy world of fragrances, electric warmers, waxes, diffusers and scented oils, circles, scent poaks and scentsy for your little people, buddys,clips,bath foam and not forgetting our men, the kitchen,laundry & bathroom.
GLOUCESTER STREET - HO/HOn3½ QR/NSWGR - Johnno Love
Gloucester Street is a representation of the now closed station (1979) between Vulture Street Station (now Southbank) and Park Road. It’s a double track QR’s and single track NSWGR’s. Both tracks terminated at South Brisbane. Inspiration for this project was originated from fellow Logan Club member David Bromage. Difital Control has been used to operate the layout.
LOGAN BEND - N Scale - Wayne Ariel
Logan Bend is a constantly changing N Scale modular layout. Logan Bend depicts a variety of scenes for Queensland Town and Country to a special Fairy Gully for the kids. The rolling stock ranges from hand made Queensland to American profiles.
TOP OF THE RANGE MODELLERS - TOOWOOMBA - Mainly 1/25-1/24 scales
A static display of a variety of scale models built by a group of friends who enjoy each other’s company, share a passion for model building and who are happy to share their modelling craft with a wider audience.
baeima designs & Ray Gavan Woodworks - Craft - Barbara Cutmore/Ray Gavan
Fudge, Rocky Road, covered books, reversible hats, wood boxes, napkin boxes, train pictures, baby shoes, cards etc.
MOREWOOD - HO Scale - Robert Moreton
This Brisbane based private layout is a fictional town with lots of action. The new Helipad at the hospital is ready to receive patients by Air Ambulance. From a house fire to a car/truck crash to a ride in the hot air balloon, this layout has 3 main tracks & 11 sidings with track 1 & 2 run by DCC. Any questions, please ask.
LAKESIDE COAL - N Scale - David Dendtler
A coal mining town built using kit and scratch built buildings, watch the trains wind up and through the mountains and tunnels.
GLINTOWN - ‘N’ AUSTRALIAN - Grant & Alistair Linning
Glintown is a modular layout built to Australian T-TRAK standards using Kato track. It includes a city scene with passing loops and sidings, and a locomotive depot, look for the tram running in the city centre, a variety of trains can be seen.
AUSTRALIAN NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY MUSEUM SOCIETY
Photo display and sales stand with various books and DVD’s of Railway interest. All profits from sales go towards maintaining our operating 2ft Gauge Heritage Railway at Woodford, SE QLD. Between Kilcoy and Caboolture. ANGRMS, PO Box 1135, Woodford, QLD. 4514. Enquiries; ph; (07)5496 1976 or visit www.angrms.org.au, Facebook:- A.N.G.R.M.S- The Woodford Railway
IPSWICH MODEL RAILWAY CLUB T-TRAK - N Scale Models, Mixed Prototypes - Ipswich MRC
This N scale layout is made up of T-Trak Modules. The size of the modules allows you to do work on and display small dioramas which can be changed around to suit the area you want to display in. The members can have any scenes on their modules and are encouraged to come up with new ideas. The modules can be easily stored and transported. There are also standards for HO Modules as well.
K’NEX MANIA - Ashley Butler
K’Nex is for young and old with Kid’s K’Nex age 3 to original & Micro K’Nex from age 8. Ashley began constructing and collecting K’Nex at the age of 11. His collection began with four small models and has grown to 44 models of varying sizes.
, including giant models, the Six-Foot Ferris Wheel with over 8500 pieces and the towering working 7 foot Grandfather Clock.
TURNPIKE LANE & TITTENHURST FARM - OO - Harry Kennet
Turnpike Lane is an Underground Station on the north side of London, the station shows the underground platform & ticket office & street level township. Tittenhurst Farm is somewhere in England.
DARLING DOWNS MINIATURE MAKERS - MULTI SCALE
CRAFTY STITCHES AUSTRALIA -Sharon Lahey/Sharan Dudley
Demonstrationof Toyota Oekaki Sewing Machine, Textile Art Workshops, Craft Workshops - Demonstrations only. Sharon Lahey 0418 863 997
DAN BRAE - OO British - Ralph Simpson
Dan Brae represents the end of a branch line and features a station with a run around loop, parcel shed, industrial sidings and loco shed for servicing locos. There is a 3 track sector plate for holding rolling stock and a hidden siding, please ask if you wish to know more. Ralph Simpson Ph: (07) 3265 7138.
STANNUMVALE - QGR HOn3½ - Dennis Campbell/Gary Pysden
CRAFT O CARDS - Laimite
L’s PaperGlen - HO Scale NSWGR - Percy Forrester
N.S.W. North Coast Main Line from 1960’s to 1980’s rolling stock. Locomotives represent the same ones Percy used to work on as a NSW Driver, there is a branch line with Climax, Shays and Railmotors.
QUEENSLAND’S MOBILE SLOTCAR RACING - 1/32 Scale - Robert Arlotte
COLORADO & SOUTWESTERN - HO and HOn3 - Northern Rivers Model Railroaders
FORREST VALLEY - N Scale - Jim Forrest
The layout prototype is USA based, depicting Two main lines running steam and diesel locomotives pulling freight and passenger cars, passing a station, factory, cutting, railway yards, cane farm, tunnel, scenery, farmland, crossing bridges, into a spiral and tunnel, crossing a large lake and passing by a township and railway sidings. This layout is operated by visiting children to the show,(at no cost) gold coin donation acepted if offered!!!!! our intention is to let children feel the thrill of operating a model train......
AR KITS Incorporating Main West Models
AR kits main product range is truly Australian in manufacture and design with all major components designed and manufactured in Australia. We manufacture 17 major body designs of NSW rolling stock kits which is expandable to numerous variations and codes capable of being constructed or kit bashed. Also included is our range of extensive detail parts for the modeller which is continually being up-graded with new items, as well as a very comprehensive range of decals for general use or for those that are hard to find . Main West Models is the banner for this range of items as well as a range of Multi component craft model kits of rolling stock and locomotives. To complement the whole range is the selection of locomotive kits manufactured by DJH for AR Kits to exacting standards. This year we are introducing a range of quality mechanisms manufactured for us to provide or replace mechanisms for locomotives from other manufacturers. Please visit our website at www.arkits.com to keep up with our increasing range of items and to register for our regular newsletters.
PRINCETOWN - OO Gauge - Bob Freemantle
Princetown is a 4mm model of the Great Western terminus station for the Princeton branch line situated on bleak windswept Dartmoor in Devon UK. It was the highest terminus station in England at 1373 feet above sea level, While the line linked two places only 6 miles apart, the very sharp curves and steep gradients dictated a speed limit of 20mph and a journey time of 41 minutes. All the structures on the layout have been scratchbuilt from plans for the original buildings. The last train ran on the line, some 60 years ago. Both GWR and early British Rail locos and stock can be seen operating on the layout. We welcome any questions you may have on the layout.
TOOWOOMBA SLOT CAR RACERS - 1/24 Scale
A display of slot cars raced by the Toowoomba Slot Car Racers. We race 1/24 Scale model circuit cars and drag cars. Cars are built by our racers and some building will be on display.
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VICTORIA CREEK SUGAR - Hon - Graham Young
This is a diotama showing some of the activities of cane farming and procesing as it was and still is carried out in parts of Queensland. Graham (07) 5479 0339.
SALES TABLE - Caboolture Vintage Model Railway Group
Specialising in older pre-loved collectable trains, buy and sell.
Bob Freemantle Sales Table
A selection of Pre-owned trains for the enthusiast.
TALL TIMBER TRAMWAY - N Scale - Railway Modellers Club of QLD
Tall Timber Tramway is based on the T-Trak standard. Set in the US in the late 1800s/early 1900s. All structures and some of the rolling stck are scratchbuilt, features bridges, mining & logging scenes.
MODELLERS WAREHOUSE - All scales - Dave McPhee
6 WAYS DONUT - HO Scale - Stuart Walker
Not your usual layout, we call it the Donut as it’s round with 6 different scenes; 1. Malaney small country town with station, 2. Jurassic Park, 3. Austrian building, 4. The Haunted House, 5. Wangarrata shearers staion, 6. Top level Australian country town with Faller bus system.
Terry Hicks Sales Table
BURFITT TOOLS - Trade - Murray Burfitt
Ron Virgen 2nd Hand Goods Table
Large selection of British OO Trains.
MODELLERS WORKSHOP - Darren Lee
Modellers Workshop - come and see construction of building kits, carriages along with maintenance or just ask that question. We will be only too happy to answer your query.
HAND KNITS BY JENNY - Jenny Dunbar
Knitting, sewing etc. Phone: 0408 394 141
MOUNTVIEW - HOn30 Freelance - Gerry Maddox
Mountview is a Freelance HOn30 Rabbit Warren layout using kit & scratchbuilt buildings, rolling stock is by Roco and MiniTrains as well as some being scratchbuilt.
THE DOMINO EFFECT - HO/OO Modular - Miniature Train Club Gold Coast Inc.
A Modular T-Trak layout where different modules owned by club members are utilised hereby ensuring different scenes are shown.
LEAHS CREATIVE GLASS DESIGNS - Leah Kelly
Hand made jewellery featuring hand made glas beads and small hand made fused glassware.
YOUR INSPIRATION AT HOME - Lee Hannah-Lee
SPONSORING THE 2016 CHILDREN’S COLOURING COMPETITION
Pre-packaged herbs and spices, flavoured oils and vinegars. Transforming your meals with flavours from around the world. Australian founded, owned and operated. Lee Hannah-Lee, Consultant, Mob: 0429 724 256.
DOWNS & SOUTHWESTERN MODEL RAILWAY GROUP
Member Ted Kitson will have a display of NSW and QR models as well as demonstrating construction techniques,
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