Another year is nearly gone, and whilst we haven’t posted for a while, we’ve been busy at many exhibitions during the year.
Here is a snap shot of where we have been exhibiting.
Epping Model Railway Exhibition – June 2018
This exhibition has been around for a while and we have exhibited previously, this year though for the first time held at the Grand Pavilion, Rosehill Racecourse. This venue was fantastic, comfortable, easy to get a park and well attended by exhibitors, vendors and patrons.
We had a great time at the exhibition and look forward too many more at Rosehill.
Sylvanvale Foundation Pre-WW2 Vintage Car & Bike Show
Cronulla corso, you might think an unlikely place to exhibit, but we have been requested a few times to exhibit at this wonderful event. The Show primarily has old cars and bikes along the Corso, and whilst we weren’t out of place, we were visited by over 250 keen onlookers during the day. We are proud to be able to help out Sylvanvale Foundation.
Diesel Era Modelling Day
The Diesel Era Modelling group (look them up on Facebook – NSW DEM) invited our club to set up Mungo Scott’s for a running day along with their layout. It was a fantastic day where members of both clubs were able to run trains on both layouts.
There were modelling clinics, programming loco sessions and amazing raffle prizes given away for everyone who attended.
For SMRS, it was momentous too as it was the first we set up wireless train control where we could use our iPhones to control movements and sounds. This is an amazing innovation in our great hobby and will surely evolve quickly too.
On this day too, the new 48 class were released from Auscision. Some made it to the Day on time to get a run around. They are beautiful locos.
We are looking forward to the next DEM running day.
Caulfield Model Railway Exhibition 2018
For the first time in many years we crossed south of the border and exhibited at Caulfield. We rarely go to Melbourne to exhibit due to the logistics and cost involved, but we were inspired following Barcoola coming to Rosehill earlier in the year (they came up from South Australia – we might get back there too soon). It was a great show and venue, we got to meet up with many of our mates (looking at you Watto).
Choo Choo Festival – A Free Family Train Heritage Fun Day
We’re not finished yet this year, there is one last opportunity for anyone to come and check out our exhibition layout, Mungo Scott. We will be, for one day only, Sunday, 21 October at the Australian Technology Park, South Eveleigh. Come along, drop in at this free event on the celebrations of train and say ‘hi’.