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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Toowoomba Show

The weekend just gone saw Geoff of Splitters Swamp Creek fame and myself attend the Toowoomba Model Train Show, held in the Toowoomba Showgrounds.

The venue is basically a huge tin shed that can cater for all the exhibitors even a live steam circle of track.

There were around 40 exhititors and trade stands. The exhibitors are very well looked after and most return yearly with something different just so thay can be apart of this great show.

The displays and traders are well spaced out and there is plenty of room for the public to move around and enjoy the exhibition.

A big thankyou must got to Ted for the organising, planning and to the Darling Downs Model Railway club. This show just gets better and better.

As is usual Geoff and I take my display layout 'More', a freelanced layout with two circles of track and a branchline. The size is 3600 by 2400 and is sceniced on all four sides. It lives in a purpose built trailer when not on display.

It was built to try out some of the ideas in readiness for the home layout and continues to get minor changes when the need takes me.

I have to thank Geoff for his excellent effort with the backdrop and for the countless hours spent travelling to the various shows we have attended.

Here are a few shots taken of the layout over the weekend. I hope you enjoy.

The 48 is shunting one of Geoff's nicely detailed S trucks into the old shed siding and the frame that protects the siding.

The station and goods shed area at the end of the branch.

The layout has provided many hours of enjoyment to the veiwing public and I have had great pleasure in building and showing it with Geoff.

We will be attending the Murwullumbah Model Train show in August, hope to catch you there.