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The Australian Model Railway Association (AMRA) Victorian Branch held their annual model railway exhibition at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne this weekend just gone (23rd and 24th of August 2014).

I attended all day on Saturday as part of the British Railway Modellers of Australia (BRMA) display stand. I was also available to help out on the adjacent Model Bus Association of Australia (MBAA) stand if they had needed me (they didn't!) as we have quite a few people who are members of both.

The BRMA layout is really a demonstration layout built from recycled materials and is intended to inspire people to have a go themselves, as well as demonstrating various modelling techniques and DCC and sound. DougN and I travelled there together and when this photo was taken, he was fulfilling his role on the construction table admirably!




BRMA member Bill and I mostly operated the layout - this is Bill as I was behind the camera. We start the day on analogue DC then switch over to DCC control.




I didn't get many photos on the day of other layouts but I did get out for a short time. There were quite a few British layouts there this year so the few photos I took concentrated on some of those.

Glenn Jones of the BRMA had his OO Southern Glory - Lulworth layout there. This uses DCC control and has a new section added since last year, so now consists of two operational dioramas with connected hidden fiddle yards. His modelling is to a very high standard indeed.

 




The BRMA stand was adjacent to a British N gauge layout, Hawesdale, which also showed off some very nice modelling.





 


On our other side was the MBAA layout with trams and Faller system road vehicles running around, Occasionally, a radio-controlled truck or bus could make an appearance too.






Victoria Street was there too and I meant to go back and get some photos but ended up running out of time.

Trevor (XDFord) dropped by to say hello, and we had a chat and mutually agreed that it was nice to be able to put faces to  names.

If you attended, then please feel free to post your photos here too, as mine are a very incomplete record of the event.



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Thanks for sharing the photo's with us Jeff. I enjoyed looking at layout photos - 4 - 8 I thought, were particularly good showing good modelling skills. Thanks again!



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Sounds like you had a great day Jeff. The modelling was of a very high standard by the look of it.Thanks for sharing it with us.



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looks like a very good exhibition,thanks for showing
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Southern Glory looks to be a well detailed layout, very nice indeed. Looking at Hawesdale, it be great to be able to have as much room for scenic detail in OO as to N gauge...  :cry: Nice layout as well.  Thanks for sharing.

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There were some very fine layouts on display. For once, there weren't all that many US style layouts. There were a couple of Japanese ones, several Australian ones and a few European ones, plus the Lego one and a couple of fantasy layouts.

There was also a good variety of traders present.

Sorry I didn't get more photos but the time got away from me a bit.



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