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Details on the BRMA annual convention below.  For more information please go to the link provided or contact the people at the bottom of the post.

 

BRMA Convention 2010

VENUE

THE DINGLEY INTERNATIONAL HOTEL

Boundary Road, Dingley, Vic 3172

 

 

CONVENTION AT A GLANCE

 

·         Two Friday afternoon modelling clinics from our overseas guest presenter.

·         Our usual Friday evening informal social function at the hotel.

·         Saturday program from 9am with a varied agenda to suit all tastes, including prototype and modelling subjects with further presentations from our overseas guest.

·         National Modelling Competition and supervised Bring & Buy stall.(BRMA Members only)

·         Trade support from local and inter-state traders.

·         BRMA AGM.

·         Ladies Saturday tour to be arranged if sufficient demand.

·         Formal dinner on Saturday evening.

·         Sunday morning layout tour around the Eastern and South Eastern suburbs. A program of 12 layouts, all of which are either new to the BRMA convention or have seen extensive changes since the last visit in 2004. To allow time at each layout, the tour will be split into groups with each group visiting 4 layouts.

·         Program concludes with a spit roast lunch on Sunday.

·         Plans in progress to allow access to other layouts in other suburbs in the days around the convention.

 

GUEST SPEAKER – IAN FUTERS

We are very pleased that Ian Futers has agreed to join us for the 2010 convention.

 

Ian is one of the most well known names in British Modelling - especially on the exhibition circuit - and has perhaps produced more exhibition layouts than any other individual.

 

He has been modelling for more than 35 years and having started in OO, he progressed through the fine scales of EM and P4 and for some years now has modelled in 7mm finescale.

 

Ian’s minimum space exhibition layouts, especially those of the Scottish Highlands and English/Scottish Border regions are legendary. Readers of British modelling magazines will no doubt recall such gems as Lochside, Otterburn, Loch Lochty and Newcastle Haymarket. And according to Hornby Magazine, his new Ullapool layout was one of the highlights of the Warley show in 2009.

 

Ian is also a well known author in the modelling press, having contributed articles for more than 35 years. His March 1974 plan for a circular layout in Railway Modeller is still well remembered by many and he is currently running a series of articles in the same magazine on Scottish Highland stations.

 

In fact, Ian is an authority on the Scottish Highland lines and his many publications in this area include a recent book “Modelling Scotland’s Railways”. Although only recently published, it has already become a definitive reference book on the subject and we understand that a follow up is planned.

 

Ian is currently planning his clinics and presentations about the prototypes (with a Scottish bias) and about the models with an emphasis on designing, planning and construction minimum space layouts. Ideal for shoe-horning -in that industrial siding, branchline, etc.  The latter may well include Ian's exhibition experiences generally.  A further talk will be on Weathering using dry and air brush techniques.

 

 
http://brma2010.gccdrailway.org/?P=796565612B3E3E73637C70232120213F767272756370787D6670683F7E6376
 

 

For more information please contact one of the organising committee:

 

Brian Frary                (03) 9700 3568

Stuart Westerman    (03) 9583 8655

Gordon Brown          0409 134 652

 

Last edited on Tue Aug 3rd, 2010 10:42 pm by Neil Wood

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Thanks Neil

This seems to include everything except the date!  :hmm

 

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Friday Oct 15th it starts.

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Hi Rick, it tells you the dates and times on the program page.

 

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Neil Wood wrote:
Hi Rick, it tells you the dates and times on the program page.

 

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Aye. Not on the linked page, Neil, which is what I first looked at, but if you click "Program" tag then it's all there.

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Gwiwer wrote: Neil Wood wrote:
Hi Rick, it tells you the dates and times on the program page.

 

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Aye. Not on the linked page, Neil, which is what I first looked at, but if you click "Program" tag then it's all there.


Yes that's right Rick.  Are you going to come?

cheers

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October is an unknown at this stage.  Very soon after getting back from the UK trip as well.  If I can get there I will.

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That looks like a good little weekend modelling convention.

As far as im aware i havent noticed anyone doing things like that here its mainly just exhibitions

Of course there may well be things like that going on but i am totally unaware of it.

I assume many of you book into the same hotel so it becomes a good modelling social event aswell

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henryparrot wrote: That looks like a good little weekend modelling convention.

As far as im aware i havent noticed anyone doing things like that here its mainly just exhibitions

Of course there may well be things like that going on but i am totally unaware of it.

I assume many of you book into the same hotel so it becomes a good modelling social event aswell

Brian


That was my experience of the Adelaide one as it was quite well organised.  The Queensland one wasn't as well organised with the accomodation being several miles from the venue.  I didn't bother with that one. 

There is a motel next to the venue for this one I believe although I think Jeff (SRman) is more familiar with the venue and may be able to cast more light on that.

 

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Neil


                 

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