Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bundaberg Model Train Expo 2015

After hearing some good reports about the 2014 show from some negative people I decided to make an effort to get there in 2015 if I could and I was not dissapointed. Bundy is about two hours drive south of Gladstone so it was also a shopping trip for the family which allowed me to have only one child in tow who didn't want to go with mum. There was a mix of local layouts and ones that made the trip up from Brisbane and the South East. The venue allowed plenty of space to move around and the retailers that attended to spread out as well.
These photos were taken with my video camera so they might not be up to my usual standards.
First up we have the excelent Wallaville layout which is sponsored by Bundaberg Sugar this layout depicts the narrow gauge tramway in the town of Wallaville about 40km inland from Bundaberg on the north bank of the Burnet River. The yard features a small loco servicing area and storage facility as well as storage yards for cane bins. Usual activity at this location during the harvest season is smaller locos collect bins from the varoius branches in the area to Wallaville then made up into bigger trains for the larger locos to haul to the mill to the east.

The L.N.E.R Door to Door Layout had two things going for it, first it had two trains racing around it which kids love and it had a high level of detail for the adults.

Logan Bend had a mixture of things running including some scratch built Queensland Rail N scale equipment.

Come on dad its been ten minutes since we got here, i'm bored.
A compact but well detailed N scale layout running N.S.W.G.R equipment.
Your not a railway town if you dont have a Railway Hotel this ones in Brendale.

Excelent scenery on this N scale logging themed layout.
Anyone for cricket at Pine Rivers N scale club?
Dan-Brae an English HO or OO themed layout.

West end of the hall.
Roger from Gladstone get roped into doing an interview for the local news.
What it lacks in size this layout makes up in detail featured some excelent kit and scratch built locos that ran perfectly.

George (red shirt, model collector) and Anthony (actual modeler even has a 3d printer) at the Wuiske Models stand arguing about the minute differences in locos. Some excelent local prototype at this stand and the owners should be commended.


Brad Myers said...

Great photos and video John, thanks for sharing. You guys seem to have some real interesting shows in Australia. I like the on stage / off stage style of many of the smaller layouts.

Stuart Adcock Adcock said...

Thanks for the comments.
I own and built LNER Door to Door.
Stuart Adcock