Our 2014 Train Show Final Report

The venue used this year (July 26, 27) was again the Carina Bowls Club part of the Clem Jones Sports Centre.
Myself (Andrew Krarup) and Peter Ball managed the Co-ordination roles.

All Gauge Model Railway personnel on hand for the 2 days:
Show Co-ordinators: Peter Ball, President – Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Andrew Krarup, Treasurer – Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Don Rennie – Sunday. Jeff Wilde, Door Sales – Sat – Sun
Set-up: Alf Petralia, Door Sales – Saturday.
Set-up, Pick-up: Dave Austin, Door Sales – Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Bob McCabe, Set-up, Pick-up – Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
Road Signs, Show Programme: Ron Parker – pulled together our Show programme at the last minute and placed our Road Signs – Saturday, Sunday.

Thanks guys, we know who you are.

Peter and I would also like to personally acknowledge our generous sponsors (and their always helpful staff) including Brisbane Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk: Lord Mayor Suburban Initiative Fund; Our club patron Councillor Ryan Murphy (Doboy): Lord Mayor Suburban Initiative Fund; Steve Minnikin MP (Chatsworth); The Clem Jones Sports Club; The Carina Bowls Club; The Carina Leagues Club; Camp/Hill Carina Welfare Association and the Australian Railway Historical Society.

And remember everyone, Austral Model Craft, HobbyOne and Railco-Sandgate are your club’s preferred suppliers because they always help us in many ways. Please mention that you saw their adverts in this year’s Train Show program when you visit their shops.

Overall a very good Show. Thanks to all involved. 2015 looks to be an even better opportunity provided the venue can be found.

Yours sincerely, Andrew Krarup.

2014 Modelling Workshops

Friday 19th September. 7pm. Various couplings: Adapting, modifying and associated costs; what’s suitable, best for you. Workshop tips, spare parts and replacements that are available and what to buy.
Saturday 20th September. 10am. Encore!: A repeat of last night’s workshop.

Friday 10th October. 7pm. Collecting: Show and Tell. Collecting tips, buying and selling, models and their value.
Saturday 11th October. 10am . Encore!: A repeat of last night’s workshop.

Friday 14th November. 7pm.Operating a Card and Order system: A hands-on way bill concept of model railway operation.
Saturday 15th November. 10am. Encore!: A repeat of last night’s workshop.

All Gauge Model Railway Club, Inc, Zahel Street, Carina, part of the Clem Jones Sports Centre. Behind the swimming pool at the Adelaide Street end of Zahel Street

High praise for Bodmin Road at AMRA Train Show

All Gauge Model Railroad Club ( Our 40th Year). The Brisbane Train Show 3rd and 4th of May 2014.
This year All Gauge entered 3 Layouts, T-Trak, Endeavour Rail and Bodmin Road.

What can I say, our Club had an outstanding Show.

Bodmin Road received widespread acclaim from members of the public and other Model Train Club members due to its realistic presentation . Full credit goes to Andrew Kreraup and the work he did on the layout before the Show, applying professional weathering techniques coupled with a full refit of the Layouts general presentation, this included more than 200 1/76 scale trees . Bodmin Road was the talk of the show , it looked so life like . It was even heard by several of our Club members that other Model Train Clubs have said that All Gauge has now set the standard of Show Layout presentation .
This was evidenced by the Layouts reception by the General Public along with the many verbal and written comments All Gauge has received . Bodmin Road was the most photographed layout of the show.

Both T-Trak and Endeavour Rail were also well received by the Public .

The Brisbane Train Show has been a shot in the arm for our Club , with development work now well underway for our new OO layout along with several approaches from Club Members for further refit work for T-Trak and a firm proposal for a new N Scale Show Layout .

But all this does not happen by itself , and heartfelt thinks go to those Club Members who came and assisted with the layouts setup on the Friday night, those members who came and manned the layouts for both Saturday and Sunday with their own rolling stock to keep the layouts operational and to those members who came in Sunday evening and again donated their time to disassemble the Layouts for their return to the Club House.

The general comment from our Members was this year’s Train Show for All Gauge was the best yet
Kind regards to all
Peter Ball

Lots more trains coming this year…

T-TRAK RUNNING DAY at our clubhouse Sunday, 9th November
Non-member T-Trakers are invited to bring and operate their layouts
Phone Jeff Rosenberg on 0481482151 for information
Public welcome from 12 noon to 3pm. Admission by Gold Coin donation

PUBLIC WEEK-END at our clubhouse Sat 29th, Sun 30th November
Two storeys full of Model Trains, open to the public
Watch members running their trains (and Thomas!) 9am to 4pm
Adults $5, Family $10, Children (under 12) and Pension Cards (only) $2