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Our 2016 Model Railway Exhibition

Croydon Model Railway Club 2016 Exhibition

Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th of November, 2016.

Saturday – 9am to 5pm

Sunday – 10am to 4pm

Dorset Primary School

Prospect Hill Road, Croydon

Street parking available in Rescorla Avenue and Prospect Hill Road

Melways Ref 51 A7

Ticket Prices

Adults $8 • Children $5 • Concession $6

Family ticket $20 (2 adults & 2 kids or 1 adult & 3 kids)

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Bunnings Fund Raising BBQ

On Sunday 23rd October, our Club was fortunate enough to receive a BBQ day at Bunnings Maroondah Highway Croydon. The weekend started on the Saturday with Ian, Macca & Peter peeling and dicing 10 kg of onions at Ian’s. They were then refrigerated ready for Sunday. (The fridge still smells a bit).

Sunday was an early start at Coles Chirnside Park, (so early we beat the bread delivery), taking delivery of sausages and later bread. They went down to the Clubroom fridge to keep fresh for mercy dashes from the BBQ site as required, which was only a stones throw away. The day was going to be a hot one around 30°C, and until you have barbecued in a marquee with three walls, you have no idea how hot it gets. All those who cooked left a little lighter for the experience, as the day was very warm but also very humid.

Everyone was allocated tasks on a rotation basis i.e. cooks, servers, money handler, stock replenishment etc. Food handling was paramount which I believe we aced given what I have seen at many sausage sizzle’s since. The tent was staffed all day so members could take breaks throughout the day. All those who helped had an enjoyable day but it was hard work having times of no one waiting, to pandemonium as people queued and cooked sausages ran out.

I take my hat off to some of out more senior members who well and truly pulled their weight (Some had more than others (weight that is)). Overall the day was extremely successful for the Club both financially and socially. At the end of the day, most of our drinks and sausages were sold and I for one had a solid nights sleep.

 
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Black Springs

Black Springs is not based on anywhere in particular, however the station resembles
Swan Hill in Victoria’s North West. This is our clubs “Trusted” exhibition layout.

Here’s an old YouTube video of some lineside action on Black Springs.

 
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Wobbly Creek

This is Croydon Model Railways Club’s new exhibition layout.  While the construction has been finished, there are still much detailing to be completed.  It is prototyped on a Victorian single track branch line, servicing a small country township.

 
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Twisty

The twisty layout which has been exhibited on a number of occasions has been put into storage, at least for the time being.

The “N Gauge” group is working on a new layout which we hope will provide an even better viewing and operating experience. We will be able to run quite long passenger and freight trains and have plans for industrial switching and deliveries to help keep the layout active at all times. The new layout is only just staring to take shape and plans are varying almost every working session so keep an eye on this page which will try to keep you in the loop with updates and pictures.

If you are interested in helping with the layout or landscaping of a new bare layout please come along to our club rooms any Wednesday evening and meet with us. Just contact any of the people listed above and they will be happy to talk to you.