Thursday, July 1, 2010

News Update

Hi Everyone

Just a quick post for some upcoming events.

Bowen will make an appearance on the exhibition scene again, This time it will be at the Our Town Hobby Show in Newcastle. This will be held 4th and 5th September at the Newcastle Jockey club. Before the year is out we will also be displaying Bowen at the New England Model Railway Club Convention in Armidale on the 6th and 7th of November. I am particularly looking forward to this one as there will be some fantastic presentations from well renowned modelers. Please read the website for details.

For all of you who are interested in P87 and want to learn more, Ian and I have started a new Yahoo group. This is dedicated to Proto 87 modelers in Australia. Regardless of where you model (NSW, VIC, SA, USA etc) or what era, this is for Aussies to get into the same room to discuss the development of P87 and to problem solve. It doesn't matter if you are new or experienced, none of us know everything so this could be very exciting for this avenue. To join there is no hiding behind fictitious names or credentials. You will be asked to understand the rules of the group and to fill out a CV (curriculum vitae) so everyone on the group knows each other, what they have done and what they are involved with.
I know it seems a bit formal but we believe this will help create an atmosphere of  friends discussing our hobby around a dinner table.
Go to the group by clicking on this LINK.

So now I will disappear for a while as there is much to do.
Happy Modelling,



  1. Andrew, i like the idea of modelling in proto 87, but as yet have not the technical ability, or modelling ability to give it a serious go. Would the group be open to those who have an interest in this area, or just for 'active' proto 87 modellers?

  2. Hi Geoff,
    yes the group is open to those that are interested even though they may have not committed to it yet. Most people will want some questions answered before they get 100% committed and we appreciate that.
    I've seen your work, you're more then competent. Believe me, I am still a beginner and I have plenty to learn. Get on board, love to have you there.

  3. G'day Andrew,

    I don't know much about the standard either but would love to learn more. I am currently buiding a layout based on Picton (Stonequarry Creek Blog) and although I have already chosen and purchased my track,unfortantly after I saw the Proto 87 website would still love to learn what else Proto 87 has to offer.