Tuesday, 23 April 2013

the 13th National N Scale Convention


Our N Scale Convention has been and gone.

     I have been off the air a while whilst involved in our 13th National N Scale convention. Our N Scale conventions are held bi-annually and move from state to state. This was the third to be held in Melbourne which started in 1991 and it seemed to go down very well with the delegates who attended. For the first time we had delegates from every state and territory of Australia and 6 delegates from the USA.
     In total we had 143 full delegates 27 partners 2 day delegates and two junior delegates plus 7 ladies who came along to join their spouses at the Saturday night dinner.
     A big thanks to our guest speaker Craig Martyn from BLMA to our clinic presenters and the one who stayed up until after 1.00 am Sunday morning reworking his clinic for the Sunday sessions when he realized the amount of interest that was shown in the CTC panel on his layout, the D&H and on my SFRSD during the layout tours.
     Three coaches took delegates to seven layouts on the Saturday and 9 layouts were open for the self drive layout tours on the Monday.
     Thanks to everybody involved and see you all in Brisbane in 2015.

My lovely wife working the registration desk with John Fahey and Rob McMurray checking in.

Brendan's D&H layout created a lot of interest

Craig Martyn USA Vic Fitzpatrick Melbourne and John Benny USA
A Lunch time mini clinic on Lenz DCC

Jim Younkins USA  shares a story with Malcolm from Brisbane
 
Weathering Clinic by John Miller

The New York Room waiting for another busy day very early Sunday morning
That's about it for today.
Thanks for looking in.
Rod.

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