After a shaky start back in March, things have settled down in the hobby industry and people are getting used to the idea that exhibitions and shows are probably off for the rest of this year.
MagnorailOz regular attended many exhibitions in support of the various clubs in our home state of Victoria in Australia. Our own club - Grampian Model Railroaders cancelled its July exhibition and is planning for its smaller one in February at Ararat, a nearby town. Luckily being in Regional Victoria we have been able to meet again at our club rooms but under the strict distancing guidelines and recording of visitor details in a log book.
With the demise of international air travel, our customers were hit hard as well as our suppliers, with delays over 4 weeks in getting parcels through the system. Some countries were either being stopped for deliveries all together whilst others were waiting over a month just to leave here once processed through customs.
I am pleased to advise that things are getting back to some sort of normalcy with shipments to USA & Europe back to 10+ working days and New Zealand 5 working days. Some South East Asian countries are still experiencing delays up to 15 working days, but at this point in time we have not lost any shipment - they always eventually turn up.
The various lockdowns have seen good sales for us as people obviously have more spare time on their hands with clubs and extracurricular activities severley curtailed.
If you need questions answered before you purchase, check out our FAQ pages here on our web site, or go to our YouTube channel and watch one of the hundreds of vis=deos showcasing the Magical Magnorail System.
Please stay safe - Happy Modelling - Clyde
Clyde has been involved for many years with the Magnorail system having initially built his own layout "Echo Lakes" featuring two concepts using the Magnorail System. In 2019 he rebirthed his layout as Echo Lakes featuring four Magnorail circuits plus an Ho3 train line around the perimeter which is now the Magnorail flagship for exhibitions.