Over the next few months we will be at the following train shows :-
The 2019 Warrnambool Model Railway Exhibition will be held at St .Joseph's Primary School in Botanic Road Warrnambool. Saturday 12-1-2019 from 10 till 5, Sunday 13th from 10 till 4.
Corio Model Railway Club 46th Annual Exhibition
When:Daily from 26 January 2019 to 27 January 2019
Next on:26 January 2019, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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27 January 2019, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Where:South Barwon Civic Centre
Reynolds Road, Belmont.
Facilities:Catering and/or dining
(Bread rolls, soft drinks, ice creams, sweets available for purchase in the hall.)
ARARAT MODEL TRAIN SHOW
We will be at The 2019 Warrnambool Model Railway Exhibition this weekend, which will be held at St .Joseph's Primary School in Botanic Road Warrnambool. Saturday 12-1-2019 from 10 till 5, Sunday 13th from 10 till 4.
Next exhibition is the Geelong
Jose Munoz was asking about O scale models on the Magnorail System - I replied on my YouTube Channel klatchco56 in the following way.
Magnorail is scale agnostic - in other words the vehicles on top can be from z scale to HO. As to O scale, I would imagine that the vehicles would have to be reasonably light and freewheeling and would need a stronger magnet on the slider. Regrettably the bicycles are only available in HO scale. I will try an O scale vehicle to test out the theory - watch my blog on my website at www.magnorailoz.com.au or subscribe to this channel
Basically boats and canoes etc are easier as they actually contact the surface directly. A velour velvet on the crafts bottom will reduce friction. Once again a larger neodymium rare earth magnet should provide the “sticking” power but it is all about physics - the heavier the craft the more power and grip needed to move it. I would not recommend putting a fleet of O scale boats on the Magnorail System as it is powered by 2 x O rings gripping the track as the motor turns and too much tension by stressing the pulling power would make the system slip. However 3 or 4 canoes would probably work. I use Preisser models and adapt them with either MagnorailOz sliders or magnets in the topside of the hull of craft.
The canoes seen on the video https://youtu.be/IzE7jhDvOeU are in actual fact N scale models
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 Crater Lake featuring four Magnorail circuits plus an Ho3 train line around the perimeter which is now the Magnorail flagship for exhibitions.