You don't have to be a member of the NMRA to come along. The Convention registration form can be downloaded from the Convention site. There are some great layouts to visit, including Kangaroo Valley; the layout of Stephe Jitts (his layout was featured in AMRM February 2012)
The organising committee has put together a great program of presentations and clinics that should be of interest to all model railroaders, no matter what prototype you follow. The presentations include the following:
|Eddie Gallier||3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping|
|David O'Hearn||Fences - Prototypes and Modelling Them|
|Brad Hinton||Modelling the prototype from afar: The Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern|
|Gavin Hince MMR||TBA|
|Geoff Langbridge||Colour Isn't Colour|
|Allan Garbutt & Phil Collins||Storage Yards - Building A Better Mouse Trap|
|Phil Badger MMR||Beyond The Fence|
|David Low||WW 1 Narrow Gauge|
|Bob Best||Taking Measurements from Photos|
|Rob Nesbitt||Catenary, A brief history and modelling notes|
|Jess Brisbane||History of the Maine 2 Footers|
|Stephe Jitts MMR||The Science and Fiction of Wheels|
|Chris Minahan||Communication and Model Railway Operations|
|Erik Bennett||Advanced DCC - How It Works|
Layout tour information can be found here.
I hope you can join us in Canberra on the weekend of 21-22 September for what looks to be a great weekend of model railroading.
Oh, and by the way, Floriade will be on at this time along with a host of other Canberra attractions including the Australian National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Australian War Museum, Botanic Gardens, and the new National Arboretum. And hopefully the warm weather we have enjoyed this week (20C+) will continue throughout the rest of September. So why not make a long weekend of it and enjoy the Convention and the local attractions too!