RMCQ

 

The RMCQ is a club for anyone who likes to make, run, talk about, or simply watch... Model Trains

 

Find out more about our club by exploring this web site, or visit our Club Rooms on most Saturdays and Wednesdays between 9:00am and 2:00pm. (11:00am - 1:00pm recommended)
Visitors are welcome!

Sunday, 07 August 2016 18:59

Rakem Emporium has new home

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Rakem Emporum is local shop that many club members have purchased from.  They have recently moved from Bribie Island to Petrie, not all that far from the clubhouse.

Rakem Emporium
4 Hanlon Road
Petrie Queensland 4502

So a few updates from the last few weeks. While Dave and Kev and Phil have been working away on some electrics on the HO layout, Peter and I have been busy down near the ravine and Bus Driver Paul has been busy working on the gravel pit.

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 14:12

August MRH is here!

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The August edition of the Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine is now available AND it's free!

I was lucky enough to get a run over at Mr Keneddy's place the other Friday. These are always a lot of fun and we even run some trains!

Read on over at my blog

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 06:41

July MRH is here!

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The July edition of the Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine is now available AND it's free!

download here... http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/magazine/current-issue

MRH is a free monthly railroad modeling magazine that is definitely worth a read.

Recently I had the opportunity to buy my first Auscision Models locomotive, I already have two of the C44ACi’s on back order and not yet received. This model I have received in hand is the GT46C-Ace locomotive in EDI/QR National livery and numbered LDP002. This was obtained from on online vendor Ross T. I saw his ad and a couple of quick messages and the deal was done. Two days later the latest addition to my stable arrived.

Sunday, 26 June 2016 09:39

TV Celebrity

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We have a new TV Celebrity in the Club...

... for a few seconds anyway :-)

Channel Nine New Gold Coast broadcast a nice piece on the Gold Coast Train Show which includes a few seconds of the RMCQ N scale layout and a sound bite of PK talking about controling trains with our phones.

Friday, 17 June 2016 18:38

Let there be light

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In the clubs old newsletter, “Semaphore” Volume 22 No. 9 back in September of 2013, I did an article on LED strip lighting for use with layouts. I thought it time for an update. So head on over to my blog and catchup:

http://mixedpk.blogspot.com.au/2016/06/let-there-be-light.html

 

Monday, 13 June 2016 13:42

June MRH is here!

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The June edition of the Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine is available for free download here...

http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/magazine/current-issue

MRH is a free monthly railroad modeling magazine that is always worth a read.

While you are at it, check out the earlier issues you might not have read as yet - plenty of good reading for you.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 21:32

So you have a Vague Idea.

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Well, then you discuss it a little with a cohort and see if it carries water. If it does, you start to flesh it out a little more and so on with the odd discussion here and there until you think it is ready to unveil. So that is how CR 16-01 "A Small Yard in the Area West of Station" came about for the HO club layout.

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 21:33

April MRH is here!

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The April edition of the Model Railraod Hobbyist Magazine is available for free download here...

Sunday, 27 March 2016 09:14

A new Driver in the Cab

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Peter A has played with this one and put me on to it. It is a new way to drive your trains with a phone - ie you use JMRI and Wireless.

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Calendar / Events

AMRA Queensland OPEN DAY, Buy and Sell
Saturday 20 Oct | 8:30am - 1:30pm
The Great Model Railway Open Day and Buy & Sell
Sunday 4 Nov | 10:00am - 1:00pm
RMCQ Monthly Informal Meeting
Saturday 10 Nov | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The New England Convention
Friday 16 Nov | 8:00am - 5:00pm
2018 New England Model Railway Convention
Friday 16 Nov | 5:00pm - 5:00pm
2018 New England Model Railway Convention
Saturday 17 Nov | 5:00pm - 5:00pm

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