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Sunday, 26 June 2016 09:39

TV Celebrity


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


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:



Monday, 13 June 2016 13:42

June MRH is here!


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


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.


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!


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


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.

Monday, 21 March 2016 10:42

Bundaberg Model Train Expo


I think I can say for all that we had another great time up there in Bundaberg at the model train show over the weekend. Congratulations to the Bundaberg club for hosting a good one. B1 even got to be on TV! So now I just have to track down a copy of his interview for blackmail purposes...

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 20:03

March MRH is here!


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

Sunday, 06 March 2016 20:16

Make your own Street Signs


by Luke Towan, a fellow Aussi modeller.

Making realistic street signs for your model railroad is made easy by following these simple steps. It’s hard to beat the realism of a good model railway that has fantastic street signs lining the street.


Thursday, 03 March 2016 14:44

Prime Solution for the Grey


Here is a simple and cheap way of getting grey primer for use in your airbrush.


In early 2014 construction began on the Moreton Bay Rail line between Petrie and Kippa-Ring. This video shows the construction of the new North Pine River Rail Bridge over a period of approximately 18 months.

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Calendar / Events

RMCQ Monthly Informal Meeting
Saturday 14 Apr | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
AMRA Qld Open Day
Saturday 21 Apr | 8:30am - 1:30pm
The 41st Annual Brisbane Model Train Show
Saturday 12 May | 9:00am - 4:00pm
RMCQ Monthly Informal Meeting
Saturday 12 May | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The 41st Annual Brisbane Model Train Show
Sunday 13 May | 9:00am - 4:00pm
Modelling The Railways Of NSW Convention 35
Saturday 19 May | 9:00am - 5:30pm

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