Over the June long weekend 5 members of SydLUG attended the 36th Epping Model railway exhibition which saw thousands of people through the door. The SydLUG LEGO city display was a popular display among all who attended even the seasoned expert scale railway modellers. Extra attention to detail was taken this year with every section of the train track ballasted and a working locomotive turntable.
The layout also included automatic point’s controller by a tablet via the use of sbrick’s. With the use of the sbrick we had 5 points, 2 locos and the turntable all controlled via the tablet and it worked seamlessly over the weekend, and is something that we are going to consider more for future shows.
Various locomotives and rolling stock were run, which pleased not only the crowd but the attending members also. A new addition to the locomotive ranks this year was the QR National 6022 built in 8 studs wide rather than the standard LEGO scale of 6 wide. Late on Monday afternoon just before pack up, we decided to try some train drifting with the new QR National 6022 Locomotive. It was fantastic, people from other displays came to watch and have a laugh.
The display included a number of different buildings ranging from sets, to modifications or sets and a large number of custom builds, it even had a star wars stage show.
We hope to be back next year with a bigger and better display.
More photos can be found here.