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About hvl001

A modeller and model railroader since the mid 1970s I am still active as a modellers, blogger and writer int he model press today.

Modellers of Ballarat – May meeting this Saturday 03/05

The monthly MoB meeting is on this Saturday.

  • Doors open (about) 7:30 PM
  • At the Kohinoor Community Centre, corner of Sebastopol Street and Errard Street, Ballarat VIC 3350.
  • Meeting starts at (about) 8:00 PM.

If you came by the Annual show last weekend, and are interested in finding out more about the club, then drop by. We are always happy to see a new face. Who knows we may even have a model or two on display for you.

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Posted by on April 29, 2014 in Uploads


The Annual Show is On!

April 27th is the day for 13th Annual Modellers of Ballarat (the MoB) show. Once again we’ll be supporting the good works of the Make-A-Wish foundation.


The show is being held at the Caro Convention Centre, at Federation University Australia, in Ballarat Victoria.

We’d like to thanks our major sponsors for making the event possible:

  • Federation University Australia, and
  • Modelart Magazine Australia.

Getting there

Head south from the Ballarat CBD along Main Road toward Buninyong. You’ll go through several roundabouts along the way.

You’ll be looking for University Drive. Follow University Drive to the Caro Centre car park.

The Caro Convention Centre at Federation University Australia, Mt Helen

The Caro Convention Centre at Federation University Australia, Mt Helen

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Posted by on March 29, 2014 in Uploads


2008 Images are now up

Had a chance this afternoon (during the summer heat) to upload a bunch of images to the blog.

All of the 2008 images are now up in the gallery. I could not load all of the images due to size restrictions (and the fact that I have a lot more to go) but the best of the images are online.

Hope that you enjoy them. Now onto 2009…


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Posted by on February 8, 2014 in Uploads


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After many days… the 2014 calendar is up

There was no movement at the station for no prunes had passed around….

But I digress; with thanks to the dogged determination of Mark I now have the 2014 calendar online for those of you who’d like to print a copy of it for your wall. Or the roof, or where ever you find room and time to hang it.

To download any of our calendars, go to the Calendars page, and either click or do a right click thing and choose to save the link for the 2014 MoB Calendar.

The thing will download (it is rather big so for those of you on the end of a very thin internet pipe it may take a while) and then you can save it, or print it, or simply stare adoringly at it. Enjoy.


Andrew Martin

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Posted by on February 8, 2014 in Calendars, Uploads


The MOB has arrived

The MOB (or the Modellers of Ballarat Club Inc. for those more inclined to propriety than we) has finally arrived at our new web address.

Over the coming months we’ll be adding all of our rants, rambles and newsletters from the very first through to this months latest edition.

Drop by each month online, unless you can make it to the club for some friendly banter and a lot of plastic.

All the best

Andrew Martin

Dungeon Master (hee-hee)

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Posted by on January 28, 2014 in News

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