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About Andrew Martin

After a long IT and Telecommunications career in the USA and Australia, I've decided I need a break. Professionally I'm focused on direct contact customer service - people helping people. Hobby wise I'm focused on model railway layout building and modelling. I blog, write and publish as often as I am able.

Our Scale Model Exhibition & Swap ‘n’ Sell Annual Model Show – Sunday August 6th, 2017 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Modellers of Ballarat raise funds annually and are proud to support Make-A-Wish Australia

Fundraising Authority Event Number: 28940

Where: The Eastwood Centre – 20 Eastwood St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

Entry fees for the 2017 show are:

  • Adults: $5
  • Children: $2
  • Family (2 x Parents/Carers and child): $10 – additional children are free when you buy a family ticket

For more than 10 years we’ve raised funds for Make-A-Wish Australia. As Ballarat’s largest corporate fundraiser we’ve contributed over $10,000 dollars raised at our annual Scale Model Exhibition & Swap ‘n’ Sell Model Show.

In 2017 we’ll be doing it again.

Vendors and Sponsors should visit the Annual Events page for further information on how to book tables or to give to this year’s show.

Need to get to the show and don’t know how? Download a PDF file with map here.

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2017 in Annual Shows, Club, News, Site, Updates

 

First meeting at our new home – Eastwood Centre Ballarat Central tomorrow night

Just a reminder that the club meeting has moved. So if you head over to the Kohinoor Centre on Saturday, and wonder why the lights are off, and the place is really quiet, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

New address and details are on this website, the Facebook page and in the newsletter.

See you there on Saturday.

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2017 in Club, Monthly Meeting, Site, Updates

 

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June Newsletter is online

All;

Hope that you are having a pleasant evening wherever you may be. For members the newsletter is online ahead of the meeting! Head to the usual place and use the usual password and grab the pdf of the June newsletter if you don’t already have it.

 
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Posted by on June 1, 2017 in Newsletter, Uploads

 

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May Newsletter is online

I’ve uploaded the newsletter tonight (yes it’s late I know) for those of you not already receiving it via email.

Enjoy.

 

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Uploads

 

Out of space, and no one can hear you scream

It’s been a wild ride for the members of the club the last few months. Our meeting home for some time, The Kohinoor Centre, is to be closed. Costs to host a show ballooned and we’ve been forced to delay our show while we put things together. It just seems that we could not find the luck.

And then everything changed.

Beginning next month (June 2017) we’ll be moving to a new space, in the centre of Ballarat, easy to get to, lots of parking and plenty of space. As Gary Zimmer our President said today in a statement from his house: “In case you didn’t already know, we are no longer meeting at the Kohinoor. The June MoB meeting, and those for the foreseeable future, will be at the Eastwood leisure centre, 20 Eastwood St. Times are unchanged, still 7-ish on the first Saturday of the month, except January.”

So there you have it. Our accommodation woes have passed. A new chapter has begun for the club. The club’s thanks go out to both Dom and Gary for the work they’ve put in to find us a new home.

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Club, Monthly Meeting, News, Updates

 

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April newsletter online & meeting tonight

Tonight 7:30 PM and it’s meeting time. FOr those unaware our time at the Kohinoor Centre is coming to an end. THis is due to some government program doing something to someone … blah, blah, blah.

Short version is we have to move. Your team of dedicated managers have met over fine beer and vittles trying to come up with a plan; a cunningly crafted plan. When that failed we came up with the next best thing, and that will be presented tonight. So if you want to hear about it all, make some decisions and ensure the future of the club then come along.

The newsletter is also online for those who get their newsletter via download.

Short of a Zombie apocalypse I’ll see you there tonight.

 
 

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March monthly meeting on this Saturday & March newsletter posted

The title says it all does it not?

So the meeting is on this saturday, same time, same bat channel, and the usual round of suspects will be there too.

If you’re new in Ballarat and a modeller come along to the meeting and of course check out our Facebook page to see what’s going on.

See you there

Andrew

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2017 in Uploads

 
 
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