Just a fairly brief update to the old blog today. Haven't had a lot of modelling time lately as I'd been busy preparing the new website for the 13th Australian Narrow Gauge Convention, Geelong, 2017. Been a few teething issues to iron out with it, but am proud to say it is now up and live to view.
The new web site has a few new features added to it. There is a small gallery of images from our past Australian Narrow Gauge Conventions, plenty of links, and also a page dedicated to other narrow gauge related items of interest. We want this site to be a useful information hub for our narrow gauge community, with the aim to promote all things narrow gauge that happening around this country. This will include things such as special operating days at some of the preservation railway groups, or modelling exhibitions that will be including some narrow gauge content, so bookmark the address and check back regularly for updates on what else might be happening near you.
There will of course be ongoing updates to the Convention plans as they are confirmed, so once again, check in every so often to see what else will be coming up in 2017. There is already all the information available on the site for the modelling and photography contests, confirmation of some of our supporting traders, and a range of selections for local accommodation and tourism options in and around the Geelong region. Easter around Geelong can be busy for accommodation, so it is advised if planning on coming to this event to get in early with bookings to secure a good place to stay. Geelong is a great central hub for exploring the Bellarine Peninsula and The Great Ocean Road, so I recommend if you are going to be travelling considerable distance to attend the Convention, if able, include some spare time either side of Easter 2017 to enjoy some of the other attractions in the area.
Don't forget, there is also a Facebook page for the 13th Australian Narrow Gauge Convention which I encourage all the Facebook users to like and share with your other narrow gauge modelling friends. Spread the word, get on board...looking forward to seeing plenty of you there!