MRQC: Convention Notes

 

 

Selected images, assorted photographers.

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The column at right contains a selection of presentation notes, etc., from past MRQC conventions (chronological order, most recent first). Occasionally the author's original notes (containing coloured images) have been used to create the files, thus page numbers may not agree with the b&w printed notes.

These materials are all © copyright by the authors and have been posted for non-commercial use only. Note that downloadable notes have not been released for all topics and there were no Conventions in 2014 (conflicting dates with other conventions) or 2020 (Covid).

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MRQC Modelling Notebook

(An occasional series): Fettler's Shed -- Jacaranda Trees -- QR Paw Paw locomotive -- Export Coal -- QR at Spring Bluff 2017 -- QR's Brisbane Valley line in the 1960s.

Link to the Rail Heritage Image Library

South Johnstone 1954, PG Dow from Image Library

Reformatted/Colour Presentations

From time to time the author's original colour illustrations were available and reformatted notes were posted on the MRQC and CaneSIG web sites. Some of those articles have replaced the scanned articles (right), longer notes are listed below.

  • Hutchinson, Jim and Fainges, Jim, Goods Handling Facilities from the 2006 MRQC: Introduction - Cream Sheds - Simple Sheds - Larger Sheds - Through Sheds - Non-Standard Sheds - Private Sheds - Yard Cranes - Handling and Miscellaneous - Monto Yard 2003.
  • Stephenson, Greg, Goods Traffic on Cane and Shire Tramways from the 2006 MRQC: Shire - Cane - References.
  • Millington, Carl. Modern Cane Railways of Queensland from the 2004 MRQC: Background - Trackwork - Cuttings and Tunnels - Bridges - Level Crossings - Diamond and Drawbridge Crossings - Sidings - Mill Layouts and Yards - Odds and Ends - Couplings - Cane Bins and Bulk Sugar Boxes - Locomotives - Brakevans and Slugs - Track Maintenance Equipment - Navvy Wagons - Queensland Rail's Involvement - References and Acknowledgements.
  • Stephenson, Greg and Mewes, David, Passenger Trains on the Narrower Gauge from the 2004 MRQC: Introduction - Modelling.
  • Hutchinson, Jim. Modelling Loco Sheds from the 2000 MRQC: Overview - Traffic Office & Operation - Out-Depot - Wallaville Loco Shed - Qunaba Mill Sheds - Model Construction - Conclusion.
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    2018
  • Browning, John. Select Bibliography On Western Front Light Railways. Notes from the 2018 MRQC.
  • Browning, John. From the Western Front to the Queensland Canefields. Clinic Notes from the 2018 MRQC.
  • Edge-Williams, Ken. Biloela: A Modern Branch to Model. Clinic Notes from the 2018 MRQC.
  • Hayes, Arthur. "O" Class Tank Wagons on QR. Clinic Notes from the 2018 MRQC.
  • Hayes, Arthur. Prototype Operations for a Small Layout | Westgate. Clinic Notes from the 2018 MRQC. QR practice adapted to Westgate.
  • Mackie, Craig. Bringing Your Layout to Life. Clinic Notes from the 2018 MRQC, PPT Presentation from the 2018 MRQC.
  • Prideaux, Graeme R. Interactions In and Around Stations. Clinic Notes from the 2018 MRQC.
  • Stephenson, Greg. Modelling the Narrower Gauge Railways of Queensland. Clinic Notes from the 2018 MRQC. Suggestions for a freelance approach to modelling, especially available commercial locomotives [some models illustrated may no longer be available].
  • Veness, Anthony. Small Layout Design | Dagun. Clinic Notes from the 2018 MRQC.
  • Zelmer, Lynn. Yeppoon Goods Shed: Photorealistic HO card kit (Betta version) distributed at the 2018 MRQC.
  • 2016
  • Armstrong, John and Hayes, Arthur. North Coast Line Operations During the Early 70s.: Notes from the 2016 MRQC.
  • Browning, John. Queensland Private and Industrial Railways: Notes from the 2016 MRQC.
  • Driver, Lincoln. Queensland Colour Light Signalling: Notes from the 2016 MRQC.
  • Hayes, Arthur. Modelling QR: Heavy passenger loads at Westgate | School Kid's Train | Train 209/309 | Train 275 | Weed Spray Train; Notes from the 2016 MRQC.
  • Kennedy, Peter and Lovett,John. How Queensland Railways Handled Freight and Goods: Notes from the 2016 MRQC.
  • Millington, Carl. Broncos and Beyond | QR, QRNational and Aurizon Colour Schemes: Notes from the 2016 MRQC>.
  • Perkins, Geoff. A Functional Branch Line (Boonah (Fassifern) Branch): Notes from the 2016 MRQC.
  • Stephenson, Greg. Dual Purpose Road and Tramway Bridges on Queensland’s Cane Railways: Notes from the 2016 MRQC.
  • 2014 (No Convention)
    2012
  • MRQC. Presenters: Notes from the 2012 MRQC.
  • Browning, John. Bundaberg Foundry Locomotives: Notes and Slides from the 2012 MRQC.
  • Childs, Ian. 2012 Reference list for rail, model rail, etc., in Queensland: Notes from the 2012 MRQC.
  • Childs, Ian & Zelmer, Lynn. 2012 MRQC Reference List for Queensland Modellers: Expanded Notes from the 2012 MRQC.
  • Edge-Williams, Ken. Bulimba Branch -- Modelling Qld Lineside Industry: Notes from the 2012 MRQC.
  • Hayes, Arthur. Tarpaulins: Notes from the 2012 MRQC.
  • Hutchinson, Jim. Queensland Miscellany: Notes from the 2012 MRQC.
  • Kennedy, Peter. Making Your Layout Look Real: Notes from the 2012 MRQC.
  • Lovett, John. Tin and Timber -- The 'Typical' Queenslander House: Notes from the 2012 MRQC.
  • Millington, Cark. Clyde Engineering Model GL18C: QR1720 Class Locomotive: Notes from the 2012 MRQC.
  • Stephenson, Greg. Narrow Gauge Environment -- More Than Just Canefields: Notes from the 2012 MRQC.
  • Wuiske, Adam. Researching Your Prototype: Notes from the 2012 MRQC.
  • 2010
  • MRQC. Presenters: Notes from the 2010 MRQC.
  • Edge-Williams, Ken. Styrene Modelling: Notes from the 2010 MRQC.
  • Hayes, Arthur. Modelling Today's QR: Notes from the 2010 MRQC.
  • Hayes, Arthur. QR Bulk Traffic: Notes from the 2010 MRQC.
  • Kennedy, Peter. Special Loads on the QR: Notes from the 2010 MRQC.
  • Millington, Carl. Queensland's Sugar Cane Tramways - Then and Now: Notes from the 2010 MRQC.
  • Robinson, Arthur. QR Bridges - Past and Present: Notes from the 2010 MRQC.
  • Webber, Brian. Moving Goods & Freight, then and now: Notes from the 2010 MRQC.
  • 2008
  • MRQC. Presenters: Notes from the 2008 MRQC.
  • Armstrong, John. Some Unique Features of Qld Locomotives: Notes from the 2008 MRQC.
  • Bianchi, Russell. Authentic Queensland Trackwork & Lineside: Notes from the 2008 MRQC.
  • Downey, Les. Modelling Queensland Features: Notes from the 2008 MRQC.
  • Hayes, Arthur. Building an 8 Wheeled Timber Frame Wagon: Notes from the 2008 MRQC.
  • Hutchinson, Jim. Queensland Miscellany: Notes from the 2008 MRQC.
  • Hutchinson, Jim. Queensland's Pagoda Roof Stations: Notes from the 2008 MRQC.
  • Mewes, David. The Next Tram Departing...: Notes from the 2008 MRQC.
  • Newell, John. Unusual - But Usual (Where Else But Queensland): Notes from the 2008 MRQC.
  • Woolley, Peter & Cartright, Douglas. Southport: Notes from the 2008 MRQC.
  • Zelmer, Lynn. Modelling the Unusual: Queensland's Sugar Cane Railways: Notes & PPT from the 2008 MRQC.
  • 2006
  • MRQC. Presenters: Notes from the 2006 MRQC.
  • Campbell, Dennis & Hayes, Arthur. Queensland Goods Wagons: Notes from the 2006 MRQC.
  • Dennis, John. The Stannary Hills and Irvinebank Tramways: Notes from the 2006 MRQC.
  • Fainges, Jim. Goods Handling from Hand Truck to Containers: Notes from the 2006 MRQC.
  • Hutchinson, Jim. Goods Handling Facilities: Notes from the 2006 MRQC.
  • Moore, Stan & Hayes, Arthur. [QR] Goods Trains Past and Present: Notes from the 2006 MRQC.
  • Newell, John. QR LIvestock Trains: Notes from the 2006 MRQC.
  • Stephenson, Greg. Goods Traffic on the Narrow Gauge Cane and Shire Tramways: Notes from the 2006 MRQC.
  • 2004
  • MRQC. Presenters: Notes from the 2004 MRQC.
  • Campbell, Dennis & Pysden, Gary. Railmotors on the QR: Operation and Modelling: Notes from the 2004 MRQC.
  • Hayes, Arthur. Train and Station Lighting: Notes from the 2004 MRQC.
  • Millington, Carl. Modern Cane Railways of Queensland: Notes from the 2004 MRQC.
  • Newell, John & Moore, Stan. Queensland Railways Passenger Trains: A Modeller's Perspective: Notes from the 2004 MRQC.
  • Stephenson, Greg & Mewes, David. Passenger Trains on the Narrower Gauge: Notes from the 2004 MRQC.
  • Warn, Don & Hutchinson, Jim. Queensland Railway Stations: Notes from the 2004 MRQC.
  • 2002
  • MRQC. Presenters: Notes from the 2002 MRQC.
  • Campbell, Dennis. QR Colour Schemes: Notes from the 2002 MRQC.
  • Hutchinson, Jum. Lineside Structures: Notes and QR Elevated Coal Bin plan from the 2002 MRQC.
  • Kennedy, Peter. Queensland Wagon Loads and Loading: Notes from the 2002 MRQC.
  • Newell, John. Coal Train Operations in the Ipswich District in the 1950s and 1960s: Notes from the 2002 MRQC.
  • Walsh, Col. Lineside Industries and Mixed Trains: Notes from the 2002 MRQC.
  • Warn, Don & Hayes, Arthur. Mixed Trains: Notes from the 2002 MRQC.
  • Zelmer, Lynn. From Field to Mill: Modelling Cane Railways: Notes from the 2002 MRQC. These notes were reformatted for CaneSIG's Modelling Cane Railway Basics series> and have been extensively updated since.
  • 2000
  • MRQC. Presenters: Notes from the 2000 MRQC.
  • Armstrong, John. Locomotive Development in Queensland: Notes from the 2000 MRQC.
  • Fainges, Jim. Small Things That Count: Notes from the 2000 MRQC.
  • Farlow, Rob. Underneath Detailing of QR Coaching Stock: Notes from the 2000 MRQC.
  • Hayes, Arthur. Applethorpe Cream Shed: Notes from the 2000 MRQC.
  • Hayes, Arthur. Tribute to the 2000 Class Rail Cars: Notes from the 2000 MRQC.
  • Hutchinson, Jim. Queensland's Sugar Mill Tramways; Modelling Loco Sheds: Notes from the 2000 MRQC.
  • Stephenson, Greg. Railway Bridges of Queensland: Notes from the 2000 MRQC.
  • Warn, Don. QR Station Yard Design: Notes from the 2000 MRQC.
  • 1998
  • MRQC. Presenters: Notes from the 1998 MRQC.
  • Campbell, Dennis. QR Colouring Schemes and Weathering: Notes from the 1998 MRQC.
  • Dow, Bob. Cane Bins and Other Things: Notes from the 1998 MRQC.
  • Farlow, Rob. Underneath Detailing of QR Wagons: Notes from the 1998 MRQC.
  • Fainges, Jim. QR RM76: Drawing from the 1998 MRQC.
  • Fainges, Jim. Saints & Sinners: Churches and Hotels: Notes from the 1998 MRQC.
  • Newell, John & Robinson, Arthur. QR -- The 60s Transition Years: Notes from the 1998 MRQC.
  • Newell, John & Robinson, Arthur. QR Steam Locomotive Depots: Notes from the 1998 MRQC.
  • Stephenson, Greg. Cane Track Layouts: Notes from the 1998 MRQC.
  • Warn, Don. Operation of QR Stations: Notes from the 1998 MRQC.
  • 1996
  • MRQC. Presenter List: Notes from the 1996 MRQC.
  • Colclough, Stephen. Modelling a QR S Class Wagon: Notes from the 1996 MRQC.
  • Dow, Robert B. Modelling Qld NG Sugar Cane Locos: Notes from the 1996 MRQC.
  • Fainges, Jim. Shops (retail, etc.): Notes from the 1996 MRQC.
  • Ford, Peter & Taylor, Rod. Modelling QR Timber Bridges: Notes from the 1996 MRQC.
  • Hayes, Arthur. Modelling Queensland Railways: Notes from the 1996 MRQC.
  • Warn, Don. QR Semaphore Signalling pre CTC: Notes from the 1996 MRQC.
  • 1995
  • MRQC. Presenter List: Notes from the 1995 MRQC.
  • Dow, Robert B. Scratchbuilding Sugar Cane Bins: Notes from the 1995 MRQC.
  • Fainges, Jim. Modelling Queensland Buildings: Notes from the 1995 MRQC.
  • Robinson, Arthur. Queensland Railways: A Modeller's Overview (1995-Present): Notes from the 1995 MRQC.
  • Stephenson, Greg. Narrow Gauge Railways of Queensland: Notes and Reference List from the 1995 MRQC.
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