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A three part series called Tiny Oz aired on ABC over April and May 2022. SARMA was privileged to have been asked to participate in the show by developing a large diorama of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens based in the 1800s. All three of the episodes are worth viewing and showcase some excellent modelling from across Australia. You can watch the episodes on ABC iview.
The diorama itself is on display in the State Herbarium at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens until 29th January ’23. More information behind the stories depicted in the diorama is available in this ABC news article.
A Busy Time
Members of SARMA have been busy over the last two years, when situations have permitted, extending the HO club layout and adding scenery to the N scale club layout. A perfect opportunity to see them in action is one of our open running nights. The third Wednesday of the month is the “Run anything, modelling and socialising” night and provides an opportunity for visitors to get to know the members and layouts in a friendly atmosphere. Below are some images of what you will see, though some scenes may take a keen eye to find!
The port extension is taking shape! Port Able is a movable extension that attaches off the middle of the HO scale layout. It features grain silos and a fuel depot.
N scale layout
Scenery on the N scale layout has progressed. The tiny population now have a place to live! Here are some views of the progress.
People on a layout
One thing that really helps a layout come alive is people. They carry out their mundane jobs and keep the industries working and live their lives out in miniature.