A major display of truck models and the components used by collectors and modelers will be a new feature of this year’s Alexandra Truck Ute & Rod Show.
The display is being organised by Nagambie based Nigel Lowe whose business Auslowe Model Accessories is a major source of hobbyist supplies to this expanding interest group.
Truck model collectors are an international community with a strong hobbyist community in Europe and the USA.
The interest is based around one twenty fourth scale plastic models which are manufactured to reflect all the major truck brands.
Hobbyists and collectors then add all the colours, extra components and finishes like decals that bring their truck model up to their desired presentation.
Often the approach is to Australianise their models rather than to show how the models might look on European roads.
Nigel Lowe says that the interest in Australia reflects all the popular truck brands that you see on the highway with Kenworth truck models probably the most popular amongst hobbyists.
Nigel will have all on his products on display and available for sale, together with a major display of completed truck models from his own substantial collection and made by other hobby collectors.
His display at the Alexandra Truck Ute & rod Show will be worth looking out for.
All the models and component displays will be set up in the undercover driveway of the Landmark Embling store at 54 Grant Street.
Interested collectors can also see more information at his website www.auslowe.com.au or by calling Nigel on 03 5794 7338.
Amongst hobbyist collectors and truck model makers Kenworth trucks rate amongst the most popular.
There is a growing international community of model makers who create their own colour schemes and accessories to finish their plastic truck kits which are generally built at the international model scale of one twenty fourth of the real size.