Hi James, I think I have a working PC ready to go, but I will give you a yell if I get stuck. Right now I am waiting on parts to arrive for some of the bits and pieces I mentioned originally (PWM generator and Elm servo drives) and will post pics and vids of those once they are up and running.
Cold Turkey, nice to hear from you, the bus may be a great help on the day, there is another I had in mind locally but it looks like there is going to be a few people turn up to this on the day, maybe a case of the more buses the better Keep us informed on how the machine you ordered goes, it seems like we may have more people in the area getting into this stuff than any of us realized !
Dan, you are most welcome, the BBQ's are about information for everybody, from beginners to experienced everybody usually gets a lot from the day. I am sure there is at least one other person I know of that is in Townsville, I will have to backtrack a little through some posts to find him, once I do I will let you know. Questions are great, most of us welcome them, the hands on stuff is even better, with a bit of luck I will have both my machines running on the day, one is my first build, lets say it is a little agricultural, the other is the current work in progress, hopefully should provide some inspiration if it doesn't catch fire ... at least you should be able to compare running noise of the two.