Back From the Convention

Back From the Convention

Shows and Events
I'm back from the 36th National Narrow Gauge Convention up in Augusta, Maine, and I had a blast -- although I still managed to run out of time and not see everything -- for instance, I completely ran out of time to see the models in the contest room. But I did get to meet, after all these decades, Bob Hayden and Dave Frary (who inspired my interest in Maine narrow gauge when I was a kid) and Bob Brown, who publishes the best magazine for narrow gauge modelers, The Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette. I also helped out Kevin at his tables, and helped showed off the DelTang dead rail gear. Other highlights of the convention were a visit to the WW&F Railway Museum -- my third visit, and Kevin's…
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Convention Bound!

Convention Bound!

Shop News, Shows and Events
All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go. I'm standing here ... well, you know the song. You're welcome for the ear-worm. You can holler at me about it in Maine tomorrow, if you'd like. While, I won't have a table of my own, I am taking a few items of stock with me, and I'll be within a cellphone call of the Berrett Hill table in the dealer room. I should have enough product with me that I could sell up to four starter sets, two of which could be our new "Super Starters". These will be the versions with 180mAh batteries, and with no wires on the receivers. And, they'll be at special prices (for cash, exact change sales): $90 for the standard kit and $115 for…
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Kimberton 2016 Meet “Report”

Kimberton 2016 Meet “Report”

Locomotives and Rolling Stock, Shows and Events, Structures and Scenery
I've just returned home from this year's Mid-Atlantic Narrow Gauge Guild Module Meet (affectionately know as "Kimberton"), and thought some of you might want to know how the meet went. I enjoyed seeing many long-time friends, and shooting the breeze, both at the fairgrounds and on the porch at the French Creek Inn. Attendance was down a little over last year, which was disappointing, and most dealers reported slow sales. As usual, since I go into a show with no expectations, I consider that I did quite well -- I was able to go to the show and sell or barter off a number of items that I'll never use, come home with a few items of higher value that I will use, and also bring home the same amount…
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Mid-West Narrow Gauge Show Report

Shows and Events
I arrived back from the Mid-West Narrow Gauge Show late last night (or was it early this morning?). Despite a few snafus, I had a great time catching up with old friends, and making new ones. I'm already looking forward to the next time I can attend this show -- hopefully next year. One new friend is On30 Guy customer Robert South. Robert had recently opened Rerailer Hobbies, and one of the services he provides is installation of DelTang receivers. If you're looking for installation help, he's your man. Here's how to get in touch with him: Rerailer Hobbies, LLC Robert South 126 Garfield Road Latrobe, PA 15650 (724) 610-4576 rerailerhobbiesllc@gmail.com On Facebook Another new friend is David Thompson, owner of Harber Belt Lines. David's got a great line of products for detailing…
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Pictures from 2011’s National Narrow Gauge Convention

Shows and Events
Well, I know I promised you all these a couple of days ago, but I surprised myself with the number of pictures I took -- just under 500! So, here are the best 90-or-so, in no particular order. Included are pictures of the MADmodules setup, as well as pictures from the contest room and the other awesome layouts on display (including the Muskrat Ramble!). At some point, I'll add a post with a few that my friend Steve Fisher set to me... [gallery link="file" orderby="ID"]
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