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    • August 27, 2019 6:01 PM EDT
    • Mary and I have moved up our arrival from Thursday to Wednesday so I can get a model into the model contest.  Hope to see a lot of old friends.

    • August 27, 2019 3:32 PM EDT
    • Ted and I will be on the tours Thurs and Fri, and he's a SP fan, so we'll get a few for you too Michael.

       

      Greg

    • August 27, 2019 3:11 PM EDT
    • Ben Shell said:

      Several of us from Sacramento are at the convention. I did a quick live video on Facebook after checking in and will try to keep the updates coming. (Follow our page for more of these https://www.facebook.com/SacValleyGRS/ )

      I’ll be taking tons of photos at the layout tours starting this morning. I haven’t decided where to post them but perhaps a video slideshow on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCczWIDygPchE-FtBbWSRpHg

      For anyone not here, let me know if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see.

       

       

       

       

      Hi Ben!

       

      Yes! Please take pictures of the USA Trains booth, especially if they're showing off new or upcoming products; diesels, heavyweight passenger, or reefer/box cars.  And as far as the tours, the more diesels the better! A Western Pacific Zephyr or Southern Pacific anything would be nice!

       

      Thanks!

       

       

    • August 27, 2019 2:50 PM EDT
    • We are out the door in a few minutes, will hit the convention hotel tomorrow mid morning.

    • August 27, 2019 10:25 AM EDT
    • Our pre-convention open house yesterday was a great success. We had about 50 people from all over the country plus one visitor from Scotland and one who splits time between Colorado and Thailand. Off to the convention tomorrow.

    • August 27, 2019 9:49 AM EDT
    • Several of us from Sacramento are at the convention. I did a quick live video on Facebook after checking in and will try to keep the updates coming. (Follow our page for more of these https://www.facebook.com/SacValleyGRS/ )

      I’ll be taking tons of photos at the layout tours starting this morning. I haven’t decided where to post them but perhaps a video slideshow on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCczWIDygPchE-FtBbWSRpHg

      For anyone not here, let me know if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see.

    • August 24, 2019 12:23 AM EDT
    • For anyone going to be at the National Garden Railway Convention next week be sure to take a lot of pictures for those of us who are not able to attend. I was going to take my portable layout for display but the distance and logistics were too much, so I'll be an armchair visitor looking at other people's pictures.

    • August 23, 2019 8:10 PM EDT
    • Anyone hanging around on Saturday?

    • August 23, 2019 6:17 PM EDT
    • Page 92 of the convention book says under Daily Events for Saturday August 31.  " VENDOR HALL: The Vendor Hall opens at 9am and will remain open until 4pm.  This is the only day the Vendor Hall is open to the public." 

      Now just because it is open to the public doesn't necessarily mean that entrance is free.

    • August 23, 2019 2:33 PM EDT
    • I don't see where anything is "open to the public", you pay to attend... a quick email to the convention people should settle that question.

       

      Gerg

    • August 23, 2019 2:32 PM EDT
    • In the Convention Book it says the Vendor Hall will be open to the public on Saturday 9-4.

    • August 23, 2019 1:23 PM EDT
    • Paul,

      I saw that schedule as well. Maybe once the convention starts someone can ask about Saturday. I would hate to drive down and find out that it isn't open to the public.

       

      Traffic probably will be crazy on I5 anyway that weekend, so other then saving some hobby money I don't think I will,miss much of I don't come down.

       

      Craig

       

      PS- If anyone on the list is visting Paul's layout on Monday in Gig Harbor and want to meet up with me, I should be free after 1430. I'm only 20 minutes or so from Paul's. PM, email (Craig.townsend175at gmail.com) if you want to try and meet.

    • August 23, 2019 10:41 AM EDT
    • Craig,

      According to the schedule, the vender Hall is open Saturday 9am to 4pm.  But,  it doesn't mention if it is open to the Public.  We will be there through Saturday night so as to visit layouts on Saturday.   You might check the convention website for more info or someone to contact.

      https://2019ngrc.wildapricot.org/

    • August 22, 2019 10:37 PM EDT
    • Does anyone know if they will be around Friday or Sat after the convention? Or if there will be a public show that last Saturday? I couldn't make the convention as I will be stuck in back to school meetings Mon-Friday, but might be willing to drive down for the day on Saturday if there is a public show and if LCS folks are still around.

    • August 21, 2019 12:48 AM EDT
    • I plan to be open Sat , Sun  . Mon 8 to 5 .  A farmers fantasy is listed in the convention guide .I will be traveling early Friday and hope to be home around 1 .Call  first . Earl

    • August 20, 2019 1:36 PM EDT
    • Will any of the Medford group be open on Aug 30?  I may be heading back to the Bay Area on that day.

      Mike

      BSRR

    • August 20, 2019 10:26 AM EDT
    • For folks traveling South after the NGRC, do stop by Medford Garden Railroaders on Sep 1, 12-5.  Well worth seeing, IMHO!

    • August 27, 2019 5:48 PM EDT
    • Sorry for the bait-and-switch thread title, but I don't have any photos because I'm stuck in Maryland! 

      But if you're there, please help the rest of your LSC brethren and sistren out, and post some pics of the show and the layouts you visit! 

       

      Wishin' I were there, but hopin' you're having a total blast,

      ===>Cliffy

       

    • August 26, 2019 9:17 AM EDT
    • That's funny .. Noel ..

    • August 24, 2019 12:38 AM EDT
    • Thanks Jerry Bohlander  Be happy to meet ya.

      ........................

       

      Just an update to locals.  Both Layouts are up and building more animated items for the Garden R.R.

      Got the Kite boy set in and animated Kite is working.

      This one will be set in the layout tomorrow.

      Del. Van

      Like our Ho layout, each scene has a story.

      So looking at this Veh. we came up with this for the Garden R.R..

      So story goes like this...

      "This Guy was out making delivery and stopped by his girl friend home. He talked her in to taking a ride. but after driving a bit and Veh. Eng. getting hot, sputtering and missing,  they had to make "Emergence Stop."

      Ya..You guessed it,  it's animated and he is looking for some tools. lol.