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    • September 2, 2019 11:49 AM EDT
    • Greg Elmassian said:


      I'm no flicker expert.... try these links, should be about 250 images total




      Thanks for trying.

      The first 2 are the same and there are sideways and upside down ones too, in the other.

      Is there a setting for Portrait/ Landscape?

    • September 2, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
    • John asked about who is running Tom Millers layout now that it is sold.   For the open house he was there doing the operating.  I do know a little about what the future plans are for the place.  A local company that makes apple cider is going to  build a plant to make hard cider on the property,  I'm guessing in the old machine shop building and use the building where the F scale is as a tasting room.  The  layout will stay.  That's really about all I know.   It looks like all the 1.5 scale track is still there. I don't know what the plans are for that.

    • September 2, 2019 9:41 AM EDT
    • Thanks, everyone. I just got back last night and am exhausted. Aside from NGRC, I was also visiting family in Olympia and in Portland, including several visits to the hospital to meet my granddaughter who decided to enter the world a wee bit early. She’s growing like a weed and is up to a little over 4 lbs now, and doing great.


      I had some issues syncing photos to my Flicklr account, so there might actually be a few more. I might also have info on the winners of the modeling contest — not sure if I captured it or not, and, if possible on Flickr, I might be able to add some commentary to photos. No guarantees!



    • September 2, 2019 9:14 AM EDT
    • The post by Greg Hile was particularly rewarding.  Some great railroads and models to be seen certainly.  Lots of ideas for those setting up or adding to their pikes.  One photo did cause some mirth here and that was the paddle store. 

    • September 2, 2019 2:27 AM EDT
    • Rooster had asked for pictures of the Amtrak train (Coast Starlight) that I took to and from the NGRC 2019 convention.


      Example shown is Amtrak Train 11, Return Trip from Portland, Oregon to San Jose CA - taken in San Jose on Sept. 1, 2019

      GE P42DC Genesis Locos:



      Selected cars:


      (I was in that end coach car)

      ID Stickers - Specifications:


      Example GE P42DC truck:



    • September 2, 2019 1:28 AM EDT
    • John is correct, and, in fact, Tom was there and talking to people that day. I don't remember the family's name but they have a store in town and sell apple cider and baked goods. The property will be used for special events, weddings, that sort of thing. I did not meet them but I saw the son and waved. Others did meet the owner at the store and described them as very nice people.



    • September 2, 2019 12:46 AM EDT
    • Guys, that is Tom Miller's layout in the pictures from Gregory...who's running the layout now that he sold the place? Do you know Gregory? Did you meet them?



    • September 1, 2019 11:26 PM EDT


      I'm no flicker expert.... try these links, should be about 250 images total




    • August 30, 2019 9:30 PM EDT
    • Wonderful photos Gregory!! Thanks for sharing.  I wish I could be there with my family...but you!!



    • August 30, 2019 8:15 PM EDT
    • Great images, Greg....  Thanks so much for the update....     Good to see the layouts in the images as I can't get out to see them in person..... 

    • August 30, 2019 8:01 PM EDT
    • UPDATE: Another 30 or so photos from today added ...



    • August 30, 2019 7:19 PM EDT
    • Great photos, Gregory.  Thanks for sharing with those of us that were unable to attend.

    • August 30, 2019 6:01 PM EDT
    • Thanks, Greg!

    • August 30, 2019 2:54 PM EDT
    • Thanks Gregory.  Great shots. 

    • August 30, 2019 2:20 PM EDT
    • Awesome shots, Greg. Thanks for taking us along with you to the convention! I particularly like the fire car (made out of craft sticks!).

    • August 30, 2019 12:25 PM EDT
    • Wow, Greg.  Great shots.  I don't envy the judges of the modelling contest - there's some seriously beautiful models there!

    • August 30, 2019 10:08 AM EDT
    • And like I thought it being in the Northwest, a lot of logging railroads, and moss covered layouts. I'm so jealous of the thick green lush landscaping in the northwest. Oh well we will deal with it in our own way here in the furnace of Phoenix AZ. Look forward to more pictures.

    • September 2, 2019 11:45 AM EDT
    • Found this page yesterday. 


      We are Nbr. 18-A & 18-B on page 18 and 19.  Starting today with guys on setting up all of the details and misc. 


      Hope to see ya here if in our area.   

    • August 31, 2019 11:37 AM EDT
    • Good to know that you've committed, Russ!  Count me in as a volunteer. 

    • August 31, 2019 2:16 AM EDT
    • So NGRC in Denver in 2021 and the Bay Area Garden Railway Society will host the NGRC again in 2022. Yes, that was me up at the podium...