NMRA National Convention Orlando 17

NMRA National Convention Orlando 17 The NMRA National Convention takes place in a different US city every year.  This year was in Orlando, Florida. It’s a great opportunity to meet fellow modellers, learn new techniques and get inspired by seeing top modelling. There are a number of key ingredients to any successful convention: Interesting clinics …

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NMRA Orlando 17 – Layout Tours

NMRA Orlando 17 – Layout Tours This is a selection of the tours that I went on in Orlando: Jemez & Rio Grande by Jim Gore, MMR Sundance Central Muskrat Ramble Silverton Central by Jon Addison West Virginia Northern by Gail Komar, MMR Virginia South Western by John Wilkes, MMR Pittsburgh & West Virginia and Union RR …

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Warley 2016

Warley 2016 Show Video

Warley 2016 Show Video This year’s Warley Model Rail Show was another resounding success with great layouts and a good mix of trade, demonstrations and society stands. Watch along and see what goes on at the UK’s largest model railway show. For more videos check out this blog post. If you enjoyed this then please …

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Warley 2016 – Show Roundup

I will be doing a video of Warley which will be up shortly but here’s some photos for those that prefer to take their models that way. And yes, I did buy a lot so stay tuned as the products turn up in videos over the next few months!

NMRA BR Convention 2016

NMRA British Region Convention 2016

NMRA BR Convention 2016 This year the NMRA British Region Convention took place in Meriden.  It had the normal mix of layouts, traders, clinics, displays and demonstrations plus the contest and ever popular bring and buy. Layouts HO Modules The following members are bringing along their HO modules to build into one FreeMo set up: …

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NTS 2016

National Train Show 2016

National Train Show 2016 Every year the NMRA holds a National Train Show (NTS) at the same location as their National Convention. This year, 2016, was in Indianapolis. The show has a mix of layouts, predominantly from local modular clubs, vendors and manufacturers.  There is also a kids’ corner with Lego and other layouts. It …

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National Convention 2016

NMRA National Convention 2016

NMRA National Convention 2022 Every year the NMRA has a National Convention which is a week of railroad modelling fun. This year’s took place in Indianapolis. The convention runs from Sunday through Friday and includes: Layout tours in homes and clubs Prototype tours to railroads or facilities such as Amtrak’s Beech Grove shops General Interest …

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Atlanta 2016 – Visiting Tom Brennison

The final layout I visited was Tom Brennison’s New River Valley Railroad. You can see more on the Piedmont Pilgrimage website here. Tom kindly opened up his layout for the BOD after the board meeting on Saturday. As you can see, his scenery is beautiful. Some scratch built cars.