The other clubs were:
We configured the loop in the exact state, physically and electronically, that we plan to use at the National Train Show in July, and were able to verify that this portion of our layout is ready to show.
We were also able to have two work sessions to make some changes, repaint our backdrops, and spruce-up the scenery.
Mauldin CofC Train Show 2012 was held in Mauldin, SC on Friday, May 4 (noon-9pm), Saturday, May 5 (10am-6pm), Sunday, May 6 (1-4pm), Friday, May 11 (noon-9pm) and Saturday, May 12 (10am-9pm).
The show was not as well attended as expected, but the visitors that came enjoyed the show.
The layout ran well and we got to try out our new Geezer-Gate for the first time. We also used this chance to start planning changes needed for the big show in Atlanta next year.
This show was held in Easley, SC on February 27-28, 2010. The layout we assembled featured all of the club's original N-Trak modules, our two new transition modules, several of Mike's Bend Track modules, and modules from Michael Hahn of the Athens club. The transition modules connect the Bend Track with the N-Trak, including the mountain line!
The layout ran very smoothly, with up to 9 trains operating at once! Definitely demonstrated the power and flexibility of DCC, and highlighted the planning, wiring, track-laying and construction skills of the club.
Autumn Rails All Scales Train Show, in Asheville, NC (at the Western NC Agricultural Center) on Fri. October 14th (1-7), Sat. 15th (9-3). Download the flyer [HERE] for more details about the show. We joined forces (and modules) with the French Broad e'N'pire Ntrak club, for an exciting long run. We had a few challenges at startup, but were able to work through those and run some very long trains through some good-looking scenery. Many of the FBE modules were built by the original PnS, just as ours were. We also enjoyed Joe's city modules, which were filled with flashing, blinking lights and action. Check out the layout below [click to enlarge, and use download link for even larger]
We had a great show in Mauldin, SC for the Chamber of Commerce's Trains, Trains & More Trains event, over several days between Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 21, 2011. We had lots of inquisitive visitors, and a few really interesting characters. The slideshow to the right features pics from this event.
This configuration allows us to run plenty of trains, including some DC, and provide a lot of constant visual variety for the visitors.