Asheville Train Show hosted each Spring by Western North Carolina Model Railroaders
The Central Railway Model & Historical Association invited us back to participate in their excellent show at the Rock Springs Impact Center in Easley, SC. Our friends from the Athens Bend Track club once again brought some of their favorite modules. Trains ran well, and the show was well attended. A great time was had by all!
The Mauldin Chamber of Commerce held their annual Trains, Trains & More Trains event on Sept 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th and 16th, at the Chamber of Commerce building. The show was very well attended (4,700 visitors?). The first weekend we ran the traditional loop, then during the week replaced one end with John's 2 end loops, and ran this configuration for the 2nd weekend. This provided walk-in access to the pit area with a trade-off in reduced loops (4 down to 2).
The 2017 Clinton Rhythm on the Rails street festival was a success, and the Piedmont N Southern once again appreciated being a part of it. We set up our standard loop with side yard on Friday, May 19 and ran Friday night and all day Saturday, with teardown and loadup on Saturday evening, May 20. We had a steady trickle of visitors, all seemed to enjoy the show, and the air conditioning. We ran lots of trains, and found and fixed a few wiring and track issues.
We were part of the excellent Central Railway & Historical Association's 2017 Annual show [Click here for show flyer!] The show was in a great new venue in Easley, SC on Friday February 10 (12-8pm) and Saturday February 11 (10am-4pm). The Athens guys brought several great modules we haven't shown before, Steve brought his newly-scenicked Yard-L, and Joe's Electric City was back by popular demand.
We set up our basic loop at the Inman Harvest Day Festival on September 24, 2016. We were in a very nice, but narrow storefront, which required us to leave out the 2-footers on each end. But this worked fine. Cory made a cool time-lapse video of the setup, running, and teardown [here]. As you can see in the video, the visitor traffic was not high, but it was steady.