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.
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.
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.
Central Railway Model & Historical Association Annual Show in Easley, SC held in February 26-27, 2011. We combined all of the club modules, plus Mike's home modules, plus 3 of Mike Hahn's modules for an excellent run of about 5 minutes around. The show was well-attended, with a number of folks lingering to ask detailed questions about the layout and the hobby in general. The Anderson Independent-Mail also gave us a good write-up and some more photos.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday (December 18th-20th) we set up and ran the layout at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, in the lobby of the theater where The Polar Express was being shown. Our layout was the standard NTRAK+transition+logging+JohnsLoop. We had an excellent crowd with many questions and high interest levels, due in part to excellent press coverage.