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    • April 16, 2021 5:03 PM EDT
    • Hi Ron, in the exhibitors Hall I will have a booth and will be giving two clinics. On Wednesday I will be at Steve Jungst layout helping run trains.

      The Garden Trains Annual is a new magazine just for G scale. They will be at the Convention seeking input about expanding this issue. It could be a replacement for GR.

      Se you at the show.  Don


    • April 16, 2021 1:30 PM EDT
    • My wife and I are planning on going to the show. How will we know each other to finally meet? Don, what is the Annual to replace the GR?

    • April 13, 2021 10:02 AM EDT
    • Finally a show to attend!!! 

      Looking forward to meeting friends and making new ones. My wife and I will have a great time in Nashville. If you attend stop my our booth or attend the clinic on adding Battery R/C to your engines.


      Maybe Bachmann will have the Dash-9. Accucraft will have the GP-60 and there are some new companies offering new cars in G scale. See Oley Valley Rail Car. Offering his 85' TTX flat car. All metal body!!


      Meet the editors of the new Garden Trains Annual. They need feedback to make this a new magazine to replace GR.  Garden Trains Annual 2021


      See you at the Convention.  Don

    • April 15, 2021 10:39 AM EDT
    • Ken Brunt said:

      One month to go.

      Well, I've made OUR reservations.  Looking forward to seeing everybody!  (And running some trains!!!)

    • April 15, 2021 9:01 AM EDT
    • One month to go.

    • April 13, 2021 6:31 PM EDT
    • Direct contact with Ro today on a different matter, but when asked the salesman said they aren't going to be there

      edited to add nothing after thought

    • April 13, 2021 6:26 PM EDT
    • According to the website, most of the regular vendors have confirmed. The space is 25,000 SF with "wall to wall carpeting and 4 bathrooms". I sure hope those aren't one-holers or the line to pee will be out the door!

    • April 13, 2021 8:08 AM EDT
    • Too short of notice for me, I don't get my second shot till the 30th, I would have preferred a fall show but I wish them well. I wonder how many vendors can make it on such a short notice ?

    • April 12, 2021 9:59 PM EDT
    • Their website has a mis-configured security certificate.  It appears to be safe, since the certificate is registered to Star's hosting company, just not set up for the domain.  I won't be making the trip this year, but will be at Ken's two weeks later.

    • April 12, 2021 9:29 PM EDT
    • Alas, my schedule is not nimble enough to allow me to join in this year, but I do wish the show the greatest success.  I am hoping by next year that I will be able to attend.


      Regards, David Meashey

    • April 12, 2021 9:00 PM EDT
    • And now seems to be confirmed by the show, that it is on.




    • April 12, 2021 11:17 AM EDT
    • ** FLASH**

      (always wanted to say that)

      I spoke to Star Hobby today, and he is planning to do the ECLSTS show in Annapolis MD 30 April-1 May.  Renting the space right next to the store which is on RT 50 just short of the Bay Bridge.

      Now I suppose something could go wrong (such as vendors not wanting to do it) but he is trying to make it happen.  The web site is not yet updated.  Some low life broke into the store over the weekend, stole mainly RC related items, so he is busy today.  

      I will post if I find out anything further


    • April 4, 2021 1:25 PM EDT
    • Jerry;


      Aw heck!  Wish I had known sooner about that show.  Had this Saturday off, so working at The Rail Yard next Saturday.  No biggie; I'll eventually get to a show.  Do want to get an elevated track, but that is still a "someday" thing (proverbial rich uncle still alive & well ;>) ).


      Best, David Meashey

    • April 3, 2021 1:30 PM EDT
    • My little steamers are "itching for action."

      Better keep Jerry B at a distance. He's still looking for one of those Alcos for his 2' logging line.


    • April 3, 2021 9:55 AM EDT
    • David-

      Come on up!

      Looks like it is past time for you to build that nice elevated live steam line.....



    • April 2, 2021 9:00 PM EDT
    • Now that I am completely vaccinated, I am hoping to perhaps go to a fall show - all scales is OK.  Used to be one of those in Timonium years ago.  Perhaps it will get the "highball" by September or so.  My little steamers are "itching for action." but getting down on my knees on our carport just isn't so good anymore.



      Best, David Meashey

    • April 2, 2021 5:54 PM EDT
    • Agreed, guess Star could not get the space rented in time.  There is actually a GSMTS near Timonium MD.  this coming weekend with masks and timed tickets. an all scales show as usual but it is something.

      And  yes Doc, I saw the NG convention, very tempting, that show is rarely east of the Pecos river....



    • April 2, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
    • There is some hope for a show. The National Narrow Gauge Convention will be held in Hickory, NC starting on September 1, 2021. I know it isn’t for everyone, but it’s something.