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    • August 30, 2019 9:30 AM EDT
    • Holy cow, the Mother Lode! Great shots, and the layout signs are very helpful. Love the model pics.

      Thanks Gregory!!

    • August 30, 2019 7:07 AM EDT
    • Here are some photos from NGRC. They are raw, unedited and with no captions or descriptions yet, but they will give you a flavor of what’s going on, at least from my standpoint. I think there’s also some other unrelated photos in the folder, including some remodeling of our home and the infamous burned-out build from the Mik’s Challenge of a couple years ago. 

       

      https://flickr.com/photos/greghile 

    • August 27, 2019 5:48 PM EDT
    • Sorry for the bait-and-switch thread title, but I don't have any photos because I'm stuck in Maryland! 

      But if you're there, please help the rest of your LSC brethren and sistren out, and post some pics of the show and the layouts you visit! 

       

      Wishin' I were there, but hopin' you're having a total blast,

      ===>Cliffy

       

    • August 30, 2019 1:37 AM EDT
    • Me and no

      So much going on, layout tours, clinics, rides, I am all over town most of the time

      Hope any here are enjoying themselves

       

      Jerry

    • August 29, 2019 8:27 PM EDT
    • So who among us is actually here? Did a meet up ever materialize?

    • August 29, 2019 8:27 PM EDT
    • So who among us is actually here? Did a meet up ever materialize?

    • August 28, 2019 8:41 PM EDT
    • Steve, sorry to hear this. Was looking forward to meeting you. Take care, but, lucky for you, with Devon doing better, a lot of us are now available to assist in your care. Let’s see, the kidney, eh? I’ve got five children and six grandchildren — that’s twenty-two kid’s knees. Should be able to work out something ...

    • August 28, 2019 4:31 PM EDT
    • I'm not going to make it to the convention.  Of all things, a kidney infxn has laid me low.  Getting old is not for the faint of heart.       

    • August 27, 2019 6:01 PM EDT
    • Mary and I have moved up our arrival from Thursday to Wednesday so I can get a model into the model contest.  Hope to see a lot of old friends.

    • August 27, 2019 3:32 PM EDT
    • Ted and I will be on the tours Thurs and Fri, and he's a SP fan, so we'll get a few for you too Michael.

       

      Greg

    • August 27, 2019 3:11 PM EDT
    • Ben Shell said:

      Several of us from Sacramento are at the convention. I did a quick live video on Facebook after checking in and will try to keep the updates coming. (Follow our page for more of these https://www.facebook.com/SacValleyGRS/ )

      I’ll be taking tons of photos at the layout tours starting this morning. I haven’t decided where to post them but perhaps a video slideshow on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCczWIDygPchE-FtBbWSRpHg

      For anyone not here, let me know if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see.

       

       

       

       

      Hi Ben!

       

      Yes! Please take pictures of the USA Trains booth, especially if they're showing off new or upcoming products; diesels, heavyweight passenger, or reefer/box cars.  And as far as the tours, the more diesels the better! A Western Pacific Zephyr or Southern Pacific anything would be nice!

       

      Thanks!

       

       

    • August 27, 2019 2:50 PM EDT
    • We are out the door in a few minutes, will hit the convention hotel tomorrow mid morning.

    • August 27, 2019 10:25 AM EDT
    • Our pre-convention open house yesterday was a great success. We had about 50 people from all over the country plus one visitor from Scotland and one who splits time between Colorado and Thailand. Off to the convention tomorrow.

    • August 27, 2019 9:49 AM EDT
    • Several of us from Sacramento are at the convention. I did a quick live video on Facebook after checking in and will try to keep the updates coming. (Follow our page for more of these https://www.facebook.com/SacValleyGRS/ )

      I’ll be taking tons of photos at the layout tours starting this morning. I haven’t decided where to post them but perhaps a video slideshow on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCczWIDygPchE-FtBbWSRpHg

      For anyone not here, let me know if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see.

    • August 24, 2019 12:23 AM EDT
    • For anyone going to be at the National Garden Railway Convention next week be sure to take a lot of pictures for those of us who are not able to attend. I was going to take my portable layout for display but the distance and logistics were too much, so I'll be an armchair visitor looking at other people's pictures.

    • August 23, 2019 8:10 PM EDT
    • Anyone hanging around on Saturday?

    • August 26, 2019 9:17 AM EDT
    • That's funny .. Noel ..

    • August 24, 2019 12:38 AM EDT
    • Thanks Jerry Bohlander  Be happy to meet ya.

      ........................

       

      Just an update to locals.  Both Layouts are up and building more animated items for the Garden R.R.

      Got the Kite boy set in and animated Kite is working.

      This one will be set in the layout tomorrow.

      Del. Van

      Like our Ho layout, each scene has a story.

      So looking at this Veh. we came up with this for the Garden R.R..

      So story goes like this...

      "This Guy was out making delivery and stopped by his girl friend home. He talked her in to taking a ride. but after driving a bit and Veh. Eng. getting hot, sputtering and missing,  they had to make "Emergence Stop."

      Ya..You guessed it,  it's animated and he is looking for some tools. lol.