2020 NTS In St. Louis, MO

rvn2001 Nov 15, 2019

  1. rvn2001

    rvn2001 TrainBoard Member

    Hi everybody,

    It's that time of year again. I'll be organizing the Z scale modular layout(s) for the 2020 NTS in St. Louis, MO. The dates for the show are July 17, 18 and 19, 2020.

    Please let me know if you'd like to bring modules of any kind so that I can draw up a layout plan. The sooner you can let me know, the better.

    You can reply to me here or at twnts2014@hotmail.com or rvn2001@hotmail.com

    Thanks for participating,

    Thom Welsch

    MidweZt HaulerZ
  2. rvn2001

    rvn2001 TrainBoard Member

    OK ....... So the 2020 NMRA convention and train show were cancelled for this year. The NMRA has been running NMRA X on Facebook and YouTube. What to do about Z scale modular layouts???? I've got an answer.

    Now that you're finished with the clinics and prototype tours it's time to check out the NTS for the Z scale modular layout that's supposed to be there. You've got your ticket and you're standing in line waiting patiently. Finally, they open the doors and start taking tickets. You come through the door and see all of the vendors. You can see the layouts starting just past them. The map in the flyer that came with your ticket shows the Z scale modular layout near the rear of the hall a little to the right of the center aisle. Look at all of this BIG stuff! There's the layout you've been looking for. It's time to get a good look.

    Get a container of your favorite beverage and maybe something to snack on. Get comfortable in your chair and click on the link. It's a 33-minute video of some of my trains running on my modules.

    Thom Welsch
  3. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

  4. SJ Z-man

    SJ Z-man TrainBoard Member

    Thom, THANKS! But I only got to the 3rd beer ;)
    Who/how the tug and river boats?
    Nice freight distributor (green building)
    Wire walker, park (‘green space’) with colorful umbrella and other little scenes are great.
    The small yard off the passenger station gives me an idea for a T-Trak module (could also be used on Z-Bend Track (a.k.a. ZBT) or Zmod (Europe)
  5. rvn2001

    rvn2001 TrainBoard Member

    Jeff, that means you were drinking at 1 beer every 11 minutes ;-)
    The tow boat is an old Lindbergh kit and the riverboat I scratchbuilt. The freight distributor is also scratchbuilt.
    The park means less expense on buildings and the colorful umbrella is a motorized carousel. All of the modules, except the passenger station yard are ZBT.
    bostonjim and Kurt Moose like this.
  6. husafreak

    husafreak TrainBoard Member

    I woke up a bit early this morning and got a cuppa then settled back into bed and watched your video, thanks, I really enjoyed it! But I like watching trains...
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  7. IronMan1963

    IronMan1963 TrainBoard Member

    You have some nice easter eggs. I caught the Ghost Busters ECTO1 and the Back to the Future Delorean headed for the wire. Is that Snoopy on his dog house at the Airport? Hard to tell the image is not real clear. Very cool. I love these. I try to do them on my own work.
    Need to go back and see what else I can find.
    Later Richard
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2020
  8. rvn2001

    rvn2001 TrainBoard Member

    Yes, IronMan1963 that is Snoopy on his doghouse.
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