Altoona N Scale Weekend

Inkaneer Aug 16, 2017

  1. Inkaneer

    Inkaneer TrainBoard Member

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    For some reason the N scale weekend folks cannot access Trainboard. So as a service to everyone the event will take place this weekend, August 18-20, 2017, at the Jaffa Memorial Shriners' Hall in Altoona PA. Second year for this event in Altoona. Previously was held in Bedford, PA. Lots of layouts plus a few venders. Nice venue (with working A/C) and lots of free parking. With Altoona as a backdrop it is an excellent way to get your train fix before the end of summer.

    August 18 (Friday) is set up day. The event is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19 and 20th.
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Unknown why they cannot access us. Strange. Are they members? Or?
     
  3. SecretWeapon

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    I wondered why there was no mention here about it. It's a great show! Private seller(ME),dealers, hobby shops & layouts. Great time always. I'll be there to help with the setup of the T-TRAK layout of NNJNTRAK. Always good friends get together for a good time. Mike Phillips does a great job of running this show. It's the one show of the year I look forward too.
     
  4. randgust

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    Will be there as a vendor, attendee, and with both the Hickory Valley modules and five T-trak modules this year, in the 'open source' T-trak layout being herded by Dave Ferrari.
     
  5. casmmr

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    Unable to attend the show this year due to medical problems. If you are within a day's drive, by all means attend. If you need something in N and its not at this show, you really did not need it after all. Mike and crew do a great job with this show. This show is the one that inspired Central Ohio N-trak to host the Ohio N-scale Weekend. So, if you attended our show and for some reason did not buy something and them wished you had, now is the time to go, find that vendor and buy it. Many vendors attend both shows with only their N items. Hopefully, see you there in 2018, Mike's 14th show, after you attend our show, our 10th, on May 19 & 20, 2018, in Hilliard OH.
     
  6. KE4NYV

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    Ugh! I have to skip out this year. My daughter was born recently and we just can't make the trip happen. Planning on next year!
     
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  8. mu26aeh

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    If we bring our Trainworx case, will you autograph it ? :)
     
  9. atsf_arizona

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    Pls post pics :)!
     
  10. casmmr

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    I posted some pictures of the t-trak layout under the t-trak heading above. I included the diagram by Dave Ferrari of the entire layout. ENJOY. later, Craig
     
  11. BoxcabE50

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    Craig-

    Would it be possible to caption a few of the photos, as they show on TrainBoard? It would be interesting for us to know who we are seeing, as we follow along the topic, right here.
     
  12. casmmr

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    All I know is that the modules were in the large t-trak layout at the Altoona PA N-scale Weekend Show. I do not know who did what module or the place in the layout. I could only post what I was sent by my friend that did attend.
     
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  14. Inkaneer

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    There was a photographer there named Mike Wong who took a gazillion photos. He said he would post a link to the photos here on Trainboard. But give him some time as he took a lot of pictures. Another great event to be sure. Next years event will be on Aug 3-5, 2018.
     
  15. MK

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    That's me! :) I am process over 600 photos that are over 3 GB in total! Uploading, even with decent broadband, may be a problem. :D But once I get it all up on my website I'll post a link. I also have pictures of the Railroaders Museum and Horseshoe Curve.

    Oh yeah, it was my first show and I was totally awe struck!!!!! :)
     
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  16. SecretWeapon

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    OF COURSE! I was across from the Northern NJ N-TRAK/T-TRAK division.
     
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    Hey MIKE!!! IT'S ME MIKE S! I'M SECRETWEAPON! See you soon.
     
  18. spyder62

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    I had a great time there last year. Will try to fly pack out next year with luck.
    rich
    www.rslaserkits.com
     
  19. mu26aeh

    mu26aeh TrainBoard Member

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    I realized about 45 miles from home I left the case in the basement :cry:
     
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  20. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    Oh I didn't know that but that NJ Transit did make me wonder (even before I joined NNJ N-Trak).
     
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