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As promised some pics of the show. There were quite a few layouts in operation! From Z to G, alot of N and HO obviously and some nice live steam models, although they weren't operating.

The live steam Climax is a 'ride on' loco powered by coal and weighs 55 pounds. The larger Shay weighs 400 pounds, also coal fired, and uses that special dolly to move it around - it's transported by truck!

The Heljan container crane was really cool, I got a long video of the guy moving a container around with it. The videos will be up later since they take longer to process.

I think I am going to exhibit some of my trains next year, since there was a distinct lack of European modeling going on, save for the small Z scale layout presented.

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You sure did take a lot of pictures! Glad to see some O scale in there :)

Forgot to mention, those big live steamers at the end are built from plans - no kits. Just drill presses, lathes, and milling machines. Not to mention the thousands of hours involved :eek:

True craftsmen :thumbsup:
Wow, that is simply amazing :eek:
 

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Very nice pictures of your trip to the meeting.
Thanks for taking the time to put them up.
There really were some great scenes and trains to look at.

I looked into those cranes - when I build my layout, its going
to be a harbour / freight yard - so that crane would go great
with it.. way out of my budget unfortunately :eek:hwell:
But they are super cool!
 

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Awesome footage TwoRail:thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

I haven't been to a model railroad convention for soo long:(
 

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Surely there must be some in NH :)

Usually around Xmas (well Nov really) there are some train shows, there are up here anyways which I will be going to. Here's a NH one in January:

Greenberg's Train & Toy Show
Manchester, New Hampshire (January 17-18)

Are you near Manchester at all?
 

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