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.