Show Reports

A summary of each train show attended by the NRMRC is provided to update the membership on the event. Each report highlights the show, and also notes any encountered  issues, problems, and resolutions that occurred during the event. This is done to continuously improve the activities of the Club


As a continuation of Kato USA’s increasing support for T-TRAK due to T-TRAK using Kato Unitrack, NRMRC was invited to set up and operate a T-TRAK layout as part of the Kato Booth at the World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour Show in Charlotte this past weekend. Our layout was U-shaped and was about 15’ x 8.5’.

The Superintendent’s Report for the TCA Show this weekend follows.

The NRMRC participated in the TCA Show held at the Scott Building, NC State Fairgrounds on December 1, 2 and 3, 2017. A total of 18 club members participated. Excellent. An NVNTRAK member visiting relative in this area stopped by.

Three members of  North Raleigh Model Railroad Club (NRMRC) trekked to Bluefield, WV to meetup with the fine fellows of the Lynchburg Area N-Scalers  (LANS).

The 33rd (annual) train show was held this past weekend at the Jim Graham Building and was sponsored by the Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club. As in past years, the NTRAK layout was our largest possible with essentially all of the club owned and private modules present. The overall show attendance was an improvement over last year with almost 1800 people attending the two-day show.

 

Twelve members participated in the 2017 Selma Rail Days T-TRAK layout, 3 of them all three days. One member rode the train to the train show; Joe Johnston rode the Carolinian from Durham to Selma and return.

Old 97 Rail Days - The 115th Anniversary of the Wreck of the Old 97 was held in Danville on September 22 – 24, 2017. Approximately 40 members of the Eastern N Lines Partnership Clubs participated in the events of the weekend.

Seventeen club members participated in our annual NTRAL show at Windsor Point Retirement Home in Fuquay-Varina. Seven members were there all three days. It was especially good to see Linwood Wells and how he is recovering from his serious medical issues.

Viewing of the layout by residents of Windsor Point and guests was sparse at best, much less than during our shows on Father’s Day weekends. Windsor Point provided lunch on Saturday and Sunday. We also had background music for most of Sunday, although we will forgive Windsor Point for playing cowboy music instead of train music.

Seven NRMRC members (Derway, Kalinowski, Koss. McConnell, McCurry, Peacock, Wallis) traveled to Pittsburgh PA for the 2017 National N Scale Convention. Dave Koss and Joel McCurry were accompanied by their wives.

The layout for this show included 34 individual modules; 15 from the Lynchburg Area N Scalers (LANS) and 19 from the North Raleigh Model Railroad Club (NRMRC).  All of the crew and equipment arrived at the ETSU “Mini-Dome” by 3:00 pm on Thursday afternoon.

This show was a joint effort by Central Carolina N Scalers (CCNS), Lynchburg Area N Scale (LANS), and North Raleigh Model Railroad Club (NRMRC) held in Warehouse #3 at historic Spencer Shops in Spencer NC on 12-13 May 2017.

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