A nice day for a trainshow.

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  1. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    My family and I had a great time at the show at Adobe Mountain Railroad Park.
    Besides riding the 7 1/2" gauge trains we enjoyed the many opperating layouts from N to G and found some great deals at the swap meet.
    I took alot of photos but only a few turned out.
    Here's a few that did.

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    This UP 4-8-4 was almost as awsome as the UP Challenger that was running. Oh the smell of steam and burning coal.

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    This is part of one of the G gauge layouts.

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    Another of the same layout.

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    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Who said scenery wasn't cast in stone?

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    This is a combination N and HO layout that was set up by the AMRS.

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    This is the plan for the new HO layout in progress.
    We found some great deals at the swap meet. I found a pair of RPP SD38 shells for $15, a RPP CF-7 shell for $5, a lot of 7 MDC and Athearn rolling stock kits for my son to assemble for $5, another $5 box of dead N scale locos, a $5 lot of assorted rollingstock with minor problems and a few other odds and ends.
    I bought a Bachmann N scale PC Metroliner for my wife and found out it wount fit under the bridges on our layout, so I guess I'll have to build another layout.

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    Looks like you had a real good day. Love the pix. By the way, what is that section of track at the bottom of pic 2 used for? It has that box with expanded steel covering it. Is that a start-up pit area?

    That G scale is awsome!

    TrainClown :D
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Pics are Great!! Looks like you all had a great time!! :D
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    Thanks for sharing the pics Ray, but isn't any day a nice day for a trainshow?
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    Ray,I also attended a Train Show today..Sadly it was nothing like the Train Show you went to.. :cry: I did find some out of production Genesis cars at a very good price...Thanks for sharing your pictures. :thumb:
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    Thanks Ray. ;)

    TrainClown :D
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Pictures Ray :thumb:
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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Ray,

    It's been a while since I was at Adobe Mountain, and it looks like it's come a long way since then. I forgot about this show, and I guess I'm going to have to wait until next year since I think they only do this once a year. Thanks for the pics, at least I haven't missed out entirely although I sure wish I could have gotten my hands on some of that N scale stuff. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    I'm going to miss out on the one up in Prescott this year as well, as I remember, it's scheduled for Nov 6th and I'll be out of state that weekend.
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    Ray,

    I was there but judging from the trains that were on the G layout, not the same time as you. We arrived at 10:00, wandered the swap meet, watched the smaller trains and then wandered over to the live steam area, took a ride and left around 12:00. Did you happen to see the Shay or the 2-6-6-2? Very impressive! Sorry I missed you. I was looking at everybodies name tags but never saw any from "The Gauge." Another time. EZ days mentioned another show/swapmeet in Prescott in November. If you hear more about that, could you elaborate (date, time, etc.)? Thanks.
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    Train nut,
    We went straight to the swap meet and didn't get out to the live steam area till after noon.
    Next time we'll have to arrange a time and place to meet. It's a big place
    I took a photo of the shay, but it didn't turn out that good.

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  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Looks like a very interesting show Ray. Thanks for the photos.