Edmonton Train Show...

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  1. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    The Edmonton train show was about twice as large as last year, and apparently, attendance was way up.

    Here are a few pictures of what was to be found.

    First, a Bachmann Shay in HO. First time I've seen one up close. Boy are they ever SLOW andSMOOTH. :)

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    Humour Well Represented...

    As always, it seems that humour plays a part in most of the layouts on display. Here, a poor LPP farmer has run into a little trouble on baling day.

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    ...And This One...

    Speaks for itsself. :)

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    ...No On30, but....

    The only example of O scale was a large Lionel setup. These trains literally thundered down the tracks, much to the glee of...well...me. :D

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    S Scale, Too!

    Even American Flyer was represented, although the setup was quite small. This is the first I've seen of this scale.

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    Traction...

    Was represented ONLY by Lego...and without overhead!

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    The Closest To A Logging Layout...

    Was a couple of tree cutting wheeled thingys.

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    ...And The Other...

    Neat, but not really what Shamus might have had at the show...

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    And The Sawmill...

    There was, however, a little open-air sawmill.

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    Rooftop Detail...

    Someone did a lovely job of detailing a block of buildings, as seen by the plethora of ducting, vents, and even chimney stacks. This was sitting right next to a block of completely undetailed buildings, and the difference was startling.

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    Some N Scale...

    N was fairly well represented, but the VAST majority of the show was HO. Here is a (Looks like Walthers?) weathered coal mine.

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    More N Scale...

    These bridges were really neat, but the super mediocre scenery detracted from the overall impression that they could have made. :(

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    BIG Steam!

    Someone was a UP fan, and had not only a large complement of UP diesel, but this...

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    ...And THIS.

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    I'll Wrap Up Now...

    With this picture. I do have more, and will post if asked. There was a beautiful car-float dock, which I will post as a different thread, as well as a series of incredible scratchbuilt CN stations.

    This last picture is a reminder to not overlook those inexpensive kits, as they can be quite passable when weathered. Here is an Atlas water tower. You know the one - clunky details, GARISH colours, but have a gander at this one.

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    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Nice pics Steve. Thanks for posting. Looks like it was more of a success than the show I went to this weekend. Oh well... RailFair is in October. :)

    Andrew
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    Thanks, Steve. I didn't take my camera, but it was a *great* show.

    One of the layouts also featured three of those neon signs that light up in success (C-A-F-E). Can't remember the company, but they've been advertising in MRR recently. They look really kewl, I'm gonna have to get some too.

    (( As well, I picked up a truck there from Top Dog Models; see my Rock in Weatherford thread ))
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    GIVE US MORE!!!!!!!
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    My better half had worked all night so I decided to get out of the way so she could sleep all day. I had remembered there was a model train show yesterday so I took it in, am I glad I did. It brought back a ton of memories. My parents had made / bought me a layout when I was a kid and I haven't thought about it in years. It was larger then a ping pong table, had roads, houses and street lights that lit up. Unfortonatly it had to be sold when we moved as it would not fit in the new house. Might be a good time to get back in to the hobbie.

    Regards
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    Wow! Nice pictures. thanks a lot for posting. Anymore??