Visit to the Great Train Show in Sacremento February 28th and March 1st 2015 – Part 1

Six club members mounted up and trekked from Fort Bragg over to Sacremento last weekend to visit The Great Train show being held at Cal Expo in Sacremento. In addition to visiting the show members gave modest help on the CWR/Skunk Train table at the show.

Steve Worthen at the table we shared with the CWR/Skunk Train

Steve Worthen at the table we shared with the CWR/Skunk Train

Half of the space of the show was devoted to vendors. Like many shows I have visited there was a lot of dross on sale. There were, however, nuggets of gold to be had and I think we did well with the money we spent.

There were seven layouts on display. I can’t say that any were truly great. However, I did take over 100 photos of “bits” that I thought were of interest or contained ideas that we might use on our layout in Fort Bragg. No, I am not going to bore you with 100 photos just six!!!!

Impressive use of a trestle in a corner module

Impressive use of a trestle in a corner module

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Interesting high rise diorama

Nice trackside diorama

Nice trackside diorama

Old buildings and water tank on the G Scale layout

Old buildings and water tank on the G Scale layout

San Francisco Cable Car module under construction

San Francisco Cable Car module under construction

Warehouse G Scale Diorama

Warehouse G Scale Diorama