The Next Big Thing
As I am now preparing to go to the NMRA National Convention here in Portland, I am excited and amazed at what has happened since this great convention was here in 1994. Our club, Columbia River N Scale, was celebrating its 10th anniversary. My shop, The Hobby Smith, was in the basement and I was preparing for the ‘big show’ and for all to come visit. We had several layouts set up in the basement space so it was a pretty big draw beyond just my shop. It was a great show. This one will be better!
I am excited to have the privilege of giving a clinic on Wednesday with the topic of “making TTTO Operations easy for guests”. And, if you’re asking, it is Time Table Train Orders, which is the main way railroads were operated before 1975.
I believe that the next few releases may be the most amazing yet! Can I say that? Wait until you see the National Park Series #21 Mural Car!! I am very, very excited for you to see these next two cars for my Centennial Tour train! Along with the Great American Circus & Wild West Show release #29, “Overland Stage‘, the most colorful yet!
Barb and I will have a booth at the The National Train Show. It is maybe the biggest model train show on the planet (maybe not, but it is really big). Please come by and be ‘wowed’ by a great show and the Lowell Smith Signature Series booth.
New items to be seen will be:
The latest O Scale item, the Carolwood Caboose, The Executive Line Union Pacific cars, the National Park #21 Mural Car and the art for the #22 Theodore Roosevelt observation, art for the Great American Circus and Wild West Show “Overland Stage”, and for the first time ever, there will be images of the latest to join my line the American Fruit Packer Series first two HO cars!
With over 200 special runs since the 1994 convention, you must know that I just love trains!!!
Although this picture has nothing to do with trains, Barb and I were at Sequoia National Park last week and I could not resist sharing this image after I titled this blog post! Our first time at the nations 2nd national park!
Hope to see you in Portland this week!
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