York photo Batch 3 (odds and ends)

Posted by Bob Keller
on Thursday, April 26, 2018

After some reorganization on the first floor, office services found a small supply of CTT York badges which we have been selling at York for about two years. Price? $2 each. This is the first time not one, but two, readers brought their collections to compare what they had and what gaps they could fill!

We truly appreciate reader loyalty like this!

Layout builder Goodridge Designs displayed a compact Wild West layout with two train operation.

Some equipment was out-of-the-box while other pieces were weathered. These mortars were terrific.

The layout offered nice, fast (or slow) running with an interesting backdrop.

Brian Inch displayed the railroad he built, and which was featured in our March 2018 issue.

The railroad models freight and logging operation on a New England line, and illustrates how you can re-create a realistic slice of life in a small space.

Scenery was done to perfection. I could almost hear the mosquitos.

CTT's QandA Guy, Joe Mania, was there, at his JLM Trains booth.

CTT Mega-Contrbutor Joe Algozzini drove to York from the Arizona desert. He was a live wire (postwar wire, of course)!

The Underground's own Viewmaster, Lou Palumbo, was at his usual spot. This year he was displaying copies of his new book: Back in the Day, Growing upon the Fifties: I still haven't met a train I didn't like. You can order Lou's book for $12.99 plus $3 shipping at www.undergroundrrshop.com/products.

I missed this the first time past, but the small color LEDs certainly offer a festive boost to this MTH structure.

Charles Ro is the world's largest Lionel dealer, but his firm also has the largest display of Large scale equipment at York. The passenger cars were impressive and he usually has a large scale locomotive running on rollers!

Thursday was our busiest day, Friday much less busy, and Saturday was sparse, though I did see 40 or 50 people wearing the general public wrist bands.

A pet interest of mine is tree-rail, UK outline O gauge trains. The largest sample of new product was at the euro-vintage train booth. And seeing trains in motion always 'sells.'

Wonderfully complex, but new prewar-style semaphores could be found.

Some British streamliners can give the N&W 611 or the Dreyfuss Hudson a race for the money in the 'looks' department.

No visi to the Orange hall would be complete without swinging by Angela Trotta Thomas' booth to see her amazing original artwork.

While I did have a list, it has been at least three years since I've left the orange Hall. My lone York purchase was a Charles Chips delivery truck I scored from DieCast Direct.

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