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Amherst Railway Society Train Show

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Amherst Railway Society Train Show
Posted by dmoore74 on Monday, February 4, 2002 8:08 PM
Would like to hear from anyone who attended the Amherst Railway Society's Big Railroad Hobby Show in West Springfield, MA, on Feb. 2&3. How did you like the show? What was your favorite part? Anything that could be changed?
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 8, 2002 4:27 PM
Very nice show! Lots to see, the Lionel guys were great.I'm just getting into the hobby 0g so I was enjoying myself.Thanks
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 2:38 PM
It was great. At first I thought it would be a lot smaller, but when I got their I was amazed of how big the show was. Three whole buildings! I guess that is why it is called the "BIG Railroad Hobby Show". I am used to the shows that are held in a school gym. I got a lot of great deals on model train products and seeing all those layouts gave me a few ideas for my own. My only complaint is that it felt a little cramped, but it may have just been that way because of all the people who were there. I can't wait until next years show!
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 25, 2002 8:13 PM
Did the show both days.
The first day we walked in and were inundated by the crowd. After about 2 hours we gave up and went to the hotel (of course our screaming 1 year old who refused to eat lunch didn't help)

I came back by my self and enjoyed it more.

On day two, we tried again but after we gave the kid his morning nap. It was much much better, he enjoyed the train layouts (mostly the O and G scales). Perhaps child viewing seats/benches would be good so that we don't have to hold the kids all day.

As for the clinics, the one on modular bench work was ZZZZZZzzzzz, the independant one given by Bragdon was very interesting. The clinics seemed to be lame vs previous years.

Bill

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