Train Show This Weekend

train showDo you have a train lover in your house?

We love trains so we’re making plans now to head over to the train show in Plano later today.

What’s the train show?

Tons of model trains running on beautifully crafted tracks and displays, lots of vendors selling everything possibly related to trains, clinics on setting up your own model trains at home, and even prizes!

Every hour that the show is open, they will draw a door prize winner.   This year they even have one Grand Prize – a completely assembled, tested and ready to run train set, the Amtrak Superliner manufactured by American Models valued at $250!

My son has decided that he is destined to win this prize.     We’ve got our fingers crossed!

She Is Dallas Info: The Dallas area Train Show will take place Saturday, January 21 – Sunday, January 22th, 2012 at the Plano Centre located at 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Go East from Central Expressway (Exit 31). Hours 10am-5pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday. Admission $8.00 per person Children 12 and under are FREE.   For more information, please visit the North Texas Council of Railroad Clubs website.   You can also visit the Railroad Clubs Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.

If we don’t win the grand prize, at least there will be some great clinics offered throughout the weekend to help us figure out how to build one ourselves.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

10:15-11:15 Chris Atkins Beginning DCC

11:30-12:30 Frank Angstead Intermountain Railway – Past, Present, Future

12:30-1:30 Tom Greco Dining on the B&O

1:30-2:30 Matt Latham Two Feet to Tide Water. Modeling a Maine Two Footer in O Scale

2:45-3:45 Duane Richardson Planning the Scene and Modeling in Winter

4:00-5:00 Jerry Hoverson Molding and Casting your own Parts

Sunday, January 22, 2012

10:15-11:15 Mike Jobe Intro to scratch building structures

11:30-12:30 Frank Angstead Intermountain Railway – Past, Present, Future

12:30-1:30 Tom Greco Dining on the B&O

1:30-2:30 Mike Crawford Carving Plaster Rock Faces

2:45-3:45 Hank Whyte Decals 101

Wow!   A full weekend of trains.   My son is

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