Nov 13, 2016

What to expect when you visit a train show in the Seattle area.

Seattle is about 291 miles west of Spokane and has a large chunk of Washington State's population
so their train nuts are more abundant than Spokane's. Here's proof that this entire building is loaded
with train sale items and multiple model train layouts.
Every scale was represented with some layout by individuals or by groups of guys that pool their
talents and funds to create something to show off at these kinds of events. This shot was of an N scale
layout which is half the size of our HO stuff at the Evergreen. Nice work so it gets a place in my e-mail.
Another N scale layout with a military marshaling yard
that was very elaborate. Remember these scenes are
moveable to the train shows so the logistics is remarkable.
This layout may have been the best one there similar to the Hangman Creek layout from Spokane. It is in
On3 scale which means narrow gauge track with oversized equipment that was popular in the forests
in the Northwest. It must have been a tough life for the workers.
The G scale guys had their layout working including this UP Big Boy that was coming off the main line
when I was getting there. The engine most be about 36 inches long?  This is the stuff that they use
in outdoor garden layouts.
This is what they call 7.5 inch gauge that you can actually ride it. Now you are talking big bucks and
a religious dedication to this hobby as now trucks are needed in the inventory to move it around.

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