Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Trainiac77, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. Trainiac77

    Trainiac77 Member

    Was wondering if anybody made it to the "Big E" in Springfield MA over the weekend? Biggest trainshow I've ever been to. All I can say is amazing! There were about 30 operating layouts, hundreds of vendors, and about 12,000 show gowers. So much to buy but not enough moeny!
  2. rekline

    rekline Member

    I was there, Not sure I saw everything but saw most of it. Got a good deal on some Bowser Hoppers and Boxcars, My daughter and I built a boxcar at one of the clinics, She thought that was really cool and was very proud of her final work, I thought she did a great job weathering it, It looks dirty but not painted dirty. One of the guys running the big layouts, let her run the train for a little while, My hats off to them for letting her do that, I think it was the Pepperell siding Model Railroad Club. Thanks, you made her day. Some of the modelling that the different groups did was fantastic. Your right so much to buy, but not enough money. Great Show!!!!!!!!
  3. Trainiac77

    Trainiac77 Member


    I took way too many photo's here are a couple... :thumb:

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  4. diesel

    diesel Member

    hey all,

    I went with some members from our club. It was overwhelming. I did find some of what I was looking for at a pretty good price though.

    Just seeing the layouts is a lot of fun too. The O scale layout was impressive even though I'm into HO. 9 SF units (-8s -9s and SD75Is) pulling a long intermodal, 2 SD70ACes and 2 -9s pulling a grain train ect.

    I'm glad I went!
  5. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Missed it this year. Will catch it next year.
    Talked to a couple of guys at work that did(and have gone), and said this was probably the best one yet.

    Man...I sure miss that operating hump yard......I could watch for hours!
  6. kokoracer

    kokoracer Member

    Did not make it this year myself. I live in the area. Too much work and not enough $$$! Do ay members of this list live in the Springfield area? I am getting tired of the Lone wolf syndrome and the Amherst club is too big for me. John
  7. Trainiac77

    Trainiac77 Member

    Hey John, I'm just south of Boston. I have the same issue, the clubs around here are not close enough and they are way too big. I model in HO, mostly freelanced with Santa Fe Rolling Stock. I keep a small website for progress Trainiac77 at it again!. Paul

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