Northeast NTrak, Springfield, MA show

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Bill Pontin, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    This weekend the Northeast Ntrak had their eleventh annual convention.
    These pictures were shot in the Better Living Center building at Springfield, MA.
    First shot was Friday noon as fellow modelers were arriving. Good thing they let you drive into the building to unload your modules. Parking lot still had a lot of ice and snow. That is my van upper right center.

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  2. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    SHOW TIME! Gates opened at nine AM Saturday for the public. View of the NorthEast NTrak layout. It was 30 foot wide and 69 foot long. Little bit smaller than last years event. Red line was for DCC operations. Believe the gate count was 16,953.

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  3. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    My favorite modules were those done by Harry Smith of New York. Those of you who were in Chantilly, VA this past summer might recognize his fantastic work. It took first place in VA but second at this show.

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  4. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    It was a long weekend, but we all had a good time, saw a lot, met a lot of wonderful people and entertained countless children. About 2 PM Sunday we were all out of steam and shows end and breakdown, at 5 PM, could not come fast enough.

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  5. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Excellent weekend all around, picked up a number of bargains and many new modeling ideas. The comradeship of the club members along with many of the manufacturing representatives made for memorable event. I might also add that I won the best of show award with my canyon and arch bridge module.

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  6. dwight77

    dwight77 Member

  7. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Yes indeed, congratulations, lets see the photos!
  8. belg

    belg Member

    Bill ,congrats on winning and well deserved, the details were marvelous, it was a pleasure talking to you and I should have blown off that clinic I had to rush off to and talked to you some more. I sat in on three and really only liked the first one ,all the others were way to basic in nature and way too rushed to show people how to do things right.Big Pat
  9. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Well Done!!

    Congratulations are certainly in order, Bill. :thumb: From what I remember of the construction thread, it seems no surprise that you won.

    I too think pictures would be in order. :wave:
  10. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Thank you for the congratulations and kind words ~ Wished I could post a picture of it, but all the pictures I have are too large to upload. I cannot readily get pictures of the module right now, because it is in storage.

    John Sing, who attended the convention, did an extensive shoot of the show and has posted his pictures. On his posting he has several shots of the module and that of other fine works of fellow hobbiest.
  11. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Congratulations Bill!!!!!!! And thanks for sharing the show photos. If you'd like, email me some of your photos and I'll reduce them for you.

  12. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Congrats Bill on the win :wave: Thanks for sharing the photo's with all of us. :wave:
  13. Blake

    Blake Member

    Great work Bill. I saw your modual but I couldn't find you. It was a great show.
  14. nitnop3

    nitnop3 New Member

    Winterfest 2005 N-Trak Layout

    Congratulations Bill!

    It took a year to do it, but your module was finally recognized for the fabulous creativity and meticulous attention to detail! The standards to which other modules should strive. Having been at the show myself, I would hazard to say that your two modules (which were placed side by side) seemed to consistently draw quite a crowd!

    Next question is: What's next?
  15. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    "Next question is: What's next?"

    How about the National train show in Cincinatti in July!


    It's always nice to pick up a little something extra at train shows, the show itself is is usually reward enough, but it's even better when your work is recognized that way.

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