Todays visit to the Colis P Huntington Historical Society's Train show.

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by Gil Finn, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member


    We found a light crowd this afternoon at the Collis P Huntington train show here in he great Kanawa Valley

    Could it be the price of gas?

    The Circus is in town and have reported light turn out since Thursday. Who knows.

    There were plenty of venders and a fellow from whom I bought 5 new in the box coal hoppers from told my wife I just made him break even on the cost of his table. These were HO, I didnt buy an O gauge this year, it is just two costly. Most unreasonable. Seems the same guys with the same beat up junk and the same 3 prices on every item are all ways there and usually with the same stuff.

    Nonetheless I had fun, got some things I needed for but a few bucks and got some cute pics of kids.

    The layouts were club layouts for the most part, a few G Gauge and the rest N and HO.
    It was at W Va State COLLEGE, ha ha ha .(inside joke)

    The hot dogs smelled good but Bubbette wouldn't let me have one.




    Kids ruled the day it seemed. :wave:



  2. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    I bought an HO building very similar to one on the CSX property at Clifton Forge Va that I am going to take apart and rebuild to resemble it.


    I think I mentioned I got 5 coal hoppers, Reading Railroad, 2 or 3 flats and 2 log cars w/load. All $2 and $3 cars. As it happends I was looking for flats to mont my loader on and for log loads.

    I also got a C&O/B&O button, not a repro.

    It wasn't York by any means but it was a nice change of pace and it beat getting ripped off on ebay for the same items.
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Looking really like you could have a great time there. A lot more setups than any shows we normally have around here, execpt for one outdoor show. I can see where the kids would be the focus.

    Thanks for sharing those pictures. Post a pic of the stuff you got there.:wave:
  4. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    ..Dont everyone post at once now.
  5. Unregistered

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    The 6th Annual Collis P. Huntington Model Train Show

    Hey, for all those interested in trains, this show has grown threw the yaers and keeps getting bigger and better. If your interested I have posted some info for people and there families.This is a awsome hands on show for kids, they have a great big setup for the kids, its Geo tracks.They also have a cool lego layout thats always on display at the greenburg shows. I recommend this show for all,its one of the best in this area every year.We always look forward to it every year.

    Date: April 1, 2 & 3 2011

    Location: The Dunbar Parks & Recreation Community Center.

    Directions: Take exit #53 off Interstate 64 to 2601 Fairlawn Ave. in Dunbar WV / Charleston WV

    The show will feature many operating model railroad layouts including The Cincinnati Bricks Lego Train Set, and the new Exhibit, “Riding the Rails Connecting West Virginia” along with some other collections of railroad memorabilia. There will also be hands on Geo trax for children of all ages. The event will also have Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise and collectibles for sale and food items for sale. This event will feature a hundred or more dealer tables also.The Admission prices for the show is, adults $4.00, children 3-12 $1.00.
    Show Hours on Friday are from 5pm to 8pm. Saturday hours are 9am to 7pm. Sunday hours are 11am to 4:00pm.
    For more information call 304-543-2323 Tables can be reserved now for $20.00 you can email them at

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