Sunday, February 8, 2015

Amherst 2015

 A little snow on opening day.  It did hurt attendance, but any other show would have been overwhelmed with the 5,000 plus hardy soles that did show up.  The weather was beautiful on Sunday, and I heard there were 12,000 people there.  It was crazy!
 Both Saturday and Sunday, there were free make and take clinic sponsored by Woodland Scenics.   The first one was a two hour clinic on building a DPM building using the modular learning kit. 

 It is a family affair.  Actually, father, son and son's girl friend.  The young man is the model railroader in the group.  This was a two hour clinic, and most walk out with a completed building, including painted walls and roof.

 One of the afternoon clinics is building a scenery corner.  It includes a rock face, grass and a couple small trees.  Fun for all ages.

 Grandpa and a couple of his granddaughters in the tree making clinic.

 Everybody gets to take home three trees.

 Quite a mess for the clean up crew.  Note the small model railroader peaking over mom's shoulder.

 Peter and Peter's dad stopped by to see us...,

and gave us a thank you note. 

 If you are a Maine railroader, you will have to have one of these on your layout.  This was at the B.E.S.T. booth.

A diorama at the B.E.S.T. booth.  Click on the picture to get a larger view.  The detail in crazy.  

I really had little time to get around the show, but I did want to thank everyone I had time to speak with, and hope I can attend next year too.

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