April 1 & 2 Great Train Expo
Tuesday, April 18 2006 @ 02:20 PM EDT
Contributed by: Eric Kingsley
NELUG presented a 10'x30' layout at the Great Train Expo in Wilmington MA on April 1st and 2nd. For the first time we were placed in the front lobby which brought us even more exposure but presented challenges in terms of crowd control. While there were no major incidents the crowd at opening was at times overwhelming and resulted in several derailments.
Jonathan Dallas took responsibility for designing this shows layout. We had several new MOC's including 2 amusement park rides by Dave Gwon and lots of new contributions in the Residential area. This was probably one of our most cohesive residential areas yet.
Of course the trains were very popular with Elroy's Adventurers train getting a lot of complements. As we have been growing our layout lately NELUG is in need of more track, especially straight track. We hope to have this taken care of before Brick Blast in July.
We had many of the usual questions:1. How many pieces?
2. LEGO makes Trains?
3. Where do I buy LEGO Trains?
4. How long does it take to set up?
5. Is it battery powered or electric?
In addition we got several great compliments1. This is the best layout here.
2. This layout is so much fun.
3. We came just to see this.
Thanks to everyone who made this such a great show.
Photos of this show can be seen in our gallery