Great Train Extravaganza, Empire State Plaza, Albany, December 3, 2006.

We had a good turnout, as usual. Nine members brought modules, and others showed up to run trains. The layout was 18 X 29, just a bit smaller than last year. Saturday setup made Sunday morning go very smoothly. Trains ran well.

This shows the whole layout, but also shows Neil's long auto-rack train snaking around the curves on Bob Gatland's module.  

The layout diagram.

We're grooming a new generation of operators - Matt talking with Neil and his son.

John returned for the first time in five years - his inside corner looked good and performed well.

We ran DCC on the red and orange lines. Here Kevin and Fred are discussing the best way to run things. Sorry it's blurry.

John is training yet another operator. All the kids did well.