Hartford, Connecticutt, August 10-12, 2007. Bob Gatland and I brought modules and ran trains. Some other members visited the show and the layout. The layout was was 14' wide and about 60' long, and was set up from Thursday evening to Saturday afternoon. We ran trains for 10 hours on Friday - that was great.
One of the many neat modules.
This module had a moving belt with parade vehicles attached. Every two minutes or so, the parade would roll through completely and it would repeat. The ends of the belt were hidden between the buildings at either end. This ran for almost the entire time the layout was in operation.
This was the module next to mine. It's based on a real ski area setting in Colorado. The module had animation - one button started the busses running around a loop and another button ran the cable cars. It also had a very animated hostess who was good at explaining things as people walked by.
The subway module! It was unfinished, but the completed modelling was good (especially underground). The subway was a hit for those who noticed something below the normal tracks. That's my intermodal train above ground.
Ye olde webmaster's train going through the circus train module.
Someone likes tractors. Or green and yellow.
This is Bob's module. It is an unstaged example of what happens when someone runs a long train around a big layout late at night (7:30 pm) without a lot of people to watch things. The observation car uncoupled and eventually became the front of the train, then it fell off the tracks and down the ravine on Bob's module. We did not reposition the car for any extra effect.
I bought a SOO engine to pull my grain train. I used to see SOO engines with grain trains in Kenwood Yard in Albany, so it's a "personal experience" thing. The camera focused on the switching part of the module. In the early 1990's, the D&H used a Susquehanna B-40-8 to do local switching out of Kenwood Yard, so I felt comfortable doing the same. I did have the overhead working with my "generic electric" locomotive later.