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    Default Boot Hill Train Show, Dodge City, KS

    November 17th and 18th.

    This will be the farthest that I've travelled with the layout. About a 5 hour drive from Colorado Springs. Tracks are cleaned, trains packed, and the dust cover secured. Just one more equine use of the trailer before I can load the layout.
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    N scale was well represented at the show. This four table layout using Unitrack was simple. The gentleman ran full collections of States cars on one track, the Presidents cars on an inner track, Canadian Provinces on another inner track:





    This next N scale layout is truly minimalist regarding track, but very well done scenery-wise:



    There was also a very large modular layout by the Dodge City Model Railroaders. It was a very large rectangle, with a 20' long peninsula, and a large oval appended to one side. The trains, scenery, and details were very well done! Unfortunately, my wife didn't get any photos of this layout. Sigh.

    Often at train shows we let interested youngsters run a train for a few minutes. She or he needs to start it out of a Bahnhof, bring it down a hill, stop in front of the Hauptbahnhof and then return. It takes minimal instruction with the Z21 system for them to understand how to run the trains:



    And finally, there were quite a collection of On30 modular cubes that were nicely done. The water in this photo is particularly well done:





    And Mongo, from Blazing Saddles:




    I am not certain of the scale on this next photo, but it was a fantasy of western whimsy. Check out "Pack Rats:"



    The Boot Hill show was moderately attended, but I fear that many of the vendors had trouble breaking even. I hope that next year receives better publicity and perhaps a theme of "Christmas is coming. Think:TRAINS!"
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    Gordon
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    Gordo:

    Thanks for sharing the photos.

    I noticed that this wasn't in the Calendar, so I added it in. See announcement at the very top of the thread.
    AT64

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