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    This past weekend the Great Train Show came to Colorado Springs. It was well advertised - TV and radio ads starting the Wednesday before the show. Consequently it was well attended!

    My layout was off in a corner by itelf, but we had no trouble attracting spectators:



    There were two N scale modular clubs, the local Pikes Peak Ngineers and the Denver N scale group. So N scale was properly represented! Unfortunately, I was kept busy and was unable to take pics of the other layouts.



    There were a lot more vendors than we usually have at the Colorado Springs shows, and many people seemed to be buying.
    Cheers!
    Gordon
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    @el Gato Gordo

    Great to hear Gordon!
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

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    Wow, your layout looks nicely presented 'and' attended. Elbow room only

    Nice one for bringing joy to the masses.
    Thanks, Tom

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    Thanks for the encouragement! My layout is more kid-friendly than most. The deck is low so little kids can see, and (inspired by MiWuLa) there are 6 buttons to push to activate scenes.

    Kathy comments that most layouts at shows are very unfriendly to kids: too high, too far away, don't touch anything. I understand this cautious approach. If I had a larger modular layout I would not be able to watch everywhere at once to guard against eager little hands.

    Most people are careful. In fact I often need to tell parents that the youngsters
    should
    push the buttons. Over the duration of a show I usually only need to issue a genial caution half a dozen times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Thanks for the encouragement! My layout is more kid-friendly than most. The deck is low so little kids can see, and (inspired by MiWuLa) there are 6 buttons to push to activate scenes.

    Kathy comments that most layouts at shows are very unfriendly to kids: too high, too far away, don't touch anything. I understand this cautious approach. If I had a larger modular layout I would not be able to watch everywhere at once to guard against eager little hands.

    Most people are careful. In fact I often need to tell parents that the youngsters
    should
    push the buttons. Over the duration of a show I usually only need to issue a genial caution half a dozen times.
    Dang - I wish I knew about the show and would have come down from Castle Pines. For those who haven't seen Gordon's layout in person, it is amazing.

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