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  1. First Day of Convention Photos - #NGRC2016

    Large Scale Events
    I was able to get out today and visit some of the layouts that are open for our Pre-Convention tours in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Today was most likely the only day I will be able to tour layouts as tomorrow we head to the Hyatt Regency to set up for Registration with the hopes of helping the...
  2. NGRC2016 Facebook Page is now up

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    We've made a Facebook Page for the 32nd Annual Garden Railway Convention coming up in July of this year. Please everyone take a look and "LIKE" the page if you are on Facebook. Help us spread the word among all of these interested in outdoor garden railroading. We will periodically update the...
  3. NGRC 2016 Hotel is filling up fast

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    Just a heads up.... We are over 50% booked for our block of rooms at the HYATT HOTEL in Santa Clara on Monday and Tuesday and we are filling up fast on the other days. I would suggest booking a room soon if you want to stay at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The Hyatt is attached to the...
  4. NGRC 2016 Convention Car Prototype Revealed

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    Well.. we received our 2016 NGRC Convention Car Prototype from USA Trains on Thursday just in time to throw together a quick reveal at the Great Train Show in Pleasanton this weekend. The Diablo Pacific Short Line was kind enough to put the items on display on their modular layout. They also...
  5. We're at 74 layouts on 2016 NGRC Tour

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    Well I just received our latest report on the layouts that will be open for the 32nd Annual Garden Railway Convention. It looks like we will have 12 layouts available for tour during the Pre-Convention days of July 1, 2nd and 3rd.The pre-convention tours will be North of the San Francisco Bay...
  6. Beginners at the NGRC in 2016

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    So... How do we attract beginner Garden Railroaders to the National Garden Railway Convention next year? There were a few at this year's convention held in Denver but we would like more, lots more when the Bay Area Garden Railway Society host the event in the San Francisco Bay Area next year...