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  1. First Day of Convention Photos - #NGRC2016

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    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. One Month to NGRC 2016 - Who's Going?

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    Well everyone, things are coming together nicely for the 32nd annual National Garden Railway Convention. We have a full slate of activities planned with tours everyday and events every afternoon and evening. Highlights include an Ice Cream Social at Accucraft Trains, a BBQ and Train Ride up at...
  3. National Garden Railway Convention BBQ

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    As many of you know, we have contracted with the Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad to provide our Wednesday night BBQ and Train rides. Because of the steepness of the terrain their maximum rider capacity is 200 people per train. So I figured we were going to be more than 200 enjoying the ride...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 2016 NGRC intro video now out!

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    It has been a while since I last posted. First, a big THANK YOU to everyone for your input on the 2016 National Garden Railway Convention! It has really helped us in the planning stages. We are beginning to layout our website. Right now much of the information is hidden from view but I'd like...
  8. NGRC and NMRA on the Same Week in 2016

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    How big of a problem is it having the National Garden Railway Convention and NMRA National Convention held on the same week in 2016? The NGRC will be held in Santa Clara, California and the NMRA event is in Indianapolis, IN. They will be 2,302 miles apart so I don't think anyone will be driving...