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Engineercub,
The May 1-2 show in Dalton was originally in Perry (for the last 3 years) and hosted by Aristo-Craft Trains. A new promoter has taken up the show (he does the Heart of America Large Scale Show for the last 2 years). It is stricktly large scale. There are currently two Florida clubs, a live steam track, our Georgia Garden Railway Society's layout and hopefully a Tennessee group or two bringing operating layouts. Several BIG dealers are coming along with several smaller mom and pop specialty type dealers. The GA bunch will host a banquet with guest speaker and door prizes on Friday night AND a selfguided layout tour on Sunday. Yes, it is a BIG show, so please plan to be there. I will be there for sure!
Tenneessee Valley Railroad will host Thomas that same weekend. Bring the kids!
 

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Wow! sounds great! I should bring some of my locos just in case. I have been talking with people in the area about starting a G-scale club around the Murfreesboro/Nashville area. There are some G-scale guys in Nashville but their club seems to have disbanded. They never have seemed interested in new recruits ever since I first made contact with them in about 1999. I sent an application/request for joining their club and got nothing back but a vague e-mail of a meeting that was forwarded to all members. It didn't specify whether or not I was accepted or welcome to the club. I took that as a lack of interest for the 3rd time and have given up on them. Personally, I'd rather be a part of an all-scales-welcome club that doesn't seem so us-versus-them in demeanor. I've went to a T.C.A meeting in Nashville with the O-scale guys, they were so friendly and informative about things. They welcomed me to join them and start a G-scale following. I may just do that, they really liked my USA Trains GP9, GP38-2, and SD40-2.
If anyone around the Nashville/Murfreesboro area has G-scale and/or is interested in starting a club, let me know. It would be great to do things with the Crossville guys on occasion too.\
-Will
 

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I am in the process of completing my railway slowly, even slower since it looks like we have a real winter this year.... There are a few LS operators here in town that I have communicated with or bought stuff from via eBay.

There is the TCA show coming up on the 13th at the Nashvegas Fairgrounds, there is some LS stuff there (or at least there was last year). I and a few others I know are planing to go.
 

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Great spule! My friend Charles (who is my conductor at CSXT) and I are planning to go to the show on Dec. 13th. He is into O-Scale but lately has become very fascinated with G-scale after seeing my USAT locos. I'm hoping there is a large LS following this year. I have spoken with a few people from the TCA and am going to join soon. Charles and I are also thinking of going to the show in York PA, which is near where I am from. Nashville's TCA has some great members. They have helped me out alot.
 

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Posted By Engineercub on 12/02/2008 7:13 PM
Wow! sounds great! I should bring some of my locos just in case. I have been talking with people in the area about starting a G-scale club around the Murfreesboro/Nashville area. There are some G-scale guys in Nashville but their club seems to have disbanded. They never have seemed interested in new recruits ever since I first made contact with them in about 1999. I sent an application/request for joining their club and got nothing back but a vague e-mail of a meeting that was forwarded to all members. It didn't specify whether or not I was accepted or welcome to the club. I took that as a lack of interest for the 3rd time and have given up on them. Personally, I'd rather be a part of an all-scales-welcome club that doesn't seem so us-versus-them in demeanor. I've went to a T.C.A meeting in Nashville with the O-scale guys, they were so friendly and informative about things. They welcomed me to join them and start a G-scale following. I may just do that, they really liked my USA Trains GP9, GP38-2, and SD40-2.
If anyone around the Nashville/Murfreesboro area has G-scale and/or is interested in starting a club, let me know. It would be great to do things with the Crossville guys on occasion too.\
-Will






Well, if you're ever in Crossville on a Saturday, ask for Brandon, and I'll introduce you to some of the other members and such.. I'm always up to running trains with others too since I don't have a g-scale layout of my own.
 

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Well Brandon we'll have to change that. Once I finish my layout you are more than welcome to visit and run your trains. It will be no less than 20 ft. diameter curves and less than 2% grade as well as clearanced for any scale of G-scale. Once I figure out how to post pics I'll put a pic of the design up.


-Will
 

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Pix are easy if you have a hosting site, I use Flickr.

BTW, there are two more shows coming to Nashvegas, the weekends of 10 January and 14 February......
 

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10th of January and 14th of February??? Wow, I want to go!!! lol Where can I get info about these shows? Does G.A.T.S come to Nashville anymore? I'd like to attend both so let me know Spule ^^ Thanks!

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The February show is the "World's Greatest Hobby" show, it will be at the convention centre there downtown. $10

The next weekend show is going to be at Memorial, it is the former GATS show, whatever it is called, Great Train Expo or the like. $7

Did you make it to the TCA show? I ran into one other MLS member there....
 

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Guys,
Don't forget the Southeast Garden Railroad Show coming to Dalton, GA (just across the border into Georgia on I-75) in just 4 months! It has vendors, banquet w/door-prizes, clinics, live steam track, club layouts, and self-guided layout tours. This is just like a mini-convention! You can e-mail the promoter, David Roberts, at [email protected] to get on the mailing list for newsletters regarding the show. Feel free to contact me offline for any specific questions. Hope to see y'all in May!
 

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I will also send out flyers for the Southeast Garden Railroad Show and the Heart of America Garden Railroad show to anyone who is interested in taking them to a train show to spread the word. Just eamil me at [email protected] hotmail.com and give me an address for me to send them to you. Thanks in advance.

David Roberts
913-406-3400
 

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Thanks for the info guys, I'll be at all of them most likely. Yessir Spule, I was at the show. I gave Chris Schultz some business because I feel it's important to show G-scale some support. He was the biggest G-scale vendor, the only one really. Noone else had much but it was still a great show.

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Thanks Spule, I got the info now:

The Great Train Expo
Nashville Municipal Auditorium
417 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201
Saturday & Sunday, January 10-11, 2009
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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World's Greatest Hobby on Tour
February 14 & 15, 2009
Nashville Convention Center, Nashville, TN
Admission for the World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour is $10 for adults and kids 16 and under are FREE. The family fun is from 10:00am to 6:00pm on Saturday and 10:00am to 5:00pm on Sunday.
 

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Garrett, thnks for the head up on the narrow gage convention at Pine Mountain Ga,
I live close by and will be sure to try and make it.

Ken owner of K&K the road to nowhere
 

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Sure thing Dave, just saw your ad on page 7 of the new Garden Railways.

-Will
 

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Posted By Engineercub on 01/06/2009 3:37 AM
Thanks for the info guys, I'll be at all of them most likely. Yessir Spule, I was at the show. I gave Chris Schultz some business because I feel it's important to show G-scale some support. He was the biggest G-scale vendor, the only one really. Noone else had much but it was still a great show.

-Will




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I almost bought some Pola stuff from him, but bought some Piko stuff from another vendor. He did have a nice selection of US outline stuff.

We all plan to go early on Sat, do not forget the football game later in the day.
 

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Sounds great Garrett, thanks for the heads up ^^

-Will
 

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OK, I may have three friends with me, one worked with you in your training days on CSXT....

Not sure if the wife will send any kids with me tho, I may take the oldest if she wants to go (and not get bored in an hour).
 

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Wow, who was it that worked with me in my training days? That was 10 years ago lol
 
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