I just saw it in Garden Railways magazine and was wondering the same thing myself. It is tempting but I have 2 other shows to attend. One in York, Pa and one in Dalton, Ga. I'd better just stick with those as I can only do so much driving for our cause lol.
Is it worth it to drive 450 mi to any train show? I don't think so. The money you spend on driving,eating and sleeping could be sprnt on train stuff. Yes there will deals at shows but when you could see what you want on the web and in print why not just get what you need or want with the money you would have spent to go to the show.
But , St Aubins just seems to look better everytime I go there. Who else has as much large scale in one place. You should go just to go. Other large scale guys will be there. Food. Yes they have food too! And IRM is a few miles away too. That is a great place to soak up railroading and trains. Take a train ride. What could be better.
You will notsave money by going but to have a great time.
Posted By paintjockey on 03/02/2009 8:12 AM
I'd drive that far, pack sandwiches and drinks and sleep in my truck, but thats just me. I love going to shows if for nothing else than just to look and talk to peers and pros in the hobby.
That's what I'm talking about. Like the hobby its all about fun.
Guess where Rex will be. Take money buddy and buy more E-8s as I think someone in Cal needs a B-unit in ATSF real bad. Now do I get a commission if he get's one from Ya. As I put in a good word. Later RJD