Thanks guys, probably a waste of time here in Nebraska. The main thing here seems to be Huskers/hunting/fishing and not much in the way of other hobbies. Many hobby shops have closed up. We were on the Garden Tour one year, had lots of people stop by and I got ZERO interest from anyone abut the hobby. We GR's are lonely people! THere are more GR's in the state than when I started, that's for sure, good club in the eastern part of the state.
Our club had a small display at a 4H show. This time we are entering the big time. We are doing the Retrofest Festival in Chatham, a 3 day event. .www.retrofest.com. We will be inside the Downtown Chatham Center Mall and will have a 27' diameter circle to work in. The local newly started G scale train store is sponsoring us and making it possible for us to pull it off. His store can be seen at www.pineststation.com
Thanks to the exposure on this forum the Chatham-Kent Garden Railway Society has grown to two dozen members. We also offer a free on line newsletter that has also had a big bearing on club growth, www.swogscale.com .
I know this is a blatant plug but this is the only G scale shop located in south western Ontario. It is an area bordered by Windsor, Sarnia, and Chatham.