Pack the trunks and set up the refreshment trolley…

Baggage Wagon and Waving Ladies

I have a busy travel schedule this year, with a number of hobby events already booked across North America. Maybe I’ll see you at one of the following?

Burlington, Ontario – February 10, 2018
Once again this year, I’ll be helping my friend Brian Dickey to exhibit his 7mm Great Western Railway layout, “Roweham”, at the Burlington Model Railway Club’s annual Winter Model Railway Show. (You can search this blog for “Roweham” to learn more.)

Ottawa, Ontario – March 13, 2018
I’m the after-dinner speaker for the monthly meeting of the Ottawa Valley Associated Railroaders (OVAR). I was a member of this amazing group in the 1990s when I lived in the nation’s capital and it’ll be great to catch up with many old friends from the hobby. I’ll be speaking about my layout.

Brampton, Ontario – April 28-29, 2018
Once again, I’ll be helping Brian exhibit his “Roweham” layout – this time at the Great British Train Show.

Enfield, Connecticut – June 1-2, 2018
I’m attending the New England/Northeast Railroad Prototype Modeler’s Meet – my second time at this event. I’ll be giving a clinic on being a prototype modeller in a minority scale, and the opportunities and challenges this represents. I’ll use my layout as my example.

Austin, Texas – June 13-17, 2018
I’m the banquet speaker at The Austin Eagle, the NMRA Lone Star Region annual convention. I’ll be offering suggestions on how to make railway modelling an appealing hobby to millennials – many of whom rarely see a real train. I will also present a clinic on my layout.

Collinsville, Illinois – July 20-21, 2018
I’m attending the St. Louis Railroad Prototype Modeler’s Meet for the first time. I’ve been asked if I would talk about S scale as a viable option for prototype modelling and naturally I’ll be using my layout as my example.

I’m looking forward to meeting many new people, and catching up with friends (including those I’ve only ever met online). My trunks are packed and there’s a fresh pot of tea on the refreshment trolley, so I’m ready to go!

Refreshment Trolley

12 thoughts on “Pack the trunks and set up the refreshment trolley…

  1. Looks like a busy schedule, Trevor. If you have room for another, you should try the RPM Chicagoland in October. Might see you in Collinsville. We’re thinking about adding that one to our schedule this year.

    • It’s certainly one I would like to attend again – I have taken it in a few times, but it’s been many years. October is alway busy for me with other commitments, so we’ll see…

  2. Glad to see that you are coming to Ottawa! I am not a member of OVAR but, hockey schedule permitting, I take in the occasional event. I hope to make it to your presentation. I am looking to more in-depth discussion on your layout which has been an inspiration for all of us.

    • Hi Philip:
      Looking forward to seeing you, if you can make it. But “more in-depth discussion”? I’m giving a 35-40 minute talk. There’s no way that can be more in-depth than the 1,282 posts on this blog (as of this morning)…
      But I’ll try to find something new, and relevant, to say. I do have an Ottawa-based story to include in the talk, so that’ll be new…
      Cheers!

  3. Trevor, I hope you are considering adding the NASG Convention is the Boston area. I expect this to be an excellent show with many good modelers in attendance. Safe travels

    • Hi Ken:
      Nope – the NASG convention isn’t on my list. I can only commit to a certain number of conventions each year, and RPM meets are my priority.
      Cheers!

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