Thursday, 7 April 2016

Spring Road Trip - Fine Scale MR Expo 2016

Gator Dave shows me his nice backdrop structure which uses Gatorfoam.
Peter Mumby and I arrived home Monday after a week away taking in this years Expo. We covered over 3,000 km into the states of Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York. I finished downloading my digital images yesterday and that total 1,513 shots or a film equivalent of 42 rolls of 36...glad those film days are gone.

Fos Scale had a nice display.
We arrived at George's F&SM layout without our cameras as it was noted no camera's in the directions. To our surprise everyone was taking photos so out we went for our camera's. It turned out they had decided to let us photograph the layout. Having come by car instead of bus, we actually outstayed our one hour session, it was almost two hours before we left...there sure is a lot to see and shoot on the F&SM...more on that later. Here are a few views from our trip with more posts to follow...George Dutka

It appears Peter and I are technically illiterate since we don`t have a selfie stick. We had to bother someone to take this view of us at the F&SM.

On our way home we had to change our plans with regards to which layouts we could visit. The night before a Spring storm passed through the area. It was reported one layout did not have power. This is the scene at Jason Fontaine`s home shortly after Jason shoveled out the driveway.

At Jason`s layout Kip Grant arrived shortly after Peter and I. More on Jason`s layout in a future post.

After spending about an hour at East Deerfield Peter and I caught the SB Vermonter coming into the station at Greenfield, Mass. on March 30 2016.

The VTR is heading back into Bellows Falls late in the day on March 30 2016. This view if from in behind the Chinese restaurant up on the hill.

Bar Mills had an open house and tour in conjunction with this years Expo. Here Art Fahie is next to his S scale narrow gauge layout.

While in Maine Peter and I spent some time next to Rigby yard in South Portland. Here we caught the afternoon SB train to Boston.

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