WHO'S WHO (in railroading!)
The "Who's Who" of the Amherst Railway Society's Railroad Hobby Show Reads like a Directory of some of the best in the business. Anything and everything having to do with trains is located somewhere on our 8 plus acres of display area. Please check out the Floor Plan and the listing of Exhibitors from our most recent show to get an idea of the folks that exhibit each year.
THE 2016 SPOTLIGHT
From time to time, the Show will highlight special guests! This area will feature, vendors, exhibitors, layouts and even celebrity guests coming to the show. These clinics and programs sponsored by our Exhibitors Manufacturers are listed here:
JMRI Overview and Update - Clinics will be offered by Ken Cameron, a member of the JMRI Developer Team. JMRI is FREE computer software for enhancing performance and enjoyment of many aspects of our model railroading hobby.
Be sure to visit Ken at the JMRI/OpenLCB help desk (in the Stroh Build, section 116, just next to RR-CirKits) to do one-on-one explanations, cover more detail from items seen at the clinics such as simple loco programming and testing. Ken will have examples of OpenLCB boards, a loco program/test track, and his computer full of different JMRI layouts.
To learn more about JMRI, please visit: www.jmri.org
The 1/87 VEHICLE CLUB was established to promote the construction, use, and manufacture of prototypically accurate vehicle and equipment models in 1/87 scale. 1/87 scale is most commonly referred to as "HO" scale because this is the scale of HO gauge model trains (which are 1/87.1 scale), by far the most popular scale for railroad modeling. Our club assists in the exhibition, promotion, manufacturing, and production research of vehicles of all kinds in this scale. Our membership reflects active modelers, manufacturers, historians, and collectors in the military, commercial truck, specialty and racing automobile, railroad/intermodal, antique automobile and truck, fire fighting equipment, construction equipment, and farm equipment fields. If you can imagine a piece of machinery or a vehicle, we probably already have a member who has a passion for those models. This is the place to meet and communicate with other people who are passionate about your hobby.
Once again this year, the 1/87 Vehicle Club 2016 East Coast Meet WILL BE JOINING US! The meet will be held DURING THE AMHERST RAILWAY SOCIETY'S RAILROAD HOBBY SHOW - IN THE MALLARY COMPLEX! One of the biggest gathering of modelers and model railroaders in the northeast United States continues to get bigger thanks to our friends in the 1/87 Vehicle Club. In the past, an informal gathering had been organized by Steve Del Sesto, Ken Ensign, and others. These gatherings got so crowded that we decided to combine forces for a bigger and better exhibit for all involved. Come and join them in their 42-table area (making them the largest exhibit space at the show!) in the Mallary Complex in section 140. For more info on the meet, CLICK HERE.
European Train Enthusiasts - Eastern New England Chapter, will offer seminars throughout each day of the show. Stop by their layout(s) in the Mallary Complex to learn more. To learn more from here, click on their title!
Return to this page often to see what other "Spotlights are shining!"