I spent the day at “Rails by the Bay” Northwest Raiload Prototype Modelers Meet. The meet featured four clinics, hundreds of prototype model exhibits by about twenty modelers, and a great raffle. It was a grat chance to meet some interesting people and swap railroad stories and modeling plans.
The show’s organizers did a great job lining up sponsors and had a massive raffle of donated product. I won an Athearn Genesis F45; a Branchline Milwaukee Heavyweight passenger car kit (which I traded around forn Atlas ’73 Centerbeam Flat); and SD40T detail kit which I gave to another modeler. I also received an Atlas Western Pacific Hopper and two packages of Kadee from my friend Rob Jones.