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springfield mass show
« on: January 06, 2017, 06:16:13 PM »
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Who is going to Springfield mass show

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Re: springfield mass show
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 07:22:20 PM »
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When is it?
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2017, 07:41:47 PM »
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Re: springfield mass show
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2017, 11:02:21 PM »
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I think this is the first time in 10 years I'm going to miss it. I'll be in Thailand at the new house.
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Re: springfield mass show
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2017, 12:06:48 AM »
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Sounds like a good one. 8)  Is it worth an 8 hour drive? :|
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Re: springfield mass show
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2017, 12:35:16 AM »
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Sounds like a good one. 8)  Is it worth an 8 hour drive? :|

It is the largest model RR show on the East Coast, and one of the largest in the country.  It really takes couple of days to take it all in. Maybe you could make a full weekend?
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Re: springfield mass show
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2017, 06:01:55 AM »
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Sounds like a good one. 8)  Is it worth an 8 hour drive? :|

Think of it this way, you'd be driving one hour per acre of trains. It is 8 acres of trains. Two days is a must.

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Re: springfield mass show
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2017, 06:55:55 AM »
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Consider this.  I have driven the eight to ten hours from the Capital of Your Nation to the parents in Ipswich.   (Actual travel time depends on how frequently GF wants to stop for coffee, snacks, bathroom.).   We then drive the ninety to one hundred twenty minutes from Ipswich to Springfield.  (Again, actual travel time depends on how frequently GF wants to stop).  Usually, there is snow there, it is snowing or snow is on the way.   We would do it, again.

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Re: springfield mass show
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2017, 07:40:52 AM »
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I'm going with a group of us from Worcester.

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Re: springfield mass show
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2017, 12:24:54 PM »
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Sounds like a good one. 8)  Is it worth an 8 hour drive? :|

Like others have said, I would do it.  At least once for sure.  This is one of those "bucket list" train shows. 

I made time to stop by in Jan 2005 (even though I lived in Calif at the time), and always remember that visit fondly.
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Re: springfield mass show
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2017, 05:18:32 PM »
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I'll be there. Saturday, maybe Sunday too.

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Re: springfield mass show
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2017, 11:42:56 PM »
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Sounds like a good one. 8)  Is it worth an 8 hour drive? :|
What makes this show especially worthwhile attending is the large number of manufacturers who participate and the wide variety of operating layouts on display.
Other than Trainfest or the NMRA national show, it's a rare opportunity to meet many of the makers of the model railroad products we buy.

Depending upon where you live, Amtrak to Springfield, MA or a flight into BDL are other travel options.

If you've never before attended the show, it's useful to download the list of exhibitors and the map of the exhibit halls to determine in advance what you might particularly want see and where it is located within the four separate buildings.
http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com/files/files/exhibitors.12.26.2016.alpha.pdf
http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com/files/files/ARS%202017%20CLEAN.pdf

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Re: springfield mass show
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2017, 01:53:30 AM »
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What makes this show especially worthwhile attending is the large number of manufacturers who participate and the wide variety of operating layouts on display.
Other than Trainfest or the NMRA national show, it's a rare opportunity to meet many of the makers of the model railroad products we buy.

Depending upon where you live, Amtrak to Springfield, MA or a flight into BDL are other travel options.

If you've never before attended the show, it's useful to download the list of exhibitors and the map of the exhibit halls to determine in advance what you might particularly want see and where it is located within the four separate buildings.
http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com/files/files/exhibitors.12.26.2016.alpha.pdf
http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com/files/files/ARS%202017%20CLEAN.pdf

Good idea - I always print out the lists then on the maps I highlight the vendors I want to visit.

Maybe we should try to set up another unofficial Railwire  :ashat: meet?  Last year we met at the Atlas display and IIRC, Cory R. took the group photo. But Cory is not with Atlas anymore.  :(
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Re: springfield mass show
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2017, 09:50:01 AM »
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They moved  our Boy Scout Freeze-Out campout to the week before, so I'll probably be going this year... :)
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Re: springfield mass show
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2017, 10:50:31 AM »
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Good idea - I always print out the lists then on the maps I highlight the vendors I want to visit.

Maybe we should try to set up another unofficial Railwire  :ashat: meet?  Last year we met at the Atlas display and IIRC, Cory R. took the group photo. But Cory is not with Atlas anymore.  :(

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