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It is that time of year again, and on behalf of the Atlantic County 4-H Model Railroad Club, I would like to cordially invite the members of this forum to attend the fourth Atlantic City N Scale Gathering!

This year we have a full-house in regards to vendors and layouts, so we are really hoping to garner more participation from rail enthusiasts and the public alike with this years's event. We strongly encourage anyone who can attend to bring trains to run, whether they be DC or DCC (both can be accommodated and throttles are available). There are no fees or stipulations to run other than to just bring something to run! To run on a layout, speak with anyone behind the layouts wearing club attire, and either they or an appropriate club leader will get you set up to run.

As a side note, this event is not geared towards the "serious show-goer." This event is not a Greenberg, Timmonium, or N scale weekend type show: we are simply making layouts and vendors available to those who are local who otherwise cannot make the larger shows, as well as getting the public involved in our great hobby. This is not to say we discourage traveling; in fact, it was a treat to here the people from places such as Massachusetts, New York, and Virginia all took the time to come out to our little show. We hope anyone who has an interest in our event can make it, and we look forward to seeing you there.

The technical details of the event for both visitors and exhibitors are as follows:

This event will take place at the Atlantic County 4-H Building on the Atlantic County 4-H Fairgrounds, located in Egg Harbor City, NJ, which is located approximately 20 miles (24 minutes) from Atlantic City, NJ, and 45 miles (47 minutes) from Philadelphia, PA. The address is as follows, and screenshots of maps are included as reference:

3210 New Jersey Route 50, South Egg Harbor, NJ 082150









The Event will be a total of three days for vendors/exhibitors, and two for the general public. An itinerary of events is as follows:

Friday, April 28, 2017 (Vendors and Exhibitors Only)
-Building Opens at 12:00 Noon, but closes at approximately 10:00 PM (No Public Access)

Saturday, April 29, 2017 (First Day)
- Doors open at 8:00 AM for Exhibitors.
- The show is open to the public starting at 10:00 AM, and closes to the public at 4:00 PM.
- Starting at 4:00 PM, vendors and exhibitors are permitted to run trains freely on club layouts until 5:00PM.
- At 5:00 PM, members of the 4-H Model Railroad Club will be hosting a dinner for all vendors, exhibitors, and members of the general public who remain. Dinner will be provided by the 4-H Model Railroad Club and cost will be $8.00 per head (all proceeds benefit the 4-H model railroad club).
- At the close of dinner, layouts will re-open and everyone is invited to continue running trains on any of the several operating layouts.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 (Second Day)
- Doors open at 8:00 AM for Exhibitors.
- The show is open to the public starting at 10:00 AM, and closes to the public at 3:00 PM.
- At 3:00 PM, the doors close to the public, and layout and vendor cleanup begins.

*Hotel accommodations are still being made for vendors who require them. Details will be released as they become available.*

I will continue to post updates to this thread once new information becomes available, and encourage you to post in this thread in regards to any questions or concerns you may have, or if you just need something clarified. Also feel free to PM me with any concerns. as stated previously, we are currently working on expanding our social media outlets, so make sure to be on the lookout for updates concerning that. The following addresses may be of some help as well:

General Questions:                                 acnscalegathering@gmail.com
                                                               christianjdavis1@aol.com
Layout/Participant Information:              njsntrak@gmail.com
                                                               sd40blue@verizon.net
                                                               (609) 234 - 6843      (Erik Seidelmann)
Vendor Information:                               kernc101@comcast.net
                                                               (609) 517 - 8849      (John Kern)

I thank you for taking the time to read this and hope you can attend!
- Christian J. Davis

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Re: Fourth Atlantic City N Scale Gathering: April 28th, 29th, and 30th.
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 03:00:03 PM »
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Attended the other year, I found it quite enjoyable and worth the time to get there. Also, that Saturday there is BayFest in Somers Point. One could make a nice day of it with the wife and stop in again on the way home Sunday if you stay overnight at the beach (Ocean City).

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Re: Fourth Atlantic City N Scale Gathering: April 28th, 29th, and 30th.
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 04:16:28 PM »
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Christian, I plan to be there.  Please post (recommended) hotel info as soon as they become available.

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Re: Fourth Atlantic City N Scale Gathering: April 28th, 29th, and 30th.
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2017, 10:37:59 AM »
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*Hotel accommodations are still being made for vendors who require them. Details will be released as they become available.*


Any additional information on this?

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Re: Fourth Atlantic City N Scale Gathering: April 28th, 29th, and 30th.
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2017, 08:35:21 PM »
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Christian, I plan to be there.  Please post (recommended) hotel info as soon as they become available.

Sorry for the wait. Hotel and Lodging information are currently the same as last year. Details are as follows:

 
Days Hotel Egg Harbor Township - Pleasantville - Atlantic City
6708 Tilton Road, at Fire Road intersection, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Rates: 2 Double or 1 Queen (accessible) = $78.19
14 minutes to 4-H Fairgrounds via AC Expressway and Garden State Parkway (toll)
20 Minutes via local roads
 
Howard Johnson Atlantic City - Egg Harbor Township
6817 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Rates: I King = $57.49, 2 Double or 1 King Business = $68.99
13 minutes to 4-H Fairgrounds via AC Expressway and Garden State Parkway (toll)
18 Minutes via local roads
 
Holiday Inn Express West Atlantic City
6811 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Rates: 2 double = $77.52
13 minutes to 4-H Fairgrounds via AC Expressway and Garden State Parkway (toll)
18 Minutes via local roads
 
Holiday Inn Express Absecon - Atlantic City Area
655 White Horse Pike Route 30 East, Absecon, NJ 08201
Rates: 1 King = $89.30
14 minutes to 4-H Fairgrounds via White Horse Pike
 
There are also several local campgrounds that offer trailer and cabin rental.
- Christian J. Davis

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Re: Fourth Atlantic City N Scale Gathering: April 28th, 29th, and 30th.
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2017, 08:36:54 PM »
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Note: Some of the aforementioned rates are as of last year, so they may have changed. The prices listed are the prices from the previous year.
- Christian J. Davis

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Re: Fourth Atlantic City N Scale Gathering: April 28th, 29th, and 30th.
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2017, 08:45:49 PM »
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Christian, are those standard rates (albeit from last year) or you need to mention some secret code to get the preferred rates?

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Re: Fourth Atlantic City N Scale Gathering: April 28th, 29th, and 30th.
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2017, 12:25:17 AM »
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Those should be standard rates, but they have been informed of the event.
- Christian J. Davis

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Re: Fourth Atlantic City N Scale Gathering: April 28th, 29th, and 30th.
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2017, 10:39:59 PM »
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Rats! I wish you had some room for more vendors. I have at least a table's worth of N scale to sell.

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Re: Fourth Atlantic City N Scale Gathering: April 28th, 29th, and 30th.
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2017, 02:44:48 AM »
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Rats! I wish you had some room for more vendors. I have at least a table's worth of N scale to sell.

Let me talk to the event coordinator and see what I can do. I doubt we are so booked we cannot squeeze one more in. I will let you know as soon as I can.
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Re: Fourth Atlantic City N Scale Gathering: April 28th, 29th, and 30th.
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2017, 05:03:42 PM »
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Let me talk to the event coordinator and see what I can do. I doubt we are so booked we cannot squeeze one more in. I will let you know as soon as I can.

@w neal I just spoke with the event organizer and he said he can definitely fit you in. I will PM you his information, and please PM me yours for future reference.
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Re: Fourth Atlantic City N Scale Gathering: April 28th, 29th, and 30th.
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2017, 06:42:35 PM »
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Thank you sir! I will call him tomorrow night.
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Re: Fourth Atlantic City N Scale Gathering: April 28th, 29th, and 30th.
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2017, 02:40:47 PM »
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Less than two weeks left until the show! Ken of New Jersey Southern N trak was nice enough to make a commercial for the show. We hope you enjoy it and that you can make it to our show!
- Christian J. Davis

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Re: Fourth Atlantic City N Scale Gathering: April 28th, 29th, and 30th.
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2017, 11:18:42 PM »
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Sorry for the late reply, but with school wrapping up for the semester and finals, I have not had much time to post here. I would like to thank all of you who attended our show and hope you had a great time. Everyone I talked to during the show seemed to be having a ton of fun running on the layouts. I would also like to thank @tom mann for allowing my to advertise this event every year; it is greatly appreciated.

Below this I will post two videos taken by New Jersey Southern N-Trak's club cinematographer covering the event; one showcasing the modules present at the show, and the other a video of some of the trains run during the show. If anyone who attended the show has any photos or video they would not mind sharing, please either forward it to me or post it here yourself; I know I, like many, would like to see the show through the eyes of a third-party attendee. Again, thank you to everyone who made this show a success, and I hope that you can all make it to next-year's show!


- Christian J. Davis

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Re: Fourth Atlantic City N Scale Gathering: April 28th, 29th, and 30th.
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2017, 12:32:26 PM »
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Shame you didn't get the attendees in the video. Would have been great to share a picture of the world's largest model railroader, that giant with the Keystone outfit (used to be Bux-Mont Ntrak). 6-10, at least 350 lbs. Gentle giant of a man. Those hands handling a N car is a marvel of dexterity.