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Silicon Valley FreeMo-N at Great Train Show - Feb 23/24 2019
« on: February 24, 2019, 10:49:14 AM »
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The Great Train Show is occurring this weekend at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose CA. Saturday was a really fun day, and we have an amazing layout set up (as do all the other groups, representing T, Z, N, HO, HOn3, O and G scales).

This was one of our largest layouts in recent years, combing with 9 modules from Sacramento FreeMo-N; to get everything in, we ended up spiraling the layout, making for some squeezing

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Counting the staging yard, there are basically 4 "lanes" of traffic!

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Re: Silicon Valley FreeMo-N at Great Train Show - Feb 23/24 2019
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 10:50:26 AM »
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The old and the new, side by side, in Silicon Valley Station

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The Rapido Turbo train, for its closeup

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Re: Silicon Valley FreeMo-N at Great Train Show - Feb 23/24 2019
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 10:51:39 AM »
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The back of the old San Feilipe Depot (new main line in foreground, the old remnants of track seen to the front of the depot

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Happy faces all around the layout

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Re: Silicon Valley FreeMo-N at Great Train Show - Feb 23/24 2019
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 10:53:57 AM »
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Some train closeups

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(Getting artistic with my new lenses)

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Re: Silicon Valley FreeMo-N at Great Train Show - Feb 23/24 2019
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 10:54:40 AM »
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And always the best part -- the kids faces!

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Re: Silicon Valley FreeMo-N at Great Train Show - Feb 23/24 2019
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 11:18:04 AM »
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Kids (and parents) today!  :facepalm:

My folks would have torn me a new one if I touched something like that!

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Re: Silicon Valley FreeMo-N at Great Train Show - Feb 23/24 2019
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2019, 11:19:19 AM »
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Those parents prevented actual contact. Did very well
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Re: Silicon Valley FreeMo-N at Great Train Show - Feb 23/24 2019
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2019, 11:58:52 AM »
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Those parents prevented actual contact. Did very well

First photo above... looks like major fondling of the layout going on to me.

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Re: Silicon Valley FreeMo-N at Great Train Show - Feb 23/24 2019
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2019, 01:54:47 PM »
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The Great Train Show is occurring this weekend at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose CA. Saturday was a really fun day, and we have an amazing layout set up (as do all the other groups, representing T, Z, N, HO, HOn3, O and G scales).


Whoa!  There was a T gauge layout on display?  That must have been quite a (tiny) sight! I would love to see one of this in person.
Or did you just mean T-TRAK?   :| There is quite a difference between T (gauge) and T-TRAK.
All in all, looks like it was a fun show (and none of the people pictured look like they would emit pungent BO.  :)
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Re: Silicon Valley FreeMo-N at Great Train Show - Feb 23/24 2019
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2019, 03:07:23 PM »
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A 1 foot loop of T gauge.  One of the Z guys is running it
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Re: Silicon Valley FreeMo-N at Great Train Show - Feb 23/24 2019
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2019, 04:33:11 PM »
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A 1 foot loop of T gauge.  One of the Z guys is running it

Cool!
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Re: Silicon Valley FreeMo-N at Great Train Show - Feb 23/24 2019
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2019, 12:21:03 AM »
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Really nice looking setup and some great pics. Wish Freemo N would take off here in DFW.

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Re: Silicon Valley FreeMo-N at Great Train Show - Feb 23/24 2019
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2019, 03:32:32 PM »
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A 1 foot loop of T gauge.  One of the Z guys is running it

I guess it was really small because I missed it  :D. I had to leave quite early to catch a plane back home so I guess I didn’t take much time to look around. But I did score a nice engine for a good price.

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