I traveled down to San Antonio from Leander yesterday for this show, an approximately 225mi. round-trip. My father and I had a little difficulty actually finding the show at the mall (no outside indicators), but once we found it, I was in paradise!
A huge Ntrak layout made of the combined modules of the members of New Braunfels Model Railroading Society, NorthWest Crossing, AustNtrak, SANTRAK, and the Fort Bend Model Railroad Club dominated the right side of the room :shade: . What I believe was a HO-scale club from Corpus Christi brought the only club 1:87 layout. There was also a Z, and two G-gauge layouts in two lower rooms.
We spent almost 4 1/2 hours at the show, mostly me talking to Joe Cox, Russell Straw (both Trainboarders), and George Holldewell, who all were very friendly. Russell told me that we had missed Flash Blackman (another Trainboarder) by several hours. Russell also showed me some of his amazing passenger car collection!
George commissions several different manufacturers to make near-to-exact prototype versions of transition-era N-scale ATSF and SP cars, and he even offered us the AustNtrak discout (we are considering membership). He was also having a blowout sale on the engines and rollingstock he didn't "need", as in $50 tunnel motors (we bought one, $50 is seductive :shade: ).
All-in-all one of the two best shows I've been to, but the attendence was a little sparse. The other show is the CentraMod show in Temple, and boy is it packed!