This is my first NSE convention and here's some of what I learned thus far. Friday, June 22, 2018: Atlas acquired Walthers' toolings for locos and freight rolling stock. Paul Graf said this acquistion "fit into our plan, with little overlap in models." He expects to issue product announcements for these Walthers' toolings in late Q4. Please note this acquisition does not include the passenger rolling stock models, which were acquired by Lowell Smith. ScaleTrains.com continues to add to its n-scale inventory and announced two new toolings, one for a loco (never done before in n-scale), the GE C39-8 engine and one for a freight car, the Pullman-Standard PS-2CD 4785 ct covered hopper. As is typical for manufacturers at these kinds of shows, ScaleTrains.com also announced an NSE limited edition run of the Big Blow, complete with an NSE logo. Only 126 of these models will be made. Although this might seem like a fantasy run, because this logo (which Shane Wilson showed us) was actually placed on the real prototype #26 loco (albeit on a temporary basis via magnetic signage) that makes this model technically not a fantasy run. InterMountain announced a new loco tooling for the Dash 9 (GE C44-9W loco) model. As is customary with InterMountain, these models will come in DC, DCC and DCC with sound for each road number. Prior to the show, ExactRail (as promised at the Amherst Train Show this winter) announced a new tooling, Johnstown America Autoflood II Hopper with removable coal loads. Similar to its previous work with brand names (Heinz, Hershey, etc.)MicroTrains announced the Thomas Kinkade Freight Series. Different paintings from Kinkade, known as the Painter of Light, will adorn black box cars, a loco and a caboose. These paintings will be illuminated from within the car using led lights. Stay tuned: I have more manufacturers to visit and will report back. On Sunday, at the manufacturers' breakfast, Kato plans to announced six products, three of which will be new toolings.