N Scale National Convention 2021

George Johnsen Jun 22, 2020

  1. George Johnsen

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    Hey Everybody!

    We are happy to announce that the National N Scale Convention for 2021 will be held in Reno/Sparks Nevada. All details are available at http://www.nationalnscaleconvention.com/

    Tours are anticipated at the Portola Western Pacific Museum, The Nevada State Railroad Museum, and the Virgnia and Truckee Railroad among others. Layouts are being managed by Ntrak and Freemo-N, Ttrak, One Track, Bendtrack, Ttrak and any other format of N are encouraged to display.

    There were a number of questions about returning to Nashville, and we are working on it, but the hotel was already contracted for 2021, so we are trying for a return shortly. Because Nashville was wiped out by the plague, 2021 is still the 28th convention.

    We hope to see you there!

    Chairman George
    N Scale Enthusiast
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  2. jpwisc

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    I’m coming. I hope there is plenty of room for a nice sized FreemoN layout.
     
  3. nscalestation

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    Thank you George, that is welcomed news and something to really look forward to.
     
  4. Rich_S

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    Now If I can only get those vacation dates, I'll be set. A bonus for me is my daughter lives in Reno :)
     
  5. gatrhumpy

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    Nice! We might be in!
     
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  6. George Johnsen

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    We've got a pretty big display area, so a big Freemo-N layout shouldn't be a problem. The hotel is very nice, so an easy fit.
     
  7. gatrhumpy

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    So tempting!
     
  8. gatrhumpy

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    George, thank you and the team for helping to set this up. If it weren't for COVID-19, I would be packing now!
     
  9. Atani

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    Very tempting for me as well, not 100% certain what my schedule is going to be like next summer yet but a big maybe!
     
  10. RBrodzinsky

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    I will certainly plan to attend with my FreeMoN modules. We should be able to get quite a few of us from the Silicon Valley and Sacramento groups, although we will also be in the final throes for the NTS.
     
  11. Hytec

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    Dang, I'll do my best to be there, just cuz. :cool:
     
  12. eposte12

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    my son and i will be there
     
  13. spyder62

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    Looks good as the National train show is in Santa Clara 2 weeks later and week would have been even better, But does make the 3 week 5000 mile trip almost worth making
    rich
     
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  14. ogre427

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    Is there going to be an opportunity for non-vendor sales such as a swap meet tables, room sales, or both?
     
  15. Metro Red Line

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    Cool, that's just a 7-hour drive for me. Might consider going!
     
  16. bremner

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    12.5 hours through two huge stretches of nothing
     
  17. Atani

    Atani TrainBoard Member

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    That's for sure! At least heading up and over on 80 you can make a stop in Sacramento / Roseville and maybe catch a glimpse at some trains. For me it would be ~5hr drive from just north of Yosemite to Reno via 108->395 or 49->50. The trip to the bay area for the NTS though isn't nearly as bad, it's only a little over two hours away.

    Current plans will be to try and make it to both events and to bring along a few projects to those that are interested, the biggest being ESP32 CS and a close second by the booster that I will have designed by then.
     
  18. spyder62

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    They have always had room sales, plus now a two sales room open to the public.
    rich
    www.rslaserkits.com
     
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  19. bremner

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    I would drive through Phoenix, then nothing until Vegas, then up 6 through nothing to Reno....

    And the route truly goes through Nothing.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing,_Arizona
     
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