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Great Train Expo ~ Winston-Salem, NC Report

January 14th, 2008 · No Comments

We attended the GTE show on Saturday and spent about 2 hours, which is good for me. It was a smaller than average sized show, but still we had a great time. Quality vs. quantity is my motto! First thing I stopped at was the Central Carolina NScalers club, they had a clinic table set up and Kevin Beck (Secretary/Treasurer) was conducting a tree making demo. Tree Demo Using dried Azalea sticks and American Holly sticks he would apply a bit of white glue on the armature and then pull a small ball of Poly Fil that had been previously spray painted with black paint. He would attach the painted Poly Fil onto the Azalea stick then spray that liberally with some un-scented hair spray. Then he would roll this in a container of coarse ground scenery mix. Poke a hole in some Styrofoam and set the tree up to dry. He uses oregano for the forest floor. Tree DemoThey let us make and keep our own tree too, that was a really nice clinic and I enjoyed learning another fast and cheap method for making trees. I watched Kevin make about 5 trees in the 10 minutes that we spent at the table. Kevin said he needs about 2,000 more for his layout, after I made mine they tried to recruit me to make some more, I graciously declined, just got to the show you know! Thanks Dave for a wonderful clinic! And here is some of the N scale modular layout on display. NScalers Modular Layout For those interested, they had an N loco with a video camera and the monitor on display, here is a link to view some of the video action that I posted up on You Tube. The video display was not that great, but it was fun to watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu2hAjp2eCI Also saw this 7.5" coal fired 4-6-0 steamer Seaboard #690 7.5

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