Monday, 20 April 2015

Ontario Narrow Gauge Show - Schomberg, Ont.

Maple Leaf Mafia's  On3 modular RGS  of  Dolores.
On Saturday I headed up to the hamlet of Schomberg, Ont. for the 10th annual Ontario Narrow Gauge Show hosted by the Narrow Gauge Madness Gang. I have never been to this show but being the 10th anniversary they were planning a really good show. Held on two floors in the historic community center one found micro layouts, historical exhibits, equipment and locomotive models plus vendors. Large scale models of O scale and above was predominant. I did bring along three of my own model displays adding a Maine flavor to the event. By the end of the day the head count may have made this the best attended show to date.

Viewing the displays one will quickly learn that us narrow gauge modeler's are a different breed. Most exhibitors either scratch build or convert models to their liking...nothing right out of the box here. I was surprised at how many variations one can construct of a Bachmann On30" model...check out the switchers seen below. I also posted about my visit to Schomberg on my White River Division blog today using additional might want to check them out...more to come later this week right here...George Dutka

Some of my O scale casting purchased at the show at a great price.
Panther Hobbies always has a nice collection of On30" equipment for sale at shows they attends. Here is why...the owners collection of engines all variations from the same model...and he mentioned not bring them all.
Brian Fayle Gn15 Upton Whent Manor Estate micro layout.
Mt. Albert Scale Lumber's display of their first HO scale kit to be released shortly...they normally only offer O scale kits. They also had some great deals on lumber second's.
One of the many displays on the contest tables.
Dave Mehew micro layout. Gn15 Cold Creek Granite and Monument Co.
Some of my haul at the show. I have enough Mt. Albert lumber to get me through another modeling season.
Found at the show was a couple of vendors of vintage photos. Here are a few photos and postcards I picked up.

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