WHO'S WHO (in railroading!)
The "Who's Who" of the Amherst Railway Society's Railroad Hobby Show Reads like a Directory of some of the best in the business. Anything and everything having to do with trains is located somewhere on our 7 plus acres of display area. Please check out the Floor Plan and the listing of Exhibitors from our most recent show to get an idea of the folks that exhibit each year.
THE 2013 SPOTLIGHT IS ON:
From time to time, the Show will highlight special guests! This area will feature, vendors, exhibitors, layouts and even celebrity guests coming to the show. These clinics and programs sponsored by our Manufacturer's are listed here:
Ken Cameron is a member of the JMRI Development Team and is back with us to deliver two exciting, cutting edge clinics! The first is entitled, "JMRI Overview." JMRI is FREE computer software for enhancing performance and enjoyment of many aspects of our model railroading hobby. DecoderPro makes it very easy to program DCC decoders and get the most out of these devices. PanelPro focuses on the layout, including panels (virtual or physical) and signaling.
Other sections that address Operations, wireless control and other new developments will also be covered. This clinic will introduce the many aspects of the JMRI software and briefly describe its capabilities.
Ken's second clinic is entitled, "Introducing NMRAnet/OpenLCB," and is a quick overview that will provide a basic view of how the new NMRAnet S-9.7 works and the relation to the OpenLCB project. NMRAnet is an evolving standard to provide a multi-vendor interconnection for rest of your layout parts for the next 30 years. Explanations of the concepts and direction the project is proceeding and demonstration of example hardware will be shown.
To learn more about JMRI, please visit: www.jmri.org
1/87 Vehicle Club
The 1/87 VEHICLE CLUB was established to promote the construction, use, and manufacture of prototypically accurate vehicle and equipment models in 1/87 scale. 1/87 scale is most commonly referred to as "HO" scale because this is the scale of HO gauge model trains (which are 1/87.1 scale), by far the most popular scale for railroad modeling. Our club assists in the exhibition, promotion, manufacturing, and production research of vehicles of all kinds in this scale. Our membership reflects active modelers, manufacturers, historians, and collectors in the military, commercial truck, specialty and racing automobile, railroad/intermodal, antique automobile and truck, fire fighting equipment, construction equipment, and farm equipment fields. If you can imagine a piece of machinery or a vehicle, we probably already have a member who has a passion for those models. This is the place to meet and communicate with other people who are passionate about your hobby.
Once again this year, the 1/87 Vehicle Club 2013 East Coast Meet WILL BE JOINING US! The meet will be held DURING THE AMHERST RAILWAY SOCIETY'S RAILROAD HOBBY SHOW - IN THE MALLARY COMPLEX! One of the biggest gathering of modelers and model railroaders in the northeast United States continues to get bigger thanks to our friends in the 1/87 Vehicle Club. In the past, an informal gathering had been organized by Steve Del Sesto, Ken Ensign, and others. These gatherings got so crowded that we decided to combine forces for a bigger and better exhibit for all involved. Come and join them in their 42-table area (making them the largest exhibit space at the show!) in the Mallary Complex in section 144. For more info on the meet, CLICK HERE.
European Train Enthusiasts - Eastern New England Chapter, will offer seminars throughout each day of the show. Stop by their layout(s) in the Mallary Complex to learn more. To learn more from here, click on their title!
Return to this page often to see what other "Spotlights are shining!"
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