On June 3rd and 4th I once again attended the New England Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet. It was fun. As always it’s nice to get together with a group of (somewhat) like-minded individuals and think of nothing but 1:87th scale trains for a weekend. Unfortunately though, the model room was a bit disappointing again this year. It seems as though there have been fewer models each year and a lot of what does show up is the same stuff that’s been coming for years. I’m not sure why this is… It certainly isn’t the fault of the organizers who have reliably done a terrific job every year. Might be location, could also be a New England thing. That said though, I did find a few gems.
I also didn’t attend many clinics, while there were certainly a lot, most of them didn’t really appeal to my interests. I did sit in on Scott Mason’s airbrushing presentation and Mike Rose’ clinic on the extension he just added to his layout. I found both of those to be pretty interesting. Anyway, that’s about all I’ve got for NERPM 2011. I’m in Washington State at the moment and will be railfanning the Gorge and Steven’s pass next week. If you’d like to see more photo’s, go here