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Great American Train Show, November 2004
Posted December 8, 2004 16:06
| Category: Train Shows
Originally posted November 30, 2004 23:39
Updated December 8: added captions; removed blurry or redundant
images; reordered images
On November 27-28, 2004, we participated in the GATS in Pleasanton
for the third time. We won third place again!
Our layout Saturday morning as we are finishing setup
Bruce's yellow bridge over the void. [more]
Old Town, with victorian buildings. [more]
In the foreground is Kenny's "Kissing Bird Station"
and the Post Office.
In this corner of the layout is a petting zoo. [more]
Looking down the street towards Old Town.
The parade rounds the corner in front of Russell's church. [more]
More downtown buildings, mostly from Kenny.
Another view of downtown.
A Quiddich game is being played on the rooftop of one
of the buildings downtown.
More downtown, with my train station in the foreground.
Looking towards Thomas the Tank Engine's corner of
Thomas the Tank Engine's corner of the layout.
Looking back towards downtown.
The water module, with Bruce's newest bridge spanning.
On the shore behind the bridge is my newest model, a
Coast Guard station. [more]
One of the kids brought a Millennium Falcon set which
is displayed on the water module. [more]
Kids playing with trains as we head over to the Yard.
Trains on static display in the Yard.
A passenger train is coming into the switching area
of the Yard.
This area of the yard has switches at both ends and
multiple train controllers, so that cars can be switched between trains.
At this end of the yard we have two LEGO Engine Shed
sets and a water tower, for maintenance of locomotives.
And that brings us back to the big yellow bridge
where we started.
Close-up of one of Roy Gal's buildings.
Another one of Roy Gal's Victorian buildings.
A building under construction (Roy Gal again).
Another great victorian from Roy Gal.
Kenny's Kissing Bird station
Kenny's Kissing Bird station and Victorian
Russell's Christmas Tree Farm and park
Tall building, utilizing Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite
brick for decor.
Upside-down plates form window awnings
Minifig's eye view of Old Town 1 of 2
Minifig's eye view of Old Town 2 of 2
Minifig's eye view of Main Street
Post Office, with my postal trucks in front
Garden and pizzeria
Russell's Boy Scouts lead the parade
My parade floats: horse-drawn cart
My parade floats: old fashioned fire truck 1 of 2
My parade floats: old fashioned fire truck 2 of 2
My parade floats: Tractor-drawn trailer with Square
My parade floats: Square Dancers
My parade floats: Square Dancers and Band 1 of 2
My parade floats: Square Dancers and Band 2 of 2
Hogwart's Express waits at the station
My Train Station 1 of 2
My Train Station 2 of 2
Roy Gal's freight station 1 of 3
Roy Gal's freight station 2 of 3
Roy Gal's freight station 3 of 3
My service station
Thomas's corner of the layout
San Francisco's Coit Tower by Russell dominates this area
A view of my Coast Guard station through the bridge
A view of my Coast Guard station from under the bridge
Helicopter atop the Coast Guard station
View of the yard from a low angle
Bird's eye view of the yard
Rolling stock in the yard
My "RoadRailer" cars
My diesel locmotive, and various steam locos
Bird's eye view of the yard from the other end
BNSF Locomotive (LEGO's newest train model)
Another view of the yard
Bruce's bridge, with fence removed. [more]
Factory, by Kenny 1 of 2
Factory, by Kenny 2 of 2
More industrial buildings. [more]
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Re: Great American Train Show, November 2004
wrote on Thu, 13 Jan 2005 19:39
You are a true artist and a very dedicated artist. I salute you. I also wonder if you do this professionally or just for fun? I live in West Chicago,Illinois and we are having our city festival the weekend after the 4th of July and was wondering if you could do a demonstration?
Re: Re: Great American Train Show, November 2004
wrote on Thu, 13 Jan 2005 20:17
Thanks for the kind words. I should point out that a lot of the stuff in our club's layout is from other members of the club, not just me. We'd be honored to participate in your festival, but I think the distance would pose a problem. But it turns out there is a LEGO train club in your area, the Northern Illinois LEGO Train CLub. Perhaps you might talk to them.
Re: Re: Re: Great American Train Show, November 2004
wrote on Thu, 13 Jan 2005 22:41
Thank you for your quick response and for the info about the club closer to me. I hope if you are ever in the area, you might let me know.
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