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|Posted: Wed May 1st, 2013 10:25 pm||
|Continuing on, here is Jim McHenry and Fred Holzapfel at the registration desk. I believe about 75 paid attendees were there, plus several manufacturers.
Mike and Korey Pyne of Wild West Scale Model Builders were there with a large display of their structure kits. They manufacture in Z, HO, S, and O, but of course brought S scale kits to the show.
The Franke Furniture kit is at left, and their newest kit, the Kokomo Cabin, is at right.
A ton of building kits!
Another photo of the Kokomo cabin (which I'll be buying soon for my HO layout), and samples of their soon-to-be-released water based wood stains (not paint). I received some trial samples to try out for Mike.
Next, I visited with Precision Vintage Classics, a company I had not come across before. Paul Vaughn had an eclectic collection of tools, rolling stock, and turnout controls. He does not have a website, but is at 9938 257th st. Ct. E., Graham, WA 98338.
Precision was selling these modified ore cars in S narrow gauge - it's a Roundhouse gravel car originally built in HO, modified, including an option for operating dump doors.
Operating dump doors - neat!
Precision has this turnout control, which I am going to try on the layout. The cost is low, and it's a non-electric manual, under-the-benchwork throw. It has lots of adjustment built into it.
An overall view of the manufacturer's room.
On Friday night, I gave clinic on the history of the Gilpin Tram - photo taken by Don Heimburger.