The 13th Annual Mass Transit & Trolley Modeler's Convention PHOTOS!
This years event was a great success, thanks to everyone that participated!
At that time, we could only build our cars from scratch, from whatever materials were available. Now in the new millennium, we are at the height of popularity and availability of rapid transit equipment. Trolley cars, buses, and subway trains are available from small model companies and importers. Now a new aspect of the hobby is upon us! "Tinplate" or "high-rail" 3-rail cars are now fast becoming popular. This opens a new avenue of subway car modeling. "MTH" and "Lionel" are producing subway car models for New York City Transit and Chicago Transit fans.
How exciting! The O-Scale people have inexpensive cars to convert to run 2-rail (or outside third rail) or kitbash them into other models. The "tinplate" people have ready to run cars, which can be run on any "Lionel" type layout. Last, but not least, the new-comer can acquire and set up his empire in one night! The computers and digital equipment sold today will further enable us to equip our models to have sound, video, make station stops, and change directions. We can go as far as we like!
Check out the websites, catalogs, and magazines. Attend the model shows. GET INSPIRED, Bring your models to shows -
to run on the layouts and enter model contests! It's a fun way to pass leisure time.
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