March 24, 2024 - Wayne Train Show - PAL Building - Wayne, NJ

April 19-21, 2024– N Scale Gathering, Atl. County 4-H - Mays Landing, NJ - ALL N-SCALE EVENT - FREE ENTRY - Open to the public

May 19, 2024– Elks Show - Elks Lodge, Brick, NJ

June 18-23, 2024 - NSE Convention, Bethlehem, PA. (ALL N-SCALE EVENT!)

Friday, March 24, 2023

Brick Elks Lodge Show Report - March 19, 2023

The club was sked to set up a layout at the Brick Elks Lodge on a rather last-minute basis. John (East Coast Train Parts - show coordinator/promoter) gave us 2 rows of 4 8' tables back-to-back for a 5' x 32' layout.

In addition to Harry and Bill M., Dave invited members from Central Jersey N-Trak who were at the Toms River show - Al Etzel and Bobby Sweet (CNJNT president). They are the first members in their club to build T-TRAK modules. Al came with an urban scene Double. Dave also invited members from New Jersey Southern to join in the fun. Konrad Richter came with his Quad+Double station module set, which we've seen in Atlantic City, and Ed Hollema who doesn't have any modules yet but stopped by Dave's to help transport modules and equipment to the show.

Set up started at 7:30 AM with Bill M and Harry there just before Ed and Dave arrived. Konrad was already there and Al arrived minutes later. We were using Dave's Digitrax Zephyr for DCC control with 3 UP-5s around the layout. Al brought a UR-93 so we did have duplex radio. It took longer than expected to get the layout set up and running. 

With some technical assistance and equipment 'loans' from TF Trains and the O gauge club, the layout ran well with only a couple of electrical glitches. Tony and Anthony Sansone showed up at 10:30, ran trains, and helped with breakdown. Bob Goldstein was there for a while too. And Joe Zimmerman, a prospective member, was there helping a vendor. The show was a success overall and John said we'd be invited back for the Brick show on May 21st.

Show report and photos by Dave Ferrari

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