Toronto Xmas Train Show Follow Up

another one in the can….

The Toronto Xmas Train Show this past weekend went very well.  The attandance seemed a bit light, I have no idea how many actually showed up, but it didn’t seem very crowded.  The $12.00 to get in might have something to do with that.

As far as Fast Tracks sales, it was very good, sales were brisk and better than expected.  The feedback from the layout was also great, always good for motivation!

There were lots of great layouts there and I managed to get around and get some shots, in the gallery below.

The layout survived the trip without any issues.  Every time I set it up I find a few things that could be improved.  Once I get the trackwork installed perminantly I will have to make boxes to safely transport the sections of the layout.  It is starting to show some wear, a protective box will help keep it in good shape.  the down side is this will add weight to the pieces and make it more difficult to move.


About the Author:

I'm your host, Tim Warris, a product developer in Port Dover, Ontario. Since March of 2007 I have been documenting the construction of the former CNJ Bronx Terminal in HO scale. For my day job, I design track building tools for Fast Tracks, a small company I own and operate. Fast Tracks makes it fast and easy to hand lay your own trackwork. Stop by our website to learn more!

Posted by: Tim | 11-24-2008 | 09:11 PM
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  1. Tim::

    I agree the attendance -was- light at least on Sunday. I was there last year and it was much more crowded. As for the admission fee, there was a coupon ($2 off) available for download from the organizer’s web site.

    Regardless there was some very fine modeling on display. I particularly liked the S scale layout – very nice size and while speaking with the modelers there much more is available in this scale than assumed.

    The Bronx Terminal was also a highlight as it looks much more impressive in person. I wonder if a layout with such complex trackwork would have been attempted say 10 or 20 years ago? As an aside, I shudder to think what a model of the TTC junction at Queen, King and Ronessvales would take to build (in Z scale of course :))

    Comment by Vince — November 25, 2008 @ 8:59 am
  2. Hi Tim,

    It was great to finally meet you and check out the Bronx Terminal. Keep up the excellent work!

    Comment by Shane — November 25, 2008 @ 10:10 pm

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