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Andy is always the man with the camera!  I thought it was a good show, Jim.  The July show before Covid hit was a little sparse on vendors; there may have been another show the same weekend that pulled some away.  I was there yesterday, and as Andy's photographs showed, there were lots of vendors.  There were lots of visitors as well; not as many as a November show, but a good turnout for July.  Of course, everyone has been itching to go to a train show, so that obviously came into play.

Andy, I missed seeing a lot of club members yesterday, who made it today (assuming the last photographs were from today)  Of course I know Thom was at the Pittsburgh Grand Prix with his 'Vette.  I was glad to see you, Dave, and Nick!!  Maybe I can get down to the Elizabeth Fire Dept show.  If not, I hope to see you at York!!!  Also, it was good to learn more about modular layouts in general!!

There were some new vendors there that had never done Monroeville before.  I and some others in my club bought some Corgi trucks from one of them - a gentleman from Delaware.  Personally, I also picked up a couple of die cast K-Line freight cars at a really good price.

Some of the dealers I talked to said they had a good show, some said it was just OK, and some said it was slow.  There was a steady stream of people around the layouts for most of the day both days, and the show seemed well attended for a July show that was competing with good weather and other big draw events like the Vintage Grand Prix that was going on downtown.

We got to see and talk to a lot of our old friends, and we got to talk to a lot of new people as well.  The only July show that I remember being busier was the one that was held when the LOTS convention was in town.

Andy

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