I'm not sure what is around Springfield, but if you can't find what you want in the immediate area, Bradley Airport area north of Hartford has all the hotel chains. It's about 20 miles south of the Big E Fairgrounds in West Springfield where the train meet is held. All highway driving so an easy drive in the morning. There is a Marriott Courtyard on Day Hill Rd in Windsor, CT and a Marriott right across the street. I can't recall what is closer to the airport, but I know there is a Hampton Inn in Windsor Locks and another in Enfield which is right next to the MA border.
If you get off exit 5 of the mass pike Chiccopee has quite a few hotels along memorial drive and its only about 10 mins. away from the fair grounds
I emailed Steve at Ross Custom Switches (RCS).
I will take a OGR Forum photo at Steves booth around 1:00 PM on Saturday. I look forward to seeing everyone.
25 thousand people expected for this show? Wow. Where's the count down post??
I've never seen such a large list of vendors ever!
Thanks guys for keeping up the tradition of taking the OGR Forum photo! Just so you all know, in case you didn't already, Mr. Muffins Trains is our distributor/shipper for our product line....I am sure he would appreciate a photo taken there too!
Oh I plan on taking a pic of Steve with my son.
Whoo hoo! I have arrived! Eating at Bertucci's. It looks like a lot of fair attendies are eating dinner here tonight!
First time there and all I can say is I got dizzy! Lionel Niagara looks super and they said they will fix the 21 inch passenger cars truck body gap in the new ones-have to say their display wasn't as good as MTH--picked up 3 new lionel cars and an atlas steam era classic car for half price--impressed with the Mianne benchwork stuff Z stuff and ross
Mega crowded! Picked up a few things. Way too much American Flyer for my taste this year. And as always a lot of HO and N
I finally got to meet the muffin man himself. Unfortunately I didn't get to walk away empty handed.... I purchased the MTH Railking PRR H-10-44 w/PS3!