I'm all signed up with a friend to come west to the O Scale 2-Rail Convention in June. The layouts sound fabulous and am looking forward to seeing them on the Sunday tour after the convention show and activities on Friday and Saturday. I've sent an e-mail to the convention contacts, but will also ask it here as well.
One thing we noticed when we were making all the reservations and ticketing is the cost of rental cars these days is crazy - to the tune of $300 (throw in tolls and fuel with gas prices it could climb to $400 easily) for something the size of a Yugo! This is O Scale 2-Rail train money!!! A Yugo wouldn't hold our O Scale purchases and be able to fly out of Denver mid-evening on Sunday night!
How are some of you getting around on the tour(s) and if you haven't made your options yet do you think a charter bus type of arrangement may work, much like the post week long Colorado tourist railroad adventure? The key concern with this scenario is wanting to spend a good amount of time to soak it all in and have the time to look around and ask the owner questions etc.