I was not able to attend this show but i am very surprised there is no posting of pictures or any information about the success of the meet ? Somebody say something
One presumes you refer to the East Penn trolley meet that was at the Phila Convention Center last week?
All around good meet although a number of folks that generally attend and hold tables were not present due to their interpretations of costs of the venue, hotel, parking, unions, traffic, etc. and generally all sorts of excuses also had little basis other than the endemic condition of model RR'er's being significantly cheap and miserly, Of course the Amtrak accident that closed the NE corridor during the meet apparently kept a number of folks from North of Phila from attending, but there were work-arounds available and I know some folks that attended that made use of them, too.
Facility was quite good, easy to get in and out of w/o any "union" issues (a chimera at best), hotel was reasonable, good parking downtown deal that had been struck nicely, traffic insignificant (ok, I drive the DC beltway everyday so a skewed view...), although the one complaint that I might have is that the lighting in the Hall was pretty lousy.
Lots of great stuff on tables full of trolley and traction items -- could have bought a back seat full of stuff at great prices (and still regret not buying several kits..), but I was there to sell my own stuff off and to represent OST. Both activities went well! And, I did yield to temptation picking up 3 insulated Q-Car drives that I can install them on cars that also can run on my steam line tracks!
Pictures? Had a major camera malfunction............