Strasburg meet in Aug - who's going?

Meet is under 3 weeks away on the 12th at the usual place - the firehouse. 

Hopefully it will not be as hot there as last year - 3 people actually melted and had to be taken home in buckets.

Got 3-4 tubs of models and kits to sell along with the usual "stuff" and all.

 


A Pessimist sees a dark tunnel

An Optimist sees light at the end of the tunnel

A Realist sees a freight train

The Train engineer sees 3 idiots standing on the rails

 

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prrjim posted:

Is there a website?

Hmmm........  Not that I'm aware of - why?


A Pessimist sees a dark tunnel

An Optimist sees light at the end of the tunnel

A Realist sees a freight train

The Train engineer sees 3 idiots standing on the rails

 

Originally posted by PRR Jim:
Times, location etc. I am going to be in PA around that time, and would try to get over there if the scheule premits,
but I have no idea where and what time, just a date.

Strasburg Firehouse in downtown Strasburg, Pa. 9am -1pm. Get there Early!

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prrjim posted:

Times, location etc.    I am going to be in PA around that time, and would try to get over there if the scheule premits, but I have no idea where and what time, just a date.

You might consider getting O Scale Trains magazine and looking at the Events Calendar, or try visiting the O Scale Trains site where the information and flyer has been posted si8nce last year (new one up now that goes into 2018!!!), or looking in on some of the O Scale Yahoo groups.

Or....


A Pessimist sees a dark tunnel

An Optimist sees light at the end of the tunnel

A Realist sees a freight train

The Train engineer sees 3 idiots standing on the rails

 

I'll be there with the last of Gerry Brown's estate.  The good stuff includes Key E7 ABA PRR units, a PSC K4, and PSC coaches. Also lower end stuff includes built up Old Pullman switches and Intermountain cars with metal wheels.  I will also have a few of my own models, including a mint Car and Locomotive Shops Western Maryland J1 Potomac. It has never been run.

What doesn't sell will probably go to a dealer or tax exempt club. 

Brother_Love posted:

Is there still meet in October? Thanks

Scroll up just a little ways for the current flyer for this meet.


A Pessimist sees a dark tunnel

An Optimist sees light at the end of the tunnel

A Realist sees a freight train

The Train engineer sees 3 idiots standing on the rails

 

I have not missed this show since its beginning.  When the Eastern O Scalers ran this show in Denver PA and Wind Gap, I was their also.  Wind Gap was a great name for that fire hall location...not much around there but a nice fire hall.   A four hour meet in Strasburg is great as far as I am concerned.  Living only 75 minutes from Strasburg I was very pleased when they moved to this location.  Strasburg has plenty of things to do in the area with the Strasburg Railroad, The TCA Museum and the Pennsylvania State Railroad Museum only ten minutes from the fire hall where the meet is held.  The folks at the fire hall put together some simple food and drink for the attendees and often times they have some wonderful chicken corn soup available.

My wife and another couple usually spend the weekend in the area at the Fall and Spring meets and the wives can take in the outlets and specialty shops while my buddy and I attend the meet.

As I get older seeing other O scale friends has become more important than acquiring more train stuff.  I have enough projects in house to keep me building O scale for many years.  I would suggest if you are coming from a distance to this meet to plan on spending a couple of days in the area taking in the other rail and non rail activities that are available.

Lancaster County PA is a great place to visit.

Joe

 

 

We won't be there for the August meet due to other business commitments, but will be there for the October show.

If you have never been to this show its a great show run by 2 super people John Dunn and Rich Yoder so if you are into scale items this is definitely a show to go to.

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Scenery Details - Passenger/Freight/Diesel Details - Figures - Signals - Laser Cutting, & MUCH MORE!

Super meet, broad selection, great prices, many tables of repair parts, tables of Weaver left overs, nice hosts, clean rest rooms, free parking &  friendly faces.  A great way to kick off a railroad themed weekend!

Call for a table and bring your excess baggage.  I have had tables there for years, excellent experience,

A trip to Strasburg is not complete without a stop by the Railroad station for a real steam engine experience then cross the street to one of the finest  and biggest 1:1 railroad museums in the country with a wide variety of early and transition era engines and cars.

Walk around, thru, under in the pits and over on the catwalk to view what must be a few acres of indoor trains and much more outdoors.

Strasburg is a great 0 scale train show and so much more.  All within a one mile distance.

"Price is what you pay - value is what you get"

"Super meet, broad selection, great prices, many tables of repair parts, tables of Weaver left overs, nice hosts, clean rest rooms, free parking &  friendly faces.  A great way to kick off a railroad themed weekend!"

You blokes don't know how good a life you have, a great place to live. Very lucky, I'm envious. Nothing like that over here. Roo.

clem k posted:

Do you think I could find these at this show ? Weaver 4 bay high side. Prod. #4902                                                               Clem

 

Possible but no guarantees.  I see and find totally unexpected stuff every meet in Strasburg....and sometimes I even buy it! 


A Pessimist sees a dark tunnel

An Optimist sees light at the end of the tunnel

A Realist sees a freight train

The Train engineer sees 3 idiots standing on the rails

 

Today I am gathering up some surplus O scale equipment to take to the Strasburg show on Saturday.  I will have 2 tables full of stuff you don't see much anymore.  CLW completed mechanisms for F units,  an unstarted Pearce 2-8-0 kit, AN F-3 A &B units with dual power and lots of other O scale.  After 40+ years in 2 rail O, I am going to thin out my collection.

Joe

I will have my usual two tables next to RRJJF and will be representing Sunset and Golden Gate as always. I will be selling a Golden Gate 2 rail B&O Cincinnatian set brand new in the box  (which needs to be shipped from California)  along with some extra Cincinnatian coaches that I have with me along with some of my own stuff.

At 74 I don't need all my items any longer and will be selling my stuff cheap.

 

Dear Forum Members,

As of tonight 08/08/2017, we have 68 dealers and 92 tables sold for this Saturday's show. 

There will be representatives of the 2018 SONC in Washington DC area in attendance to distribute information and answer any questions about the event.

Rich and I have also been told a few small collections will also be for sale.

As always, the Strasburg Fire Company food staff will be providing great Amish cooking at always reasonable prices.

And all this for a $5,00 admission fee !!!

Hope to see you there. 

Regards,

John P Dunn Sr / Rich Yoder  Scale 2 Rail Promotions

 

 

  

Strasburg is a show for everyone.

There were a lot of tables filled with $10 & $20 clean "filler" freight cars with steel wheels and Kadees for those just wanting to build long trains.   Got eleven of them for a new coal drag.  Even new in the box Atlas and MTH cars were available for $25 - $35.  MFGers must be sitting on hoards of dead stock.  This may be a hidden indicator of just how tapped out the country is.

If anyone is just getting started in 0 scale 2 rail the Strasburg show usually has a bunch of entry level family affordable stock available.

For the complete picture let me say there were scores of quality high end brass cars well represented by Keystone, RYM, early SS brass,  PCS, OMI & others  all priced to sell.

Also had to be well over a hundred very reasonable priced steam engines.  All good clean decent looking  pieces.  Dealers were working the numbers to close many deals.

George Peckman was  there with his massive portable hobby shop loaded with just about any widgets one would need.  Lots of other stuff going on that others can touch on.

Keep October 14th open for the next Strasburg show.  

 

 

 

"Price is what you pay - value is what you get"

Tom Tee posted:

Strasburg is a show for everyone.

There were a lot of tables filled with $10 & $20 clean "filler" freight cars with steel wheels and Kadees for those just wanting to build long trains.   Even new in the box Atlas and MTH cars were available for $25 - $35.

If anyone is just getting started in 0 scale 2 rail the Strasburg show usually has a bunch of entry level family affordable stock available.

This show was particularly representative of a large number of very affordable entry level 2-rail cars and engines - cars were being sold at prices you'd have a hard time buying just the trucks and couplers!

For the complete picture let me say there were scores of quality high end brass cars well represented by Keystone, RYM, early SS brass,  PCS, OMI & others  all priced to sell.

Something for everyone (or close to it!)

Also had to be well over a hundred very reasonable priced steam engines.  All good clean decent looking  pieces.  Dealers were working the numbers to close many deals.

A Weaver RS3 for $60 on one table..........

Good meet and I was able to sell off a lot of smaller items and a couple of cars out of my inventory.

Indianapolis meet is next month.............


A Pessimist sees a dark tunnel

An Optimist sees light at the end of the tunnel

A Realist sees a freight train

The Train engineer sees 3 idiots standing on the rails

 

It was my first visit to this show and I thoroughly enjoyed it.    It is a very long trip for me, so I doubt I can make it regularly, but I would like to go again.    I did spend some bucks, and I found a loco I had been looking for for years at a very reasonable price.    I also got 2 of the 25 dollar Atlas cars, new in the box!

I've regularly had tables for the April & October shows, this was my first for August as I'm usually on vacation. It was a good crowd attending and found out later from John that attendance is very close to other months of the year.

Sold a lot of items and complete project kits that I'll never get to. Prices were really good all over the hall.

Best of all, was seeing friends I only see a couple times a year!

I am John Galt !

Chris

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