Well, this was my first trip to York, and I must say it was unbelievable! The most important things were that I met so many of you great people for the first time in person! Second, some of the Pittsburgh Independent Hi-Railers took me under their wing, giving advice and a place to room. Also, the weather was fantastic!
Yes, I got some great deals as well! I was looking for specific things, so I passed a lot of tables with a glance, where I would have lingered at smaller shows.
First, I was open for a first generation hood unit diesel, PS-2 or PS3, TMCC or Legacy in Western Maryland livery. Here is a Legacy GP-7 that I found for an amazing price.
Well a K-Line Heinz Pickle car sure fit the bill too. I got a plastic Heinz pickle pin when I went there on a field trip in grade school. My wife did too, when her school went. I bought this car from one of my favorite Forum sponsors.
I have been looking for some short Western Maryland passenger cars for a long, long time. Well a FaceBook group friend had an MTH PS-2 Western Maryland Berkshire on display. His sign said he had 6 cars as one big package. I asked about the cars, '60 foot Railking. He didn't want to break up the set with the Pacific, but I had spent the money I had planned to spend. He offered I pay a deposit, and pay the rest later. So here is the add on car I took with me. I sold a RailKing B&O SW-9 later, so I have half the money to pay him for the set.
I also bought the last Ross Custom Switch I need for my track plan, bought a couple types of glue, a set of trucks for a car I like that has a damaged truck.
Last, I spent time talking with a number of manufacturers and dealers talking about products and the hobby in general. I picked up information on two products I want to research in more detail before making a commitment. Lastly, I want to say again, I was really glad to meet so many for you from this Forum!!! I love the Forum, and consider all of you my good friends!! It was a great time indeed!!!