It was a really good show for North Penn S Gaugers. Only one S dealer - Pikesville, but he made out well, as I believe most dealers did as everyone was carrying packages and there were lines.
My GP-7 Reading performed very well and I got to best my 322 Hudson upgraded to DCC, which also worked very well.
Spent alot of time with the Reading Historical Society and Fire up 2100 both days. Reading Historical Society has an incredible layout, it has to be seen. I brought my photo of my former neighbor - Herbie Hurt - hanging out the cab of 2100 at Jenkintown during a Ramble. There is also a scene of Herbie hanging out the window backing 2100 through wye at Hagerstown during a Ramble.
Then one of the Reading Historical Society brought over a lady whose father was 2100s' engineer while in freight service.
There was a ton of kids and young families (not seen at standard shows) and Lionel and MTH were thronged all day. That has got to be good for the hobby.
I let the kids put the Horn/Whistle button on engines as they went by, their reaction on their faces was priceless. That's how we get people into trains.
Can a show get any better?