I had a great time yesterday, my 16th year going to York, 32 meets.
I took a day off from work👍
Around 10, my son who is a senior in college and graduates in a few weeks called, and said he had received a nice job offer, and had accepted it. That made my day.
I covered every aisle in every hall, walked 13,000 steps or 5 miles.
It seemed more of a larger constant crowd than in past years.
I met a public visitor for the first time, when I arrived at 7:30 to attend the Standard Gauge Modular Club Meeting in the dining Hall, saw him again later he said he was having a good time, and had no trouble paying at the Orange Hall, and getting his bracelet.
I had a nice breakfast with SGMA friends, and saw some great items members brought for show and tell. Then at 9AM I hit the halls. I picked up 7 Glenn Snyder wall racks, that probably saved me $75 in shipping, and I found a somewhat rare green MTH reproduction State Car “New Jersey” to add to my set, it was a good deal and probably saved me $125 including shipping on the car versus what I see then going for online. Talked with Lou “Keep Searchin’” Palumbo, and bought his book and got his Autograph. I also found a nice embroidered denim shirt for $30. Had a good crab cake and lemonade for lunch at Sherries food truck, then saw Mike Wolf at the MTH display, shook his hand and told him what a great job they were doing. Saw at least 20 ZWs going for $110 to $140, those have dropped, I was tempted but didn’t need more power right now. I was expecting to see a ton of the new MTH M10 Wolverine tank cars, but only saw a few. In fact I saw much more new Lionel product for sale than MTH. I picked up my October York badge in the Silver Hall upon leaving. All TCA and security on hand were very friendly and welcoming. Thanks TCA Eastern Division, you make it look easy.
I noted Lionel, OGR, Atlas, and CTT were not there, that didn’t bother me too much. The big absence for me was Mr. Muffins trains, I like how he brings a ton of MTH to sell. Hope to see him back in October.
I enjoyed seeing all the OGR Forumites that I have come to know. If it weren’t for the train Forums my circle of friends would be a lot smaller.
Finished it up with a nice dinner with friends at 7PM, with lots of laughs, as usual.
A little sore today: “Train Show legs”
I got home to my house in Hunt Valley, Maryland at 11PM. I am lucky it’s only a 45 minute drive for me.
Its predictable, I always look at this forum the next day after York, and learn that the great Meet I attended, was really a quite miserable affair...I must be missing something.
Please share your experiences.
Here is a cool truck I saw in the parking lot: