Craig - thanks for starting this thread. the York meets are one of the highlights of my whole year. Since getting into the SGMA (Standard Gauge Modular Association), getting on this Forum, and making trains, I have made a bunch of great friends (including you), and so I really look forward to York and never have a bad time.
I meet people there that I've known for over 45 years (Mark P - were high school friends).
Went to the OGR breakfast - always meet new folks and a few I've met on line. I need to get up even earlier!
SGMA breakfast on Friday - over 40 people came out, many awesome builders that make their own unique trains - about 20 pieces on display, you never know what will show up. Clem Clement started this with his home maders.
Dinners with Clem's 'Fun Crowd', another with old friends.
Picking up parts from great guys like Joe Mania, Harry Hennings, Dallas Hunsicker and others, always a good conversation at each booth. Even chatting with Mike Wolf about standard gauge production post 'Lionel Corporation' labeling - he was very honest about where the market is.
Grabbed a couple of bargains, one was pre-arranged for pickup.
I had a super time. So sad it's over, but plenty to do back home! Gonna be a long time till Fall York!