2019 National Train Show - Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: 2019 National Train Show - Salt Lake City, Utah

Postby Bill Dixon » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:42 pm

Loaded the tables and old turn back loop tonight. Will be out late tomorrow night so have to load the rest of the stuff Saturday morning. Then I take that stuff to Tibi after work to load the trailer.
Then home to load up what I am bringing in my van. Going to be a long Saturday.
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Re: 2019 National Train Show - Salt Lake City, Utah

Postby CFRiad » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:43 pm

The adventure begins. Trailer hooked up to the car, ready for loading.
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Re: 2019 National Train Show - Salt Lake City, Utah

Postby CFRiad » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:32 pm

Terry and Bill came over to my place to drop off their stuff and to help loading the trailer. Then we played 3D Tetris with module boxes. The trailer is now loaded and ready to go.

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We then had a beer and a chat, after which the boys headed home. Bill wants to hit the road early Sunday morning. I will leave on Monday and Terry will leave by train on Tuesday morning.

I have a good feeling about this trip and show.
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Re: 2019 National Train Show - Salt Lake City, Utah

Postby Bill Dixon » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:37 am

Packing at Tibi's went very well.
It all seemed to fit right.

I dropped Terry off at a Skytrain station and headed home via a gas station and grocery store - travel rations.

Then home to load up my van. Travelling with one bench seat. It all fits with room for more. Will see how the foam turn back loops travel. Have track, scenery materials and glue to fix any issues.

Laundry is drying now. Time for dinner then to pack, shower and to bed.
Tomorrow is coming fast.
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Re: 2019 National Train Show - Salt Lake City, Utah

Postby tomvanhoy » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:06 pm

Safe travels to all and have a Great time!
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Re: 2019 National Train Show - Salt Lake City, Utah

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:36 pm

Safe travels everybody and have a blast!
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Re: 2019 National Train Show - Salt Lake City, Utah

Postby Bill Dixon » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:38 am

The alarm went off at am, much to early.
On the road by 7:45, through customs by 8:88.
And then to drive. . . .
Was tired. Had to stop at the second rest stop for a nap and snacks.
Drove the day two rest stops at a time. Then rest and munchies.
Into Boise after 9pm. Too long a drive. My hands are aching.
Checked in to my motel, dinner at Dennys then to bed shortly.
Happily a shorter drive tomorrow.
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Re: 2019 National Train Show - Salt Lake City, Utah

Postby CFRiad » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:30 am

I am on the road too. Left home at 6:00, crossed the border at 6:30.

Having a pit stop at Bellingham for gas, snacks and a coffee. Hitting the road soon, with hopes to dodge the rush hour insanity around Seattle.
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2019 National Train Show - Salt Lake City, Utah

Postby CFRiad » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:54 pm

Damn’ it, Seattle. You invented the 10-lane parking lot. Why does it take 2 hours to drive 25 miles from Everett to Bellevue on the 405?

Anyways... roads are faster east of the city. Making good progress: lunch at Yakima, then back on the road.
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Re: 2019 National Train Show - Salt Lake City, Utah

Postby Bill Dixon » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:56 pm

My alarm went off early this morning. Iooked at it, turned it off and went back to sleep.
I was on the road at 9am after checking the van and gassing up.
Hands are still aching from yesterday. Had rain through Idaho.
It's a long drive through Idaho.
Eventually reached Utah and the final stretch.
Found my hotel and checked in. Got my swag bag from the convention ( will post picture later).
Spent the rest of the afternoon driving around the city.

Went to 'The Kings English' book store. Bought something.
Went to a local games/miniatures store. Bought something.
Back to the hotel via a gas station.

Now sitting drinking a beer while waiting for my lunch/dinner.

Then will wander around the convention for a bit - already did the silent auction - no TT as expected.

Then back to.my room to crash.
Been a Loong drive to get here but arrived OK.
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