2011 National Train Show (NTS), Sacramento July 8, 9, 10

2011 National Train Show (NTS), Sacramento July 8, 9, 10 

Free-mo was represented with modules from Sothern California, Central California (SLO Area), Northern California (the bay area), Sacramento Area, Kansas and Chilliwack British Columbia. We setup a large 40 foot by 80 foot layout on a large “W” or “E” shape. We had return loops on two of the ends, two yards and two engine facilities with turntables.

The Free-mo layout took second place for group layout and the Chilliwack yard and engine facilities took the Judges award.

A number of people took pictures at the setup, here are links to the pictures.

Gary Green http://www.garymgreen.com/national_train_show_snapshots.html

Harry Southern (Free-mo set up at the NTS, along with a few of Old Sacramento and the Railroad Museum of alifornia.)

Some Video from Harry

Dan Risdon https://picasaweb.google.com/drisdon/2011NationalTrainShow
The first pictures are of the Free-mo setup, the rest are aroudn the NTS

Bob Schrempp http://upload.pbase.com/edit_gallery/bschrempp/nts_2011_sacramento

Horizon Hobby (http://www.horizonhobby.com/trains/ ) did a video about the Layouts at the NTS. Bob Schrempp was interviewed about Free-mo. See the NTS 2011 Layout Video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqMpB6-QtKM The part about Free-mo starts at about 6:30
All Horizon Hobby Videos here http://www.youtube.com/user/HorizonHobbyTrains

Updated 8/1/2011


Found some ore picture of the setup


And more video of the setup. From about 6:30 to 10:30, 4 minutes out of the 14 minutes (or 20%) is of the Free-mo layout. HE must have really liked our setup :)

Note: He mis-labeled the layout as "Chilliwack Model Railway Club, HO Model Layout"