The event was held at a Double Tree Hilton hotel. One decent sized room was just for the layouts. There were 4 layouts each representing something a little different in modular layout standards. Each layout group there could have put up larger layouts but we had to keep them small due to space constraints.
- Peninsula Ntrak - From SF Bay Area, about 130 miles away. Uses basic Ntrak 3 track standards. This layout had Nn3 on one module, a large staging yard with lots of trains running, and plenty of detailed scenes.
- San Luis Obispo Model Railroad Association - Brought their Bendtrack layout from about 300 miles away. Lots of great scenery on this layout. Bendtrack is a double track standard and uses end loops.
- Silicon Valley FreemoN - Also from the SF Bay Area I see them at most of our local shows. FreemoN is a single track standard using junctions and end loops and track is code 55. This group has fine scenery and details on all their modules.
- Sacramento Valley Ntrak - This is the local Ntrak club which uses some optional Ntrak standards such as the mountain division track and alternate blue.
It would have been great to have had the AsiaNrail layout set up as it would have been a 5th type of standard and of course being Asian prototype would have offered something completely different. Paul was out of the country and could not make it to the convention so I had my Hot Springs junction module in the Peninsula Ntrak layout as the only representative of Japanese or Asian prototype. The photos below are all from the Peninsula Ntrak layout.
I really enjoyed attending this convention. The last one of these I went to was in 2005 in San Diego. I'll try not to let another 10 years slip by before attending my next one.