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These are random photos of the National Association Of S Gaugers National Conventions I have attended. They are generally my yearly vacations, and are like a family reunion as I donít get to see most of the attendees during the rest of the year. I have been from New Jersey to California and back seeing great tours, layouts and of course great people.Join us! You will go to your first convention as a new NASG member and leave as a NASG Family Member!

 

I have a lot more photos for the years not shown here but I have to scan them which is very time consuming. Check back to see if more have been added.

 

 

I had an idea in 1990 that if there was a national convention it would be great exposure of S Scale in my area which would benefit and hopefully grow the membership of the then new South Jersey S Scalers Club I founded with Roy Hoffman in 1989.It was decided that a joint NASG/NMRA/N-Trak convention would be a good place to promote S Scale to a large Northeastern audience. My friend Charlie Leonard and I were apart of the management committee and attended meetings for almost 3 years before the event. When the event arrived we owned Valley Forge and every hotel room for a 20 mile radius! The days that the train show was opened to the public shattered all previous records.The number of tour buses needed to run the tours was unbelievable. That went horrifically wrong after about 2 days. People were left stranded for hours on layout tours because the buses were not following directions. I was one of them left for dead for hours on someoneís lawn because the layout owner whose house we just toured left to go to the convention.The bus broker was put out of business by the NMRA.

 

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Here is a list of past & future NASG conventions

Year

City

Type

2015

Kansas City Missouri

Stand-alone

2014

Oconomowoc (Milwaukee), WI

Stand-alone

2013

Scranton, PA

Stand-alone

2012

Chattanooga TN

Stand-alone

2011

Sacramento CA

Joint-NMRA National

2010

Duluth MN

Stand-alone

2009

St. Louis, MO

Stand-alone

2008

Lowell, MA

Stand-alone

2007

Baltimore, MD

Stand-alone

2006

Pontiac, MI

Stand-alone

2005

Altoona, PA

Stand-alone

2004

Arlington Heights (Chicago), IL

Stand-alone

2003

Oconomowoc (Milwaukee), WI

Stand-alone

2002

Cleveland, OH

Stand-alone

2001

Scranton, PA

Stand-alone

2000

San Jose, CA

Joint-NMRA National

1999

St. Paul, MN

SBR (Simultaneous) with NMRA National

1998

Worcester, MA

Stand-alone

1997

Westminster (Denver, CO)

Stand-alone

1996

Dearborn (Detroit), MI

Stand-alone

1995

Altoona, PA

Stand-alone

1994

Vancouver, WA (Portland, OR)

SBR( Tandem) with NMRA National

1993

Valley Forge, PA

Joint-NMRA National

1992

Cleveland, OH

Stand-alone

1991

Syracuse, NY

Stand-alone

1990

Pittsburgh, PA

Joint-NMRA National

1989

Kansas City, MO

Stand-alone

1988

New Brunswick, NJ

Stand-alone

1987

Oak Brook (Chicago), IL

Stand-alone

1986

Novi (Detroit), MI

Stand-alone

1985

Sacramento, CA

Stand-alone

1984

Buffalo, NY

Stand-alone

1983

Woburn (Boston), MA

Stand-alone

1982

Cleveland, OH

Stand-alone

1981

Syracuse, NY

Stand-alone

1980

Milwaukee, WI

Stand-alone

1979

Princeton, NJ

Joint-NMRA Regional

1978

Silver Spring, MD (Washington, DC)

Stand-alone

1977

San Jose, CA

Stand-alone

1976

Ottawa, ON Canada

Stand-alone

1975

Elk Grove Village (Chicago), IL

Stand-alone

1974

Worcester, MA

Stand-alone

1973

Willow Grove, PA

Stand-alone

1972

Kansas City, MO

Stand-alone

1971

Syracuse, NY

Stand-alone

1970

Hershey, PA

Stand-alone

1969

Alexandria, VA (Washington, DC)

Stand-alone

1968

Nashua, NH

Stand-alone

1967

Tarrytown, NY

Stand-alone

1966

Toronto, ON, Canada

Stand-alone

1965

Rochester, PA

Stand-alone

1964

Willow Grove, PA

Stand-alone

1963

East Greenbush (Troy), NY

Stand-alone

1962

Woburn (Boston), MA

Stand-alone

1961

New York, NY

Stand-alone

 

1993

Valley Forge PA

Joint NASG NMRA N-Trak

I was taking photography classes during this convention. I shot a lot of black and white film then.

See if you can spot the Italian man wearing a kilt!

 

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†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† South Jersey S Scalers †††††† ††††††††† Billy & Diane Wade ††††††††††† The late Frank Titman Lehigh Valley Models††

 

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Omnicon Scale Models ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Downs Model RR †††††††††††††††††††††††† Don Thompson & John Hall

 

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River Raisin Models††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† S Helper Service ††††††††††††††† The Late Walt Danylak

 

 

2001

Scranton PA

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†††††††††††††††††† Pennsy S Models Table †††††††††††††††††††††††† Dan Jamie Kelvin Donna Me Bob Werre

 

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Bob Werre Lee Johnson Dick Karnes††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Donna Me Dan†††††††††††††††††††

 

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2002

Cleveland Ohio

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PRR Boxcar at Trolley Museum †††††††† Howie at an O Scale layout †††††† M1 Numberplate††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

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Jack Sudimacís Layout †††††††††††††† Josh Seltzerís Layout†††††††††††††††††† Mad River Museum

 

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Mad River Museum †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mad River Museum †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mad River Museum

 

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Mad River Museum †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† BTS Display Layout††††††††††††††††††††† That Canadian Guy

 

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Dueling Hawaiian Shirts ††††††††††††† Howie John Bortz Bill Mark III††††††††††† Pennsy S Models†††††

 

2003

Oconomowoc Wisconsin

 

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ďDandyĒ Don Heimburger †††††††††††††††††† Pennsy S Models †††††††††††††††† Jim Kindraka & Ron Sebastian

 

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S Helper Service †††††††††††††††††††††††††† Model Room ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Andy Malette

 

 

 

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