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Author Topic: O Scale National 2018 Information

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Post O Scale National 2018 Information
on: September 15, 2017,

Thanks Martin for putting up the other 2018 show materials in your post.

Anyone and everyone interested in 1/4" scale modeling is invited to the 50th O Scale National, co-sponsored with the MER NMRA. Standard gauge, narrow gauge, P48, traction, and transit. We welcome everyone from any background and any scale that is interested in O Scale to join us.

It will be held August 22-26, 2018 at the Rockville Hilton Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.

Some highlights of the convention include:

    Trading Halls
    Clinics with new presentations, and 'extra fare' hands-on clinics
    Onsite Modular layouts
    Manufacturer/Vendor Displays
    Convention Cars
    Model Contest
    Door prizes/goodie bags for pre-registered attendees
    Layout tours
    Side trips
    Keynote speaker & dinner with Tony Koester, discussing his venture into Proto48
    Metro access is 108 steps from the hotel - go explore all of Washington DC (Make it a family trip!)

Hotel registration has started. Convention registration is slated to start September 30. The convention website that has more detailed information here:

Welcome to the 2018 Scale O National Convention!

I attached a PDF of the September newsletter that went out to the already large convention mailing list. If you cannot download the PDF here, it is also available on the website, under the newsletter heading. ( http://2018oscalenational.com/newsletters/september-2017-newsletter )

Not all of the details are set in stone yet. As convention details are confirmed, they will also be released via the website, convention mailing list, Twitter, and Facebook. Be sure to add those to your favorites. You can also choose to join the convention mailing list, which is on the home page of the convention website.

Twitter- @OscaleNatl2018 https://twitter.com/OScaleNatl2018

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/OScaleNatl2018/

Hope you all can make it. Should be a blast!


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Post Re: O Scale National 2018 Information
on: November 10, 2017,

Heads up, the convention is giving away a B&O Timesaver Boxcar!

Picture of the car and giveaway details are here:

Boxcar Giveaway


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Post Re: O Scale National 2018 Information
on: January 21, 2018,

Here's the latest:

Registration is open on the website. Everything can be done electronically. We accept checks and snail mail too.

Convention Cars have been put on the website. One car is a Canandaigua Southern X-29 Boxcar, which commemorates John Armstrong's historic railroad. The second is the Fruit Grower's Express 40' Steel Reefer. FGE was owned by several railroads. These are being made by AtlasO.

The January Newsletter has been emailed out to the convention mailing list and is also on the website. The older newsletters are on the website too.

The convention is also giving away a second boxcar. All you need to do is sign up for our mailing list. Bob Sewall of Arizona won the first car.

The convention is also giving away an Atlas reefer sometime in March/April to those who have already registered for the convention. Stay tuned for information on that.


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