The meet dates are May 25 - 27, 2017. This is Memorial
Day weekend, we hope the dates work for you. Quite a few
2016 attendees liked the meet being in May, so we'll
do it again.
Registration and table fees haven't changed. Registration
is $35 for a family (modeler, partner, all children related
or not under 18), $40 after April 25, 2017. 30" x 72" tables
are $45 each, $50 after April 25, 2017, electrical is free.
Unlike the 2016 meet, we will have the entire 25,000
square foot ballroom, so we will have space for tables,
visiting layouts, company store, and the contests all
in that room. Also unlike 2016, there is no mega event
scheduled for the convention center next door.
The hotel room rate increased to $135, still a bargain for
Silicon Valley. This is for 1 - 4 occupancy, so buddy up
and save. To get this rate you must reserve your room by
May 11,2017. The hotel recommends using their web site to
make your reservation; when they provide us the link it
will be on the OSW web site (link is below).
The OSW web site (link is below) is in the process of
being updated. Most of the where, when, and how much
info is current. Just be aware that the site is changing
so if you didn't find something you are looking for, either
check back from time to time to see if it is there, or
For those of you that use Facebook, there is a group
for O Scale West, named oscalewest. The group can be a
handy way of communicating with other folks who are
going to OSW. For example, those who are looking for a
room mate can make contact. Or if you know someone is
looking for a specific model you can let them know right
away if you bump into it.
This year we plan to offer a deluxe printed and bound
map book. It will contain descriptions of all layouts
open for OSW and a map for each layout with directions to
an intersection close to each layout (for security). All
layouts in the book may not be open in any given year; as
the meet approaches we'll post the schedule for the layouts
on the web site. The full addresses of layouts open in 2017
will be in the registration packet. When we have more
information on the book we'll post sample pages on
the web site. The book must be pre-ordered with payment.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Custom 2-rail O Scale Models: Drives, | O Scale West / S West
Repairs, Steam Loco Building, More | 2017 Meet is May 25 - 27
http://www.rodmiller.com | http://www.oscalewest.com