The Thousand Lakes Region of the NMRA is holding a joint convention with the Mid-Continent Region in Ames, Iowa from May 18th-21st, 2017. This is the first time these regions have joined forces to hold a convention, and it’s definitely going to be worth the trip!
The convention will be held at the Quality Inn, situated on the east side of Ames, with easy access to Interstate 35 and Highway 30.
There will be a train show that will be open to the general public and convention attendees on Saturday. The train show will include over 70 dealer tables, a silent auction, and display layouts. This is a great opportunity to share the NMRA with others who have not yet joined.
There will be clinics on a wide range of topics, including:
•Creating Realistic and Enjoyable Passenger Operations by Drake Hokanson
•Grade Crossings by Fred Headon, MMR
•Custom Decals for Model RR by Dave Roeder, MMR
•Evaluation and Documentation by Ryan Moats, MMR
•Son of Imagineering by Ryan Moats, MMR and Whit Johnson
•Computers in Model Railroading by Dr. John Bate
•Scratch-building Board-by-board and more by Mike Engler
•Bridges by John Hotvet, MMR
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