Next week I’ll be at the NMRA National Convention in Sacramento, giving three different clinics (on waybills, SP freight car modeling, and on PFE operations), and participating in other activities, such as the RPM display room. It’s always a good gathering of modelers, and registrations already exceed 1500 (we hope we may get as many as 2000, and have planned for that many).
I’ll be reading e-mail and checking web sites during the week, so I won’t be altogether out of touch. I’ve been asked if I would put up any of my clinic handouts in the form of posts, and I will likely do so after the convention. One possible source of such topics is the National Train Show (NTS), which runs from Friday July 8 through Sunday the 10th. Some manufacturers do show new products at the NTS, so it’s possible there will be some news of that kind.
I will also report anything else which seems to me to be of interest to the topic of this blog, probably while I’m there or as soon as I get back on Sunday, July 10. This could stem from clinics, meetings, or even hallway conversations. That’s part of the attraction of an event like this: the social interactions are a major piece of the event, and an important reason why I’m looking forward to the convention.