Sunday, February 08, 2015
Small Greenberg train show in Fredericksburg VA shows well-landscaped layouts
Today, I visited a Greenberg Train Show in Fredericksburg, VA. This year, the layouts were more interesting than in a similar show there two years ago.
The most interesting was from “N-Trackers”. The smaller trains allow for more scenery to be added, and this layout had a great variety. The highlight might have been two Japanese villages, separated by a mountain range with a road over it, and an elevated monorail with a derailment shown. Nearby there was an Army transportation base, and a “western” village “in the moonlight”. There was also a replica of a street in Wabash, ILL, of Blackwater Falls, W Va, and another area of quarries and coal mines, as well as a natural area with ponds and animal habitat. There was plenty of scenery that would make “realistic” pictures even without the tracks.
There was a small Lego layout, not as big as one in Ellicott City (Jan. 2014).
A larger layout had a very elaborate carnival.
Most of the layouts also showed a lot of culture from the 1950s, like drive-ins and soda fountain restaurants.
Most of the vendors here took credit cards.
Below (or, rather, above) a drone flies, as if to spy on the visitors.
The admission was $9 and the hours were smaller than many others, just 10-4 Sat and Sunday.