Above: Club member Dave Alley and his wife demonstrate painting buildings at the show. Photo Credit: Stu Dom
Above: Barbara and Ron pose for the camera in front of the N scale layout at the show. Photo Credit: Stu Dom
Below: The cafeteria filled with dealers and S gauge layout. Photo Credit: Stu Dom
Article By: Dan Delany
Show Date: November 23, 2008
The Cheshire Show is one of the more enduring local train shows in Connecticut. Held at the Cheshire High School, the show benefits the High School’s excellent marching band, and has been running strong for well over 20 years. This year’s show was as enjoyable as ever. Attendance is typically strong, and the line outside the front door of the High School was evidence that this year was no exception. The show featured three large rooms: the cafeteria, the gymnasium, and the commons (the schools large student gathering area), with numerous dealers. Eight operating modular layouts were present to entertain and inspire show-goers, with many of the major scales represented (N, HO, S, O, and G).
The show was staffed by the student members of the Marching Band, as well as the parents who make up the Band Association. With many years of practice, the show, as well as the concessions ran like clockwork.
The show has a great atmosphere, with many of the local model railroad clubs represented. It’s always great to see such diversity in modeling scales at a local show like this. All signs pointed to another successful show for the Cheshire Marching Band, and I for one am looking forward to next years show.