Article By: John Waller
Show Date: Nov. 17-18, 2006
All went very well for the Model Builders Show at the Westerly Armory. Johnathan was there with the red trailer to meet me at 7 AM Friday morning. The show convenor, Gerry Trottier, said the trailer could be left parked in Railroad Avenue, which we did. Enough people came to unload the trailer and set up. We were ready by the start time of 1 PM, after what now seems to be the normal activity of chasing up bad connectors on the main traction bus.
We had enough trains running during the day and there was a steady stream of interested visitors. We shared the hall with other model displays, mostly aircraft enthusiasts; there were some awesome models there, including a radio-controlled battery-driven helicopter.
The stream of visitors continued through Saturday and we had enough people present at the end to break down in just over 90 minutes, with a little help from the Armory people. We thought they were preparing supper for us, but it turned out to be they were setting up for a church service on Sunday! Rats!