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Conard High School Train Show
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Above: Nate and Andrew run trains on the HO layout. Photo Credit: Jim Spavins

Above: Andrew Porter demonstrates installs decoders on his SOO Line SD60s during the show. Photo Credit: Jim Spavins

Below: Club testing signal operations on Tom's Lillian Grain and Light Industrial Module. Photo Credit: Jim Spavins

Below: Conard High School Train Show Flyer

Article By: Jim Spavins
Show Date: November 7, 2015

On November 7, 2015, the club setup a HO scale layout in support of the West Hartford Technology Student Association's annual train show at Conard High School in West Hartford, CT.  This was the club's second year supporting the show and featured a revised module lineup from the previous year. The new Woodstock Valley, Lillian Grain and Light Industrial, as well as Amanda's corner all were on display at the show.

Setup began bright and early at 6 a.m. in the morning in the school's cafeteria. This gave the club ample time to setup the 20'x28' layout and be ready running trains by the time the show opened at 10 am. The club had good support from membership with over a dozen members helping to display the layout.

At the show, besides the club's layout, several other layouts were featured including an HO modular layout display from the New Haven Society of Model Engineers as well as an O gauge layout from the Connecticut Society of Ferroequinologists. In addition, several vendors were scatted throughout the hallways and cafeteria.

Overall the club enjoyed the experience and hopes to be back next November for the 2016 edition of the show!

Train Show at a Glance

Date: November 7, 2015
Location: West Hartford, CT
Scale: HO
Highlights: 20'x28' HO Layout

Module List
Amanda's Corner
Woodstock Valley
Billstown
Lillian Grain and Light Industrial
Pequot Yard
Reading Flyover
Rockville Corner
Lift Bridge

The HO layout setup for the train show at Conard High School.

The HO layout setup for the train show at Conard High School.