I visited the Manitoba Mega Train 2017 show today (October 1, 2017). As always it was a good show with a lot of displays, vendors, and activities for the young and the young at heart.
I was impressed by this Proto:48 diorama of a prairie grain elevator.
The N scale “Mainliners” travel around the prairies exhibiting their layouts at train shows. I liked it! (See a video from Moose Jaw)
I have to say that the Win N Trak group has a LOT of customized display material – chairs, tape, banners – well organized!
The Portage la Prairie Model Railroad Club had an impressive layout!
These kids were fascinated by the PMRC layout.
Doug and Florence McBride of Gladstone, Manitoba had a table with their models. Quite impressive!
The Kildonan Short Lines modular group were exhibiting again this year, and they joined their layout to the NMRA / FreeMo group to make a massive layout. I think they could have used a dispatcher, though – a lot of trains were running around!
There were quite a few vendors at the show, as usual. I was happy to finally meet Rob Arsenault of Weather My Trains in person, after corresponding with him online for a few years. A great guy who does great work.
Here’s a view of some of the vendor tables:
Of course, the free train ride around the show was active and very well attended.
Thanks to the Manitoba Mega Train 2017 organizers for another great show… looking forward to 2018!