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MichLTC at NMRA National Train Show 2005
MichLTC participation in NMRA National Train Show, Cincinnati, July 8-10, 2005
About this creation

MichLUG/MichLTC participated in the NMRA National Train Show in Cincinnati on July 8 to 10, 2005. My club was just one of a total of 13 Lego Train Clubs plus a special team that built a Minifig scale model of the Cincinnati Union Terminal (CUT). This effort was organized by the ILTCO (International Lego Train Club Organization).


After about a day and a half of setup by over 70 club members, the 50 x 70 foot layout was completed. I think I can speak for most if not all these people, that the show was an amazing experience and a lot of fun.


The NMRA show featured about 40 layouts in HO, N, and Z gauges plus the ILTCO Lego display.
Click here to see pictures of other layouts at NMRA NTS 2005.


The Lego display was one of the most popular out of all the layouts. NMRA train show attendance was announced to be over 17,000 people.




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   MichLTC's city consisting of bits of Detroit, New York, and Chicago. Chris Leach and I appeared to have brought the most buildings. I brought nine buildings including the large Fisher Building and seven other buildings contructed just in time for the show.



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   COLTC's Columbus Ohio skyline with the CUT in the background.



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   COLTC's new terrain feature with hills, rivers, bridges, and train tunnels. The size of the entire display can be judged by the white six foot high Fisher Buiding in the distance which is part of the same layout.



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   The vast Cincinnati Union Terminal which was finished in a heroic effort the day the show opened.



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   David Kohrman's fine block of historically accurate buildings. He is a member of MichLUG but he participated with IndyLUG for this show.



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   IndyLUG had a very impressive scene with a large trestle, covered bridge, waterfall, and mountain. The MichLTC city skyline is almost 70 feet away and is yet part of the same layout.



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   Amy Hughe's detailed building based on the Ann Arbor Museum of Art.



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   Larry Pieniazek's detailed block of buildings. He also supplied most of MichLTCs trains.



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   MichLTC downtown. The Fisher building is on the right, my new block of buildings in the middle and Chris's Pepsi Building on the left. The new block includes the 8 story gray bank with ground floor interior, a tan 17 story Art Deco tower and four other buildings.



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   MichLTC's display seen from the inner portion of the layout,.



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   A busy street scene in the MichLTC display.



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   Chris Leach invited some of the kids visiting the show to help him build this EL station on the 2nd day of the show.



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   Chris's tan Dime Building was constructed specifically for the show. It cost considerably more than a dime; it is based on a Detroit skyscraper of the same name. I built the modest IBM building around the logo which is a natural when built out of Lego plates.



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   A Minifig threatens to jump off of Chris's Flatiron Building. There always seems to be someone trying to jump at a MichLTC show! The fire department never quite seems to be able to prevent it either.



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   The Detroit Institute of the Arts complete with would-be art thieves trying to steal "Whistler's Mother".



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   The entire 50 x 70 foot ILTCO Lego train layout!



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   Toronto LTC impressive portion of the layout featuring hills, bridges, a dam, a ship lock and harbor scene. The MichLTC section of the layout is almost 50 feet away!



Comments

 I like it 
  March 11, 2006
I was disappointed to find out I missed last years show when I found out about it after it had already taken place. But I'm ready for it this year and even get to participate. Hope to see you and your club there. :)
 I like it 
  September 28, 2005
Sweet!...That must have taken a fortune, and a ton of time to build!...Hooah!
 I like it 
  August 12, 2005
ARGHH! So impressive... One of, if not the BEST lego constructions I've ever seen... anyway, absolutely beautiful, the landscapes, all the buildings, the extraordinarily massive size...(STILL absolutely detailed...) Anyone who doesn't rate this 5/5 obviously didn't zoom in on the pics at all. Kudos! -Josh
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  August 12, 2005
Absolutely impressive!
 
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