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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. :)
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