Highball to Indy 2016
NMRA National Convention
The National Model Railroad Association National Convention and National Train Show was held in Indianapolis this summer, July 2016, and over 1,100 people attended from all around the world. Over 50 area layouts participated in layout tours, Over a dozen prototype tours were provided. Hundreds of clinics through the week, Operation Sessions with the Operation Road Show layout and area home layouts, the annual auction and lots more. Here are some pictures from the week.
A sampling of the contest and other display models at the convention.
Several Special Interest Groups had special meetings. This was the Layout Design SIG. Another SIG with a presence at the convention was the Operations SIG.
The Operation Road Show set up their huge layout at the convention and here the crew for a new session are getting their instructions before starting.
A great overview of the Operation Road Show layout.
The National Train Show provided a great opportunity for local train clubs to show their layout and skills to the national audience. Here is the Central Indiana N Trak 'N' Scale Club layout in the Convention Center Hall.
Local modeler John Pancini and his portable N scale layout.
Al, Dennis, and Matt monitoring the auction tables.
Lots of bargains at the auction this year!
All Photos by Richard Seymour