Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Trainfest Milwaukee

This was our first year to make the trip to Trainfest in Milwaukee, and we definitely plan to make it a yearly event for 3000toy. They had a record attendance with almost 22,000 fans of all things railroad crowding the exhibit hall of the Wisconsin state fair grounds. We were set up with just a sampling of the many items we have in 1/87 (HO) and 1/50 (O) scales. The crowds kept Caleb and me on our feet all weekend. Without a doubt the massive TWH cranes we had erected in the booth made the biggest impression. If you are not familiar with the show, Trainfest is the largest show if its type in the upper mid west if not the nation. Adult admission this year was $10 but there were enough exhibits and vendors there to occupy at least an afternoon. Check out their web site http://www.trainfest.com/ for details on next year's show.

One member of the Milwaukee O Scale train club purchased a SIKU Chicken Express truck #1933 and a Spec-Cast Bantam drag-line #con008 and put both of them on the layout at the show. Vintage equipment of all types were the most popular items in our booth.

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