I was surprised and impressed by the
size of the modular display that the combined forces of our ZoCal group and the Bay Area BAZ Boys had erected. The huge Y-shaped
exhibit boasted pine-topped mountains. An imposing trestle bridge spanned a waterfall-fed river. The tracks rolled through
farmlands and desert, passing by an industrial area and rolling meadows, as they made their way back to a modest switching
While there was still work to be done and details to add, the amount of work
that had been accomplished in the space of a year was nothing short of astonishing. One of the Baz Boys' modules even sported
a grizzly bear attack, unobtrusive to the casual viewer, but it raised a few eyebrows among the more observant onlookers.
It was great to catch up with many of the ZoCal regulars such as John, Bill
and Lajos, and to meet a few newer faces, including Lindley and, from up north, Jeff.
My wife made the most of our short visit to the show by taking a ton of photos.
You can see many of them by following the link below. Meanwhile, I waved the trusty old video camera in the general direction
of the trains, hoping for a few good shots; the results of which, you can see here courtesy of YouTube. Enjoy!