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Old 01-08-2009, 09:49 AM
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Talking The Great Train Expo

just curious who all was going

i recieved my e-mail today:

"THE GREAT TRAIN EXPO
will be in Nashville, TN at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium
www.greattrainexpo.com

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
January 10-11, 2009

Admission is just $7.00 for adults, and kids 11 and under are FREE!
Show hours are Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SHOW FEATURES:
-- 250+ Tables
-- 35+ Exhibitors
-- Operating Model Railroads
-- Riding Train for Kids!!!
-- Trains Kids Can Play With!
-- Admission $7.00 for Adults
-- Kids 11 & Under FREE!
-- Door Prizes
-- and MORE!

The Nashville Municipal Auditorium is located at
417 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201
Go here for directions...
http://www.nashvilleauditorium.com/..._directions.htm

Don't miss the show on January 10-11, 2009 at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium!"




looks like rain on saturday .... good day to be inside lookin' at some trains
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Old 01-08-2009, 01:33 PM
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Re: The Great Train Expo

Sorry to say that I'm not making for this show. Saving my pennies for the Worlds Greatest Hobby show in February. The N-scalers are taking a pair of N-trak modules to the WGH to combine with other clubs.


The Titans have their first playoff game in Nashville this weekend so expect some additional traffic...
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:36 PM
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Question Re: The Great Train Expo

have you been to both shows?

is the "greatest" show werth the extra $3.00 for admission?

it is $10 and the "expo" is $7.
i have only been to one show in nashville,
and right now i could not tell which one it was.
i just know it was at the nashville fairgrounds.

... the calendar needs fixed
it gives this website http://www.greattrainexpo.com/ for the feburary dates.

it should have http://www.wghshow.com/index.htm

i got confused between the two shows and the two dates
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:58 PM
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It's hard to compare shows. They will be both similar and different. The WGH will feature manufacturers along with some of my non-local favorite vendors. The GTS I assume may be more local vendors due to the closeness of the schedules of the two shows.

I'd go to both if I could...

We commited the modules to the WGH show many months ago so that's my focus.

What's the big deal with $3 extra for entry after spending $30 for gas, $15 for food, $5 for parking, and $XXX.XX for train stuff!
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Re: The Great Train Expo

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It's hard to compare shows. They will be both similar and different. The WGH will feature manufacturers along with some of my non-local favorite vendors. The GTS I assume may be more local vendors due to the closeness of the schedules of the two shows....

well i taked it over with the wife again ...she is looking forward to some shopping.
so i am going to be there

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I'd go to both if I could...

just have to see what next month brings.

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What's the big deal with $3 extra for entry after spending $30 for gas, $15 for food, $5 for parking, and $XXX.XX for train stuff!

just wanting to know why one was more than the other.
i'll save the $5 for parking, wife will drop me off and go shopping.
hmmmm.... which will likely cost me more

plus i thought i would mention it, seeing as it would save you 300 pennies
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:32 PM
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I'll bet the $3 admission difference can be linked to the higher cost for the convention center vs the municipal auditorium. Or I could be wrong that it's actually just a money sucking capitalistic ploy to take as many pesos out of our pockets as possible. In our family if the wife goes to a train show the husband goes to a shopping mall.
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I'll bet the $3 admission difference can be linked to the higher cost for the convention center vs the municipal auditorium.


Being from Nashville originally, I can tell ya that you hit the nail on the head. Municipal (aka the dim dome) has been around since at least the early 70's. It was paid for a loooooooooong time ago, and now only has to charge enough to keep hte lights on and do preventative maintenance.

The convention center on the other hand.... well, let's just say it is a tad more expensive.
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Re: The Great Train Expo

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In our family if the wife goes to a train show the husband goes to a shopping mall.


i went to the show myself, 10 - 12 noon.
got out before the game people jambed everything up
then went shopping with the wife - which i don't mind.

there was a HO and N scale layout to look at.
neither of which was detailed enough to merrit any pics.
mostly covered plywood and miles of track.
maybe next time they will be more complete.

there were plenty of vendors, and some of them got my money.
there was, tho, plenty of space for more stuff.

i had 2 funfilled hours, so i got my $7.00 werth
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