Mike Brock <brockm@...>
Bob Webber asks about the room rate at Prototype Rails. Here's all the current information about the meet:
Some of you might notice the reference to the NMRA. The NMRA national management is interested in associating with RPM meets. Prototype Rails welcomes that interest which includes NMRA provided liability insurance coverage...particularly at layouts open for visitation. It is pleasing...IMO...to see the NMRA officially take an interest in the prototype modeling element of the hobby which can only increase the effectiveness of both. The NMRA's involvement with historical modeling has, I think, been overlooked. The publishing of the 1953 ORER has been extremely useful, for example, as well as the Postwar Freight Car Fleet by Larry Kline and Ted Culotta. I'll add to that Freight Terminals and Trains...originally published in 1925.
Prototype Rails remains a Railroad Prototype Modeling meet, managed and operated in the same manner by the same team as in previous years.
NMRA PROTOTYPE RAILS NMRA
COCOA BEACH, FL, JAN 4-6 2008
AN NMRA SANCTIONED EVENT
A PROTOTYPE MODELING MEET FEATURING
MODULAR LAYOUTS IN O, HO AND N SCALE
OVER 400 MODELS ON DISPLAY, PROTOTYPE BASED LAYOUTS
PLEASE BRING MODELS
Mike Rose Justin May Greg Komar Dick Flock Joe Oates
Robert Hundman Bill Darnaby Tom Bisset Larry Kline Bruce Smith
Andy Sperandeo Andy Harman Richard Hendrickson Tim Frederick
Scott Chatfield Ken Edmier Jim Singer Scott Mason
Steve Orth Brian Nolan Jeff Cauthen Tom Wilson Bill Schaumburg
Greg Martin Mont Switzer Tony Koester Tony Thompson Calvin Winter
John Wilkes George Eichelberger Bill Welch Lance Mindheim Chad Hewitt
Jim Murrie Roger Hinman Jared Harper John Roberts Ted Culotta
Manufacturers/Dealers: Walthers, Branchline, Atlas Models, Broadway Limited, Southern Car & Foundry, Speedwitch Models, Tangent Scale Models, Westerfield, 5th Avenue Shops, F & C, Trolleys N' Dollies, Bob's Photos, ACL/SAL HS, Dave Hoffman
HILTON HOTEL, 1550 N. Atlantic Ave. [ highway A1a ], COCOA BEACH, FL, 1-800-526-2609 or 321-799-0003. $99 Room Rate. Refer to Prototype Rails. Preregistration $35, payable to Prototype Rails, to Marty Megregian, 480 Gails Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953.
There will be op sessions available on Thursday Jan 3 at Tom Wilson's, John Wilkes and Mike Brock's layout. Those wishing to join in a session should indicate their choices in preregistration and make direct contact with the layout owner. Selection will be on a first come basis. Layouts will be available for visitation on Sunday.
For early arrivals, there will be a dinner at Durango's in Cocoa Beach Thursday evening at 7 PM. We will meet in the Hilton lobby at 6:30. Following the dinner we will return to the hotel for slide shows and mini clinics.
A special dinner on Saturday, Jan 5, for Prototype Rails attendees only will be available for $ 20/person. Tickets are required and must be purchased no later than Saturday morning. Tickets may be purchased and reserved in advance and included with the cost of registration. Registration plus dinner is $55/person. Spouses not attending presentations do not have to register. FOR INFORMATION: Contact Mike Brock at: brockm@... or 321-453-4140.