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2016 Vancouver Train Expo

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2016 Vancouver Train Expo

Piotr Bein
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Posted – 11/06/2016 :  2:36:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Piotr Bein's Homepage  Reply with Quote

First posted in Sunday Morning Lounge http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48137 ]
Who said no events this weekend?
2016 annual Vancouver (BC) rail modellers’ forum http://www.vancouvertrainexpo.ca/
All gauges, incl. a ride for kids. Most interesting for me: local historical societies:
– BC Railway,
– suburban railway,
– old diesel city bus (still running, beautiful body) http://www.trams.ca/page12.html

More on their website, incl. 1937 Hayes-Anderson bus http://www.trams.ca/vehicles.html

Met a few more interesting people, incl. club member in charge of selling off surplus and junk :))

I got a bunch of books, mostly historical:
– on CN, CP mainlines, branchlines and
local railways:
– a book with the Canadian Pacific tourist posters; most of them here: www.amazon.ca%25252FPosters-Canadian-Pacific-Marc-Choko%25252Fdp%25252F1552979172&source=iu&pf=m&fir=pCy5XpbrTzzFpM%253A%252CeRUyvS-5t17STM%252C_&usg=__-n_DF4UEBjgdM-ctZxmVHVMHvwU%3D&biw=1384&bih=803&ved=0ahUKEwiLp4WzpZTQAhVO7mMKHUFeB8gQyjcIOA&ei=nTcfWMvkJ87cjwPBvJ3ADA#imgrc=GTPIlWpe_vJECM%3A” target=”_blank”>www.amazon.ca%25252FPosters-Canadian-Pacific-Marc-Choko%25252Fdp%25252F1552979172&source=iu&pf=m&fir=pCy5XpbrTzzFpM%253A%252CeRUyvS-5t17STM%252C_&usg=__-n_DF4UEBjgdM-ctZxmVHVMHvwU%3D&biw=1384&bih=803&ved=0ahUKEwiLp4WzpZTQAhVO7mMKHUFeB8gQyjcIOA&ei=nTcfWMvkJ87cjwPBvJ3ADA#imgrc=GTPIlWpe_vJECM%3A” target=”_blank”>https://www.google.ca/search?q=canadian+pacific+posters+book&num=100&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&imgil=pCy5XpbrTzzFpM%253A%253BeRUyvS-5t17STM%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.amazon.ca%25252FPosters-Canadian-Pacific-Marc-Choko%25252Fdp%25252F1552979172&source=iu&pf=m&fir=pCy5XpbrTzzFpM%253A%252CeRUyvS-5t17STM%252C_&usg=__-n_DF4UEBjgdM-ctZxmVHVMHvwU%3D&biw=1384&bih=803&ved=0ahUKEwiLp4WzpZTQAhVO7mMKHUFeB8gQyjcIOA&ei=nTcfWMvkJ87cjwPBvJ3ADA#imgrc=GTPIlWpe_vJECM%3A
– early 1990s Holland America Line cruise-ship book for passengers
– murals in CP passenger trains
– hand drawing and photo books on West Kootenays Railways (ferries and r-lwy barges) and Kettle Valley Railways (wood and steel trestle bridges, tunnels, coal-house, stations, buildings, rail velocipedes and hand-cars), ample locos and rolling stock in both books
– spectacular railway crashes and building bridges
– Wyandotte Chemical Corporation photo-illustrated railway cleaning procedures manual
– railroads calendars 1977 (California historical society) to present
– assorted European modeller magazines
– Time-Life older books on history of American railroading and luxury yachts
– logging railroads of the West by Kramer Adams (roadbed of logs, crossed log fills, trestles, steam cranes, funky locos, horse, mule and oxen before locos…).

Beware of vendor hyenas, selling books for more than on Amazon etc. exploiting the “modeller syndrome”. I got my paper stuff at bargain prices and after hard-bargaining. W few worthwhile books I had to forego because of ridiculous prices, even after hard negotiation 🙂 I wonder if they will sell at all and to whom… Among them were works by our prime historian of local railways, Robert Turner of British Columbia Museum in Victoria. It’s good I did not buy, they are half the price on Amazon and such. But the album of CP posters and most of historical books I got at bargain prices.

From my favourite vendor (always gives me a good discount) I got for a song a bunch of styrene stock (H and I beams, and thicker sheet — to build cranes and gantries in 1:24).
From a smaller scale collections buyer, I got Bachmann G gauge 2-6-0 loco w. tender and powerful front and rear lights, possibly sound, for… C$50 and it’s running!
There was a model of BC fishing troller (C$75 asking, over 2 ft long) but too big for my fishing village w. co-op trawlers up to 1 ft long.

Overall, a good event for me. I helped an elder member of our community load his wares (a reward in form of useful plastic junk and a few figurines :))), but caught a cold and could not continue today.

An event gives a perspective on life, too:
– a vendor thinking of selling his layout and basement-full of model stock, due to age and health issues
– a widow selling his late husband’s collection of framed pics and books on trains and railroading…

So I told young people I met there: develop and enjoy your hobby BEFORE you retire.

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