The 2010 Big-E show at Springfield, Massachusetts
The 2010 Big E Show at Springfield, Mass, produced by the Amherst Railway Society, John Sacerdote - Show Director. This is one of the largest (if not THE largest) model train shows in the USA. It's grown to the stage where it uses 4 huge buildings at the Eastern States Exposition facility in Springfield, Massachusetts. And if it's size alone wasn't enough to attract people, profits from the show are donated to charity!
MRH was at this show for the first time with Joe, Patty, Les, Ryan, and Charlie in attendance along with our local friend David who provides support to MRH for our show going efforts in the Hartford Connecticut area. Ryan interviews several show goers and a few vendors on video. It was great to see the number of younger modelers in attendance.
A show hi-lite was the airbrushing clinic taught by Tom Grossman (of iwata-medea - www.iwata-medea.com) and Leslie Eaton, MMR ( www.nanoanimation.com ). Those who signed up were treated to a 3 hour course in painting with airbrushes from disassembly and cleaning, to usage and advanced weathering techniques. MRH documented some of this clinic. If you've ever wanted to learn how to really use an airbrush and get the chance, Leslie and Tom really know what they're doing!
Want more info about this show? Check out the Railroad Hobby Show page!
(18:13) - Walk the floor of the 2010 Big-E show with Ryan Andersen and check out the airbrush clinic with Leslie Eaton, MMR and Tom Grossman.
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