Please accept my apologies for any typos that you may find in this post. The spell checking routine on the blog software isn't working correctly and it has been difficult to check for all of the errors. They still tell us that they are "working on it..."
The National Train Show is a showcase of very good modeling. Sure, these folks are professionals but their work is certainly worthy of that title. A few photos should prove my point much better than I can with written words...
Any of these models would put my best work back to the beginner's skill level.
One of the companies that has really grown through the years is Bar Mills. I've posted about them in the past as they are one of the leaders in laser cut models in that fast growing segment of the hobby. As usual, they were there with a great display of their kits and finished products.
It's hard to argue with this level of work or to find fault with the level of quality in the kits they produce. But I do have one very small bone to pick with their offerings: yes, they are located in Maine, but do most all of their buildings have to have that New England flair? If they looked a little more "Middle America," I'm sure that they would sell even more of them. Visit their web site at: www.barmillsmodels.com
That about does it for this years NTS. I hope you have enjoyed the posts covering it as much as I enjoyed going. We'll get back to some more of the "normal" things that usually appear here so stay tuned. You never know what might spill from my head onto these pages! :)