2017 National Convention Kid's Club Activities

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Welcome Party – there will be Door Prizes for Kids' Club Members, train races, operating layouts, and games.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

9:00 AM – Kids' display area opens

9:30 AM – Kids' Club Tour – We will board a Just Ducky boat for a ride around Pittsburgh followed by a visit to the Carnegie Science Center to see the Miniature Railroad and Village, next we visit the home of 2 of our Kids' Club members to see their layout and collection. We end the tour with a ride on Pittsburgh's light rail subway back to the hotel.

2:00 PM - Scenery workshop – Learn from the best in the business how to make your layout come to life with scenery

3:00 PM – Train races – bring your fastest engine or race ones from our stock

3:30 PM – Kids' Layout design & build – work together to design and build a special layout using equipment we have supplied

5:00 PM – Area closes


Friday, June 30, 2017

9:00 AM – Kids' display area opens

9:15AM – Train races – bring your fastest engine or race ones from our stock

10:30 AM – Build a car & water tower – kit bash a special 'Pittsburgh' car and build a water tower for your display

1:00 PM – Add LED lights to diecast cars workshop – add some sparkle to your layout by adding LED headlights and taillights to your vehicles

3:00 PM – Switching layout – test your skills as you assemble a train by switching cars from different sidings

5:00 PM – Area closes


Saturday, July 1, 2017

9:00 AM – Kid's display area opens

10:00 AM – DCS, LionChief Remote workshop – learn to use power and control your trains, ranging from conventional transformers to various types of remote systems

1:00 PM – Weathering workshop – take your buildings from that clean plastic look to ones that look like they have been altered by the forces of nature

3:00 PM – Area Closes

6:00 – 10:00 PM – Banquet – good food, the kid's area displays will be open to operate the trains, movies, surprises, special Kid's Club Banquet Car for all who attend the banquet,