TCA 2017 NATIONAL CONVENTION

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

**DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE**


Sat Jun 24, 2017

4pm - 8pm Registration

Where: Sterling Room


Sun Jun 25, 2017

7am - 8am Registration

Where: Sterling Room

8am - 8pm Tour #1: Railroad Excursion to Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum and Horseshoe Curve

4pm - 8pm Registration

Where: Sterling Room


Mon Jun 26, 2017

8am - 10am Registration

Where: Sterling Room

9am - 6pm Tour #2: Sam Powell S-Scale Layout and Connellsville Canteen HO-Scale Layout

12:30pm - 4:30pm Tour #3: Senator John Heinz History Center

1pm - 5pm Tour #4: Bayernhof Museum SOLD OUT!

3pm - 5pm Registration

Where: Sterling Room

6:30pm - 9:30pm Self Driving Tours

7pm - 9pm Registration

Where: Sterling Room

7pm - 11pm Tour #5: John DeSantis Collection Guided Tour SOLD OUT!


Tue Jun 27, 2017

7am - 11am Registration

Where: Sterling Room

8am - 5pm Tour #6: Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and John Chan Layout and Collection SOLD OUT!

9am - 4pm Tour # 7: Pennsylvania Trolley Museum and Kruger St. Toy and Train Museum

1:30pm - 4pm Tour # 8 Just Ducky Tour SOLD OUT!

2pm - 6pm Registration

Where: Sterling Room

2pm - 5pm Tour # 9: John DeSantis Collection

4pm - 10pm Self Drive Tours

5:30pm - 11pm Tour 10: Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Game - Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Tampa Bay Rays

6:30pm - 10:30pm BOD Committee Social


Wed Jun 28, 2017

7am - 11am Registration

Where: Sterling Room

8am - 9am Parliamentary Session

8am - 5pm Tour #11: PAT Light Rail Facility Tour and Trolley Museum

9am - 4:30pm BOD Meeting

9am - 3pm Tour #12: Carrie Blast Furnace and Rivers of Steel Tour

9:30am - 2:30pm Tour #13: Duquesne Incline and Station Square

10am - 4pm Tour # 14: Frick Art and Historical Center and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens SOLD OUT!

12:30pm - 2:30pm Registration

1pm - 4:30pm Public Display Set up and Start Operation

2pm - 6pm Registration

Where: Sterling Room

7pm - 9pm Welcome Party, Silent & Live Auctions

Where: Lobby and Kings Rooms

8pm - 10:59pm Live Auction at Welcome Party by Stout Auctions

10pm - 11:59pm Tour #15: Primanti's Evening Social


Thu Jun 29, 2017

7am - 5pm Registration and Banquet Table Signup

Where: Sterling Room

8am - 8pm Tour # 16: Bus Trip to Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum, Horseshoe Curve, and Gary Clare Layout

8am - 3pm Train Market Place Table Set up

9am - 3pm Tour # 18: Western PA Model RR Museum and Anthony Kulfan Layout SOLD OUT!

9am - 4:30pm BOD Meeting

9:30am - 2pm Tour #17: Kids Club Tour

9:30am - 12:30pm Tour #19: Heinz Field Tour

10am - 12pm American Flyer Nutz

10am - 5pm Public Display

10am - 12pm Toy Train Paper and Memerabilia Meeting

1pm - 3pm Ives Society Meeting

1pm - 3pm Plasticville Collectors Association Meeting

5pm - 10pm Tour # 20: Gateway Clipper Dinner Cruise


Fri Jun 30, 2017

7am - 5pm Registration and Banquet Table Sign up

7am - 9am Toy Train Mailing List TTML Breakfast

8am - 5pm Train Marketplace (Convention Registered TCA Members ONLY)

9am - 4pm Kids Club Activities

9am - 4pm Public Displays

10am - 2pm Tour # 21: Georgio's Taste of Little Italy Tour

10am - 5pm Train Marketplace Open for Public

11am - 11:45am Meet The Experts - Mark Tolby: Story of the Lionel Factory Visit

11am - 6pm Tour # 22: Layout-Collection Tours of Allan Rost, Scenic Express, and Rob Enrico

12pm - 12:45pm Meet The Experts - Paul Ambrose : Postwar Lionel Boxes

1pm - 1:45pm Meet The Experts - Bob Osterhoff: Lionel Factory History

1pm - 5pm Tour # 23: Carnegie Science Center including USS Requin Tour SOLD OUT!

2pm - 2:45pm Meet the Experts - Todd Wagner: Modern Lionel

3pm - 3:45pm Meet The Experts - Allen Miller, O Gauge Railroading Magazine

5pm - 10pm Self Driving Tours

5:30pm - 11pm Tour # 26: Layout Tour of Lou Templeton's S-Gauge High Rail Layout & Bob Hazlett's Layout & Collection

6pm - 10:30pm Tour # 25: Layout and Collection Tours: Jim Burke and John DeSantis SOLD OUT!


Sat Jul 1, 2017

7am - 3pm Registration and Banquet Table Sign up

8am - 2pm Train Market Place (TCA Members ONLY)

9am - 2pm Kids Club

9am - 2pm Public Displays

9am - 2pm Train Market Place Open for Public

10am - 10:45am Meet the Experts - Wayne Cole: Ghost Railroads

10am - 1pm Tour # 28: Behind the Scenes at the Carnegie Science Center Miniature Railroad and Village®

10:15am - 1:15pm Tour # 27: The Andy Warhol Museum

11am - 11:45am Meet the Experts - Jim Burke: Beggs Live Steam

12pm - 12:45pm Meet the Experts - Andy Jugle - Gilbert History

1pm - 1:45pm Meet the Experts - Joe Mania

2pm - 3:30pm TCA President's Public Forum and General Membership Meeting

3:30pm - 4:30pm BOD Meeting Rump Session

6pm - 11pm Banquet (Cocktails, Dinner, & Auction)


Sun Jul 2, 2017

8am - 8pm Tour # 29 Age of Steam Roundhouse and Dennison Depot