Winter Greenberg Show
The Winter Greenberg Train Show schedule has arrived and many will be
pleased to know that it will again return to the Monroeville area.
IT WILL NOT BE IN THE FORMER EXPO MART BUILDING THAT WE ARE ALL FAMILIAR
WITH , BUT IN THE MONROEVILLE CONVENTION CENTER, 135 MALL BOULEVARD,
(I believe this is the former Wicke's Furniture Building 100 yards or
so north or to the front of the old Expo Mart nearer business route
22). In any case, I'm sure there will be signs for both, the convention
center and the train show, so just follow your eyes!
The dates of the shows are as follows:
- Sat. & Sun. 11/14-15/2009
- Sat. & Sun. 02/13-14/2010
As always, the shows will run both days from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with
early set up on Friday. More details will follow as dates get nearer.
The Greenberg people cordially recognize our PGRS name badges in lieu of
exhibitor badges. Technically, this courtesy is extended to members in
return for setting up and operating the exhibit, although no one is held
strictly accountable if they contribute to the exhibit or not.
It is appreciated that enough members show up through the entire weekend
to set up, tear down and just as importantly, engage train show
attendees who are not familiar with our club as well as provide a good
showing of the cross/section of our members (men, women, husbands,
wives, children, young adults, gardeners, etc.
We will continue to encourage show attendance to assist in any one of
these areas for as much or as little time as a member chooses; it is a
'perk' of club membership.
In an effort to foster more involvement on the part of clubs like ours
as well as novice train show attendees, Greenberg Shows have changed the
workshop/seminar honorarium schedule. Under the old schedule, $25.00
was the total maximum amount that would be paid out regardless of the
number of workshops or topics presented. The new rules will allow a
maximum of $45.00 /weekend; this will consist of $15.00/ each Sat and
Sun topic covered. A topic might take 20 or 40 minutes on Saturday and
repeat that same 20 or 40 minutes on Sunday. Examples of topics include
scenery, loco repair, layout wiring, bridge construction, module design,
modeling water or gondola loads, what might appeal to a hobbyist?!
Greenberg Principals, Randy Bachmann and Frank Hicks have an even keener
interest than most in promoting the hobby that we all know and love, as
these shows are their livelihood. These rules are not set in stone,
rather general guidelines to go by. Randy and Frank are open to ideas
that will further the interest and excitement this great hobby has to
offer. If any member has a passion or idea for presentation, please
don't be shy!