Posted - 06/20/2012 : 12:51:13 AM
It’s been a couple of weeks since our last email, and we continue to update our website in preparation for Seattle 2012, the 32nd Narrow Gauge Convention this September. We’re less than three months away now. Simply put, this is a convention you cannot miss.
#1. As promised, we have now posted a map as well as a layout tour schedule. It’s up on the site at http://www.seattle2012.com/layouts/ Go to the main Layouts page and look for a white button marked “Layout Schedule” and click on it. That takes you to a map of the greater Seattle metro area and the layout schedule. This is a great way to plan. You can plan two different ways. You can look at numbers based on geography first, and scroll down and see which layout goes with which number. Or you can begin with the schedule and find the layout you want to see, check its number and go up to the map and see that layout’s location and how it relates to other layouts that might interest you. These are self guided tours, so you see only the layouts you want to. The convention headquarters is in Bellevue and is marked with a small blue symbol. If you want to find out more on specific layouts most have links to more photos.
Again, this is an incredible layout lineup. We have layouts in all scales, some 34 permanent home layouts and clubs, even a live steam operation. There are narrow gauge and standard gauge layouts. We will also be adding information on more amazing modular layouts which will be featured at our convention headquarters. On the website you can now see the spectacular On3 Hangman’s Creek modular logging layout. Hangman’s Creek is nothing short of stunning, and it has NEVER been shown at another convention, it was built for its debut at Seattle 2012 by our friends on the other side of Washington State.
#2 For the first timers, whether this is your first Narrow Gauge Convention or just your first time to the Seattle/Bellevue area, we have posted guidance on our home page http://www.seattle2012.com/
Look for two buttons, which will help explain what the convention is about, and how to navigate your way here. We hope you find this helpful.
Stay tuned for further updates, as we are wrapping up planning for our spousal events and our clinic schedules. You can see our lineup of over 50 clinics on our clinic page and can now get a sense for our spouse events on our spouses page. More to come.
Time IS ticking away, the convention will be here before you know it. IF YOU HAVEN’T RESIGSTERED YET, PLEASE DO SO SOON! Our on-line registration process has worked very smoothly and hundreds of you have already done so. You can also register by mail. Check out the registration pull down menu page where you can print out registration forms. We also have a system for pre-ordering convention merchandise.
If you have any questions you can always email us at email@example.com and if it’s a registration specific question at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Seattle 2012 Team