As you read this, we should be preparing for the doors to open in Stuttgart, and getting ready to run trains for four days. Or to put it another way….
European N-Scale Convention
Beim internationalen N-Spur -Treffen, gibt es riesige Schauanlagen und eine bunte Vielfalt an Zuggarnituren zu bestaunen. Zum 25.Jubiläum des N-Club-international, treffen sich 20 verschiedene Vereine aus 10 verschiedenen Länder, auf der Modell+Technik. Auf mehreren Kleinanlagen darf selbst am Regler gedreht und als Zugführer rangiert werden.
Here’s how the NCI website describes it (translation by Google!)
The European N scale Convention is an international meeting of model railway clubs, manufacturers and distributors from around the world, the is the N-scale (scale 1:160) have committed.
This is less epochen – or country-pure model Railroaders, but first and foremost to the fun of the common hobby in N-scale.
Swiss trains through North American terrain, ICEs crawl behind railway steam trains of the epoch 1 here and even French diesel locomotives in Finnish climes were spotted. The coexistence is very important and it is not surprising that emerged here many cross-border friendships, partnerships and even relationships.
The coupling of more than 300 modules (total length at the 2nd Convention 2007 more than 500 metres!) not only thousands impressed visitors, but also the “pros” of the model railway clubs.
And here are some of the NCI ’10 rules’. All aimed at a fun event!
The ENSC is an international meeting of national INGA.NET-Clubs (member), local railway associations (fiends), loaded associations (guests) and N-scale manufacturers and traders from all over the world.
The ENSC held regularly once per year in the course of the “Model South” “Model + Technik” in Stuttgart.
Clubs from several European countries must participate in an ENSC.
The ENSC should show the possibilities of N gauge to visitors, as well as offer an Exchange forum for participating exhibitors, thus fostering the N-scale.
The participation of the ENSC and evening events may be taking place is voluntary and is made exclusively for idealistic reasons.
The Organizer organizes an international fair evening on the stand area. Bring the participating clubs/associations or manufacturers of typical food and drinks to this evening.
The Organizer organizes an INGA.NET evening. On this night, only the cost of drinks must be paid by the participants. ENSC can be organised on request also in other places.
I’ll be posting the usual report next week….