Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

1999 Convention & Show Report

This year's press conference, one of the highlights of the 1999 annual convention held in Portland, Oregon, held some very exciting news for 1/87 vehicle modelers. In addition to the array of announcements for new products and new projects, we had an announcement for a new manufacturer too! Check the links in the left column of this page for reports on additional convention activities.

New for this year's convention was a series of modeling clinics. Brian Kreimendahl, Intermodal Editor for Railmodel Journal, presented a clinic on prototypical modeling of intermodal subjects. John Dulaney presented a clinic on logging truck modeling. Jim Lyon of Whistle Stop Hobbies in Portland presented an airbrushing clinic featuring Testor Corporation's line of Aztek airbrushes.

Press representatives included Tom Yagerhofer from Toy Trucker and Contractor, Wayne Calder, Club Newletter Editor, Bob Johnson, Club Webmaster, Mike Burt, Toy Car & Vehicles, Brian Kreimendahl, Railmodel Journal, and Mike Lindsay, Model Railroad News.

Manufacturers represented this year were A-Line, ASB Hobby, Boxcar Hobbies, Classic Construction Models, Crescent Station Models, Enviroscale, Ertl, Heiser's Models, Lonestar Models, Promotex, Puget Sound Casting Services, and Walthers.

Bob Johnson, webmaster