Saturday, October 15th dawned bright, beautiful and warm so everyone drove their Thunderbird to our tour of an HO gauge model railroad display. Oh - wait! It wasn't a bright and beautiful day? That's right, it was a cloudy, rainy, windy, miserable day but 25 intrepid club members drove various family cars from a Honda to a Mustang to numerous trucks and everything in between. We met at a shopping plaza in East Vancouver and huddled under an awning where we enjoyed donuts supplied by Jim Sweet and his son Jay. After about an 11 mile drive we arrived at the display. It was fantastic. I think it took most of us back to our childhood (at least it did me). However, this display was so far above and beyond my little American Flyer going around our Christmas Tree they shouldn't even be in the same article. From tunnels to bridges to round houses and many model cars this display had everything. The scenery even include miniature people doing rock climbing. All of the trains were computer controlled; one master controller was giving directions to several others as to which train to move and where to stop it. Below are several photos I took of the setup and in deference to the sign there (above) referring to the Golden Spike I've added one photo I took at the Golden Spike location last August on our way to the CTCI Convention in Albuquerque. In case you haven't discovered this feature, when looking at the photos click on one of them and it will be enlarged for easier viewing. Then just hit the right arrow (>) on the photo and you can scroll through all of them. After viewing the display President John Calkin held a brief business meeting. We then drove the the Hockinson Cafe for an excellent lunch. Thanks to Jim Sweet for planning this event.