I know I've been a little quiet in the train community lately. It's not because I've lost interest in trains. Quite to the contrary. I was working on getting my club's train layout ready for a new LEGO fan event this year. BrickMagic
Brickmagic presented by BrickJournal and TwoMorrows Inc. was held last weekend May 6th through the 9th at the Hilton North Raleigh in Raleigh North Carolina. Brick artist Nathan Sawaya and LEGO A Love Story author Jonathan Bender were on hand as well as LEGO set designers Mark Stafford and Megan Rothrock. But most importantly (at least for us train fans) there were several train layouts on display.
My own club PennLUG was there with our largest layout to date at 20x21 feet. Our layout featured a wind farm, monster truck arena, the debut of our new brick built roads and ballasted track and for the first time one of our main loops of track was 100% Power Functions.
You can see more on the Brickmagic Flickr Group.