Trains at Brickmagic 2010

Written by Cale Leiphart on May 17, 2010 in - 0 Comments

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

My Norfolk & Western Y6b is chugging along for the public.

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.

Did you spot the RailBricks Kits?


WamLTC had an impressive layout with an idyllic park, a bridge spanning a huge underwater layout, and an expansive town.



GFLTC was also there with their very impressive Tampa, Florida layout and neat details like a working drive in theater.

What a town.

You can see more on the Brickmagic Flickr Group.


About the Author


Cale Leiphart lives in York Pennsylvania and is a veteran LEGO steam builder and founding member of the Pennsylvania LEGO Users Group. His main interest is modeling steam era railroads in the North Eastern US, in particular those local to his home town of York. Outside of LEGO and trains he enjoys video games, old cars, and collecting farm toys.


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