2018 Fall Train Show Schedule for Upstate New York

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Re: 2018 Fall Train Show Schedule for Upstate New York

Postby Old & Weary » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:17 am

The Batavia Show is this Sunday Nov 11,2018 at the Richard C Call Arena on the Genesee Community College Campus just out side Batavia. Lots of dealers, Lots of parking and lots of room. Doors open at 9:30 AM. Details and directions at www.gsme.org.
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Re: 2018 Fall Train Show Schedule for Upstate New York

Postby lvrr325 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:51 pm

Lots of shows this weekend -

Fulton both days, Binghamton on Saturday, Batavia and Poughkeepsie on Sunday.
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Re: 2018 Fall Train Show Schedule for Upstate New York

Postby lvrr325 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:28 am

Binghamton was great, set an all time high sales record. Busy most of the day, died about 1.

Some guys were disappointed but they were either Lionel dealers or the one had art and woodworking items and he's had some of those pieces at that show since they started them.

Hoping for more of the same at Batavia -
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Re: 2018 Fall Train Show Schedule for Upstate New York

Postby tree68 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:42 pm

Fulton show was very slow when I was there today. I was told it was slow on Saturday as well. The weather forecast may not have helped.
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Re: 2018 Fall Train Show Schedule for Upstate New York

Postby lvrr325 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:39 pm

Batavia felt slow, sales were okay but no records. Did the normal 1:00 or so die-out. Tons of deals to be had there and a lot of them went home with the dealers. I didn't catch the attendance.
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Re: 2018 Fall Train Show Schedule for Upstate New York

Postby lvrr325 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:17 pm

Hamburg this weekend, plus the Albany show at the Polish center. With any luck I'll make Hamburg, just spent a couple hours patching yet something else up on my vehicle.
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Re: 2018 Fall Train Show Schedule for Upstate New York

Postby lvrr325 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:30 am

It felt like attendance at Hamburg might have been down but I didn't hear them report how many came.

While the weather wasn't too bad either day, both days after about 1:30 it died right out; Sunday the big crowd was a little later and it stayed slightly busier in the afternoon. Sales were up a little from last year but still below average.
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Re: 2018 Fall Train Show Schedule for Upstate New York

Postby lvrr325 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:00 pm

Norwich is Saturday, and the TTCS mini-RIT is in Rochester on Sunday.

My weekend off.

I do have one date I missed, the Broadway Market is having their show on Dec 15-16 right up the road from the Central Terminal in Buffalo.
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Re: 2018 Fall Train Show Schedule for Upstate New York

Postby lvrr325 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:06 pm

Tomorrow is the big day, you have the Great Train Extravaganza in Albany, at the Empire Expo Center, the TTCS Trains In The Tonwandas show, Knights Of Columbus in Lancaster, and a TCA show in Cicero that will probably be a ghost town between lack of dealers and I've seen no promotion beyond flyers - in Buffalo.
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Re: 2018 Fall Train Show Schedule for Upstate New York

Postby lvrr325 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:16 am

Albany was quite good, not a record but my best this year. About 3,000 attended.
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Re: 2018 Fall Train Show Schedule for Upstate New York

Postby lvrr325 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:19 pm

RIT attendance seemed down. Moderate crowd Saturday, very little on Sunday. Granted a lot of people can come through and not really pack the place, but it still seemed less busy than in the past.

About every other year this show stinks to high heaven, and this was an off year, about 40% below average. People were dumping stuff so badly I bought one item for 10% of what a retail dealer was selling it for, and the retail seller was almost 20% off the MSRP on it. The stuff I'll sell later on the internet is what will save me.

It's probably educational that shows that see similar levels of attendance, in Rochester I can't even sell half what I sold in Albany just a week earlier.
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Re: 2018 Fall Train Show Schedule for Upstate New York

Postby BR&P » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:29 pm

I miss talking to you but just don't have enough stuff left to be worth buying a table any more, Too bad on the turnout, hopefully next year things will rebound.
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