Sunday, October 7, 2018

A Todo Tren 2018

This year we repeated the experience of organizing a train fair in the contemporary art museum Würth Museum La Rioja.


Four clubs participated in this edition:  AndeN 5, la Asociación de Amigos del Ferrocarril de La Rioja, CMFCB64, Club N Zaragoza (NZGZ) and ourselves, Club N Caldes.

For Club N Caldes was time to show new modules, doubling the length of our layout since our last exhibition. We had the Tôno Station (a 5 tracks station more than 2 meters long), the Yamadera module, the Trees Plantation and Sawmill, and a new curve. As in previous events, the organization and module disposition was carefully planned according to the museum instructions:




We all started mounting our layouts on Friday 29th, it was a hard work until darkness of night. But that allowed us to see our layouts illuminated, what is not possible during daily public exhibition:










And finally, time for the show!!! During Saturday all day and Sunday morning more than 2.000 people came to see our modules. There were plenty of children looking amazed our trains running and wishing to have one at home, we hope we inspired new hobbyists.

Being able to show our modules in the Wurth Museum is completely different from any other train fair. This is the only time I see the complete layout illuminated with natural light as the museum is a diaphanous space with glass walls to the exterior and the ceiling. Normally all exhibitions are held in closed buildings, and the rest of the year I have my modules in the garage.



















You can see all the videos of our trains running in our youtube channel, here there are just some samples:





Finally, THANKS SO MUCH to all visitors who enjoyed the event, all the clubs who did the personal and financial effort to come (none of us are neither sponsored nor financed by any brand or company) and to the Würth Museum and the Würth company itself for helping and collaborating in the organization of this event. It wouldn't be possible without the help of any of them.