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What do I do when I get to the show?

posted Jul 26, 2014, 9:24 PM by Bill Rutherford   [ updated Jul 26, 2014, 9:25 PM ]
You've checked into your hotel and now you're at the Dulles Expo Center, site of the Capitol Limited N Scale East 2014 convention!  What do you do now?

The first thing you'll want to do is to get your pre-registration packet.  Collar the first person you see wearing a yellow staff shirt (you'll know who they are - tasteful yellow golf shirts with the Capitol Limited logo on the chest along with their names) and ask them to point you at the registration desk.  This will be back in the layout area next to the Company Store.

Registration and Company Store hours conveniently match and are:

*  Thursday 8am - 8pm
*  Friday 8am - 8pm
*  Saturday 8am - 4pm
*  Sunday 8am - 4pm

When you get to the registration desk, identify yourself and the staff member manning the desk will provide you your registration packet.  This will include, as applicable, the following:

*  Your name badge and badge-holder
*  Your convention car claim check and tour tickets 
*  Your rail pass / auction bidding card  (see previous announcement)
*  Your convention pin
*  Convention information as well as information about the layout tours and railfanning opportunities
*  A copy of the clinic schedule

Put on your badge, provide your convention car claim check to the Company Store representative who will give you in exchange your convention car(s), hang on to everything else, and you'll be ready to run trains!

You'll also find available at the Company Store more convention pins for sale (in case you want more than one), the Fairfax Station craftsman kit, the convention car, and numerous other items. 

If you brought one or more modules to incorporate into the layout you will receive deployment instructions upon your arrival.  With your badge on you'll be all set to follow 'em!

If you have any questions about registration pick-up or the Company Store please contact our Registrar Bill Rutherford (email or our Company Store Manager, Kent Smiley (email for further information.