EXTRA 2011 WEST
2011 NMRA National Convention
July 3 to 9, 2011 - Sacramento, California
The Unconventional Convention

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Registration of Auction Items Sunday July 3 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Auction Room
(no description provided)
Auction

Company Store Open Sunday July 3 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Convention Center 316
(no description provided)

LDSIG Meet and Greet Sunday July 3 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SIG Room
Sunday evening starting at 7:00 PM in the SIG Room at the convention center in Sacramento. An opportunity for all Layout Design and Operations SIG members and friends to introduce themselves and their interests. Don't worry about arriving late if you’re enjoying tours and op sessions on the way up from Advanced Section, we'll be there until at least 10:00 PM!
http://www.ldsig.org/ldsigwiki/conventions/Sacramento2011
LDSIG

NMRA Contest Entry & Viewing Monday July 4 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
NMRA Contest Room
(no description provided)
NMRA Contest

Auction Bidding Open and Registration of Auction Items Monday July 4 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Auction Room
(no description provided)
Auction
Company Store Open Monday July 4 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Convention Center 316
(no description provided)

California State Railroad Museum Open Monday July 4 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CSRM
The X2011west Convention has worked closely with the California State Railroad Museum to provide an interesting and informative week in Sacramento. Convention attendees can visit the Museum any time during normal operating hours of 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with their convention credentials. This provides an opportunity to roam the Museum's 225,000 square feet of exhibit space including 21 restored locomotives and cars, both freight and passenger, as well as the extensive book store and gift shop at a time that does not conflict with other convention events of your choosing.

In addition to the own-your-own opportunity to visit the Museum, we will have several special events, not just during normal Museum hours, but before and after as well. Most, but not all, of these special opportunities will occur on Thursday. Some will require an extra fee and others will not, but all except for Thursday night's big event, require advance registration.

See the Prototype Tours section for details of specific special events and registration numbers. Not all events are completed as of this writing so check back occasionally for updates.

http://www.csrmf.org/
CSRM

OPSIG General membership meeting Monday July 4 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SIG Room
(no description provided)
http://www.opsig.org/events/national.shtml
OPSIG

Company Store Open Monday July 4 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Convention Center 316
(no description provided)
Auction Bidding Open and Registration of Auction Items Monday July 4 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Auction Room
(no description provided)
Auction

NMRA Contest Entry & Viewing Tuesday July 5 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
NMRA Contest Room
(no description provided)
NMRA Contest
NMRA Contest People's Choice Voting Tuesday July 5 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
NMRA Contest Room
(no description provided)
NMRA Contest

Auction Bidding Open Tuesday July 5 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Auction Room
(no description provided)
http://www.x2011west.org/auction.html
Auction
Company Store Open Tuesday July 5 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Convention Center 316
(no description provided)

California State Railroad Museum Open Tuesday July 5 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CSRM
The X2011west Convention has worked closely with the California State Railroad Museum to provide an interesting and informative week in Sacramento. Convention attendees can visit the Museum any time during normal operating hours of 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with their convention credentials. This provides an opportunity to roam the Museum's 225,000 square feet of exhibit space including 21 restored locomotives and cars, both freight and passenger, as well as the extensive book store and gift shop at a time that does not conflict with other convention events of your choosing.

In addition to the own-your-own opportunity to visit the Museum, we will have several special events, not just during normal Museum hours, but before and after as well. Most, but not all, of these special opportunities will occur on Thursday. Some will require an extra fee and others will not, but all except for Thursday night's big event, require advance registration.

See the Prototype Tours section for details of specific special events and registration numbers. Not all events are completed as of this writing so check back occasionally for updates.

http://www.csrmf.org/
CSRM

NMRA Contest: Meet the Modeler, Photographer and Crafter Tuesday July 5 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
NMRA Contest Room
(no description provided)
NMRA Contest

Company Store Open Tuesday July 5 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Convention Center 316
(no description provided)
Auction Bidding Open Tuesday July 5 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Auction Room
(no description provided)
http://www.x2011west.org/auction.html
Auction

LDSIG Business meeting Wednesday July 6 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
SIG Room
(Self-guided layout tours start immediately after meeting ends)
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LDSIG
NMRA Contest People's Choice Voting Wednesday July 6 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
NMRA Contest Room
(no description provided)
NMRA Contest
NMRA Contest Viewing & Judging Wednesday July 6 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
NMRA Contest Room
PLEASE NOTE: The Contest Room is open during the judging for the benefit of registrants. You may use this time to view the models or to observe the judging and learn more about your own model or about contests in general. Your presence in the room is a privilege that will become a hindrance to the judging process if there is talking or any kind of commotion. Under no circumstances should anything be said (positive or negative) about any entry that might affect the judges deliberations. Please use this privilege wisely and discreetly, so that we will not be forced to return to the days of closed judging.
NMRA Contest

Auction Bidding Open Wednesday July 6 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Auction Room
(no description provided)
http://www.x2011west.org/auction.html
Auction
Company Store Open Wednesday July 6 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Convention Center 316
(no description provided)
LDSIG Self-Guided Layout Tours Wednesday July 6 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
SIG Room
Local Coordinator Dave Bayless has selected 16 excellent layouts from Lodi in the South to Nevada City in the North and West to Colusa in various stages of construction and operation. Plan on a full day tour starting immediately after our 8:00 AM business meeting. Bring your GPS, as no detailed maps will be provided.
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LDSIG

California State Railroad Museum Open Wednesday July 6 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CSRM
The X2011west Convention has worked closely with the California State Railroad Museum to provide an interesting and informative week in Sacramento. Convention attendees can visit the Museum any time during normal operating hours of 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with their convention credentials. This provides an opportunity to roam the Museum's 225,000 square feet of exhibit space including 21 restored locomotives and cars, both freight and passenger, as well as the extensive book store and gift shop at a time that does not conflict with other convention events of your choosing.

In addition to the own-your-own opportunity to visit the Museum, we will have several special events, not just during normal Museum hours, but before and after as well. Most, but not all, of these special opportunities will occur on Thursday. Some will require an extra fee and others will not, but all except for Thursday night's big event, require advance registration.

See the Prototype Tours section for details of specific special events and registration numbers. Not all events are completed as of this writing so check back occasionally for updates.

http://www.csrmf.org/
CSRM

NASG Contest - Accepting Models Wednesday July 6 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
NASG Contest Room (Sheraton Bondi)
(no description provided)
http://www.x2011west.org/nasg.html#clinics
NASG
Company Store Open Wednesday July 6 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Convention Center 316
(no description provided)
Auction Bidding Open Wednesday July 6 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Auction Room
(no description provided)
http://www.x2011west.org/auction.html
Auction

S Scale Welcoming Gathering Wednesday July 6 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Sheraton Hotel: Tofanelli Room
Welcoming gathering and socializing on Wednesday evening, July 6th. Dessert and coffee will be served, but not dinner. Interesting presentation by Stephen Priest, Editor of the NMRA's monthly magazine. Open to everyone.
http://www.x2011west.org/nasg.html#welcome
NASG

NMRA Business Meeting Wednesday July 6 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Convention Center 309
(no description provided)

NASG Swap Meet Setup Thursday July 7 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Sheraton Hotel: Beavis Room
(no description provided)
http://www.x2011west.org/nasg.html#swapmeet
NASG

NMRA Standards and Conformance Dept Meeting Thursday July 7 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sheraton Hotel: McGinnis Room
(no description provided)

NMRA Contest Score Review Thursday July 7 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
NMRA Contest Room
(no description provided)
NMRA Contest
NASG Swap Meet Open Thursday July 7 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sheraton Hotel: Beavis Room
(no description provided)
http://www.x2011west.org/nasg.html#swapmeet
NASG

California State Railroad Museum Open Thursday July 7 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CSRM
The X2011west Convention has worked closely with the California State Railroad Museum to provide an interesting and informative week in Sacramento. Convention attendees can visit the Museum any time during normal operating hours of 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with their convention credentials. This provides an opportunity to roam the Museum's 225,000 square feet of exhibit space including 21 restored locomotives and cars, both freight and passenger, as well as the extensive book store and gift shop at a time that does not conflict with other convention events of your choosing.

In addition to the own-your-own opportunity to visit the Museum, we will have several special events, not just during normal Museum hours, but before and after as well. Most, but not all, of these special opportunities will occur on Thursday. Some will require an extra fee and others will not, but all except for Thursday night's big event, require advance registration.

See the Prototype Tours section for details of specific special events and registration numbers. Not all events are completed as of this writing so check back occasionally for updates.

http://www.csrmf.org/
CSRM
NASG Contest - open for viewing Thursday July 7 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
NASG Contest Room (Sheraton Bondi)
(no description provided)
http://www.x2011west.org/nasg.html#clinics
NASG

NMRA Contest Awards Ceremony Thursday July 7 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
NMRA Contest Room
Refreshments graciously provided by the NMRA Education Department.
NMRA Contest
Swap Meet open Thursday July 7 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Sheraton Hotel: Beavis Room
(no description provided)
http://www.x2011west.org/nasg.html#swapmeet
NASG

Auction Buyer Settlement Thursday July 7 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Auction Room
(no description provided)
Auction

Swap Meet open Thursday July 7 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sheraton Hotel: Beavis Room
(no description provided)
http://www.x2011west.org/nasg.html#swapmeet
NASG

NASG Swap Meet Tear-down Thursday July 7 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sheraton Hotel: Beavis Room
(no description provided)
http://www.x2011west.org/nasg.html#swapmeet
NASG
S-scale Yahoo Group Meeting Thursday July 7 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sheraton Hotel: Tofanelli Room
(no description provided)
NASG

NMRA Contest: Model Pickup Friday July 8 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NMRA Contest Room
(no description provided)
NMRA Contest

Auction Buyer Settlement Friday July 8 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Auction Room
(no description provided)
Auction
National Train Show - Convention Access Only Friday July 8 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Convention Center
(no description provided)
Company Store Open Friday July 8 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
National Train Show floor
(no description provided)

California State Railroad Museum Open Friday July 8 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CSRM
The X2011west Convention has worked closely with the California State Railroad Museum to provide an interesting and informative week in Sacramento. Convention attendees can visit the Museum any time during normal operating hours of 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with their convention credentials. This provides an opportunity to roam the Museum's 225,000 square feet of exhibit space including 21 restored locomotives and cars, both freight and passenger, as well as the extensive book store and gift shop at a time that does not conflict with other convention events of your choosing.

In addition to the own-your-own opportunity to visit the Museum, we will have several special events, not just during normal Museum hours, but before and after as well. Most, but not all, of these special opportunities will occur on Thursday. Some will require an extra fee and others will not.

See the Prototype Tours section for details of specific special events and registration numbers. Not all events are completed as of this writing so check back occasionally for updates.

http://www.csrmf.org/
CSRM
NASG Contest - open for viewing Friday July 8 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
NASG Contest Room (Sheraton Bondi)
(no description provided)
http://www.x2011west.org/nasg.html#clinics
NASG

National Train Show - Open To Public Friday July 8 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Convention Center
(no description provided)

Auction Seller Settlement Friday July 8 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Auction Room
(no description provided)
Auction

NMRA Module Contest Awards Ceremony Friday July 8 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Convention Center
(no description provided)
NMRA Contest

LDSIG Banquet Friday July 8 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
CSRM
Enjoy a catered dinner in the round house display area of the California State Railroad Museum with fellow SIG members (no SIG membership requirement, all convention attendees with an interest in layout design are welcome!). No Host bar from 6:00 PM. There will be an after-dinner presentation by a prominent layout designer. A great opportunity to discuss everything you've seen during X2011 West and reflect on how to apply your learnings to your layout!

Click to Order

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LDSIG, OPSIG

NASG Membership Business Meeting Friday July 8 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sheraton Hotel: Gardenia Room
(no description provided)
NASG

NASG Auction Friday July 8 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sheraton Hotel: Gardenia Room
(no description provided)
NASG

Hobo Breakfast Saturday July 9 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Sheraton Hotel: Magnolia Room
Traditional Hobo breakfast, for more information see Hobo web page.

Tickets are available in the online store.

http://www.x2011west.org/hobos.html

NASG Contest - Closed Judging Saturday July 9 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
NASG Contest Room (Sheraton Bondi)
(no description provided)
http://www.x2011west.org/nasg.html#clinics
NASG

Company Store Open Saturday July 9 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
National Train Show floor
(no description provided)
National Train Show - Open To Public Saturday July 9 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Convention Center
(no description provided)

NASG Contest - open for viewing and pickup Saturday July 9 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
NASG Contest Room (Sheraton Bondi)
Models must be picked up by 4PM
http://www.x2011west.org/nasg.html#clinics
NASG

NASG Roundhouse Revue & BBQ too! Saturday July 9 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
CSRM
S scale BBQ and musical variety show in the California State Railroad Museum roundhouse on Saturday evening, July 9th. Open to everyone including spouse and children. Ticket MUST be presented to gain admission.
http://www.x2011west.org/nasg.html#banquet
NASG

Nonquet Saturday July 9 7:30 PM - 11:45 PM
TBA
Saturday evening social hour. Instead of the usual NMRA banquet, we are taking the unconventional route and holding instead what we have coined as the Nonquet. Dessert will be served, a no-host bar will be open, and you will be able to socialize with all your old friends and make some new friends. Then there will be entertainment. WinteRail is a professionally done railroadiana show and photo exhibition. It has been held each March, for about 30 years, in Stockton, CA. The producers of WinteRail have graciously agreed to put on a show for us Saturday night. NMRA awards will presented during intermissions. This is going to be a true highlight of the convention. Don't miss it. $5. Click to Order

Company Store Open Sunday July 10 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
National Train Show floor
(no description provided)
National Train Show - Open To Public Sunday July 10 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Convention Center
(no description provided)

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