Photos - Events

   
JRM Displays T-Trak at the 2012 Ekoji Buddhist Temple Obon Festival
This was the thrid year JRM has displayed it's member's streetcar standard spaced T-Trak modules. The event is a small local event with great turnout. The kids loved the trams and were quite mesmerized by them and were great at not touching the layout when asked as we let them approach right up to the modules.
   
JRM Layout at 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival's Sakrua Matsuri
This was JRM's fourth year displaying at the Washington DC National Cherry Blossom Festival Sakura Matsuri. The weather was wonderful and the festival one of the best atteneded ever. Japanese Ambassador Ichirō Fujisaki viewed the JRM layout for the first time at the event. JRM's tent was sandwiched between JR Central and JR East so we were in very good company. Even Ambassador Fujisake stopped by to see the layout!
   
JRM at 2012 Girl Scout Thinking Day
JRM-DC was invited to participate in World Thinking Day for Girl Scout Service Unit 35 in Glen Burnie, MD. Thinking Day is an annual international event, celebrated on or about February 22 by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all around the world. It is a day when think about the Scouts and Guides in all countries of the world, the meaning of Scouting/Guiding, and its global impact. GS Service Unit 35 chooses a country as its focus for World Thinking Day each year, and for 2012 Japan was chosen.
   
JRM At BSA Troop 964 Annual Train Show
In March of 2012, Boy Scout Troop 964 of Fairfax VA held their annual train show. This year they dedicated it to JAS Troop 2 in Miyagi prefecture that was heavily effected by the Tsunami and Earthquakes. The event raised $3,000 for Troop 2 in Japan. JRM displayed its standard street car T-Trak modules as well as Philip Cook's alternate private ROW T-Trak modules. Japanese Ambassador to the US, Ichirō Fujisaki, attended the show and viewed the JRM T-Trak set up for the first time.
   
2011 Rockville Lions Club's 21th Annual Model Train Show
The Rockville MD (just north of DC) Lions Club hosts and annual model train show for families every November. This show is by invitation to local model railroading clubs with display layouts and has no vendors selling items. The show is a charity event, raising over $6,000 annually for the Lions Club's eyeglasses program. This is a mainly a family event and great fun. Local clubs turn out and show from T gauge to O gauge trains! JRM has been participating since 2005 and its one of our most enjoyable shows as it is very local, a charity event, and full of kids!
   
Japan Rail Modelers Displays T-trak & Unitram Layouts at Ekoji Buddhist Temple 2011 Summer Obon Festival
On July 9, 2011 the Japan Rail Modelers displayed T-trak and Unitram modules at the Obon Summer Festival sponsored by Ekoji Buddhist Temple in Fairfax Station, VA. The festival included Japanese folk dancing, taiko drumming, temple and Japanese garden tours, and lots of good food!
   
JRM Layout at 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival's Sakrua Matsuri
The JRM layout was displayed at the Sakura Matsuri steet festival at the 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC April 9th, 2011, from 11am - 6pm. This one day event is a wonderful celebration of Japanese culture and the Washington Cherry Blossoms!
   
Japan Rail Modelers Displays T-trak & Unitram Layouts at Ekoji Buddhist Temple 2010 Summer Obon Festival (07.25.10)
On July 10, 2010 the Japan Rail Modelers displayed T-trak and Unitram modules at the Obon Summer Festival sponsored by Ekoji Buddhist Temple in Fairfax Station, VA. The festival included Japanese folk dancing, taiko drumming, temple and Japanese garden tours, and lots of good food!
   
Japan Rail Modelers Shows the New JRM Layout at the 2010 National Cherry Blossom Festival's Sakura Matsuri to a Crowd of 160,000! (05.08.10)
This year the JRM was honored to be invited back again to show our layout at the National Cherry Blossom Festival Sakura Matsuri (Street Festival) in Washington DC. Presented by the Japan-America Society, the festival is the largest one day japanese cultural event outside Japan. This year drew 160,000 people over a 7 hour period!
   
2010 Rockville Lions Club's 20th Annual Model Train Show
The Rockville MD (just north of DC) Lions Club hosts and annual model train show for families every November. This show is by invitation to local model railroading clubs with display layouts and has no vendors selling items. The show is a charity event, raising over $6,000 annually for the Lions Club's eyeglasses program. This is a mainly a family event and great fun. Local clubs turn out and show from T gauge to O gauge trains! JRM has been participating since 2005 and its one of our most enjoyable shows as it is very local, a charity event, and full of kids!
   
2010 B&O Railroad Museum Show
This was our second time to display at the B&O Railroad museum in Baltimore at their Festival of Trains that runs for a month every year December - January. We set up the layout 2.0 sectional layout again. Great show with lots of kids!
   
2009 B&O Railroad Museum Show (Jan 9-10, 2010)
This was our first time to display at the B&O Railroad museum in Baltimore at their Festival of Trains that runs for a month every year December - January. We set up the new layout 2.0 for our first try at this new format of the sectional layout. It was a bit of a work-in-progress, we are still figuring out how we exactly want to do things as well finishing off alot of details and debugging or track and wiring. Great show with lots of kids!
   

Sakura Matsuri 2009
This year JRM were honored to be invited to show our layout at the National Cherry Blossom Festival Sakura Matsuri (Street Festival) in Washington DC. Presented by the Japan-America Society, the festival is the largest one day japanese cultural event in the United States, with over 140,000 people attending in a 7 hour period in past years with good weather. This years blustery, but sunny and warm weather brought out record crowds with over 160,000 visitors!

         
World's Greatest Hobby Train Show February, 2006
The WGH show came to Dullas Expo center in Northern Virginia. We were accepted to display at the show and given a great spot front and center in the exhibit hall! We had a lot of great feedback by the visitors who were mostly families about the uniqueness of our layout. This show also saw the debut of our video wall in one of our high rise buildings. This was created by using a small digital personal video recorder mounted inside the building.
         
Rockville Lions Club's Model Train Show
The Rockville MD (just north of DC) Lions Club hosts and annual model train show for families every November. This show is by invitation to local model railroading clubs with display layouts and has no vendors selling items. The show is a charity event, raising over $6,000 annually for the Lions Club's eyeglasses program. This is a mainly a family event and great fun. Local clubs turn out and show from T gauge to O gauge trains! JRM has been participating since 2005 and its one of our most enjoyable shows as it is very local, a charity event, and full of kids!
   

The Great Scale Model Train Shows, Timonium, MD
The GSMT show was the show the JRM layout debuted at in October of 2004. This is one of the two large train show programs in the greater DC area (GSMTS and the Greenberg Train and Toy Shows) and has a show every three months at the Baltimore Fair Grounds in Timonium MD (about an hour drive from the DC area). Club layouts are invited to display at the February, April and October shows (summer shows are held in a smaller facility with a/c and not enough room for layouts). Since 2004 JRM has participated in 14 GSMT shows at Timonium!

   

JRM Layout - First exhibition, October 2004
We first exhibited the JRM layout at the Great Scale Model Train show in Timonium MD October 9-10, 2004. The layout concept was started in the spring of 2004 to potentially do a layout for the National N Scale Convention taking place the summer of 2004 in the washington DC area. We were not able to develop the layout in time for the convention, so debuted the layout at the GSMT show in the fall.

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