To all of you midwestern model railroading enthusiasts, the Great Train Expo is coming to Council Bluffs, Iowa January 28-29 at the Mid America Center. It has been 2 years since the last show due to the "World's Greatest Hobby" appearing at the Qwest center in Omaha last year. I have always enjoyed the GTE since the vendors and layouts are in seperate rooms which helps manage the crowd. I had the Orin Line there 2 years ago, and N scale was well represented overall. I'm taking the Marias Pass layout this year which will be the very first public appearance for the model railroad. Stop by and say hi if you attend the show.