Thank you Alwin for taking some of your time to post pictures of the great Ontraxs show in Utrecht. This show has a great reputation amongst European modelers. I'm a member of a french speaking forum dedicated to narrow and metric gauge railways so I particularly enjoyed the pictures of the Bouliere layout ( built by Roderik Vanderkelen ) because my layout ( in construction ) is based on the SNCV/NMVB belgian vicinal tramway.
This is some of the finest modeling I've seen outside of a magazine (and even better than much of the published stuff, too).W C Greene wrote: I wish there were shows like that here!Indeed.
Even at the NMRA conventions, you don't see this quality of modeling. But then again, I know that it's very common for people to have very small layouts which are taken to shows, whereas in the US, the focus is on as large of a home layout as you can build, or module groups.