We are going to go back nine months for this one. It may not seem like a long time, but it also seems like a lifetime ago. This was the only toy show we were able to attend in 2020, and it was local.
In mid-February, before the pandemic hit bad, your PopCulteer attended the 15th annual Kanawha Valley Model Train and Craft show in Saint Albans. I hadn’t planned to make a video, but luckily, I had my trusty Samsung J7 on hand, and when we saw the different train layouts on display, well, I just had to shoot some video. That became a de-facto “PopCult Instant Video,” and that’s the video at the top of this post.
The plan was to, at some point, make it to the Kanawha Valley Railroad Association HQ in Coonskin Park, and shoot some better footage of the layout up there. That has been the plan for several years now, and I doubt that it’ll happen this year. They are open with very limited attendance, but being immuno-suppressed, I’m going to have to give it a pass.
In the meantime, enjoy this video, and go visit the KVRA yourself for details on their hours and COVID protocols. Due to the pandemic, they will not be having their annual train show next year.