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Sunday Evening Video: Toy Trains In Saint Albans

Yesterday your PopCulteer attended the 15th annual Kanawha Valley Model Train and Craft show in Saint Albans, and to be honest, I didn’t intend to make a video. I’ve been plugging the show here in PopCult for weeks, but it hadn’t occurred to me to shoot video.

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’s become a de-facto “PopCult Instant Video.” That’s the video at the top of this post.

Had I planned in advance, I would have brought a camera with a more stable focus, so I apologize for the occasional blurriness.  I did get about ten minutes of footage, blending several different layouts together. It’s all set to YouTube library music, so that I don’t bring down the wrath of the copyright strikers.

Since I shot so much video, I pretty much forgot to shoot still photos. Sorry about that. What you see here is pretty much what I got.

The plan is 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, but I’m going to have to make it happen soon. Since our visit to the Barbie show held at EnterTrainment Junction in Cinncinnati last fall, I’ve been re-bitten with the model railroading bug.

In the meantime, enjoy this video, and go visit the KVRA yourself. It’s really cool that we have an organization like this in the area.

1 Comment

  1. Thomas Wheeler

    That first train is the longest model train I’ve ever seen! Looks like this was a fun show.

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