LDSIG Layout Tour—Wednesday, July 15, 2020


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The Layout Design Special Interest Group will conduct its traditional Wednesday LDSIG Layout Tour on July 15. Layouts are selected based on their Local interest and innovative design elements. They typically feature layouts with unique design interest. They will be in various stages of construction and operation, where the owners’ techniques and ideas can best be seen. We visit the layouts in a relaxed atmosphere, where there is ample time and opportunity to ask the layout owners questions and get their points-of-view on the layout’s layout design and construction features. Most are designed (or have been re-designed) with group operation in mind. Due to the nature of the tour, you don’t have to worry about being rushed to get back on a crowded bus.

The Tour is self-guided, by private or rental car. Car pooling and cost sharing are strongly encouraged, so you can discuss the unique features of these layouts as you travel. All members of a carpool must register for the Tour. In keeping with the nature of the Tour and consideration of the Owners and other Tour participants, please limit vehicles to the size of 7 passenger SUV’s. There will be carpool sign up sheets in the SIG Room, for drivers with seats available, and for those needing rides. There will be space for comments (i.e. must return to hotel by 7 PM for a clinic; will be joining an op session at 6 PM, etc). We’ll do our best to be sure you get to see the layouts you are most interested in, and not leave any one back at the hotel. Meals will be on your own, so each carpool will decide when to break, what, and where to eat.

No transportation is provided by the LDSIG or the NMRA convention. Participants are expected to provide their own transportation to off-site SIG events and travel is at the participants’ own risk. As private transportation will be used, insurance is to be provided by the participants in the Tour. Neither the LDSIG, Inc. nor the NMRA will provide insurance coverage for private or rental transportation.

Descriptions of the Tour layouts will be posted in the SIG Room and further information is available on the LDSIG website.

Addresses and an overall map will be provided at the close of the annual business meeting, which will be held at 8 AM on Wednesday July 15, 2020. IT IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED THAT YOU EITHER BRING YOUR OWN GPS UNIT FROM HOME OR SEEK A RENTAL WITH A GPS UNIT. No detailed maps will be provided.

Sign-up for this extra fare event will be through pre-registration or available through on line registration or at the convention Tour Desk. The convention cut off for pre-registration is normally two weeks prior to the convention, so please purchase your ticket for the Tour ASAP. Tickets are $45. and include a commemorative polo shirt.

Commemorative Shirts

We are offering those who register prior to June 14 the opportunity to have their name monogrammed on their shirt. Please indicate your desired size and name during the registration process. Shirts will be distributed at the LDSIG’s Meet ‘n Greet in the SIG Room Sunday evening, 7 PM and at the LDSIG Desk in the SIG room Monday and Tuesday.

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 19 March, 2020.