2009 NMRA National Train ShowThe NBR&N had the opportunity to be invited to the National Show held at the 2009 NMRA National Convention held in Hartford, CT. It was a grueling 5 day setup that challenged the six operators of the layout. Running a a freemo layout makes the operator follow their train and with a non standard shape requires a lot of walking. The show ran for a total of 43 hours. Three members received awards for their modules by the NMRA in the module competition. Justin received first place for his Swamp module and Andy received a second place for his bridge and air mail module. David took an honorable mention for his farm module as did Andy for his firehouse module.