Margate Hotel, Laconia, NH, October 17-20, 2013

A heart-felt THANK YOU to everyone for making this convention so successful.  We hope everyone enjoyed their time with us!  This web site will remain up and we will, with permission, post any follow-up information, presentations, etc.  Stay in touch and if you’re in the area, look us up at:

Open and read the Convention Handbook now so you can start to plan how you can get the most satisfaction from the various activities offered.  You can also download and print the Handbook and annotate it over the next week so you will remember exactly what choices you are making.  There will also be a printed version of the Handbook available for you at the Registration Desk upon arrival at the convention, but it will be printed in a smaller booklet format and not be in color.

NEWLY ADDED!!! Self-Guided Tours of Lakes Region Historical Railroad Buildings and Sights

Updated 10-14: NER2013ConventionHandbookLargePages.pdf

  1. Download the layout tour information here

IMPORTANT--ALL TRIPS WILL RUN!!!  We still have room on the rail trips but we are going forward with the trips!

Latest Information, Updates and Corrections

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Congratulations to Dana Brown of Essex Junction, VT, for winning a pair of tickets on Vermont Rail System’s 2.5-hour round trip train excursion from White River Junction to the Cedar Circle Farm in Thetford, Vermont.  Dana’s name was drawn from convention registrants whose registration was received by September 1.  Paul and his wife plan on enjoying this excursion ride which was donated to Tracks to Lakeport 2013 by the Vermont Rail System.

Here’s some of the reasons to attend

Four days on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee
during our fall foliage season!

Four hour trip on the Winnipesaukee Railroad including lunch, historical information, and givaways

On-site Modular Layout Operations and Clinics!

Contest/Celebration Room (Photography and Modeling)

Clinics (including a Make-and-Take option)

Layout Tours and Operating Sessions


Banquet and Guest Speaker, George Melvin

Self-guided tours

Non-rail activities

Meet fellow modelers

Learn something new!

Please understand that we are trying to update this web site as soon as we can with the details of the convention as they come together.  We strongly urge you to check back periodically for updated information.

Tracks to Lakeport 2013

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Countdown to railroading fun!