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BTO # 131, Spring 2009 Feature Articles

In this issue...

BTOC 2009 Convention Preview
Everything you need to know about the “Back to Paradise ‘09” convention.

BTOC 2008 Calendar Layouts: Part 2 - The final chapter 
in the story of the layouts featured in the 2008 BTOC calendar.

A report on the 2008 National Garden Railway Convention by Kathy Nassif

The Spectacular Holiday display at the Chicago Botanical Gardens
A holiday tradition from Paul Busse and the folks at Applied Imagination.


Announcement of 2009 Club Car
Orders yours today!


A special limited-edition set that will make it’s preview at the convention

News from Märklin, Inc. regarding LGB products

Final results of voting for “Length of Term” revisions to BTOC by-laws 

And much more!

I didn't get a toy train like the other kids. I got a toy subway instead. You couldn't see anything, but every now and then you'd hear this rumbling noise go by. - Steven Wright


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