Each year there is a "Fest" held in California. It is rotated among three clubs, namely the Golden Gate American Flyer Club, the Sacramento Valley American Flyer Club, and the Southern California S Gaugers. When it is held by the Golden Gate or Sacramento Valley club, the event is called the "Flyer Fest West"; when it is held by the Southern California S Gaugers, it is called the "S Fest West". The S Fest West is a gathering of American Flyer, hi-rail, scale, and narrow-gauge modelers.
Even though the NASG is not directly involved with S Fest West shows, we still wanted to have a page dedicated to this annual meeting. If you want to stay up on the latest related to S Fest West shows, bookmark this page.
The event is scheduled for May 18 at the Knott's Berry Farm Hotel. The model shown in the photo is not the final car. There will be two road numbers available on this car, namely 9843 and 9955.
A report of this show can be found in the January 2017 issue of the NASG's Dispatch magazine.
This was the first year this show was held by this club (but still part of the Flyer Fest West rotation). The tradition this club started was to have Lionel produce an S-scale version of a car that A.C. Gilbert had previously produced in HO-scale only. A write-up about the show can be found in the January 2011 issue of the S Gaugian magazine.
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