2020    CAROLINA SPECIAL UPDATES    2020

The table below shows the latest updates to information about the convention with the newest update at the top of the list below. Just click on the description listed to be directed to that page. We suggest you check back here at least once a month to see what new and exciting events have been added since your last visit. We are looking forward to seeing you in Charlotte in October.



MER 2020 Convention Updates
Date Update
September 20, 2022 Layout tours and Ops Sessions page updated with schedule of home layout tours.
September 8, 2022 Clinics page updated once again to reflect the addition of two more new clinics. Check them out.
September 7, 2022 Clinics page updated to reflect the addition of six new clinics. Check them out.
August 31, 2022 Hotel page updated to reflect that convention rate rooms there are no longer available. Overflow Hotel page added for registration at a nearby Overflow Hotel with rooms at the convention rate.
Multiple other pages updated to reflect that early registration has expired and that online registration closes Oct 6.
August 22, 2022 Tours page updated to provide a link to more detailed information on Tour #203 to Lionel Headquarters.
August 21, 2022 Tours page updated to reflect Ops Sessions on wait list only. Schedule for home layout tours is still in development.
August 18, 2022 Tours page updated to reflect addition of home layout tour. Schedule for home layout tours is still in development.
August 2, 2022 Download version of registration form updated to reflect one-day registration.
August 1, 2022  Registration Page updated to include information about the new one-day registration availability and a link to the revised on-line registration form - download version to be updated at a later date.
July 11, 2022 Tours page updated reflecting a new Special Event Tour and the schedule of operating sessions. Clinics page updated with the addition of two new extra fare clinics and some minor internal rescheduling. Registration Page updated to reflect the above extra fare additions and a link to the revised registration form.
June 27, 2022 Master Schedule page updated reflecting swap of Contest and Company Store rooms. Also added a link to hotel floorplan graphic showing convention rooms.
June 26, 2022 NC Transportation Museum Tour page updated with more specific information. In addition, the Company Store Page has been revised to give instructions on how that will operate. Also, the Clinics Page has been updated with new clinics. Finally, this table has been inverted with the latest changes at the top.
June 20, 2022 Hotel Layouts page updated with names of groups providing layouts.
June 13, 2022 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!. Also, updates made to the Tours page to include the descriptions of the two special tours available and home layouts. Finally, added a page for non-rail activities available in the Charlotte area.
May 27, 2022 Clinic page updated with addition of two clinics - one Friday morning and one Saturday morning.
May 22, 2022 Clinic page updated with addition of a make-and-take clinic on Friday afternoon.
May 18, 2022 Hotel layouts page updated with the addition of a Z Scale layout to the mix.
May 9, 2022 Contest page updated with contest details.
Clinic page updated with clinic listing as of this date.
April 19, 2022 Eating place listing near hotel added to hotel page.
March 15, 2022 Hotel page updated with reservation link
January 22, 2022 Convention website opened