Cincinnati Express was a huge success due wonderful attractions, tons of planning, a superb hotel and fantastic attendees! Thanks to eveyone for making it a convention to remember. We hope you all had a great time in the Queen City and enjoyed the layouts, clinics, tours, events and fellowship.
Thanks to all of you that came, and all of you that welcomed our many in and out of region visitors. We hope to see all of you next year as we renew old friendships and make new ones in Boardman, Ohio when Division 1 hosts the 2019 MCR convention.
The final reports were written and distributed. Most of them are shared here for the benefit of future convention committees. Per the links below, there are 6 report files, all in pdf format, including 2 versions of the report (one brief and one comprehensive), plus 4 attachments for planning and design reference.
Importantly, included in the full report is an analysis of the demographics as well as a post-event electronic survey we conducted to try to determine why we had such huge attendance. We expected there could be many reasons, including planning/design, layouts/attractions, team, hotel, relatively low registration fee, publicity/transparency and execution. Look through the reports to see what we discovered, and what we learned could be further improved.
Cincinnati Div 7 is blessed with a large number of quality layouts. 67 were open for this convention, spread across all 4 days, including 12 on special Great Model Railroad mini bus tours, 4 at the hotel, 5 at nearby EnterTrainment Junction and 5 at a unique local school arrangement. 21 of these layouts were open for guest operating sessions, across all 4 days. 35 of the 67 layouts had been published, several more than once. Two prominent layouts were featured on our Thursday afternoon early bird special open house. See the Layouts & Clubs page for photo collages of most of the layouts.