WELCOME!! To the 2014 National Narrow Gauge Convention home page. The 34th NNGC is in Kansas City at the Overland Park Convention Center from September 3rd - 6th, 2014.
With 60+ home layout tours, huge Vendor exhibit area, clinicians showcasing the latest modeling trends and the world's best Bar-Q-Que very close to the Convention Center, how can you afford to not be here?
The 34th National Narrow Gauge Convention is jointly sponsored by the Turkey Creek Division of the National Model Railroad Association.
It’s time to be making plans for your arrival in Kansas City! We want you to get the most out of your convention experience so we have expanded registration times to allow you to get your materials early, and then plan your convention days. On Tuesday, Sept. 2, you can register from 3pm to 7pm. Then, after you have planned you stay, why not use the rest of the day to visit some (or all!) of the 5 local hobby shops. And, of course, after that, enjoy some famous Kansas City-style barbecue.
On Wednesday, Sept.3, registration opens at 7am for vendors and at 9am for convention attendees. Remember that layout tours begin at noon on Wednesday, so you’ll want to get your concvention materials in time to make choices for the day’s touring.
All registration, both vendors and convention attendees, takes place at the Overland Park Convention Center. Registration tables will be on the upper level, right outside of the Exhibition Center. This area can be easily accessed via walkways from the Sheraton Hotel lobby and from the Convention Center north entrance and up the escalator.
All vendors and all modular layouts will be located inside the Exhibition Center. Most clinics will take place in the Sheraton Hotel which is attached to the Convention Center by both open and closed walkways. The contest and a few clinics on Friday will be located in the lower level of the Convention Center.
We'll see you soon in Kansas City!
At this time we want to put out our formal policy on Registration cancellations. We have tried to be very generous for the few cancellation requests that we have received so far, and have refunded the full amount of the registrations in all cases. Most have been due to unforeseen health issues and other reasons beyond the control of the affected individuals. However, we are now announcing the refund policy for the remainder of the time prior to the convention. We will continue to honor a full refund for cancellation requests received prior to August 10, then, we will refund half of the registration amount for requests received between August 10 and August 20. After August 20, there will be no refunds for cancellations due to commitments on our part.
You can go to the "Attractions" Link from this Home Page to see many exciting local activities and events to do in the Kansas City area, for those that find they have some free time during the Convention.
Here are a couple of additional Attraction opportunities:
KC Fun Tours. Get aquainted with the popular sights and local favorites that Kansas City has to offer during this fully narrated 75 minute tour aboard an authentic, air-conditioned trolley with brass rails, bells, and all! www.kcfuntours.com/
LEGOLAND Discovery Center. At LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City you can reach out and touch the stars in the 4D cinema, learn top LEGO building secrets from the Master Model Builder, see iconic landmarks in MINILAND, make a celebration even more memorable in one of the special party rooms, and much, much more! It's the ultimate place for all LEGO fans - young and old. www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/kansascity