Updates as of March 15, 2018
2018 NASG Convention Updates
In addition to the usual categories, there will be two additional categories this year: (a) Photo Contest, and (b) “American Flyer Imagineering”.
Complete contest rules, including the Photo Contest, are available on the NASG website (nasg.org). The American Flyer Imagineering category encourages submission of a model that A.C. Gilbert might have eventually manufactured, but never did.
Updates as of March 8, 2018
The Make & Take Clinic, with Ken Zieska
, will meet on Wednesday, from 6:30-7:30 PM, and again from 11AM-Noon on Friday. In addition, Ken will have a work-table present in the Trade Show hall where clinic participants can work on their kits, and get advice, at their own convenience during any of the hours that the Trade Show is open. The cost of this clinic is $30 for the kit, and the number of participants is limited to 25. The kit is a B&O Freight House, from Lake Junction Models. Register for this clinic, and pay the fee, upon arrival at the convention.
, on Thursday evening from 7PM-8PM: “Make Your own Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub” skin moisturizer, with Deane Greene. There is no charge for this activity.
As of March 7th, the MOXIE convention cars
are 50% sold, and orders are arriving daily. Don’t delay if you want one (or more)!
, as well as hotel room reservations, are coming in very well too, with only 4 months to go until the convention. Remember that the Registration fee increases in June.
Getting to the Convention hotel from Boston’s Logan Airport--- Other than a car rental, the best option for getting from the airport directly to the hotel is to use Knight's Limo service The cost for one individual is $56 and is lower for multiple people. For example, for 2 people the total cost would be $80. A Knight's van circles the airport on roughly a 20 minute cycle, but you still need to register in advance. The Boxboro Regency confirmed that they give Knight's Airport Service as the recommended service.
You can register online at this site: Boston Limo Service | Knight's Airport Limousine Service
OR you can call: 800-839-6252.
The MBTA Silver Line Bus (FREE) picks up at all Logan terminals and goes to South Station (see below).
Unfortunately there is no direct public transportation from Logan Airport to North Station.
Here is a quote from Trip Advisor: "As close as they are, you would be surprised to see how difficult it is to get to the North Station. The cheapest option is to take the airport terminal bus (33, 55 or 66) to the subway station. Then you take the Blue Line to gov't center. Then you take the Green Line for a few stops."
Personally, we would recommend taking a cab if you want to get to North Station from either the airport or from South Station, with luggage!
Getting to the Convention hotel from Boston’s North Station---- Take the Boston -- Fitchburg Line commuter rail line. Here is the schedule. The closest station to the hotel is the So Acton OR Littleton / Rt 495 stop. Both are just 5 1/2 miles from the hotel. The Boxboro Regency will transport guests within a 10 mile radius of the hotel. The hotel confirmed that it is common for them to pick up at these two MBTA stops.
Getting to the Convention hotel from Boston’s South Station (Amtrak)---Take the Framingham / Worcester line. The closest station to the hotel is the Southborough stop at 87 Southville Road. It is 20 miles from the hotel, so would require Uber or a taxi from that point.
Getting from South Station (Amtrak) to North Station (commuter rail line)--- You can do so by subway, but we would recommend taking a cab if you want to get to North Station from either the airport or from South Station, with luggage!
Getting to the Convention hotel from Worcester’s Amtrak station---
this is about a 30-minute drive (28 miles).