Anyone notice the small number of vendors actually selling merchandise at the train show? Over the past few years, the number of vendors attending the show and actually selling trains has decreased so much that, in my opinion, is impacting the show itself and will result in decreased attendance. The NMRA should consider doing something to encourage vendors to attend the show, even if it means giving them space at a low price. After all, what's the purpose of a show without vendors?
In that same vein, it would also appear that manufacturers are not attending as much as they did in the past.