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Re: New York Central System Historical Convention in Albany

nycrr8
 

When NYCHS was in Poughkeepsie many years ago, Geoff Dunn set up some NTrak modules in the Hyde Park RR Station (the club that sponsors the Poughkeepsie Model Train Show) along with the club's 8 foot Hyde Park Station modules.  I was there to nominally help, but mostly run trains and shoot the breeze.  The Hyde Park Station was one of the many sites open for layout tours and open houses on Friday afternoon.  Very few people showed up, but we enjoyed running the trains and the fine spring weather on the station's platform by the tracks and Hudson River. 

I had wanted to attend one particular lecture (can't remember which one now).  When I asked about attending, the response was great, send in your $150 fee.  Since that included a banquet that I couldn't attend, I asked if I could pay a reduced fee for one lecture, especially since we had exhibited for one of the open houses/layout tours.  Nope.  $150 or nothing.  No a la carte like the NMRA. 

I shouldn't be too critical, since it is an all volunteer organization, and running a Convention is a lot of work, but it struck me as not too inviting.  So while I was sad to see they won't accept NTrak, they are not flexible. 

Be well,
"John Henry"


Corners

Doug Dederick
 

Hi Everyone As reported we had a great GTE train show. For the show I picked up one of our 3ft club modules ( I now have both club 3ft corners ) Do to the lack of space in my basement I was hoping someone could store both or at least one of the corners at their house. This would help greatly in keeping my better half happy and as they say “ happy wife happy life” Please contact me if you can help in that quest.

Thanks Doug


Re: New York Central System Historical Convention in Albany

Michael Romanowski
 

Guess the Upstate Model Rairoaders will not contact them either.

On Dec 15, 2021, at 11:07 AM, Brian Hilgenberg via groups.io <ontario_and_erie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

 Well, I guess I won't contact them then. I was looking forward to running all my NYC stuff, so I can't help but to feel snubbed.
Brian

On Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 08:50:22 AM EST, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

The New York Central System Historical Society is having their convention in Albany on May 13-15. The web site is at https://nycshs.org/nycshs-events/ . They reached out to the Free-mo group about setting up a layout at the train show on Sunday, 5/15, so I've been talking to the show coordinator. I asked him about NTrak setting up too, and he wasn't interested.

FYI. Geoff











Re: New York Central System Historical Convention in Albany

Brian Hilgenberg
 

Well, I guess I won't contact them then.  I was looking forward to running all my NYC stuff, so I can't help but to feel snubbed.
Brian

On Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 08:50:22 AM EST, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

The New York Central System Historical Society is having their convention in Albany on May 13-15.  The web site is at https://nycshs.org/nycshs-events/ .  They reached out to the Free-mo group about setting up a layout at the train show on Sunday, 5/15, so I've been talking to the show coordinator.  I asked him about NTrak setting up too, and he wasn't interested.

FYI.  Geoff


New York Central System Historical Convention in Albany

Geoff Dunn
 

The New York Central System Historical Society is having their convention in Albany on May 13-15. The web site is at https://nycshs.org/nycshs-events/ . They reached out to the Free-mo group about setting up a layout at the train show on Sunday, 5/15, so I've been talking to the show coordinator. I asked him about NTrak setting up too, and he wasn't interested.

FYI. Geoff


AlbanyNTrak.org

Geoff Dunn
 

I updated the web site with dates for spring and summer 2022. Please let me know if you see any errors or want to suggest improvements.

Geoff


GTE

Doug Dederick
 

This past weekend was the GTE train show where we had a 15X13 foot Ntrak layout. The show was well attended and the setup ran smoothly. Thanks to Matt for being in charge of the DCC setup.Also thanks to Mark, Brian, and Neil for setting up and running trains. I apologize for not be able to spend more time with all of you as I was busy with other things and the day seemed to fly by. All in all it was great to see some of the “old” modules dusted off and running again.

Happy Holidays Everyone


Re: GTE - food, masks, snow

Doug Dederick
 

Thanks Geoff

On Nov 29, 2021, at 6:31 PM, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I received this today from the show chair. I don't know what the "food festival" is. Note that there will be some food available at the show (it wasn't a great selection in 2019) and masks are required.

Hello GTE Vendors and Exhibitors!
Everything is set for the show this weekend. There's a small chance
for snow Saturday night, but no expected accumulation. Otherwise it
looks like we're going to have a great show. The food festival and
tree lighting are taking place as normal, so there should be plenty of
people at the Plaza.
There will be a food vendor set up just outside the main doors in the
lobby on Sunday, and possibly Saturday during setup as well.
Just a reminder - The State of New York is requiring face coverings
for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, inside Empire State
Plaza at all times. We will have disposable masks available, but if
you prefer something more comfortable, please remember to bring it
with you. Thanks for your cooperation.
See you this weekend!

-- James Lauser Chairman, Great Train Extravaganza
showchair@gtealbany.com





GTE - food, masks, snow

Geoff Dunn
 

I received this today from the show chair. I don't know what the "food festival" is. Note that there will be some food available at the show (it wasn't a great selection in 2019) and masks are required.

Hello GTE Vendors and Exhibitors!
Everything is set for the show this weekend. There's a small chance
for snow Saturday night, but no expected accumulation. Otherwise it
looks like we're going to have a great show. The food festival and
tree lighting are taking place as normal, so there should be plenty of
people at the Plaza.
There will be a food vendor set up just outside the main doors in the
lobby on Sunday, and possibly Saturday during setup as well.
Just a reminder - The State of New York is requiring face coverings
for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, inside Empire State
Plaza at all times. We will have disposable masks available, but if
you prefer something more comfortable, please remember to bring it
with you. Thanks for your cooperation.
See you this weekend!

-- James Lauser Chairman, Great Train Extravaganza
showchair@gtealbany.com


Re: Train Show

john valachovic
 

I have the banner, I will bring it Saturday

-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Dederick <ddederic@nycap.rr.com>
To: AlbanyNTrak@groups.io <AlbanyNTrak@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Nov 26, 2021 12:51 pm
Subject: [AlbanyNTrak] Train Show

Hi Everyone I hope you all had a most fulfilling Thanksgiving! Ha Ha I know I did what I always do, eat to much! Anyways we have just one week before the GTE show and as show coordinator I would like to have a game plan.

1) Who plans to set up on Saturday? If we could get the layout all set up on Saturday that would be awesome but I know a few of you live more that an hour away.
    (A ) Give me a time that you can be there and if we can all be there around the same time that would be great. I can be there at anytime

2) Matt is in charge of setting up the DCC system

3) EVERYONE must work on putting in the connecting track sections before you start laying things out on your modules such as buildings and things.


CLAMPS  Make sure you have them and spares if you can bring them!


In preparation please check your modules for any loose connections or broken track or another problems.

Once I get a head count for a Saturday set up I will send out more information.

Thanks Doug


Re: Train Show

Doug Dederick
 

Ok great thanks Brian I will see you there

On Nov 27, 2021, at 11:31 AM, Brian Hilgenberg via groups.io <ontario_and_erie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Doug,I'll be there around 10:30-11:00.
Brian

On Saturday, November 27, 2021, 11:03:04 AM EST, Doug Dederick <ddederic@nycap.rr.com> wrote:

Hi Matt Saturday set up time is fro 9:00 to 4:00 I will be there around 10AM to help with other things and will be there most of the day.

On Nov 27, 2021, at 9:50 AM, Matt Rossman <sweakyboot@gmail.com> wrote:

I can set up on Saturday after 12. What are the hours that we can set up?

I’ll most likely be there shortly after 8 on Sunday as well.

Matt















Re: Train Show

Matt Rossman
 

I’ll be there around 1:00pm then.


Re: Train Show

Brian Hilgenberg
 

Doug,I'll be there around 10:30-11:00.
Brian

On Saturday, November 27, 2021, 11:03:04 AM EST, Doug Dederick <ddederic@nycap.rr.com> wrote:

Hi Matt  Saturday set up time is fro 9:00 to 4:00  I will be there around 10AM to help with other things and will be there most of the day.

On Nov 27, 2021, at 9:50 AM, Matt Rossman <sweakyboot@gmail.com> wrote:

I can set up on Saturday after 12. What are the hours that we can set up?

I’ll most likely be there shortly after 8 on Sunday as well.

Matt





Re: Train Show

Doug Dederick
 

Hi Matt Saturday set up time is fro 9:00 to 4:00 I will be there around 10AM to help with other things and will be there most of the day.

On Nov 27, 2021, at 9:50 AM, Matt Rossman <sweakyboot@gmail.com> wrote:

I can set up on Saturday after 12. What are the hours that we can set up?

I’ll most likely be there shortly after 8 on Sunday as well.

Matt





Re: Train Show

Matt Rossman
 

I can set up on Saturday after 12. What are the hours that we can set up?

I’ll most likely be there shortly after 8 on Sunday as well.

Matt


Re: Train Show

Doug Dederick
 

ok thanks Mark

On Nov 26, 2021, at 1:03 PM, Mark Fleischhauer via groups.io <KramF=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Doug,
I cannot set up on Saturday, much as I’d like to. I’m too far away.
I plan to be at the show between 7 and 8 am on Sunday. I’ll bring everything needed to connect the module I’m bringing.
Mark


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On Friday, November 26, 2021, 12:51 PM, Doug Dederick <ddederic@nycap.rr.com> wrote:

Hi Everyone I hope you all had a most fulfilling Thanksgiving! Ha Ha I know I did what I always do, eat to much! Anyways we have just one week before the GTE show and as show coordinator I would like to have a game plan.

1) Who plans to set up on Saturday? If we could get the layout all set up on Saturday that would be awesome but I know a few of you live more that an hour away.
(A ) Give me a time that you can be there and if we can all be there around the same time that would be great. I can be there at anytime

2) Matt is in charge of setting up the DCC system

3) EVERYONE must work on putting in the connecting track sections before you start laying things out on your modules such as buildings and things.


CLAMPS Make sure you have them and spares if you can bring them!


In preparation please check your modules for any loose connections or broken track or another problems.

Once I get a head count for a Saturday set up I will send out more information.

Thanks Doug













Re: Train Show

Mark Fleischhauer
 

Hi Doug,
I cannot set up on Saturday, much as I’d like to. I’m too far away. 
I plan to be at the show between 7 and 8 am on Sunday. I’ll bring everything needed to connect the module I’m bringing. 
Mark


Sent from the all new AOL app for iOS

On Friday, November 26, 2021, 12:51 PM, Doug Dederick <ddederic@nycap.rr.com> wrote:

Hi Everyone I hope you all had a most fulfilling Thanksgiving! Ha Ha I know I did what I always do, eat to much! Anyways we have just one week before the GTE show and as show coordinator I would like to have a game plan.

1) Who plans to set up on Saturday? If we could get the layout all set up on Saturday that would be awesome but I know a few of you live more that an hour away.
    (A ) Give me a time that you can be there and if we can all be there around the same time that would be great. I can be there at anytime

2) Matt is in charge of setting up the DCC system

3) EVERYONE must work on putting in the connecting track sections before you start laying things out on your modules such as buildings and things.


CLAMPS  Make sure you have them and spares if you can bring them!


In preparation please check your modules for any loose connections or broken track or another problems.

Once I get a head count for a Saturday set up I will send out more information.

Thanks Doug


Train Show

Doug Dederick
 

Hi Everyone I hope you all had a most fulfilling Thanksgiving! Ha Ha I know I did what I always do, eat to much! Anyways we have just one week before the GTE show and as show coordinator I would like to have a game plan.

1) Who plans to set up on Saturday? If we could get the layout all set up on Saturday that would be awesome but I know a few of you live more that an hour away.
(A ) Give me a time that you can be there and if we can all be there around the same time that would be great. I can be there at anytime

2) Matt is in charge of setting up the DCC system

3) EVERYONE must work on putting in the connecting track sections before you start laying things out on your modules such as buildings and things.


CLAMPS Make sure you have them and spares if you can bring them!


In preparation please check your modules for any loose connections or broken track or another problems.

Once I get a head count for a Saturday set up I will send out more information.

Thanks Doug


Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Michael Romanowski
 

Happy Thanksgiving to you too Doug!
Michael Romanowski
Vice President
Upstate Model Railroaders
www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com
518-423-7519

On Nov 23, 2021, at 12:14 PM, Doug Dederick <ddederic@nycap.rr.com> wrote:

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I will be sending out emails after the holidays to make sure we are all on the same page for setting up and running trains at the GTE show on Dec 5th

Thanks Doug





Happy Thanksgiving

Doug Dederick
 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I will be sending out emails after the holidays to make sure we are all on the same page for setting up and running trains at the GTE show on Dec 5th

Thanks Doug

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