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Re: S-Scale stuff for sale

Geoff Dunn
 

A few items have sold. Some of the rest was rejected by S-SCALE people because it was American Flyer. So if any of you are American Flyer fans, not S-SCALE, and are interested, let me know.

Geoff


N-Scale stuff for sale

Geoff Dunn
 

The long-awaited list of Skip Canaday's N-Scale stuff is finally here. Hopefully the attachment comes through. I'm posting this to the group, but it would probably be best to email me directly if you're interested or have questions. The equipment generally hasn't been used in 25 years. Most of the models are in good shape. Skip also sometimes keeps pet mice, so some of the boxes should be wiped off... But the models, with one exception, are clean. I looked on EBay to see what some of these are going for - the asking prices are ridiculous and nobody is bidding. Skip would like to get a few dollars but also wants to unload everything. So make an offer!

Geoff


S-Scale stuff for sale

Geoff Dunn
 

Some of you may remember Skip Canaday. Most of you probably don't, as he hasn't been involved in the club since our second or third show, 25+ years ago. He is cleaning out his house in East Greenbush, and has uncovered various N-Scale and S-Scale trains. I sort of volunteered to help him get rid of things.

If anyone has interest in the S-Scale stuff, please email me off-list and I'll send the summary of what's available when I have gone through it.

Since the list of N-Scale stuff will probably be of more interest to this group, it will be posted here when it is done. There are also a few years worth of Model Railroader and Mainline Modeler magazines, and numerous D&H books and some other books.

Again, if you are interested in the S-Scale stuff, please email me off-list.

Geoff


Re: Albany NTrak web site

RayB...
 

I have updated the schedule on my version of the web page.
:-D
https://www.rebedard.com/Ntrak/index.htm
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On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 1:35 PM Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=
yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

The web site has been updated with the status of shows, as best as
possible, through next September. Please let me know of any errors or
additions.
http://albanyntrak.org/

Geoff




Re: Albany NTrak web site

Michael Romanowski
 

Vaccine will be out this fall. They have already started phase 3 trials. Response rate is excellent. Remember, I used to work for Merck, a major vaccine company. This is science, not Facebook science. Lol

On Jul 22, 2020, at 1:35 PM, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

The web site has been updated with the status of shows, as best as possible, through next September. Please let me know of any errors or additions.
http://albanyntrak.org/

Geoff



Albany NTrak web site

Geoff Dunn
 

The web site has been updated with the status of shows, as best as possible, through next September. Please let me know of any errors or additions.
http://albanyntrak.org/

Geoff


Re: Fall shows

Geoff Dunn
 

Good to hear from you Matt. See you in 2021 I hope!

Geoff


Re: Fall shows

Geoff Dunn
 

The picture looks like one of the shows at Shaker High, from the spring of 1994, judging by the age of Kevin on the left.
Names are Kevin, Laura, Geoff, Paul, Mike, Fred, Brian, Neil, Lois, and Brian.

Regarding the large radius T-Trak end loops, Forest built a pair of large radius corners that we used at the Glens Falls show last year. These use track radii of 18.93 and 17.63 inches. I recently bought two Masterpiece Modules kits for the same size radius corner and have built (but not scenicked) them. Trains on the large radii look real nice. I don't like the superelevation that Kato puts on the track, though. The corners work best on two tables placed next to each other, which also gives extra space between the modules and the edge of the table. If we do a zoom thing, I can demonstrate them. If you build something with 15 and 13.75 inch radii, you'll have to also make modules that swing the tracks to the normal position, so the other modules don't fall off the table...

TFTR looks interesting; I never saw the originals.

Geoff


Re: Fall shows

Matthew
 

As a high school teacher, all I’ve been doing is Zoom meetings. Seems like a nice way to conduct business.

As part of “distance learning” teaching high school, I’ve also picked up how to film, edit and post YouTube videos. If you’ve ever wanted to make a video layout tour of your home layout, it’s pretty easy and now is the time!

I haven’t been doing a ton of model railroading but have been learning related skills like 3D printing and static grass. (If you are curious I’ve been focusing on making terrain for board games I play-which certainly benefits from model railroad skills. Then I get to play the games via zoom to actually get to see people.)

I’d be happy to help set up a zoom meeting or cheer someone on making a layout video.

Hope you guys are hanging in there.

Matthew

On Jul 20, 2020, at 1:00 PM, Brian Hilgenberg via groups.io <ontario_and_erie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

 Hi all,
I'm disappointed but not surprised about the shows; nothing to look forward to the rest of the year. (Except for the Kato 20th Century Limited).
Anyhow, I heartily recommend the Zoom meetings. Saturday, I did a Zoom presentation for the CRHS; "Selkirk in the seventies" and "Tales from the River". I also attend the European Train Enthusiasts Zoom meeting every Monday night. Perhaps we could have a monthly meeting?
While digging through my stuff for the CRHS presentation, I found this picture full of young people. It's from a film photo, so it's prior to 2006. I don't recognize the venue, anybody remember?
I've been kicking around the idea of constructing large T-trak end loops. They would use the 15" and 13-3/4" curves and be made of 2" foam to reduce weight. The modules would stick out over the edge of the tables, but the feet would be inset to rest on the tables. Though I like the portability of T-trak, I miss the large radius curves on our N-trak layouts. Comments?

BTW, "Tales" now has website: talesfromtheriver.net
I've got about half the issues posted and a quarter of the captions written. After that, I'm going to start turning six composition books' worth of notes into a website about N-scale freight cars.
Brian Hilgenberg







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Re: Fall shows

Brian Hilgenberg
 

Hi all,
  I'm disappointed but not surprised about the shows; nothing to look forward to the rest of the year. (Except for the Kato 20th Century Limited).
 Anyhow, I heartily recommend the Zoom meetings.   Saturday, I did a Zoom presentation for the CRHS; "Selkirk in the seventies" and "Tales from the River".  I also attend the European Train Enthusiasts Zoom meeting every Monday night.  Perhaps we could have a monthly meeting?
While digging through my stuff for the CRHS presentation, I found this picture full of young people.  It's from a film photo, so it's prior to 2006.  I don't recognize the venue, anybody remember?
I've been kicking around the idea of constructing large T-trak end loops.  They would use the 15" and 13-3/4" curves and be made of  2" foam to reduce weight.   The modules would stick out over the edge of the tables, but the feet would be inset to rest on the tables.   Though I like the portability of T-trak, I miss the large radius curves on our N-trak layouts. Comments?

BTW, "Tales" now has website:   talesfromtheriver.net
I've got about half the issues posted and a quarter of the captions written.  After that, I'm going to start turning six composition books' worth of notes into a website about N-scale freight cars.
Brian Hilgenberg


Re: Fall shows

Michael Romanowski
 

The Upstate Model Rairoaders show in south Glens falls is canceled. We are looking at having a spring show on March 20. The show would not conflict with either the PCC show or the Amsterdam show.

On Jul 20, 2020, at 10:16 AM, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

So there's this pandemic going on. It's impacting a lot of public events. My soccer games, for example. But also model railroad events.

In rough chronological order:
Our annual meeting may be a Zoom or similar technology meeting. The by-laws say we have to vote in person, but the by-laws never foresaw COVID.
"OPtoberfest", run by Doug, has been cancelled.
The NMRA Regional convention has been "postponed" for a year, per an email from the NER, although their web site hasn't been updated.
The Glens Falls show is uncertain - their web site says all activities are cancelled but the show page says "See you in 2020!"
The Syracuse show (11/7-11/8) has been cancelled (they have the 2021 flyer up already).
The Poughkeepsie show has NOT been cancelled, yet, but is "Subject to possible cancellation. Stay tuned.", per their web site.
The PCC show web site has not been updated since they cancelled the March 2020 show. It's crowded and I won't go unless miracles happen.
The GTE show has been cancelled, per Doug (Hudson-Berkshire VP), although the website has not been updated to reflect that.
Christmas has also been cancelled.

We probably could set up a socially distanced T-Trak layout in my garage and driveway (or elsewhere) for 2-3 people. Is there any interest in something like that?

Hope you're all well and coping with the lack of face-to-face interaction. Geoff




Fall shows

Geoff Dunn
 

So there's this pandemic going on. It's impacting a lot of public events. My soccer games, for example. But also model railroad events.

In rough chronological order:
Our annual meeting may be a Zoom or similar technology meeting. The by-laws say we have to vote in person, but the by-laws never foresaw COVID.
"OPtoberfest", run by Doug, has been cancelled.
The NMRA Regional convention has been "postponed" for a year, per an email from the NER, although their web site hasn't been updated.
The Glens Falls show is uncertain - their web site says all activities are cancelled but the show page says "See you in 2020!"
The Syracuse show (11/7-11/8) has been cancelled (they have the 2021 flyer up already).
The Poughkeepsie show has NOT been cancelled, yet, but is "Subject to possible cancellation. Stay tuned.", per their web site.
The PCC show web site has not been updated since they cancelled the March 2020 show. It's crowded and I won't go unless miracles happen.
The GTE show has been cancelled, per Doug (Hudson-Berkshire VP), although the website has not been updated to reflect that.
Christmas has also been cancelled.

We probably could set up a socially distanced T-Trak layout in my garage and driveway (or elsewhere) for 2-3 people. Is there any interest in something like that?

Hope you're all well and coping with the lack of face-to-face interaction. Geoff


Re: The bridge

Geoff Dunn
 

The T-Trak bridge has finally been ordered. When it arrives, I'll get it to Brian for assembly. Something to do in "these troubled times"...

Geoff


Re: T-trak to N-trak module

Matt Rossman
 

Thanks for the info. I’ll have to draw something up and see what’s needed do make an adapter and the modifications to my current modules.

Matt

On Apr 28, 2020, at 8:54 AM, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

This was recently posted to the TTrak wiki.
http://ttrak.wikidot.com/green-ntrak-adapter-left-1
On that page are links to three other adapter modules as well. None of the pictures show how they deal with the height difference.

Geoff



Re: Interesting TTrak module

Doug Dederick
 

Thanks Geoff for sharing

On Apr 28, 2020, at 9:05 AM, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

It would be interesting to see it in a layout as well. I didn't watch any movies but the pictures all seem to be construction photos. A layout with this could be quite complicated, or it could just have a return loop off one of the ends.

By the way, Groups.io is odd in that if your email provider blocks a message from Groups.io as spam, you are dropped from Groups.io. This happened to at least one group member because Mike's original message was treated as spam. I have a guess as to why they do it but I'm not positive. But if you get a message saying you've been dropped from Groups.io, please take the simple step in the email to rejoin!

Geoff



Re: Interesting TTrak module

Geoff Dunn
 

It would be interesting to see it in a layout as well. I didn't watch any movies but the pictures all seem to be construction photos. A layout with this could be quite complicated, or it could just have a return loop off one of the ends.

By the way, Groups.io is odd in that if your email provider blocks a message from Groups.io as spam, you are dropped from Groups.io. This happened to at least one group member because Mike's original message was treated as spam. I have a guess as to why they do it but I'm not positive. But if you get a message saying you've been dropped from Groups.io, please take the simple step in the email to rejoin!

Geoff


Re: T-trak to N-trak module

Geoff Dunn
 

This was recently posted to the TTrak wiki.
http://ttrak.wikidot.com/green-ntrak-adapter-left-1
On that page are links to three other adapter modules as well. None of the pictures show how they deal with the height difference.

Geoff


Interesting TTrak module

Michael Romanowski
 


Re: The bridge

Mark Fleischhauer
 

I agree with our logo also.

Mark

On Apr 24, 2020, at 5:29 PM, Rod Mason <rmason1@nycap.rr.com> wrote:

I vote to put our logo on the bridge.

Rod
On Apr 24, 2020, at 5:03 PM, Michael Romanowski <mmroman@roadrunner.com> wrote:

Fine with me.
On Apr 24, 2020, at 4:59 PM, lacasse <lacasse@frontiernet.net> wrote:
I agree with our logo in the middle, Mike L.

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From: Michael Richards
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 11:17 AM
To: AlbanyNTrak@groups.io
Subject: Re: [AlbanyNTrak] The bridge

My preference would be use the club logo. Located in the middle.

Mike Richards

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 9:51 PM Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=
yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Regarding what logo to put on the bridge - my thought is that if we put
three logos on, it won't look like a bridge and it will be quite
cluttered. There is one picture of a logo crossing all three sections of
the bridge at http://www.redrivermodels.com/t-store/t-bridge.html,
towards the bottom. I'd vote for just one logo in the middle, either the
TTrak logo or our club logo. Anyone else have a thought?

Geoff













Re: The bridge

Rod Mason
 

I vote to put our logo on the bridge.

Rod

On Apr 24, 2020, at 5:03 PM, Michael Romanowski <mmroman@roadrunner.com> wrote:

Fine with me.
On Apr 24, 2020, at 4:59 PM, lacasse <lacasse@frontiernet.net> wrote:

I agree with our logo in the middle, Mike L.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: Michael Richards
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 11:17 AM
To: AlbanyNTrak@groups.io
Subject: Re: [AlbanyNTrak] The bridge

My preference would be use the club logo. Located in the middle.

Mike Richards

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 9:51 PM Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=
yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Regarding what logo to put on the bridge - my thought is that if we put
three logos on, it won't look like a bridge and it will be quite
cluttered. There is one picture of a logo crossing all three sections of
the bridge at http://www.redrivermodels.com/t-store/t-bridge.html,
towards the bottom. I'd vote for just one logo in the middle, either the
TTrak logo or our club logo. Anyone else have a thought?

Geoff










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