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Re: JP's Trains & Hobbies

Doug Dederick
 

Thanks Geoff I received the news yesterday. He will be missed

On Feb 5, 2022, at 5:33 PM, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer@...> wrote:

Paul Werschler, owner of JP's Trains and Hobbies, passed away a few days ago.

https://www.chasesmithfamily.com/obituary/paul-werschler

I knew he was ill, but didn't know it was cancer. I don't know what will happen to the shop.

Geoff





JP's Trains & Hobbies

Geoff Dunn
 

Paul Werschler, owner of JP's Trains and Hobbies, passed away a few days ago.

https://www.chasesmithfamily.com/obituary/paul-werschler

I knew he was ill, but didn't know it was cancer. I don't know what will happen to the shop.

Geoff


Re: Next PCC show, Saturday, March 12, 2022

Michael Richards
 

Geoff,
I won’t be able to attend due to a family birthday party.

Mike Richards


On Thu, Feb 3, 2022 at 11:47 AM Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=
yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

The next PCC show is in just over five weeks. We've been setting up a
TTrak layout for the last ten years or so. The last layout was an "L",
with us somewhat separated from the masses. It worked out pretty well and
we'll probably do something like that again. We are somewhat space
constrained. Who's interested in setting up?

Geoff






Re: Next PCC show, Saturday, March 12, 2022

Matt Rossman
 

I can support any DCC operations if there is interest.

I do not have T-Trak modules, so it would be DCC and trains only for me.

Matt


Re: Next PCC show, Saturday, March 12, 2022

Rod Mason
 

Geoff,

I’m also passing. Thanks.

Rod

On Feb 3, 2022, at 3:45 PM, Mark Fleischhauer via groups.io <KramF@...> wrote:

Hi Geoff,
I am on call for work that weekend, so I cannot be out of town. Maybe next time.
Mark


-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer@...>
To: AlbanyNTrak@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Feb 3, 2022 11:47 am
Subject: [AlbanyNTrak] Next PCC show, Saturday, March 12, 2022

The next PCC show is in just over five weeks. We've been setting up a TTrak layout for the last ten years or so. The last layout was an "L", with us somewhat separated from the masses. It worked out pretty well and we'll probably do something like that again. We are somewhat space constrained. Who's interested in setting up?

Geoff










Re: Next PCC show, Saturday, March 12, 2022

Mark Fleischhauer
 

Hi Geoff,
I am on call for work that weekend, so I cannot be out of town.  Maybe next time.
Mark

-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer@...>
To: AlbanyNTrak@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Feb 3, 2022 11:47 am
Subject: [AlbanyNTrak] Next PCC show, Saturday, March 12, 2022

The next PCC show is in just over five weeks.  We've been setting up a TTrak layout for the last ten years or so.  The last layout was an "L", with us somewhat separated from the masses.  It worked out pretty well and we'll probably do something like that again.  We are somewhat space constrained.  Who's interested in setting up?

Geoff


Re: Next PCC show, Saturday, March 12, 2022

Doug Dederick
 

I will have to pass Geoff Thanks

On Feb 3, 2022, at 11:47 AM, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer@...> wrote:

The next PCC show is in just over five weeks. We've been setting up a TTrak layout for the last ten years or so. The last layout was an "L", with us somewhat separated from the masses. It worked out pretty well and we'll probably do something like that again. We are somewhat space constrained. Who's interested in setting up?

Geoff





Re: Next PCC show, Saturday, March 12, 2022

Stephen
 

Hey Geoff. Been getting good news from my Dr's lately. If you would like me to bring up some modules I should be able to. Same time as last?

Stephen Walsh
retsignalmtr@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer@...>
To: AlbanyNTrak@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Feb 3, 2022 11:47 am
Subject: [AlbanyNTrak] Next PCC show, Saturday, March 12, 2022

The next PCC show is in just over five weeks.  We've been setting up a TTrak layout for the last ten years or so.  The last layout was an "L", with us somewhat separated from the masses.  It worked out pretty well and we'll probably do something like that again.  We are somewhat space constrained.  Who's interested in setting up?

Geoff


Re: Next PCC show, Saturday, March 12, 2022

Michael Romanowski
 

The Upstate Model Railroaders will not be there


Michael Romanowski
Vice President
Upstate Model Railroaders
www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com
518-423-7519

On Feb 3, 2022, at 11:47 AM, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer@...> wrote:

The next PCC show is in just over five weeks. We've been setting up a TTrak layout for the last ten years or so. The last layout was an "L", with us somewhat separated from the masses. It worked out pretty well and we'll probably do something like that again. We are somewhat space constrained. Who's interested in setting up?

Geoff





Next PCC show, Saturday, March 12, 2022

Geoff Dunn
 

The next PCC show is in just over five weeks. We've been setting up a TTrak layout for the last ten years or so. The last layout was an "L", with us somewhat separated from the masses. It worked out pretty well and we'll probably do something like that again. We are somewhat space constrained. Who's interested in setting up?

Geoff


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@...> 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@...> 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@...> 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@...> 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@...





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@...


Re: Train Show

john valachovic
 

I have the banner, I will bring it Saturday

-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Dederick <ddederic@...>
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

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