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Re: An Invitation - Outdoor, but covered layout anyone?

Geoff Dunn
 

Thanks, John Henry. You mentioned this to me once before and I'm glad you posted the invitation. I hope your carport doesn't blow down in the thunderstorms forecast for this afternoon - it looks a bit rickety.

I can make most Saturdays or weekdays until the snow flies and would enjoy spending a day running trains.

Geoff


Re: An Invitation - Outdoor, but covered layout anyone?

Stephen
 

I live in Yorktown Heights near the JV Mall. I can also bring my portable Digitrax Command Station.

Stephen Walsh
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Subject: Re: [AlbanyNTrak] An Invitation - Outdoor, but covered layout anyone?

Unrelated:

Who else is down here in Westchester?  Might be about time to drag out some modules from my attic. I’d be happy to host a Westchester covered porch layout.

Matthew Morgano (from Mount Kisco)

On Jul 24, 2022, at 11:43 PM, Stephen via groups.io <retsignalmtr@...> wrote:

I would be interested in bringing a couple of T-Trak Modules, but I don't have any tables. I could bring my yard (8 Feet) + some straight and corner Modules. Not a long trip for me as I live in Yorktown.

Stephen Walsh
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Subject: [AlbanyNTrak] An Invitation - Outdoor, but covered layout anyone?

Hi all, 
If there is enough interest, we could host a layout (or two or three) under our pole barn-style "carport."  We have a 32 x 36 feet structure with a roof (that overhangs an additional 2 feet) and no walls, that is usually used to shelter vehicles.  It has electric service and an Item # 4 gravel floor.  A little “rustic,” but we have scrap 2x12 squares for under the legs to level things and have some rubber mats for under your feet.  And unlike basements, plenty of “fresh air.”  But would not be great in a high wind.  (Imagine those N scale cars without enough extra weights being knocked over…)  Not in today’s forecast 100 degree “feels like temperatures,” either.  OK in the rain of it is not windy. 

I have no preference about NTrak or TTrak, and there is no reason we couldn’t set up both with this amount of space.  Maybe even connect the 2 somehow?  There was an article about a turn and a half helix module for that in an NRail newsletter a couple of years ago.  Could even bring FreeMo and set up next to an N Scale layout.  If we went ahead with this, I would ask someone else to be the layout coordinator, so I could focus on host logistics.

I don’t want to post our address in a public forum (will give it to you privately if you email or call), but we are not far from the NY, MA and CT border.  Geoff lives about one hour from us if you come down the Taconic State Parkway.  Add five minutes if you come down Route 9 from Geoff’s or from Doug’s down the Taconic.

Since we are pretty far away from many of you, especially from the “Northern Tier” and “Adirondack Division” members, we could invite anyone interested in “camping” overnight here, either with an RV, camper or tent.  There is plenty of room and a couple of RVs could plug in.  And we would be open to a 2-day gathering, if the weather cooperates
The attached photo is not our “carport,” but is in a similar style.  Don’t worry, though, no hay will be falling on your modules. 

Let me know what you think.  I have no particular dates in mind. 

Be well,
“John Henry”












Re: An Invitation - Outdoor, but covered layout anyone?

Matthew
 

Unrelated:

Who else is down here in Westchester? Might be about time to drag out some modules from my attic. I’d be happy to host a Westchester covered porch layout.

Matthew Morgano (from Mount Kisco)

On Jul 24, 2022, at 11:43 PM, Stephen via groups.io <retsignalmtr@...> wrote:

I would be interested in bringing a couple of T-Trak Modules, but I don't have any tables. I could bring my yard (8 Feet) + some straight and corner Modules. Not a long trip for me as I live in Yorktown.

Stephen Walsh
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Sent: Sun, Jul 24, 2022 12:44 pm
Subject: [AlbanyNTrak] An Invitation - Outdoor, but covered layout anyone?

Hi all,
If there is enough interest, we could host a layout (or two or three) under our pole barn-style "carport." We have a 32 x 36 feet structure with a roof (that overhangs an additional 2 feet) and no walls, that is usually used to shelter vehicles. It has electric service and an Item # 4 gravel floor. A little “rustic,” but we have scrap 2x12 squares for under the legs to level things and have some rubber mats for under your feet. And unlike basements, plenty of “fresh air.” But would not be great in a high wind. (Imagine those N scale cars without enough extra weights being knocked over…) Not in today’s forecast 100 degree “feels like temperatures,” either. OK in the rain of it is not windy.

I have no preference about NTrak or TTrak, and there is no reason we couldn’t set up both with this amount of space. Maybe even connect the 2 somehow? There was an article about a turn and a half helix module for that in an NRail newsletter a couple of years ago. Could even bring FreeMo and set up next to an N Scale layout. If we went ahead with this, I would ask someone else to be the layout coordinator, so I could focus on host logistics.

I don’t want to post our address in a public forum (will give it to you privately if you email or call), but we are not far from the NY, MA and CT border. Geoff lives about one hour from us if you come down the Taconic State Parkway. Add five minutes if you come down Route 9 from Geoff’s or from Doug’s down the Taconic.

Since we are pretty far away from many of you, especially from the “Northern Tier” and “Adirondack Division” members, we could invite anyone interested in “camping” overnight here, either with an RV, camper or tent. There is plenty of room and a couple of RVs could plug in. And we would be open to a 2-day gathering, if the weather cooperates
The attached photo is not our “carport,” but is in a similar style. Don’t worry, though, no hay will be falling on your modules.

Let me know what you think. I have no particular dates in mind.

Be well,
“John Henry”












Re: Bachmann NYC Hudson 4-6-4 in N Scale

Stephen
 

One of the guys in my club has one. Runs and sounds very nice.

Stephen Walsh
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Subject: [AlbanyNTrak] Bachmann NYC Hudson 4-6-4 in N Scale

I was curious if any of you have purchased the new Bachmann New York Central Hudson 4-6-4.  If so, how do you like it?  They are pricey, so are they worth it?  It seems Bachmann's N Scale offerings in very recent years have been pretty good from what I hear in general.  But I have no person experience.  I think the last Hudsons made in N Scale were ConCors in the early 1990s.  And they ran like, well a Concor.  Which is pretty bad.

Be well

"John Henry"


Re: An Invitation - Outdoor, but covered layout anyone?

Stephen
 

I would be interested in bringing a couple of T-Trak Modules, but I don't have any tables. I could bring my yard (8 Feet) + some straight and corner Modules. Not a long trip for me as I live in Yorktown.

Stephen Walsh
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Sent: Sun, Jul 24, 2022 12:44 pm
Subject: [AlbanyNTrak] An Invitation - Outdoor, but covered layout anyone?

Hi all, 
If there is enough interest, we could host a layout (or two or three) under our pole barn-style "carport."  We have a 32 x 36 feet structure with a roof (that overhangs an additional 2 feet) and no walls, that is usually used to shelter vehicles.  It has electric service and an Item # 4 gravel floor.  A little “rustic,” but we have scrap 2x12 squares for under the legs to level things and have some rubber mats for under your feet.  And unlike basements, plenty of “fresh air.”  But would not be great in a high wind.  (Imagine those N scale cars without enough extra weights being knocked over…)  Not in today’s forecast 100 degree “feels like temperatures,” either.  OK in the rain of it is not windy. 

I have no preference about NTrak or TTrak, and there is no reason we couldn’t set up both with this amount of space.  Maybe even connect the 2 somehow?  There was an article about a turn and a half helix module for that in an NRail newsletter a couple of years ago.  Could even bring FreeMo and set up next to an N Scale layout.  If we went ahead with this, I would ask someone else to be the layout coordinator, so I could focus on host logistics.

I don’t want to post our address in a public forum (will give it to you privately if you email or call), but we are not far from the NY, MA and CT border.  Geoff lives about one hour from us if you come down the Taconic State Parkway.  Add five minutes if you come down Route 9 from Geoff’s or from Doug’s down the Taconic.

Since we are pretty far away from many of you, especially from the “Northern Tier” and “Adirondack Division” members, we could invite anyone interested in “camping” overnight here, either with an RV, camper or tent.  There is plenty of room and a couple of RVs could plug in.  And we would be open to a 2-day gathering, if the weather cooperates
The attached photo is not our “carport,” but is in a similar style.  Don’t worry, though, no hay will be falling on your modules. 

Let me know what you think.  I have no particular dates in mind. 

Be well,
“John Henry”


Re: An Invitation - Outdoor, but covered layout anyone?

Mark Fleischhauer
 

Sounds like a great idea for me depending on the timing. 
Mark


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On Sunday, July 24, 2022, 12:44 PM, nycrr8 via groups.io <nycrr8@...> wrote:

Hi all, 
If there is enough interest, we could host a layout (or two or three) under our pole barn-style "carport."  We have a 32 x 36 feet structure with a roof (that overhangs an additional 2 feet) and no walls, that is usually used to shelter vehicles.  It has electric service and an Item # 4 gravel floor.  A little “rustic,” but we have scrap 2x12 squares for under the legs to level things and have some rubber mats for under your feet.  And unlike basements, plenty of “fresh air.”  But would not be great in a high wind.  (Imagine those N scale cars without enough extra weights being knocked over…)  Not in today’s forecast 100 degree “feels like temperatures,” either.  OK in the rain of it is not windy. 

I have no preference about NTrak or TTrak, and there is no reason we couldn’t set up both with this amount of space.  Maybe even connect the 2 somehow?  There was an article about a turn and a half helix module for that in an NRail newsletter a couple of years ago.  Could even bring FreeMo and set up next to an N Scale layout.  If we went ahead with this, I would ask someone else to be the layout coordinator, so I could focus on host logistics.

I don’t want to post our address in a public forum (will give it to you privately if you email or call), but we are not far from the NY, MA and CT border.  Geoff lives about one hour from us if you come down the Taconic State Parkway.  Add five minutes if you come down Route 9 from Geoff’s or from Doug’s down the Taconic.

Since we are pretty far away from many of you, especially from the “Northern Tier” and “Adirondack Division” members, we could invite anyone interested in “camping” overnight here, either with an RV, camper or tent.  There is plenty of room and a couple of RVs could plug in.  And we would be open to a 2-day gathering, if the weather cooperates
The attached photo is not our “carport,” but is in a similar style.  Don’t worry, though, no hay will be falling on your modules. 

Let me know what you think.  I have no particular dates in mind. 

Be well,
“John Henry”


Re: An Invitation - Outdoor, but covered layout anyone?

Matthew
 

I don’t know our plans for the rest of the summer but if you’re an hour south of Albany that could be perfect.

Haven’t run trains in forever but an outdoor layout would be nice. I’ve got way more TTrak running. Don’t even know if my NTrak stuff still works.

I’ll try to email you off list.

Matthew (from a million years ago) :)

On Jul 24, 2022, at 6:44 PM, nycrr8 via groups.io <nycrr8@...> wrote:

Hi all,
If there is enough interest, we could host a layout (or two or three) under our pole barn-style "carport." We have a 32 x 36 feet structure with a roof (that overhangs an additional 2 feet) and no walls, that is usually used to shelter vehicles. It has electric service and an Item # 4 gravel floor. A little “rustic,” but we have scrap 2x12 squares for under the legs to level things and have some rubber mats for under your feet. And unlike basements, plenty of “fresh air.” But would not be great in a high wind. (Imagine those N scale cars without enough extra weights being knocked over…) Not in today’s forecast 100 degree “feels like temperatures,” either. OK in the rain of it is not windy.

I have no preference about NTrak or TTrak, and there is no reason we couldn’t set up both with this amount of space. Maybe even connect the 2 somehow? There was an article about a turn and a half helix module for that in an NRail newsletter a couple of years ago. Could even bring FreeMo and set up next to an N Scale layout. If we went ahead with this, I would ask someone else to be the layout coordinator, so I could focus on host logistics.

I don’t want to post our address in a public forum (will give it to you privately if you email or call), but we are not far from the NY, MA and CT border. Geoff lives about one hour from us if you come down the Taconic State Parkway. Add five minutes if you come down Route 9 from Geoff’s or from Doug’s down the Taconic.

Since we are pretty far away from many of you, especially from the “Northern Tier” and “Adirondack Division” members, we could invite anyone interested in “camping” overnight here, either with an RV, camper or tent. There is plenty of room and a couple of RVs could plug in. And we would be open to a 2-day gathering, if the weather cooperates
The attached photo is not our “carport,” but is in a similar style. Don’t worry, though, no hay will be falling on your modules.

Let me know what you think. I have no particular dates in mind.

Be well,
“John Henry”







Re: An Invitation - Outdoor, but covered layout anyone?

Matt Rossman
 

That sounds like a really fun idea for a late summer get together.

I would definitely be interested in this for an N-trak style if you needed modules, and I could bring stuff to run for T-trak. Either way it sounds great.

Matt Rossman

On Jul 24, 2022, at 12:44 PM, nycrr8 via groups.io <nycrr8@...> wrote:

Hi all,
If there is enough interest, we could host a layout (or two or three) under our pole barn-style "carport." We have a 32 x 36 feet structure with a roof (that overhangs an additional 2 feet) and no walls, that is usually used to shelter vehicles. It has electric service and an Item # 4 gravel floor. A little “rustic,” but we have scrap 2x12 squares for under the legs to level things and have some rubber mats for under your feet. And unlike basements, plenty of “fresh air.” But would not be great in a high wind. (Imagine those N scale cars without enough extra weights being knocked over…) Not in today’s forecast 100 degree “feels like temperatures,” either. OK in the rain of it is not windy.

I have no preference about NTrak or TTrak, and there is no reason we couldn’t set up both with this amount of space. Maybe even connect the 2 somehow? There was an article about a turn and a half helix module for that in an NRail newsletter a couple of years ago. Could even bring FreeMo and set up next to an N Scale layout. If we went ahead with this, I would ask someone else to be the layout coordinator, so I could focus on host logistics.

I don’t want to post our address in a public forum (will give it to you privately if you email or call), but we are not far from the NY, MA and CT border. Geoff lives about one hour from us if you come down the Taconic State Parkway. Add five minutes if you come down Route 9 from Geoff’s or from Doug’s down the Taconic.

Since we are pretty far away from many of you, especially from the “Northern Tier” and “Adirondack Division” members, we could invite anyone interested in “camping” overnight here, either with an RV, camper or tent. There is plenty of room and a couple of RVs could plug in. And we would be open to a 2-day gathering, if the weather cooperates
The attached photo is not our “carport,” but is in a similar style. Don’t worry, though, no hay will be falling on your modules.

Let me know what you think. I have no particular dates in mind.

Be well,
“John Henry”







An Invitation - Outdoor, but covered layout anyone?

nycrr8
 

Hi all,
If there is enough interest, we could host a layout (or two or three) under our pole barn-style "carport." We have a 32 x 36 feet structure with a roof (that overhangs an additional 2 feet) and no walls, that is usually used to shelter vehicles. It has electric service and an Item # 4 gravel floor. A little “rustic,” but we have scrap 2x12 squares for under the legs to level things and have some rubber mats for under your feet. And unlike basements, plenty of “fresh air.” But would not be great in a high wind. (Imagine those N scale cars without enough extra weights being knocked over…) Not in today’s forecast 100 degree “feels like temperatures,” either. OK in the rain of it is not windy.

I have no preference about NTrak or TTrak, and there is no reason we couldn’t set up both with this amount of space. Maybe even connect the 2 somehow? There was an article about a turn and a half helix module for that in an NRail newsletter a couple of years ago. Could even bring FreeMo and set up next to an N Scale layout. If we went ahead with this, I would ask someone else to be the layout coordinator, so I could focus on host logistics.

I don’t want to post our address in a public forum (will give it to you privately if you email or call), but we are not far from the NY, MA and CT border. Geoff lives about one hour from us if you come down the Taconic State Parkway. Add five minutes if you come down Route 9 from Geoff’s or from Doug’s down the Taconic.

Since we are pretty far away from many of you, especially from the “Northern Tier” and “Adirondack Division” members, we could invite anyone interested in “camping” overnight here, either with an RV, camper or tent. There is plenty of room and a couple of RVs could plug in. And we would be open to a 2-day gathering, if the weather cooperates
The attached photo is not our “carport,” but is in a similar style. Don’t worry, though, no hay will be falling on your modules.

Let me know what you think. I have no particular dates in mind.

Be well,
“John Henry”


Bachmann NYC Hudson 4-6-4 in N Scale

nycrr8
 

I was curious if any of you have purchased the new Bachmann New York Central Hudson 4-6-4. If so, how do you like it? They are pricey, so are they worth it? It seems Bachmann's N Scale offerings in very recent years have been pretty good from what I hear in general. But I have no person experience. I think the last Hudsons made in N Scale were ConCors in the early 1990s. And they ran like, well a Concor. Which is pretty bad.

Be well

"John Henry"


Re: This is TTrak???!!! - Thinking Outside the A4 Sheet of Paper

nycrr8
 

Hi Geoff (and all), I totally agree, the Little Rhody Division's TTrak layout is very impressive.This is a link to their webpage where the layout is highlighted. I didn't realize they had a theme for their layout, which they call the Rhone Island and Old Colony RR.

https://www.littlerhodydiv.org/layouts/ttrack/1.html

Someone at the Convention told me that Justin's module is normally a part of their TTrak layout when it is at shows, but at the NMRA Convention, one of the contest judges asked to have it pulled out of the modular layout during set up and move it to the Contest room. Which is why you may have missed it. Here is a link on the Division's website with more on his module.

https://www.littlerhodydiv.org/layouts/maguire/4.html

I also saw a separate HO module Justin made called Berg Bahn for the ETE (European Train Enthusiasts) shows. I would guess that Brian H has seen that one in action.

https://www.littlerhodydiv.org/layouts/bergbahn/1.html

Be well, jh


Re: This is TTrak???!!! - Thinking Outside the A4 Sheet of Paper

Geoff Dunn
 

It is an impressive module. It would be interesting to see operations on it in a layout, assuming the third interface was used.

The T-Trak layout in Newport had a lot of good modules. I don't think I saw this one - I may not have gone into the contest room.

Geoff


This is TTrak???!!! - Thinking Outside the A4 Sheet of Paper

nycrr8
 

I came across these photos when sorting through things recently. At the Rhone Island NMRA North East Regional Convention a few years ago, I saw this extraordinary TTrak module. The quality of the scenery and formatting are so high, that the Contest Judges pulled it out of the on-site TTrak layout and displayed it as a stunning diorama in the Contest Room. Only when looking close at the ends could I see the ends of Kato track joiners that protrude from every TTrak module.

Justin Maguire, MMR built this TTrak module based on an old prototype that used abandoned interurban rails (you can see the old poles for the power line) in the salt marshes near Providence, RI. The module is 4 or 5 feet long and truly a work of art. Justin has other stuff on line with the Little Rhody Division of the NER, NMRA.

A4 is the metric paper size closest to our 8 1/2 x 11 letter sized sheets. The late Lee Monaco-Fizgerald created the concept for TTrak on an A4 art board at a model Railroad convention in Japan some 20 years ago. There is nothing in Justin's module that makes you think of it as a linear or flat A4 sheet.

Be well,

":John Henry"


Re: Poughkeepsie Train Show

Matt Rossman
 

Hey Mark,

I might be interested as well.

Thanks,

Matt Rossman

On Jul 1, 2022, at 3:48 PM, Neil Lynch via groups.io <neil.lynch@...> wrote:

Mark, I would be.

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Subject: [AlbanyNTrak] Poughkeepsie Train Show

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Hi everyone,
I received the packet in the mail yesterday for the Poughkeepsie Train Show. The date has been changed to October 30 this year. It will be held at the Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center (formerly the Mid-Hudson Civic Center) in Poughkeepsie. The show is from 10-3 and setup begins at 7 AM. Participants are no longer permitted to drive into the venue, so you will need to use a cart or carry your stuff in.
We normally do N-Trak for this show, as the Hyde Park Club that runs the show has a very nice 8 foot module that they bring and set up for us.
I will be happy to coordinate the layout. Let me know if you are interested.
Mark










Re: Poughkeepsie Train Show

Neil Lynch
 

Mark, I would be.

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Hi everyone,
I received the packet in the mail yesterday for the Poughkeepsie Train Show. The date has been changed to October 30 this year. It will be held at the Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center (formerly the Mid-Hudson Civic Center) in Poughkeepsie. The show is from 10-3 and setup begins at 7 AM. Participants are no longer permitted to drive into the venue, so you will need to use a cart or carry your stuff in.
We normally do N-Trak for this show, as the Hyde Park Club that runs the show has a very nice 8 foot module that they bring and set up for us.
I will be happy to coordinate the layout. Let me know if you are interested.
Mark


Poughkeepsie Train Show

Mark Fleischhauer
 

Hi everyone,
I received the packet in the mail yesterday for the Poughkeepsie Train Show.  The date has been changed to October 30 this year.  It will be held at the Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center (formerly the Mid-Hudson Civic Center) in Poughkeepsie.  The show is from 10-3 and setup begins at 7 AM.  Participants are no longer permitted to drive into the venue, so you will need to use a cart or carry your stuff in.
We normally do N-Trak for this show, as the Hyde Park Club that runs the show has a very nice 8 foot module that they bring and set up for us.
I will be happy to coordinate the layout.  Let me know if you are interested.
Mark


Re: Updated web site

Stephen
 

Geoff. The Kingston show has a tentative date of October 23. As for the PCC show, let me know if you would like me to bring up some Modules.

Stephen Walsh
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From: Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer@...>
To: AlbanyNTrak@groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 20, 2022 7:17 am
Subject: [AlbanyNTrak] Updated web site

The club's web site has been updated with dates for 2022.  Please let me know if you have any corrections or additions.  Thanks.  http://albanyntrak.org/

Geoff


Updated web site

Geoff Dunn
 

The club's web site has been updated with dates for 2022. Please let me know if you have any corrections or additions. Thanks. http://albanyntrak.org/

Geoff


Amsterdam show - was Re: [AlbanyNTrak] PCC show

Geoff Dunn
 

Mike, I mentioned the Amsterdam show in a note five or six weeks ago; nobody expressed interest. Rod usually runs the T-Trak layout there, and I've asked him about a status.

Geoff

On Saturday, March 12, 2022, 05:51:34 PM EST, Michael Romanowski <mmroman@...> wrote:

Thanks Geoff for doing the show.  I received a call from Peter Hansen. He is asking about a layout for the Amsterdam show. Upstate Model Railroaders  cannot be there this year. If you all can do the show, Sunday April 10 th, please contact Peter ASAP at 518 944 9464
This show benefits the ALCO Historical society.


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

On Mar 12, 2022, at 5:12 PM, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer@...> wrote:

I wound up doing the PCC show by myself today.  Two others had planned to join me, but the weather forecast caused a change in plans.  The show organizers actually closed things down at 1:00, citing safety as their reason.  The layout was 10.5 feet long and used my wide corners for the first time.  They worked great; the drawback is lots of space behind the modules, so the bus wires are obvious.  I had trouble getting the Digitrax system to start Loconet, but fortunately I had brought my NCE Powercab and that worked perfectly.  A few pictures are posted in the Photos section of the Groups.io site -
https://groups.io/g/AlbanyNTrak/album?id=273420 .

The show was reasonably well attended - something over 200 paid (kids are free, normal attendance is pushing 500-ish).  There were definitely kids at the T-Trak layout - it was a non-stop four hours.  Two news cameras were there.  I think channel 10 was there early, and channel six was filming later.  My wife caught a promo "news story" on channel 10 this morning - the link is:
  https://www.news10.com/community/albany-train-show-rolling-into-town-saturday/ .  Click the video link on that page.  It has a clip from last fall's show, which briefly shows Stephen and me at the layout, around 1:27.  If anyone finds links to video of today's show, please post them!

Geoff





Re: PCC show

Stephen
 

Geoff. Glad to hear you got to show something today. We got about 3 inches of snow today down here with 40mph winds. What did Albany get? See you next time.

Stephen Walsh
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From: Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer@...>
To: AlbanyNTrak@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Mar 12, 2022 5:12 pm
Subject: Re: [AlbanyNTrak] PCC show

I wound up doing the PCC show by myself today.  Two others had planned to join me, but the weather forecast caused a change in plans.  The show organizers actually closed things down at 1:00, citing safety as their reason.  The layout was 10.5 feet long and used my wide corners for the first time.  They worked great; the drawback is lots of space behind the modules, so the bus wires are obvious.  I had trouble getting the Digitrax system to start Loconet, but fortunately I had brought my NCE Powercab and that worked perfectly.  A few pictures are posted in the Photos section of the Groups.io site -
https://groups.io/g/AlbanyNTrak/album?id=273420 .

The show was reasonably well attended - something over 200 paid (kids are free, normal attendance is pushing 500-ish).  There were definitely kids at the T-Trak layout - it was a non-stop four hours.  Two news cameras were there.  I think channel 10 was there early, and channel six was filming later.  My wife caught a promo "news story" on channel 10 this morning - the link is:
  https://www.news10.com/community/albany-train-show-rolling-into-town-saturday/ .  Click the video link on that page.  It has a clip from last fall's show, which briefly shows Stephen and me at the layout, around 1:27.  If anyone finds links to video of today's show, please post them!

Geoff

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