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T-Trak arch bridge modules

Geoff Dunn
 

We have a bunch of money in our account. We don't have to spend it. But I'm curious how the membership feels about purchasing one of these:
https://www.cmrproducts.com/store/N-Scale-T-TRAK-Module-Lackawanna-Arch-Bridge-Double-p180656019 or
http://www.redrivermodels.com/t-store/t-bridge.html

We are sometimes space-constrained, but a 2X module like one of these would be nice when we have lots of space. Personally, I like the second one because the arches are larger, but it's more expensive. Thoughts from the membership?

Geoff

Brian Hilgenberg
 

Ooh, ooh! Can I build it?
Brian Hilgernberg

On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 1:36:12 PM EDT, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

We have a bunch of money in our account.  We don't have to spend it.  But I'm curious how the membership feels about purchasing one of these:
https://www.cmrproducts.com/store/N-Scale-T-TRAK-Module-Lackawanna-Arch-Bridge-Double-p180656019   or
http://www.redrivermodels.com/t-store/t-bridge.html

We are sometimes space-constrained, but a 2X module like one of these would be nice when we have lots of space.  Personally, I like the second one because the arches are larger, but it's more expensive.  Thoughts from the membership?

Geoff

john valachovic
 

There is another company that will laser cut the club name in the side of a bridge I believe....

-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: AlbanyNTrak@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Apr 8, 2020 1:35 pm
Subject: [AlbanyNTrak] T-Trak arch bridge modules

We have a bunch of money in our account.  We don't have to spend it.  But I'm curious how the membership feels about purchasing one of these:
https://www.cmrproducts.com/store/N-Scale-T-TRAK-Module-Lackawanna-Arch-Bridge-Double-p180656019   or
http://www.redrivermodels.com/t-store/t-bridge.html

We are sometimes space-constrained, but a 2X module like one of these would be nice when we have lots of space.  Personally, I like the second one because the arches are larger, but it's more expensive.  Thoughts from the membership?

Geoff

lacasse
 

I like the second one myself. The T-Trak logo built in and it is a self contained module. I vote to spend the club money on one of these. Mike L.

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From: Brian Hilgenberg via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 1:48 PM
To: albanyntrak@groups.io
Subject: Re: [AlbanyNTrak] T-Trak arch bridge modules

Ooh, ooh! Can I build it?
Brian Hilgernberg

On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 1:36:12 PM EDT, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

We have a bunch of money in our account.  We don't have to spend it.  But I'm curious how the membership feels about purchasing one of these:
https://www.cmrproducts.com/store/N-Scale-T-TRAK-Module-Lackawanna-Arch-Bridge-Double-p180656019   or
http://www.redrivermodels.com/t-store/t-bridge.html

We are sometimes space-constrained, but a 2X module like one of these would be nice when we have lots of space.  Personally, I like the second one because the arches are larger, but it's more expensive.  Thoughts from the membership?

Geoff

Michael Romanowski
 

I am for it
Michael Romanowski
Vice President
Upstate Model Railroaders
www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com
518-423-7519

On Apr 8, 2020, at 1:58 PM, lacasse <lacasse@...> wrote:

I like the second one myself. The T-Trak logo built in and it is a self contained module. I vote to spend the club money on one of these. Mike L.

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From: Brian Hilgenberg via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 1:48 PM
To: albanyntrak@groups.io
Subject: Re: [AlbanyNTrak] T-Trak arch bridge modules

Ooh, ooh! Can I build it?
Brian Hilgernberg

On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 1:36:12 PM EDT, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

We have a bunch of money in our account. We don't have to spend it. But I'm curious how the membership feels about purchasing one of these:
https://www.cmrproducts.com/store/N-Scale-T-TRAK-Module-Lackawanna-Arch-Bridge-Double-p180656019 or
http://www.redrivermodels.com/t-store/t-bridge.html

We are sometimes space-constrained, but a 2X module like one of these would be nice when we have lots of space. Personally, I like the second one because the arches are larger, but it's more expensive. Thoughts from the membership?

Geoff








Mark Fleischhauer
 

Fine with me.
Mark

-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: AlbanyNTrak <AlbanyNTrak@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Apr 8, 2020 1:36 pm
Subject: [AlbanyNTrak] T-Trak arch bridge modules

We have a bunch of money in our account.  We don't have to spend it.  But I'm curious how the membership feels about purchasing one of these:
https://www.cmrproducts.com/store/N-Scale-T-TRAK-Module-Lackawanna-Arch-Bridge-Double-p180656019   or
http://www.redrivermodels.com/t-store/t-bridge.html

We are sometimes space-constrained, but a 2X module like one of these would be nice when we have lots of space.  Personally, I like the second one because the arches are larger, but it's more expensive.  Thoughts from the membership?

Geoff

Forest Bevins
 

I vote yes to buy

Forest Bevins
Upstate Model Railroaders
forestbevins@...
518-832-3511

On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 01:36:10 PM EDT, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

We have a bunch of money in our account.  We don't have to spend it.  But I'm curious how the membership feels about purchasing one of these:
https://www.cmrproducts.com/store/N-Scale-T-TRAK-Module-Lackawanna-Arch-Bridge-Double-p180656019   or
http://www.redrivermodels.com/t-store/t-bridge.html

We are sometimes space-constrained, but a 2X module like one of these would be nice when we have lots of space.  Personally, I like the second one because the arches are larger, but it's more expensive.  Thoughts from the membership?

Geoff

john valachovic
 

i vote to buy

-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: AlbanyNTrak@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Apr 8, 2020 1:35 pm
Subject: [AlbanyNTrak] T-Trak arch bridge modules

We have a bunch of money in our account.  We don't have to spend it.  But I'm curious how the membership feels about purchasing one of these:
https://www.cmrproducts.com/store/N-Scale-T-TRAK-Module-Lackawanna-Arch-Bridge-Double-p180656019   or
http://www.redrivermodels.com/t-store/t-bridge.html

We are sometimes space-constrained, but a 2X module like one of these would be nice when we have lots of space.  Personally, I like the second one because the arches are larger, but it's more expensive.  Thoughts from the membership?

Geoff

Doug Dederick
 

I am ok with it ( so if I have a vote I vote yes )

Thanks Doug

On Apr 8, 2020, at 1:35 PM, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

We have a bunch of money in our account. We don't have to spend it. But I'm curious how the membership feels about purchasing one of these:
https://www.cmrproducts.com/store/N-Scale-T-TRAK-Module-Lackawanna-Arch-Bridge-Double-p180656019 or
http://www.redrivermodels.com/t-store/t-bridge.html

We are sometimes space-constrained, but a 2X module like one of these would be nice when we have lots of space. Personally, I like the second one because the arches are larger, but it's more expensive. Thoughts from the membership?

Geoff


Rod Mason
 

I also like the 2nd one although who knows when there will be a show where we can set up safely! Rod

On Apr 8, 2020, at 1:58 PM, lacasse <lacasse@...> wrote:

I like the second one myself. The T-Trak logo built in and it is a self contained module. I vote to spend the club money on one of these. Mike L.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: Brian Hilgenberg via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 1:48 PM
To: albanyntrak@groups.io
Subject: Re: [AlbanyNTrak] T-Trak arch bridge modules

Ooh, ooh! Can I build it?
Brian Hilgernberg

On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 1:36:12 PM EDT, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

We have a bunch of money in our account. We don't have to spend it. But I'm curious how the membership feels about purchasing one of these:
https://www.cmrproducts.com/store/N-Scale-T-TRAK-Module-Lackawanna-Arch-Bridge-Double-p180656019 or
http://www.redrivermodels.com/t-store/t-bridge.html

We are sometimes space-constrained, but a 2X module like one of these would be nice when we have lots of space. Personally, I like the second one because the arches are larger, but it's more expensive. Thoughts from the membership?

Geoff








Geoff Dunn
 

Ok, some clarifications... We can have the club logo cut into either bridge, for $30. We don't have a club logo that we use, although I think Mike L. drew one up 25 years ago. If someone wants to design a club T-Trak logo, we can go that route. I like a advertising ourselves...

Rod, I hope we can safely get together soon, but only when the medical professionals agree!

Geoff

lacasse
 

One of the discussions we have had is about our club name, Albany-N-Trak. Should we consider altering our name to perhaps; Albany-N Scale, or Albany-T-Trak, Albany Modular N Scale, or something else which better identifies us now? Mike L.

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From: Geoff Dunn via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 9:01 PM
To: AlbanyNTrak@groups.io
Subject: Re: [AlbanyNTrak] T-Trak arch bridge modules

Ok, some clarifications... We can have the club logo cut into either bridge, for $30. We don't have a club logo that we use, although I think Mike L. drew one up 25 years ago. If someone wants to design a club T-Trak logo, we can go that route. I like a advertising ourselves...

Rod, I hope we can safely get together soon, but only when the medical professionals agree!

Geoff

Doug Dederick
 

Personal I think we need to change the name. Not sure to what but maybe table a few suggestion

On Apr 9, 2020, at 7:58 AM, lacasse <lacasse@...> wrote:

One of the discussions we have had is about our club name, Albany-N-Trak. Should we consider altering our name to perhaps; Albany-N Scale, or Albany-T-Trak, Albany Modular N Scale, or something else which better identifies us now? Mike L.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: Geoff Dunn via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 9:01 PM
To: AlbanyNTrak@groups.io
Subject: Re: [AlbanyNTrak] T-Trak arch bridge modules

Ok, some clarifications... We can have the club logo cut into either bridge, for $30. We don't have a club logo that we use, although I think Mike L. drew one up 25 years ago. If someone wants to design a club T-Trak logo, we can go that route. I like a advertising ourselves...

Rod, I hope we can safely get together soon, but only when the medical professionals agree!

Geoff






nycrr8
 

Technically we do have a logo, but obviously you can always change it.  A long time ago, there was a vote to use the NYC Cigar Band style logo with our club name and website url on it.  The one attached with the brighter red background does appear on our website and was used on a display banner that used to hang at train shows.  Doug also used it without the website address for our our first batch of long-sleeved maroon shirts.  The logo attachment on the darker maroon background is from Landsend and appears on the later batches of long-sleeved and short sleeved (polo) shirts, as well as operators aprons, caps, boat totes (well really train gear totes), etc.

Hope everyone is well,
"John Henry" Low

Geoff Dunn
 

Thank you, John Henry. That's a "duh" moment for me.

As far as a name change - I'm comfortable with Albany N-Trak, even though we've branched out to TTrak (yes, the national group specifies a dash in one but not the other). But Mike's suggestions are good too. More input from the rest of you?

Geoff

Michael Romanowski
 

What percentage of shows are Ntrak versus T TRAK? I think that would determine a name change or not.

On Apr 9, 2020, at 9:53 AM, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Thank you, John Henry. That's a "duh" moment for me.

As far as a name change - I'm comfortable with Albany N-Trak, even though we've branched out to TTrak (yes, the national group specifies a dash in one but not the other). But Mike's suggestions are good too. More input from the rest of you?

Geoff


Michael Richards
 

While I am comfortable with the current group name, Mike does make a good
point as I believe I heard that the only NTrak show we do is the
Poughkeepsie show and we seem to be moving more to a T-TRAK based group. So
while there’s a historical tradition to the Albany N-Trak name I see little
harm in making the change to reflect the evolution of the group’s
activities.

As for acquiring a bridge, I vote YES. I have noticed at shows that the
various scenes attract a lot of attention from the public and the bridge
would only draw more attention. We are in serious need of younger members
(the current health issues have underscored that the group average age is
hardly young). I believe that use of T-TRAK modules (and comparative ease
to construct, transport and store them) will help attract new members.

Be well and stay safe my friends.

Mike Richards


On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 10:15 AM Michael Romanowski <@grandpamike>
wrote:

What percentage of shows are Ntrak versus T TRAK? I think that would
determine a name change or not.
On Apr 9, 2020, at 9:53 AM, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=
yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Thank you, John Henry. That's a "duh" moment for me.

As far as a name change - I'm comfortable with Albany N-Trak, even
though we've branched out to TTrak (yes, the national group specifies a
dash in one but not the other). But Mike's suggestions are good too. More
input from the rest of you?

Geoff





Geoff Dunn
 

Currently, the club does the following:
TTrak - PCC (March)
TTrak - ALCo (April)
N-Trak - Poughkeepsie (November)
TTrak - PCC (November)
TTrak - GTE (November)
and TTrak - Glens Falls (dates vary).

So one out of six shows annually uses N-Trak modules, or 17%.

Geoff

Brian Hilgenberg
 

New name.  Hmmm...  Albany Ngineers?
Brian Hilgenberg

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, 3:35:22 PM EDT, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Currently, the club does the following:
TTrak - PCC (March)
TTrak - ALCo (April)
N-Trak - Poughkeepsie (November)
TTrak - PCC (November)
TTrak - GTE (November)
and TTrak - Glens Falls (dates vary).

So one out of six shows annually uses N-Trak modules, or 17%.

Geoff

Michael Romanowski
 

I like it.

On Apr 9, 2020, at 5:19 PM, Brian Hilgenberg via groups.io <ontario_and_erie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

 New name. Hmmm... Albany Ngineers?
Brian Hilgenberg


On Thursday, April 9, 2020, 3:35:22 PM EDT, Geoff Dunn via groups.io <geoffdunnsoccer=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Currently, the club does the following:
TTrak - PCC (March)
TTrak - ALCo (April)
N-Trak - Poughkeepsie (November)
TTrak - PCC (November)
TTrak - GTE (November)
and TTrak - Glens Falls (dates vary).

So one out of six shows annually uses N-Trak modules, or 17%.

Geoff