I am headed to cabin fever this year and would like to take along a Guage one loco to run , Who do I contact to see if I would be welcome to participate? I asume that the tracks are privately owned or club owned. Thanks. Rick
Charles should be chiming in here, the track is owned by Mike Moore (I think) and Charles was asking folks to drop him an email to let him know you'd like to run, as a courtesy. I got his address somewhere...../DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/crazy.gif
We will have two large tracks along with 2 smaller tracks (45mm/32mm) (32mm). Friday we set up and many attend the auction. The event is quite crowded on Saturday. Sunday is a bit lighter. You got steam, join us and enjoy the weekend.
Always a pleasure to have your participation at a steamup.
I agree with Charles completely on this matter....
I've found it much easier to "get permission" from the MRS since my now 10 year old son Cooper got old enough to travel with me to steam ups and machining events.....I fondly refer to him as "my ticket". I still monitor him closely when we run our engines, but he is gaining confidence and independence with loco operation and control with each passing event.
Of course now I have created a monster as he won't let me go anywhere train related without him at my side!....but it is great fun sharing the hobby with one's kids, and I figure keeping "him in steam" will help us all survive the teenage years!
Looking forward to seeing all our live steam friends in a couple of weeks at Cabin Fever....
Mike Moore was over yesterday. We should have the track set up by 1PM. Don't know when Charles and Ryan will be there to start set up, but I think they should be set up in the PM too. Remember that Friday is "officially" the exhibitor/vendor set up day and auction. The public days are Saturday and Sunday. Many of us stay at the Best Western. There is not really any good space where you could put track down. The parking lot has a slope to it and is usually full of vehicles.
So far the game plan is to be there by 9:30-10:00am on Friday, same as always when we go to CF. The track should be done by 12-1:00pm (depends on how quickly we get in there) Does Mike have a plan of where we are going to be set up? Should I bring my extra yard section to accommodate all these reefers?
Besides all the train stuff don't forget to see the CNC demo, and buy a raffle ticket for the mini mill. Someone is going home with a nice new CNC milling machine, one just the right size for making G scale train parts. I will have my G scale MONA and my MINNIE traction engine there4, right beside the CNC mill. Be sure to stop and say hello.
Plan on bringing the ones that actually have track on them, but we do have a 5th section with track yet to be laid. The two main yard tracks are about 22ft, but you got to beat us SG guys to the track first!