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Hey all of you Midwest Steamaholics. Even you left and right coasters.
It is official, there will be a steam track at the 2008 HAGRS.

Don’t know what HAGRS is. Well its only the best large scale train show in the Midwest.
http://www.HAGRS.com

Although the particulars are still being worked out, it will be an elevated track designed for live steam operation. Double mainline with several staging tracks.

For you folks that will be flying in, don’t worry about bringing water, butane or oils as the show will provide them. All you need to bring are your engines. Okay maybe some rolling stock for them to pull also.

For you coal burners, you will need to make arrangements to have a supply on hand. You can either bring it yourself or have it dropped shipped.

I keep saying that there are a lot of closet Steamaholics in the Midwest, but so far I’m being proved wrong.
So please help me save face and prove that there are more of us then those ho-hum sparkie types.

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Doug Bronson
 

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Im in i,ll bring the new mogul and jackson and sharp coaches. Are you going  Jerry ?  /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/w00t.gif
 

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Hi Jerry,
Yea, we are thinking the same thing.
Just need to work out some details before offering the service.
I did not think about Diamondhead, but I will ask Jerry for his advise.

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Posted By Dan Moore on 03/17/2008 4:17 PM
Im in i,ll bring the new mogul and jackson and sharp coaches. Are you going  Jerry ?  /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/w00t.gif]


Hi Dan,
We'll look forward to seeing you here in June.

With your J&S coaches and my Carter Bro's Pass. cars there ought to be some pretty neat trains.

See you here in June.
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Posted By Tim Hytrek on 03/17/2008 6:44 PM
Sounds interesting.  Ill see if I can make it.

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Hi Tim,
Hope you can make it. It ought to be a hoot!!

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Thanks Doug!  Could you tell us more about the track, to get an idea of what engines it can accomidate?   My K-28 is wide.  i have smaller engines too.

Tim
 

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Hi Tim.
I will assume that you were replying to me...Doug.

Right now we have three live steam tracks in the works. Two of them are from third parties, which I don't know much about.  Another of the show promoters is working on them.

As a back up, incase both of the other ones fall through, I'm in the process of designing the third one.
It will consist of a double main line with an outer loop of 20' dia track and an inner loop of about 18.5' dia.
There will be several 5' long straight sections on each side. The steaming sidings will come off  the outside of the straight sections. With crossovers to get to either main line.  Switches will be at least a #10 on the mains and feeding the yard.

We should know in a week or two which of the three tracks to expect.

I'll keep everyone updated here.

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Dan and Jerry,

I'm thinking of attending this one as well. Would you guys be interested in a car pool?

Andre'
 

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Hi Vance,
Thanks for the mention on your site.
All plugs, are most appreciated.

It would be great if you could find time to come play also !

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Doug Bronson
 

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Hi All.

Okay, there seems to be a bit of confusion with my poor choice of words.
There will NOT be THREE steam tracks at HAGRS.
Only ONE.

We are working with three differant track owners, (my new one and two others) to get ONE here.

If plans preclude both of the other two owners from attending, then I will construct one and have it advailable.

In any event, there will be a single steam track layout at HAGRS.

Sorry about the confusion.
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Hagrs steam track is about ready and waiting for the steamaholics to run trains. The show built their own with big sweeping curves. Doug (llinuxhost) is overseeing the live steam part of the show.

For you folks that will be flying in, don’t worry about bringing water, butane or oils as the show will provide them. All you need to bring are your engines. Okay maybe some rolling stock for them to pull also.

For you coal burners, you will need to make arrangements to have a supply on hand. You can either bring it yourself or have it dropped shipped.


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Hi jtutwiler.
Yes it is an open invite. All you have to do is pay the admission price to the show. No reregistration needed.
Yes please do bring your Mogul. And if your Mogul runs as bad as mine, bring a pusher too.:D


Hope to see you at the show.
Doug Bronson
 
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