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    • November 23, 2019 1:49 PM EST
    • Back in sunny Florida, and running rights have been established on Jack's Calusa Creek RR.

       

       

      I was testing the MyLocosoud board.  The chuff is voltage driven and the power truck is a Piko with big flanges, so any time it gets stuck on a frog or other track irregularity I have to increase the voltage, so the shuff speeds up even if the loco doesn't!

    • November 13, 2019 8:14 PM EST
    • Good looking set!  Thanks for thinking of me guys.  Anything EBT is always cool!  You can have almost anything, if you want it enough.  You just can't have it all.  Well, some of us can't.

    • November 13, 2019 8:05 PM EST
    • Ken Brunt said:

      Don't let Ric see that M-6.

      Ric who?

    • November 13, 2019 6:25 AM EST
    • Ken Brunt said:

      Don't let Ric see that M-6. He'll be drooling all over it.................

      If he wants to put his money where his drool is, they are available for purchase here:

                                           Wright Rail Works

      He can get the M6 Hoppers or flat.  If it's any consolation, I was drooling too Ric.

    • November 13, 2019 2:57 AM EST
    • Don't let Ric see that M-6. He'll be drooling all over it.................

    • November 12, 2019 9:41 PM EST
    • This past weekend was the 37th annual FEBT Reunion.  It was held again at the Bricktown Model Railroaders Association in Mount Union PA.  They are a great group of guys and we really appreciate their willingness to have us. A good time was had by all in spite of the late date and cold weekend this year.  There were the usual clinics, walking tours, modeling contest and layouts.  In the layout hall there was a HOn3 modular layout of the Saltillo area. There was also a temporary HO PRR Middle division layout the Bricktown guys will be showing for Christmas this year. There was also a unique switchback layout.  Then of course, we had the F scale set up on folding tables again.  We even had some 2.5" scale present. Below is a video of the F and 2.5" scale.

       

      2019 FEBT Reunion

       

       

      Here is an overall shot of the layout hall.

       

      2019 FEBT Reunion

       

       

      There was also a great walking tour of the Coke oven and Iron furnace remains and speeder rides in the yard Saturday.  A special treat was enjoyed as Engine #17 was pulled out on to the turn table for display.   Sunday had a walking tour of Robertsdale and local home layout tours in the afternoon. Several excellent clinics took place on Friday and Saturday.

       

      2019 FEBT Reunion

       

       

      If anyone would like to attend next year mark your calendars now.  The event will be held on Oct 9th 10th & 11th in 2020.  Back to Columbus Day weekend and back to the school in Rockhill.

    • November 10, 2019 9:57 PM EST
    • Its all good!

    • November 10, 2019 9:30 PM EST
    • I would just check to see when renovations in the lobby area are due to be done.

      LAO

    • November 10, 2019 12:30 PM EST
    • Jerry Bohlander said:

      Hi Guys:

      I had a nice conversation with the "sales" staff at the Embassy Suites hotel, which is listed on the ECLSTS 2020 web page at the first show hotel.

      As discussed above they have a 119 show rate, nice breakfast and happy hour.  They are 5 miles, about 10 min from the MD State Fairgrounds at Timonium.

      However, they do not have a small conference or meeting room for the drag and brag.  

      They do have banquet rooms, and of course standard rooms for rent but none with no furniture/beds like the one in York.  I suppose it would be possible to just "get a room" and deal with the furniture as best we can.

      And they are undergoing renovations so their lobby space is presently compromised as is the space in their lounge/bar.

      There is however a large shopping center across the road, walking distance with several restaurants that may have party rooms.

      I have emailed one and await their response.

      Now there are many other motels in the area which I could check out if the group thinks a room remote from the hotel is feasible.

       

      Thoughts?

      Jerry

       

      Thanks for looking into that, Jerry.

       

      The Marriott Courtyard is .2 miles from the ES, not bad for a walk. Maybe they'd have a room. Otherwise, maybe just wing it with the Atrium? 

    • November 9, 2019 11:31 PM EST
    • We have to drive 5 miles to the show. Dear god that’s a long distance. I’ll have to wake up real early to get the chest and back hair done.

    • November 9, 2019 11:31 PM EST
    • We have to drive 5 miles to the show. Dear god that’s a long distance. I’ll have to wake up real early to get the chest and back hair done.

    • November 9, 2019 7:26 PM EST
    • Since the show is in March, surprising there is no vendor list.

       

      Will be interesting at the East Coast Train show / East Coast Large Train Show / East Coast Larger Train show or whatever it is called.

       

      Greg

    • November 9, 2019 3:57 PM EST
    • Hi Guys:

      I had a nice conversation with the "sales" staff at the Embassy Suites hotel, which is listed on the ECLSTS 2020 web page at the first show hotel.

      As discussed above they have a 119 show rate, nice breakfast and happy hour.  They are 5 miles, about 10 min from the MD State Fairgrounds at Timonium.

      However, they do not have a small conference or meeting room for the drag and brag.  

      They do have banquet rooms, and of course standard rooms for rent but none with no furniture/beds like the one in York.  I suppose it would be possible to just "get a room" and deal with the furniture as best we can.

      And they are undergoing renovations so their lobby space is presently compromised as is the space in their lounge/bar.

      There is however a large shopping center across the road, walking distance with several restaurants that may have party rooms.

      I have emailed one and await their response.

      Now there are many other motels in the area which I could check out if the group thinks a room remote from the hotel is feasible.

       

      Thoughts?

      Jerry

       

    • November 9, 2019 8:37 AM EST
    • We all know how much Rooster enjoys distributing bologna !

    • November 8, 2019 8:21 PM EST
    • We all know how much you enjoy Weavers sausage and bologna !

    • November 8, 2019 8:17 PM EST
    • Larry Otis said:

      Ric, they always end up merging. All I can say is surgery is in early December so I should be able to make the Amherst show and the eclsts.

      Thought you already had an addadiktome Larry? What surgery is next and do I need to send you some Weavers of Wellsville sausage while you are laid up?

    • November 8, 2019 6:33 PM EST
    • Bummer on the timing of surgery Larry but I hope everything goes well and the recovery is swift. I look to catch you at the show.

    • November 8, 2019 6:26 PM EST
    • Sorry to hear you need surgery Larry, but best wishes on that. I hope to see you at ECLSTS, and at whatever the D&B shapes up to be at the Embassy Suites. 

       

      I was going to say something about having the stripper pole ready for you in the ES alcove, but now that I know you're having surgery that seems in bad taste. Because with the recovery, you might not make it for ECLSTS. I'll also hold off booking the Rostafarian Back Hair Olympic Weaving Team, for the same reason.

       

       

       

       

    • November 8, 2019 10:23 AM EST
    • Yeah, Larry, good luck with the surgery, hope all goes well, and healing is fast...    

    • November 7, 2019 9:46 PM EST
    • Larry Otis said:

      Ric, they always end up merging. All I can say is surgery is in early December so I should be able to make the Amherst show and the eclsts.

       

       

       

       

       

      Larry,

      Cliff was worried about the merging, not me.  Hey, good luck on the surgery.  I know you were trained different, but there are "good drugs".  Keep us informed and do what the Doctors say.  It is just the practice of medicine, but some of them have had lots of practice.  Others, now do commercials on TV.