You are correct. It would be a not for profit endeavor. Recently, I discussed
with our lawyers just such an organization. I have held out moving forward
until I can make sure I can set a clear path for structure and goals needed
for success (ie: too much to do, too little time).
Yes, by default, Columbus would be the city. Almost every day I pass this
great empty building right next to a three track main line. It used to be a
bank there fore it would be fairly open, with some office space (and a
vault). It would be the perfect location, especially with all the trains
rumbling pass (NS, Conrail, UP, CSX, to name a few). Plus a drive through! Z
to go anyone? Since it was a bank, it should be a little more secure then the
Bochum museum. Now only if we had the money to move forward!
I was familiar with the problems of the Bocum museum. Putting in the
safeguards to not allow the same to happen here would be a high priority. In
talking with others concerning this project, it has been suggested that we
build a Z scaler retirement home next to the museum. Every day, us retired Z
scalers could make our way to the multipurpose center, tell old Z scale war
stories, relate back to the day when Märklin was the only game in town.
Ahhhh, it sounds heavenly.
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