Re: Free-moN needs you at the 2012 NTS
- Hi, Paul.
Chris is bringing several of my modules, including the 15' loop/staging yard. I wish I could make it, but my family is a little too young still to be able to swing this type of hall pass.
--- In Free-moN@yahoogroups.com, paul.bender@... wrote:
> Hi All,
> Free-moN needs you to help us spread the word about our standards at
> the National Train Show in Grand Rapids this summer (August 3-5 2012).
> Chris Kotek from MN Free-mo and I are working with the HO guys to have
> both N and HO layouts in a common space at the show. We were just
> informed that all of the space we asked for has been granted.
> Between the two layouts, we know we have enough modules to fill the
> space. How much of the space is going to be filled with N-scale has yet
> to be determined.
> If you have modules and want those to be included, please let us know
> soon. At this point, Chris and I are doing most (if not all ) of the
> module transport, and more people bringing modules to the show whould
> mean less work for Chris and I to get things together.
> More importantly, Chris and I cannot expect to run the layout for the
> durration of the show by ourselves, even with some help from the HO
> crew. We are in need of people who are willing and able to help with
> the n-scale layout by helping with setup, working a shift or two running
> trains durring the show, and helping with teardown at the end of the
> Please let me know if you are available and would like to participate.
> If you are planning on attending either the NMRA convention or the NTS,
> we would love to have you stop by even for a few hours to run trains.
> If you're willing to make a trip just to see what Free-moN is all about,
> we would love to hear from you as well. (If you're making a trip just
> to help, we can probably get you free admission to the NTS, but I can't
> promise any more than that).
> "Quality is a Characteristic of thought and statement that
> is recognized by a nonthinking process. Because
> definitions are a product of rigid formal thinking,
> quality cannot be defined."
> Robert M. Pirsig
> Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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- Hi Peter,
On 12 May, Peter wrote:
> Chris is bringing several of my modules, including the 15'
> loop/staging yard. I wish I could make it, but my family is a little
> too young still to be able to swing this type of hall pass.
I understand the dilema... We have a 3 month old foster child in the
house right now....
The note from Peter above explains why we are having a strange problem
at the NTS.
We have plenty of modules, because people like Peter are allowing others
to bring some or all of their modules, but we currently only have two
confirmed operators for the layout (Chris and I).
I know I can't expect Chris and I to run the layout for the entire 3
days of the show (plus settup and tear down) without additional help.
If anyone is able to help, by actually being at the show, pleae let me
know ASAP. If you have modules you want to bring with you, let me know
that as well.
We need to make a decision soon about a) If just the two of us are
willing to run the layout ourselves and b) what modules will be included
in the layout. (In the case of b, the question is more what modules
that have been offered for use do we want to leave out of the layout to
make it manageable for the available staffing level).
"Quality is a Characteristic of thought and statement that
is recognized by a nonthinking process. Because
definitions are a product of rigid formal thinking,
quality cannot be defined."
Robert M. Pirsig
Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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