58733Re: Secondhand dealers in Switzerland
- Nov 9, 2008Hi Jeff,
Yes, I am a ham also. Hey, the other day I heard that the HB9O
station in the transportation museum in Luzern is closed. I was just
there a couple weeks ago and it was open.
I do Internet marketing for several companies, a couple of which are
involved with European tourism. I just returned from two weeks in
Switzerland. The first week was a meeting with the Switzerland
tourism people. The second week I was meeting with people in Zermatt,
St. Moritz and Chur that I needed to see. I did the the whole thing
on a Swiss Rail Pass. It's a tough job but somebody has to do it.
There is a great hotel in the old town of Chur. The Zunfthaus zur
Rebleuten. Typical small Swiss family owned hotel in a 14th century
building. Fantastic restaurant. No lift. About a 5 or 7 minute walk
from the train station. There is also suppose to be a good Z shop in
Chur, but I did not have time to go there.
Speaking of old towns, I had a chance to spend some time in old town
Bern. Really great place. While I was there I went to Einstein's
apartment (flat). It is amazing, that while living in this small
flat, with a tiny desk, he was able to churn out five of his most
important papers, while he was, working full time at the patent
office, and had a baby he took care of while his wife worked. All
this in one year...1905.
I too have another meeting there in mid December, but I just don't
think I will be able to make it. I am just overwhelmed right now.
Z scale tip. If you can work it into your schedule, plan your trip
around the modellbahn swap in Houten in the Netherlands. They hold it
about 4 or 5 times a year. It is the size of 2 or 3 football fields,
all inside with hundreds of people selling nothing but model trains.
You will see Z scale stuff there that you never knew existed. The
prices range from average to dirt cheap. Most of the sellers are
individuals who have a little train business going on the side.
People come from all over the world to attend this swap.
--- In email@example.com, "Jeff BAZ-man" <sjbazman49@...> wrote:
> There are several great restaurants in Maienfeld. In the square,
> there is a restaurant who's owner was working in Newport Beach, CA
> for 1-1/2 years where another of our offices are. His favorite
> hangout was ours: Blackie's. So he cleared out all the 70 year olds
> and cleared the menu to cook us whatever we wanted. Then we spend
> the rest of the night drinking the primo Grappa, all on the house !
> We brought him more customers, a new collection of Blackie's T-
> shirts. There are some great places in Vaduz, Triesen, Bad Ragaz and
> especially in Chur. I love old towns.
> Looks like I'll be over there the first week of December.
> What do you do over there ? I work for a vacuum instrumentation
> company. And I take it from your forum 'name' that you are also a
> ham radio operator like me.
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