Re: National Train Show report, Day 2...The Show Must Go On!
- I is very difficult to get model railroaders interested in any scale other
than the one they model in. I used to be that way about Z-scale. I wouldn't
even look at anything else. I have the last few years dabbled in several
other scales, and have found that each has something to offer, although Z
and Nn3 are still my favorites. The main reason I got interested in other
scales is because I am editor of the club newsletter, and I am the only Z-
scaler in the club. Most have HO, with a few N scalers.
Also, have you ever tried something called LPS-1? It is a contact cleaner,
lubricant that conducts electricity. I wipe a tiny amount on the track with
my fingertip. It works better than any amount of track cleaning, in my
experience. I have tried WD40, but it didn't work the same.
Jeffrey MacHan said at �[z_scale] National Train Show report, Day 2...The
Show Must Go On!�.
> From: "Jeffrey MacHan" <jmac_han@...>If you are getting something for nothing, it's because someone else is
> National Train Show report, Day 2...or...The Show Must Go On!
> As a result, the modelers
> larger scales walked right by the layout or only slowed down slightly on
> their way to meetings with colleagues.
> >From noon to 4pm, the show was open to the National convention attendees
> who, as you must understand, do not model in Z scale. There was the rare
> individual who stopped by to say that he had an Nn3 line on his N scale
> The general theory of why model railroaders "seem" to be such antisocial
> personalities in train shows is that they are in a terrific hurry to find
> the GREAT BARGAIN in their prefered scale. My own observations tended to
> confirm this theory since the vendor tables in HO were attracting a lot
> attention. A second theory of model railroader behavior patterns at
> shows is that no matter how good a layout or technique is, if it is not
> their prefered scale, it is of no interest!
> Oh well...fortunately at 16:00 the doors opened for the unbiased,
> unprejudiced, unabashedly frank and curious hordes known to train show
> organizers as THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
> THE GENERAL PUBLIC loved my layout! From 16:00 to closing at 21:00 the
> of wide eyed, smiling people of all ages continued without letup. It was
> great! http://members.home.net/trainmaster/NTS-crowd.jpg
> I also love talking to THE GENERAL PUBLIC. The last hours of Day 2 were
> enjoyable that I was looking forward to the next morning.
> The trains ran without a hitch although I found that there was a lot of
> in the air. I had to move my 1 and only track cleaning car from one
> to another to keep the track polished. Fortunately, John Claudino, owner
> Aztec Manufacturing, was somewhere in the train show.
getting nothing for something.
Jack Seay - jackseay@...
Lubbock Model Railroad Association - http://railserve.com/lmra