Re: Look what went by my office/PDX GATS
- On Feb 1, 2004, at 12:05 PM, Loren Snyder wrote:
> Hi Charles, Your recollection of 4449 being in AlbanyNot quite off-topic, but I highly recommend the film The Station Agent,
> years ago brings back some fond memories for me also. .....
> You haven't lived until you have
> risked life and limb chasing a monster like 4449 !
about a train fanatic who happens to be a dwarf and a hermit, settles
into an old train depot he inherits in a small town. It's not a comedy,
but a really sensitive film.
And Loren, I was probably at the station when you were there, but
unfortunately wasn't nutso enough to chase the train. Sounds like The
Dukes of Hazzard, not that I ever watched the show.
> Charles, hope to meet you in Portland at GATS on the 14th and 15th.Loren, if you're enough of a fanatic, you could take Amtrak up from
> I'll be
> passing through Albany on my way up to Portland and may stop by the
> and reminisce about yesteryear. Keep Zmiling, Loren S
Eugene and I'd give you a ride up to GATS, if the train schedule
Several Z folks have talked about meeting at Portland GATS [Great
American Train Show, with two Z layouts expected!!!]. I can't do
Saturday, how about perhaps 2 PM on the 15th, by the east entrance,
perhaps wearing something distinctive so we can recognize each other?
GATS is $6 with a canned food donation or coupon from gats.com. Parking
is absolutely ridiculous there, $7 per car or $6 if you're carpooling 3
or more people. And there's no where to park within a mile other than
by paying for it. [After May, the MAX light rail will be going out
Charles Kuttner, MD
Otherwise known as:
Col. Cornelius Kuttner
Proprietor, psychopathist and microferroequinologist, Oakville &
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles Kuttner" <ckuttner@...>
Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2004 5:50 PM
Subject: [z_scale] Re: Look what went by my office/PDX GATS
>> Loren, if you're enough of a fanatic, you could take Amtrak up from
> Eugene and I'd give you a ride up to GATS, if the train schedule
Charles, I'm driving up Friday night and staying in Albany at my
daughters and will most likely drive up to Portland Saturday about 2 PM.
Might get together with some of the group for Saturday night dinner or
something? I'm open folks, so let me know.
> Several Z folks have talked about meeting at Portland GATS [Great
> American Train Show, with two Z layouts expected!!!]. I can't do
> Saturday, how about perhaps 2 PM on the 15th, by the east entrance,
> perhaps wearing something distinctive so we can recognize each other?
I'll send you a email with a picture of me so you will recognize me easily.
I will be looking for you at 2PM on Sunday like you mentioned at east
entrance. While I'm writing, does anyone know the hours the show is open?
> GATS is $6 with a canned food donation or coupon from gats.com. >
I've got my ticket printed out, but will probably take some food along also,
the folks need a helping hand. Let me hear from you Charles.
- --- In email@example.com, Charles Kuttner <ckuttner@j...> wrote:
> [Great American Train Show, with two Z layouts expected!!!].I just got word there will also be two modules coming from Seattle. So, we will have
at least 4 layout contributions -- possibly a fifth depending on a colleague of Terry.
And, between the two days there seems like there will be a dozen or so attendees with
Z as a specific (only?) focus. (Be sure to come by Terry's PVDC RR at 1pm eiother/
nboth days.) From which I will conclude that GATS is getting "Great"; and we'll do
even better next time.
Also -- for those interested in having supper together on Saturday --- contact Terry
directly, so he has an idea of interest level and what type of place would be
Looking forward to seein' y'all.
- "elf_rohirrim" <elf-rohirrim@...> wrote:
>I just got word there will also be two modules coming"Great";
>So, we will have
>at least 4 layout contributions -- possibly a fifth
>depending on a
>colleague of Terry.
>And, between the two days there seems like there will
>be a dozen or so attendees with Z as a specific
> From which I will conclude that GATS is >getting
I agree with it becoming Great in the sense of
wonderful. In scale, it's getting SMALL (or perhaps