Re: [Z_Scale] Need suggestions/help and input on workshop: Starting a Z Scale layout.
This is so good that I plan to issue copies the workshop not only for the
content, but also to illustrate the kind of help we get from z_scale forum.
On the back will be Alan's email also. With Rob's Ztrack magazine
Participants should be Sat-Tis-Fied.
Thanks all, Not too late to add to 'our' list until Nov 18-19.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gert Velthuizen" <gertvelthuizen@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 10:25 PM
Subject: RE: [Z_Scale] Need suggestions/help and input on workshop: Starting
a Z Scale layout.
> Dear JimGl,
> Likely that you already have planned somethings, here are my suggestions.
> 1) Let your newbies look around good. Let them find the era they like
> most, the area they like most, the railroad they like most, in shortv let
> them try to find out what they want.
> 2) Have them put a budget to that. How many money can they spend, it sound
> silly, but this is one of the main reasons for having fun or not. Big
> bucks are not always needed, show them some cheap tricks with waste
> material to convince them that a lot is possible.
> 3) Have them put everything in their homes. What space is available, how
> is this room build, decorated? Do they want to redecorate that room, how
> handy is your newbie tot do so himself?
> 4) Start designing and please let them design with real flextrack as well.
> 5) Look at ebay or other likewise sites for just a little bit of second
> hand material. In case this whole thing turns out to be a mistake (very
> likely it is not, but who knows what's in a mans or womans mind) they have
> not got themselves in big financial trouble.
> 6) Start with buidling. Just start and find out. I have waited far too
> long before I got started, I have denied myself a lot of fun and learning
> by being too shy aboiut my own skills. When you are in trouble there is
> allways someone able and willing to help you!!
> 7) Have them go tot websites and trainshows for idea's and conversations.
> 8) Make them believe that nothing comes out perfect in the first attempt.
> Mistakes are made to learn from.
> 9) Try to convince them that they can learn from others as others can
> learn from them. So do not hold back and ASK.
> 10) Advice them to have fun!!!
> That's all I wish you have: A lot of fun, talking about your hobby with
> others, showing your hobby to them, in short enjoying your hobby!!!
> Can we get any pictures afterwards??
> The Netherlands
> To: firstname.lastname@example.orgFrom: Berjimgl@...: Wed, 25 Oct 2006
> 14:35:18 -0700Subject: [Z_Scale] Need suggestions/help and input on
> workshop: Starting a Z Scale layout.
> Need suggestions/help and input on workshop: "Starting a Z Scale Layout",
> at Puyallup GTE train show Nov 18-19. I have bit the bullet and am
> designing a workshop for newbies. Ideas?JimGlRedmond, WA
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