Re: The Belmont Line -- Announcement and Prospectus
- Greetings, Jay.
Yes, I remember you. I was happy to finally meet some of the Zed
"personalities" from this list whose names I had seen often at the
bottom of messages. (I was one of those who began by reading almost the
entire z_scale archives -- but that was back when there were only about
1400 messages total...)
I have my small stack of your Trax Stix samples (thanks! :-) ) sitting
next to me on my train-supply box here. These will come in very handy
once my operations get going for good. Right now the only trains
running are for track inspection, and for short excursions to show
various Z-scale congressmen that the directors aren't wasting _all_ of
their grant money on lavish Christmas parties (just some of it). I've
got a couple fairly long tunnels, and your Stix should be just the
thing for keeping them clean.
As for the time-wasting... the historical project did take up time that
could have been devoted to the layout, but it was both fun and
educational, and gives me a clearer idea of what I want to model. So it
was Constructive Time-Wasting. One of my favorite contradictions-in-
> We met at GATS. I am the guy with the TRAX STIX. When I am not doing
> nothing, I am always interested in a creative ways of wasting time. Double
> negative there. Which translates to, although I am usually busy, I have been
> known be lured away by the mention of trains.
> Jay Greer/Trax Inc. Port Townsend WA
> > From: "tv175" <zscale@r...>
> > Reply-To: z_scale@y...
> > Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 01:24:13 -0000
> > To: z_scale@y...
> > Subject: [z_scale] The Belmont Line -- Announcement and Prospectus
> > Home Office
> > December 2001
> > Happy Holidays, fellow Zeds!
> > On behalf of my board of directors, it gives me great pleasure to announce the
> > re-organization of my home layout, formerly known as "that pile of foam chunks
> > and plywood in the corner", into the Roanoke, Belmont & Occidental Railroad
> > (RBO).
> > Some of you whom I met at the Puyallup GATS last month received advance notice
> > of the formation of this new entity. For the rest of you, I've held off on a
> > formal announcement until all the necessary facts and figures were collected
> > and researched -- or as often as not, simply invented out of thin air.
> > The upcoming year -- number three in Z Scale for me -- promises big events on
> > the layout. The Belmont Line salutes all of you on the z_scale list for your
> > valuable advice, encouragement, and cameraderie, which have been a big big
> > help.
> > Since this seems to be the first question people ask: the road name is derived
> > from the names of three streets here in my hometown. After extensive research
> > among the archives of the Belmont Line Historical Society, I have come up with
> > a satisfactory batch of fictional prototype information, which I will edit,
> > add to, and draw upon as my layout progresses.
> > For anybody who's interested or has a little time to waste, I've posted a
> > prospectus in the z-scale group's "Files" section (under
> > WhoAreWe/AndyHunting), including all the Whats, Wheres, and Hows of the
> > Roanoke, Belmont & Occidental:
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/z_scale/files/WhoAreWe/AndyHunting/prospectus.ht
> > ml
> > To avoid cluttering up the Yahoo server, most of the links lead back to my own
> > website, where the majority of the info is stored. The same page can be seen
> > at:
> > http://www.retrograde.net/zed/rbo/prospectus.html
> > Enjoy,
> > Andy Hunting
> > President and Small Parts Misplacement Specialist
> > The Belmont Line
> > "Z" WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in Small DoseZ!
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