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Naperville
« on: October 16, 2007, 08:50:41 PM »
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Does anyone from the Railwire community plan to attend the Proto Modelers Seminar in Naperville?  10/25 - 28.  I'm attending this year for the first time.

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Re: Naperville
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2007, 08:59:08 PM »
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looks like you may be our designated representative and photographer ;)

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Re: Naperville
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2007, 07:25:23 AM »
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I'll be there -- wouldn't miss it for the world.

It's one of the highlights of my year, which says a lot about my social life . . .

I really do have to start associating with a better class of people . . .  ;D

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Re: Naperville
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2007, 09:11:51 AM »
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It always seemed like a great event.

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Re: Naperville
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2007, 02:28:44 PM »
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I'll be there as well.  Will be nice to finally meet you in person, Steve!

The N scalers usually get together for lunch/dinner on Friday... Bill Denton, Charlie Vlk, Bill Pearce, Bob Gallegos, Keith Kohlmann are regular attendees.  Lance Mindheim makes it out every couple of years also.  Jury is out on whether he'll be invited to the N scale dinner though, as the Monon layout is no more.    ;):P

There is a heavy HO bias, but the modeling quality transends scale, the clinics are usually great, and fun times are had by all.
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Re: Naperville
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2007, 06:19:51 PM »
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not sure if you are talking about Naperville, Il.....
but if you are... and are interested in a kinda but not really sidetrip... there is a Caterpillar factory there....
they make big toys for big boys :) and the tour is kinda intersting for those interested in how stuff is made...
the only railroad appeal it has is that they load some of their larget products on a loading dock with flat cars backed in to the factory.... that is about it.....
not really related at all to the topic i suppose.... but i thought i would toss my useless two cents in :).  tours are free and take 3 hours usually...

if interested in a contact #, please contact off line.  thanks
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Re: Naperville
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2007, 08:12:07 PM »
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There is a heavy HO bias, but the modeling quality transends scale, the clinics are usually great, and fun times are had by all.

Well said, and that's what I've heard.  Have been meaning to go each year for some time now.  Finally decided this is the year, screwy business travel schedule be damned.  If you have room for one more at lunch/dinner, count me in.

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Re: Naperville
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2007, 08:18:06 PM »
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not sure if you are talking about Naperville, Il.....
but if you are... and are interested in a kinda but not really sidetrip... there is a Caterpillar factory there....
they make big toys for big boys :) and the tour is kinda intersting for those interested in how stuff is made...
the only railroad appeal it has is that they load some of their larget products on a loading dock with flat cars backed in to the factory.... that is about it.....
not really related at all to the topic i suppose.... but i thought i would toss my useless two cents in :).  tours are free and take 3 hours usually...

if interested in a contact #, please contact off line.  thanks
eric


Sounds interesting Eric but this trip to Chicagoland will be packed.  I'll definitely keep it in mind for another time.  I really enjoy factory tours.

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Re: Naperville
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2007, 11:03:04 PM »
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Lance's Monon is still there -- he just can't bring himself to cut into it just yet. Volunteered to help him ;D ;D, but his refused the assistance!!

I don't think he's going this year -- he didn't mention it on Saturday when I talked to him at Timonium.

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Re: Naperville
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2007, 11:50:47 PM »
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Lance's Monon is still there -- he just can't bring himself to cut into it just yet. Volunteered to help him ;D ;D, but his refused the assistance!!

I don't think he's going this year -- he didn't mention it on Saturday when I talked to him at Timonium.

Marty


Rumors of Lance's layout's demise have been greatly exaggerated!  That's the best news I've heard all week, Marty.  Just make sure he keeps you out of his basement...
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Re: Naperville
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2007, 06:45:14 AM »
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What's with all the people that want to cut their layouts up just after they appear in one of Allen Keller's "Great Model Railroads" videos?

Lance's was featured about 18 months ago.
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Re: Naperville
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2007, 08:35:41 AM »
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Curse?  I haven't really touched the CGW after it appeared in Great Model Railroads either, aside from a few operating sessions a year.  Skills improve, other modeling ideas pop-up, shiny objects attract a change in focus, etc.  I could easily see the merit in tearing it apart and starting fresh. 
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