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Re: Athearn June Announcements......
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2011, 06:56:24 PM »
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Chulvis, are you there today?  Was hoping someone would keep us updated on what is going on since I won't be there till Friday.

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Re: Athearn June Announcements......
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2011, 07:36:43 PM »
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Chulvis, are you there today?  Was hoping someone would keep us updated on what is going on since I won't be there till Friday.

Chuck had a change of plans and will miss the convention ..

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Re: Athearn June Announcements......
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2011, 07:51:59 PM »
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Yeah , this first week of summer Chuck likes to prance around the Redwoods naked scaring the tourists . He is known locally as Lilwoody . Not unlike where's Waldo , but in real life . The cops have had some fun searching for him and consider a hot day under the trees a good duty .

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Re: Athearn June Announcements......
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2011, 08:07:01 PM »
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Yeah , this first week of summer Chuck likes to prance around the Redwoods naked scaring the tourists . He is known locally as Lilwoody . Not unlike where's Waldo , but in real life . The cops have had some fun searching for him and consider a hot day under the trees a good duty .

I always thought of Chuck as a Burning Man type of guy.
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Re: Athearn June Announcements......
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2011, 12:31:09 AM »
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Chulvis, are you there today?  Was hoping someone would keep us updated on what is going on since I won't be there till Friday.

Hi Bob,

For the first time in ten years I am not at the convention. We had a bit of a health scare at home with my wife that has thankfully turned out not to as bad as it could have been but requires me being at home for now. She needs my help and support for the next few months, so I had to cancel my travel plans.



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Re: Athearn June Announcements......
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2011, 12:32:09 AM »
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Yeah , this first week of summer Chuck likes to prance around the Redwoods naked scaring the tourists . He is known locally as Lilwoody . Not unlike where's Waldo , but in real life . The cops have had some fun searching for him and consider a hot day under the trees a good duty .

Hahahaha... that was a visual even I could have lived without!   ;D



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Re: Athearn June Announcements......
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2011, 01:35:35 AM »
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Chuck , sorry to hear of your wifes ill health , but glad it isn't as bad as you first thought . Months of recovery sounds pretty bad though . Best wishes to you and yours during this hopefully full recovery process .

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Re: Athearn June Announcements......
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2011, 07:42:59 AM »
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Hope she has a complete and speedy recovery Chuck!

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Re: Athearn June Announcements......
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2011, 08:23:45 AM »
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Was hoping to finally meet you Chuck but family is more important.  I went thru this with my wife a little while back.  Wish you and your family good health.

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Re: Athearn June Announcements......
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2011, 09:08:26 AM »
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Hahahaha... that was a visual even I could have lived without!   ;D

and here i was all ready to put an elusive face with a name...

I hope all is well with your wife.  Now this just means I gotta roll out to the left coast some time and catch up with ya.

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Re: Athearn June Announcements......
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2011, 09:17:51 AM »
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That whole, "The economy sucks and the result is companies aren't going to release anything" simply doesn't gel with me.


I agree with Ed we need to quit complaining, We have the new Trainworx flats, along with the trailers we have the F89-J's from BLMA along the new gondolas, the new Atlas flats along with the regular releases from Bluford (the 86' boxcars and the hoppers) oh and Trainworx 86' boxcars and last but not least new paint schemes on the bay window cabooses from Athearn and the PS-1's and I could add more Kato U30C's and SD45's, MTL's new PS-2 hopper! I think we need to do more modeling I know I need to I was hooked on purchasing new rolling stock all the time and spent little time actually building my layout I'm finally focusing on scenery and scratchbuilding structures and having fun with that instead of just purchasing rolling that I store away! There is alot of talent on this forum that is not being seen because we are always complaining about the manufacturers and China ect..ect.

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Re: Athearn June Announcements......
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2011, 10:09:29 AM »
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I really haven't seen anyone complaining on this thread. Fact maybe and maybe not fact, but just statements and no complaining like Athearn doesn't care about N scale or Atlas is giving up on N scale, both of which are riudiculous statements.

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Re: Athearn June Announcements......
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2011, 10:26:51 AM »
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I agree with Ed we need to quit complaining, We have the new Trainworx flats, along with the trailers we have the F89-J's from BLMA along the new gondolas, the new Atlas flats along with the regular releases from Bluford (the 86' boxcars and the hoppers) oh and Trainworx 86' boxcars and last but not least new paint schemes on the bay window cabooses from Athearn and the PS-1's and I could add more Kato U30C's and SD45's, MTL's new PS-2 hopper! I think we need to do more modeling I know I need to I was hooked on purchasing new rolling stock all the time and spent little time actually building my layout I'm finally focusing on scenery and scratchbuilding structures and having fun with that instead of just purchasing rolling that I store away! There is alot of talent on this forum that is not being seen because we are always complaining about the manufacturers and China ect..ect.

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Look how far N scale has come in just the last ten years alone!  DCC, special lighting effects, now sound!  Then all the new detailed toys that Unittrain mentioned.

When I joined this board back in March, I couldn't believe all the modeling talent that was here. And there still is, so lets focus on that.  After all, isn't that what the header states: "A Forum For Modelers"

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Re: Athearn June Announcements......
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2011, 11:05:32 AM »
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Guys,Judging by the new products in HO I'll wager the economy has nothing to do with it.

I suspect the manufacturers is using their tooling money for HO not  N..

If one wishes to do the research one will plainly see that.

I've contacted one outfit that once boasted of its "exciting" line of  future N Scale releases now tells me it will be awhile before they release any more  N but in the mean time they are cranking out new HO cars..

I sent a reply stating they should use some of that HO tooling money on N Scale.. :o
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