Now into the new year please take notice of the train show in Vancouver BC Canada Sunday 18 March 2012. (http://www.wcra.org/westernrails.html
) This show is only Sunday, not like the two-day show in November.
From the reactions on this forum one would think we at the show are a major force in promoting TT scale. The reality is that a maximum of five people are involved with the TT display, and most times fewer are on hand. Two of us have low income and can't bring latest, sophisticated products to the show. Until Bill Dixon joined the effort we didn't have a layout. The good thing is that with TT scale being so rare in N. America, it doesn't take much to attract attention. Anyone with TT models can display them at a show and increase public awareness of the scale.
However, since we have made a start, here's the opportunity for others to help us indirectly, possibly by sending models to exhibit, or information to give to visitors, or photos or videos to show (probably from a laptop computer). Anyone wishing to contribute is welcomed to communicate with me. Understandably, reports of our last show might make people reluctant to risk their models with us. One of the improvements I want to see at the show in March is a security barrier to keep visitors' hands off the layout. And I think the technical problems which we had with the layout will be resolved by Bill Dixon's planned improvements. I'd like to have the layout secure from meddling but another part of the exhibit more accessible for conversations with visitors and for displaying static models. (It's the moving trains which attract children's hands.)
Bill's a busy guy and the show is not far off, so I'm just doing what I can to help things along. Any suggestions or questions are welcomed.