2016 Chilliwack Show

2016 Chilliwack Show

Postby CFRiad » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:12 am

Another show under our belts. We are getting better and better at improvising.

First the bad: I forgot at home a box with some of my own locos and cars :wall:. Darn. So no SW1200s, ergo no North American trains :sad:. Then our layout was next to the birdhouse building workshop and the concession stand. Oh the joy of 17 four-year-olds hammering nails into wooden boards while bathed in the smell from kitchen :lol:. Next year we have to ask for a better location.

Then the good:

Vojtek's modules look awesome :thumbup:. We experimented with their orientation and settled at installing then backwards. The front doesn't align with the other modules but the landscape looks much better.

We had to do some extreme shimming to compensate for sagging tables. The long spirit level was a lifesaver. You may notice some of the 2-3 inch shims if anybody posts photos. :crazy:

We ran all European trains. The locos ran well and we made up some interesting mash-up trains.

Thanks for all who participated in person (Terry, Graeme, Vojtek) or by contributing to the layout (Bill, Bjoern).
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Re: 2016 Chilliwack Show

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:59 am

Pics pls? :)
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Re: 2016 Chilliwack Show

Postby dileTTante » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:02 pm

A visitor's comment gave us a new promotional slogan - 'TT, the sweet spot between HO and N.'

We had a good day in Chilliwack. The show organizers (members of the Lions club), and visitors were all friendly. Turnout wasn't great, in my opinion, but maybe that was due to the very rainy weather.

Despite being prepared well ahead of time, I forgot to bring my android tablet for train control. We had to get through the usual period of teething problems after set up, and my one passenger train pulled by a BR23 constantly derailed or uncoupled. I'll be checking wheel gauge on all the cars, particularly the longer Mitropa, as there seems to be nothing else wrong with anything.

Apart from that problem, which cost Tibi an hour of useless effort, the rest of the day went pretty well. We had some genuine interest in TT scale from visitors and a few good discussions. And I'm really looking forward to the next show in Vancouver with full cast and crew.

Voytek's new modules were front and center and drew a lot of attention. I hope they'll be matched at the next show with the new ones from Richard Brennan.

proof that we were there--
I took few photos and fewer still were any good. Voytek brought his 'Polished' BR38. This was beautiful and ran well.

-Terry C
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Re: 2016 Chilliwack Show

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:28 pm

I think Voytek is the winner here ;) the modules and the BR38 are gorgeous.
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Re: 2016 Chilliwack Show

Postby Bill Dixon » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:35 pm

Despite difficulties it looks like a good setup.
Wish I could have been there. Slept the day away instead.
With those new modules VTE will be great.
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Re: 2016 Chilliwack Show

Postby dileTTante » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:39 pm

From Graeme, more photos.
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Re: 2016 Chilliwack Show

Postby Arseny » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:59 pm

Wooden buildings are very, very nice. How did you do them?
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Re: 2016 Chilliwack Show

Postby TiTan downunder » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:28 pm

Great looking modules & set-up. Love the trestle.

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Re: 2016 Chilliwack Show

Postby Bernd » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:21 am

I'm impressed with the layout. Very nice. Great inspiration to get going on my modules. Hopefully this winter season.

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Re: 2016 Chilliwack Show

Postby oldtrainguy » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:33 pm

Yes, very nice.

I agree with Arseny, the buildings look great.

Also like the trees.
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