2016 National Train Show - Indianapolis, Indiana

Will you be attending the show?

Yes!
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40%
Maybe
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Re: 2016 National Train Show - Indianapolis, Indiana

Postby modorney » Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:34 pm

I would say I am 50 percent likely to attend, and if I do, I will bring a few TT Traks.

I will know more after Portland, when I see all the ins and outs of the NMRA.
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Re: 2016 National Train Show - Indianapolis, Indiana

Postby Richard-B » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:14 pm

Basking in the afterglow of the Portland event...
I would say it is more likely that I -WILL- plan on going to Indy.
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Re: 2016 National Train Show - Indianapolis, Indiana

Postby modorney » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:57 pm

I plan on being there. I will have six modules (TTTraks). Here is how I do Indy:

Indy flights are $446 from the San Francisco area.
Chicago flights are $250. Driving from Chicago to indy is 200 miles (a little more than 3 hours)
If you want to be "fetched" from Chicago, or Indy Airport, group up and let me know. There is a 30 buck Greyhound to Indy, and they have half a dozen a day. I or someone can easily fetch you from Indy Greyhound or Amtrak (same station - half mile walk if you prefer).

City buses ($1.75) go to the Airport. If you get a cheap hotel, buy a weekly pass for 10 or 20 bucks.


There's lots of train stuff to see in Chicago, along with a great Museum of Science and Industry.
Not to mention an occasional train or two :)

So, I plan on flying into Chicago, around Friday? Then driving around and seeing stuff on the way to Indy. And flying home Tuesday, or so. Basically an 11 or 12 day trip.

I like to operate, but given a choice between layout tours and clinics, I would pick clinics. And I plan on doing Modeling With The Masters (Sun-Mon-Tue) But if someone wants the car, it's yours. I do want to go to the Beech Grove Tour (it's by bus, and get your name in the day registration opens - the 96 slots will sell out fast).

If you are a fraternity brother (or sorority sister),, you can join me on a visit to headquarters, north of the city (the convention is south). I have a roommate already, but I don't mind more - we can rotate in and out of rollaway beds. And naps are fine - the room will be available and dark.
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Re: 2016 National Train Show - Indianapolis, Indiana

Postby modorney » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:44 am

Here's a bunch of places we can eat at inChicago!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HTOTHI/ ... 919728062/
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Re: 2016 National Train Show - Indianapolis, Indiana

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:38 pm

I will more than likely make it to Indy. I'd love to discuss who will be bringing modules and the standard of the modules - seems to me TTTracks is the way to go. If there's a bunch of us, we should discuss what modules are needed so we know what to build.
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Re: 2016 National Train Show - Indianapolis, Indiana

Postby rdikken » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:30 pm

And perjaps I will be there.

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Re: 2016 National Train Show - Indianapolis, Indiana

Postby tomvanhoy » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:20 pm

Downtown Indy is very much oriented to make your visit easy. The downtown area is easily walked for all sorts of dining. Chicago has the rep, but Indy is so much easier and way less expensive. Good micro brewery offerings too!
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Re: 2016 National Train Show - Indianapolis, Indiana

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:07 pm

ConducTTor wrote:I will more than likely make it to Indy. I'd love to discuss who will be bringing modules and the standard of the modules - seems to me TTTracks is the way to go. If there's a bunch of us, we should discuss what modules are needed so we know what to build.


Or we could have a cluster of TT Layouts at the show, ideally in the same area.
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Re: 2016 National Train Show - Indianapolis, Indiana

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:33 pm

AngrySailor302 wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:I will more than likely make it to Indy. I'd love to discuss who will be bringing modules and the standard of the modules - seems to me TTTracks is the way to go. If there's a bunch of us, we should discuss what modules are needed so we know what to build.


Or we could have a cluster of TT Layouts at the show, ideally in the same area.


That may be better actually :think: it would give people the sense that many individuals are involved with tt (as is the case) vs one small group of coocoos.
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Re: 2016 National Train Show - Indianapolis, Indiana

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:24 pm

ConducTTor wrote:
AngrySailor302 wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:I will more than likely make it to Indy. I'd love to discuss who will be bringing modules and the standard of the modules - seems to me TTTracks is the way to go. If there's a bunch of us, we should discuss what modules are needed so we know what to build.


Or we could have a cluster of TT Layouts at the show, ideally in the same area.


That may be better actually :think: it would give people the sense that many individuals are involved with tt (as is the case) vs one small group of coocoos.


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