41st Annual Spud Valley Hobby Show

41st Annual Spud Valley Hobby Show

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:12 pm

The 41st Annual Spud Valley Hobby Show will be held on October 20th, 2019 in Fargo, ND.
The current plan is to display the 3'x4' layout there with some other display items as well.
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Re: 41st Annual Spud Valley Hobby Show

Postby RodTT » Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:44 am

How long a trip does this involve for you?
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Re: 41st Annual Spud Valley Hobby Show

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:07 am

RodTT wrote:How long a trip does this involve for you?

About 2.5-3 hours each way.
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Re: 41st Annual Spud Valley Hobby Show

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:46 pm

AstroGoat760 wrote:
RodTT wrote:How long a trip does this involve for you?

About 2.5-3 hours each way.


The longest that I have driven for a train show to display at thus far has been 9 hours one way, going from Lidgerwood, North Dakota to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Normally, it is a 2.5-3 hour trip, depending on traffic and route taken. The issue on that trip was the snow and ice. I-29 was coated with ice, making for a long, slow trip. It was not closed, but one had to travel carefully.
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Re: 41st Annual Spud Valley Hobby Show

Postby RodTT » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:46 am

AstroGoat760 wrote:
AstroGoat760 wrote:
RodTT wrote:How long a trip does this involve for you?

About 2.5-3 hours each way.


The longest that I have driven for a train show to display at thus far has been 9 hours one way, going from Lidgerwood, North Dakota to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Normally, it is a 2.5-3 hour trip, depending on traffic and route taken. The issue on that trip was the snow and ice. I-29 was coated with ice, making for a long, slow trip. It was not closed, but one had to travel carefully.


That's what I call dedication! I think I'd have turned round and gone home.
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Re: 41st Annual Spud Valley Hobby Show

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:32 am

RodTT wrote:
AstroGoat760 wrote:
AstroGoat760 wrote:
RodTT wrote:How long a trip does this involve for you?

About 2.5-3 hours each way.


The longest that I have driven for a train show to display at thus far has been 9 hours one way, going from Lidgerwood, North Dakota to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Normally, it is a 2.5-3 hour trip, depending on traffic and route taken. The issue on that trip was the snow and ice. I-29 was coated with ice, making for a long, slow trip. It was not closed, but one had to travel carefully.


That's what I call dedication! I think I'd have turned round and gone home.


If the road conditions were consistently bad from the start, I might have stayed home, or at least used the 4x4 truck, versus a 2-wheel drive van. Trust me, it was insane at times, with cars literally spinning out of control at times trying to pass us up.

I stand behind my record of over a million miles driven with no inadvertent contact between vehicles on my part.
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Re: 41st Annual Spud Valley Hobby Show

Postby RodTT » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:22 pm

AstroGoat760 wrote:I stand behind my record of over a million miles driven with no inadvertent contact between vehicles on my part.

But can you say the same for your TT trains? :problem:
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Re: 41st Annual Spud Valley Hobby Show

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:11 am

We have setup for the 41st Annual Spud Valley Hobby Show:
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Re: 41st Annual Spud Valley Hobby Show

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:04 am

Thus far the show is going a lot better than expected. There is a bigger crowd than last time, and TT Scale is not completely unheard of, now.

I even have had offers on the layout and trains, but those are not for sale.

I even found a cheap power pack that plugs in to my Tri-Ang Type A track, and now have a Class 08 Shunter making laps around the table.

The only real downside is that my MTB SW1200 with not even 3 hours on it failed within the first half hour of the show. I think that the shell is contacting the flywheel and that is what is going wrong. I will take it apart later to find out.
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Re: 41st Annual Spud Valley Hobby Show

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:36 am

Here is a walkaround tour of the 2019 Spud Valley Hobby Show:
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