Looking for West Coast TT scalers

Looking for West Coast TT scalers

Postby Shipsure » Sat May 03, 2014 10:33 am

Howdy, Just wondering who we have here living on the Best Coast of the US of A :) I travel to shows for Micro-Trains Line but generally keep it to west of the Rockies...I let the other guys take care of that end of the world. It would be nice to get a feel for who's out there and where. The week of the 16th of May I will be attending the SP in Oregon Meeting in Portland and if anyone is in the area and planning on attending, let me know. I have tons of questions.

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Re: Looking for West Coast TT scalers

Postby areibel » Sat May 03, 2014 10:51 am

Paging Richard-B, Paging Richard-B!
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Re: Looking for West Coast TT scalers

Postby Marquette » Sat May 03, 2014 11:30 am

Richard-B is in northern California, and then further up the coast just past the 49th, Vancouver seems to have become a hub for TT, we have several shows each year in the general area, and for the past... oh, I want to say 3 years now, they've all had a TT contingent, sometimes with Albertans coming down, too.

Aside from Richard-B I think there's at least one maybe two other SP guys, and I think Tom Dempsey is also around here somewhere?

A broader west coast meetup would be great I think...
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Re: Looking for West Coast TT scalers

Postby Shipsure » Sat May 03, 2014 12:48 pm

Looking up :) I'm in Talent Oregon right near the Cali Boarder.
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Re: Looking for West Coast TT scalers

Postby areibel » Sat May 03, 2014 1:18 pm

If you look around we're hiding everywhere! I'm a little too far away (PA) but Richard is not only a TT'er and an SP guy, he was editor of the TT Empire newsletter and might have a project or two brewing. Tom Dempsey is in Washington state, he owns Clover House, and north of the border there are quite a few active TT modelers, including the very exclusive Royal Alberta group!
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Re: Looking for West Coast TT scalers

Postby Richard-B » Sat May 03, 2014 2:18 pm

areibel wrote:... Richard is not only a TT'er and an SP guy, he was editor of the TT Empire newsletter and might have a project or two brewing

Guilty as charged.

In the greater SF Bay / Nor Cal Area... we also have:
- Patrick Marshall - Hollister (another former TT Empire Editor)...
- Joe (Wilson?) near Sacramento (whom I've not met)...
- I'm not sure about the status of Alex Petroff in Angels Camp
(no direct contact - a friend of the late Garn Smith from Bakersfield)
or Roy Norton in San Jose.
- Many of us consider Russ Clover in Sebastopol an "honorary " TT-scaler...
for his introduction of TT-scale dry transfers to the Clover House line, now owned by Tom Dempsey.

Down in the 52nd state (i.e. Southern California) there are:
- Andy Carlson and Keith Todhunter
.. both doing some TTn3...
- and possibly Craig Smith from Oceanside.

North of the Border... (the California one!) of course there is Felix Verser in Coos Bay OR, formerly Gold Coast Railways.
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Re: Looking for West Coast TT scalers

Postby Marquette » Sat May 03, 2014 2:50 pm

So I'm idly curious... how big is the TT SP contingent?

All told I spent half my childhood next to the Coast Line at Carpinteria near Santa Barbara, so the SP has a kinda special place for me... it's the only thing south of Washington and west of Chicago that I'd ever consider modelling...
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Re: Looking for West Coast TT scalers

Postby Richard-B » Sat May 03, 2014 3:03 pm

Marquette wrote:So I'm idly curious... how big is the TT SP contingent?

Felix Verser (ex-GCR) Mark S (SazModel) and Tom Dempsey (Clover House) may have the best take on this...
based on how much SP product has gone out the door over time; vs. other railroads.
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Re: Looking for West Coast TT scalers

Postby Arseny » Sat May 03, 2014 3:46 pm

BTW, my cousin lives in California, in San Jose.
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Re: Looking for West Coast TT scalers

Postby CSD » Sat May 03, 2014 4:02 pm

Richard-B wrote:... Mark S (SazModel)... based on how much SP product has gone out the door...


Of the 30 SP units supplied to me, 14 are left. MTB reports that there is only one left in Europe. I believe total production was 50 units. I've become quite interested in the SP myself. If I was to model a US railroad, that would be the one.
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