NMRA 2013 Convention in Atlanta, GA

Re: NMRA 2013 Convention in Atlanta, GA

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:13 am

Here are some pictures from the second day of the 2013 National Train Show (20July2013):

Here I am with ConducTTor's wife:
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Some pictures of the rest of the show:
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Can anyone find the problem here?
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Here is the Norfolk Southern Railroad booth:
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Re: NMRA 2013 Convention in Atlanta, GA

Postby LVG1 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:35 am

CaTTwoman281 wrote:
tomvanhoy wrote:Curious as to what company made the 2 Swiss coaches idling on the track by the side? Layout looks great. Appreciate your work!
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Tom

Those green Swiss Coaches were made by Wesa.


Look here:
http://www.ttnut.com/wesa-passengercoaches-t379.html
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Re: NMRA 2013 Convention in Atlanta, GA

Postby jmass » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:09 am

Are you guys getting a lot of questions about tt scale?
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Re: NMRA 2013 Convention in Atlanta, GA

Postby tomvanhoy » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:00 am

Thanks for the headsup on the Wesa coaches. At first I thought they might have been Rokal, but was not sure. Have fun at the show.
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Re: NMRA 2013 Convention in Atlanta, GA

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:38 am

jmass wrote:Are you guys getting a lot of questions about tt scale?


It seems that most people have at least heard of tt. Several appeared to have genuine interest and we've pointed them to the appropriate resources.

I'm waiting to see what the traffic on the site will be like in the following week. Hopefully there will be a good bump in visits and maybe even a new member or two.


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Re: NMRA 2013 Convention in Atlanta, GA

Postby ConnRiver » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:24 pm

I'm doing a terrible job of keeping up . . . I did not know you'd have the new SW1200's on hand. How do they run?

Beautiful job weathering the CN box car.

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Re: NMRA 2013 Convention in Atlanta, GA

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:03 pm

ConnRiver wrote: I did not know you'd have the new SW1200's on hand. How do they run?

-Brian Chapman
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How do they run? Better than Tillig locos. Ive had to swap locomotives once or twice a day. The 1200s ran open to close the first two days with no issues.

We've been running one Euro and NA train on each line. Today we swapped the 1200s for the "FP7".


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Re: NMRA 2013 Convention in Atlanta, GA

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:50 pm

jmass wrote:Are you guys getting a lot of questions about tt scale?


We had a LOT of questions, unfortunately many of them were confusion about scales (i.e. "Is this N/HO/Z scale?"). For those who were interested, we made sure that they got a TT scale pamphlet.
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Re: NMRA 2013 Convention in Atlanta, GA

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:09 pm

Here are some more photos from the 2013 NTS:

Here is one of our Tri-Ang Class 08 diesels carrying a "sweets train" about ready to meet our Lok-N-Roll/Lionel PRR F3 on what will become a winter module:
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Here is are both trains departing our Sonoran Desert module:
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Another shot of the desert module:
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The PRR F-3 pulling some HP cars:
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Our Tri-Ang "Jinty" preparing to pull our Wesa passenger cars:
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One of our BTTB Class 92's pulling a mixture of BTTB and Peresvet rolling stock:
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Here is a van that sat next to the entrance to the show:
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Re: NMRA 2013 Convention in Atlanta, GA

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:57 pm

The show was GREAT. It was very nice to meet CSD, Angry, CaTT and, Bill (from Florida!) in person. A bunch of pleasant individuals who I'd like to see again.

A huge thanks to everyone who answered my questions regarding the layout. I'm honestly in love with the little thing. If you don't have a layout - start a small one and finish it. You can thank me later :mrgreen:

Everything worked very well - no hiccups with the track or anything else related to the layout. The trains *mostly* did well. My Tillig BR 155 stopped after about 5 rounds. One of the powered heads on my ICE (I've powered both) started making a weird sound after about 3 hours of running at full tilt (it may have to do with the few kids who I let drive the train - they were going from zero to full throttle and back). Big thanks to CSD for his help in running the layout (sometimes you gotta go pee or look at something you know?) :thumbup:

Friday was busy, Saturday was busy as hell, Sunday was more laid back.

The height was just right for the kids and attracted a lot of people (it also helped that we were right next to LEGO layout and some crazy thing with mice and hundreds of lights).

I'm very surprised at the number of people who knew what TT is. Unfortunately we didn't bring any TT material to give away and the pamphlets we "stole" from Angry were gone the first day (massive mistake on my part).

It seems like there were a handful of genuinely interested individuals so fingers crossed.

Mark and I met some vendors who may provide a hand in TT's future so we'll see how those go.....

Met a few guys from overseas who I think were a bit shocked to see TT in the US :wave:

I'm always harping on you guys for pictures so here you go. All are either my layout or things I found interesting.
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