let me know if you'd like this removed, Jered... and I will do so.
Jered Slusser wrote:CALL FOR MODULES!
The Finger Lakes Model Railroad Club will be hosting a free-mo layout at the
Syracuse Train Fair, November 3rd & 4th at the New York State Fairgrounds. The
show is open all day Saturday & Sunday, with setup starting at 1pm Friday
afternoon. This is one of the larger train shows in the northeast - 150,000
sf of space, more than 50 layouts of every scale, and more than 100 vendors.
Plus, our host, the Central New York Railroad Historical Society, has their
static exhibit open, located right out the back door next to the extremely
busy CSX Chicago mainline.
We had a great response to the setup last year; those that were there will
remember hearing "…But it doesn't run in circles!" over & over again! The
concept was very well received, so I want us to have beautiful layout, as
well as one that operates well. With that said, modules *must* be compliant
to be included – electrical, track, DCC, and construction standards must be
adhered to. Scenery should consist of at least a base layer, ie ballasted
track and something to cover the foam - * no great plains of blue & pink!* A
smaller setup with knock-out scenery & trackwork is much more interesting to
see than a gargantuan setup that's 20% complete with no scenery.
If you're interested in attending, let me know. We'll have the layout up
and running by late afternoon Friday depending on when everyone arrives. If
you need to arrive Saturday, we'll do our best to work that into the
design. We'll need to have the module on-site by 8am to have the layout
running for a 10am opening. Thanks for considering this – it's a fun event,
hope to meet some more of you this time around!
Finger Lakes Model Railroad Club