N Scale Enthusiast Convention - Salt Lake City June 20-23

RBrodzinsky Jun 7, 2018

  1. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    With the N-Scale meet in Salt Lake just two weeks away, thought I would put up a post, see who else from TrainBoard will be in attendance.

    @Mark Watson and I will be setting up a large FreeMo-N layout, combining Mark's FreeMo-Nebraska with parts of Silicon Valley FreeMo-N. Our preliminary layout plan:

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    A full round-trip will be approximately 12 scale miles. The longest length train that can make it through all three turnarounds will be 2200 sq ft (approx 0.4 scale miles). Significantly longer if one stays out of the bottom branch (or drops freight in the yard).

    Our plan is to have the layout operational by early Thursday afternoon and it will be open for operations by registered attendees. We will have JMRI with WiThrottle running, so bring your iOS or Android devices (with WiThrottle or EngineDriver installed). The official show is Friday and Saturday.

    Hope to see you there.
     
  2. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    I don't believe I've formerly introduced Free-moNebraska here on Trainboard. For those who haven't picked up the scoop from other sites, here's a preview.

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  3. prbharris

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    That looks fun - I look forward to seeing you there. Lyn and I cross the pond Sunday!

    Peter
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    www.nscalekits.com
     
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  4. spyder62

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    We will be there should get in town Monday night so stop by our room or table at the show and say hi. Will have two new kits also.
    rich
    www.rslaserkits.com
     
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  5. gatrhumpy

    gatrhumpy TrainBoard Member

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    I will be there! Look for a thin guy wearing a maroon "I like trains" shirt!
     
  6. utcke

    utcke TrainBoard Member

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    Hi,

    What are the opening times?
    I'll be in Salt Lake City for the CVPR (big computer vision conference), but alas will leave Friday evening...

    Sven
     
  7. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The official hours for the public show on Friday are Noon to 4pm. The layouts are operational starting at 8am (or, whenever we finish breakfast).
     
  8. WFOJeff

    WFOJeff TrainBoard Member

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    Are those slide switches in the yard SparkFun 9609 or Adafruit 805 ? Maybe I'm wrong on both accounts :D
     
  9. jpf94

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    Jeff,

    If you are asking about the Nebraska modules yes those are slide switches. I have seen them in person, great modules and the sliders really don't detract, but sure add operating ability

    Joe
     
  10. Ike the BN Freak

    Ike the BN Freak TrainBoard Member

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    My son and I will be there Friday and Saturday. Probably do the show Friday and maybe look for some railfan spots Saturday
     
  11. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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  12. gatrhumpy

    gatrhumpy TrainBoard Member

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    I can't wait for this! One week to go for me!
     
  13. luigi-55

    luigi-55 TrainBoard Member

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    I'll be there on Friday and Saturday.
     
  14. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Modules are all set, and I have the trains and most everything else ready to load the minivan up on Monday. My plan for the drive on Tuesday is to make it to Truckee for lunch and a little rail fanning, then onto Winnemucca for the night. An “easy” trip into SLC on Wednesday.
     
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  15. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    I will not be able to make the N Scale convention again this year. Kansas City was the last one I was able to attend. :( :( :(
     
  16. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Not to worry, you'll have another chance at SLC for the NMRA convention next year. We're planning to have a slightly bigger Free-moN layout then...

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  17. Calzephyr

    Calzephyr TrainBoard Supporter

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    Really... 'Just slightly larger'... that is a ginormous monster sized set-up Mark.
    That is really going to a sight to behold.
    Can't wait to see it in action... but I doubt I can attend... so do as many videos as possible!
     
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  18. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well, that one is a “concept” plan, as much to get all the different groups to commit as it is to figure out what size we could plan for. It will certainly be fun to run on, if we can pull off even 80% of those modules. Makes the combined layout we had in Portland look small.
     
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  19. utcke

    utcke TrainBoard Member

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    Where in SLC is this? Is there a webpage?

    Thanks

    Sven
     
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