Real life model railroading
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September 2017 I was informed that NMRA wanted to do a video and photo article of my layout. I said sure thing, how often do I get a request like that? Well the date was set it coincided with open house schedule, everything would be in tip top shape and running great for open house. The date was either one week before my first open house or one week after the last. (don't remember which) Anyway they canceled out at the last minute, don't remember why. didn't matter anyway. I mean clean up and fine tuning was done for open house. They said they would try another time I was fine with that. 
 Well about 3 or 4 weeks ago I decided to do dome major (to me) remodeling in my train shed as it is called. So now I have a major mess. dust flying every where. Sunday evening week before last I got a call from you will never guess who. No not President Trump. They wanted to try this again. I said sure when, they said how about Thursday Eek .better yet they wanted morning. I explained my situation and reluctantly said sure why not. I doubt if it will run but sure. Well about an hour later I got another call they said make it late afternoon. They showed up nothing would run. Picked switches that I never had trouble with before and about a six foot stretch of main line was dead. I apologized and they left with some messed up video and I hope some fair still pics. to put in their collection. We all smiled shook hands and they left. I say this to say this

LIFE GOES ON
Smile
Les
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#2
Geeze, that must have been horrible. I know I would have been going nuts if that happened to me.
Hopefully they have enough pictures to give you and the layout justice.

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#3
When they called and wanted to come on such short notice I would have said sorry I'll call you back when I done with the remodeling!
Mike

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#4
I would be so embarrass I wouldn't show my red face in public for months.. Come to think about I may even quit the hobby altogether.

Why is that?

I strive for trouble free and derailment free operation. Anything less is unacceptable.
Larry
Engineman
SSRy

“Shut one’s eyes tight or open one’s arms wide, either way, one’s a fool.” Flemeth-the witch of the Wilds.
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#5
There was a cartoon in the '50s in Model Railroader, in a series called The Silver Plate Road (?).
Caption (roughly) was "99 days out of 100 Van's layout is a paragon of neatness. But let it get messed up during a re-wiring job.."
Official "These guys are from the Northwest Region of the NMRA and tracelled 2000 miles just to see your pike."

Man, the things you can remember from a mis-spent youth.
David
Moderato ma non troppo
Perth & Exeter Railway Company
Esquesing & Chinguacousy Radial Railway
In model railroading, there are between six and two hundred ways of performing a given task.
Most modellers can get two of them to work.
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(05-30-2018, 09:46 PM)BR60103 Wrote: There was a cartoon in the '50s in Model Railroader, in a series called The Silver Plate Road (?).
Caption (roughly) was "99 days out of 100 Van's layout is a paragon of neatness. But let it get messed up during a re-wiring job.."
Official "These guys are from the Northwest Region of the NMRA and tracelled 2000 miles just to see your pike."

Man, the things you can remember from a mis-spent youth.
I hope you had a typo on the distance travelled.  I understood he came from western Pa. I did get the CD and not as bad as I feared. Smile Not as good as I would have liked. but oh well I think I might send some videos and pics to him.
Les
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