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    • December 9, 2018 7:15 AM EST
    • Its not hard to deal with the young ones.  Its the "old Farts" that take a real effort.

      Lou - we'll do our best to take  " a watch" guarding your toys.  Never had anything stolen or damaged, anywhere we have taken our toys.

    • December 8, 2018 9:01 PM EST
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      What happens in that rig stays in that rig ................

    • December 8, 2018 10:58 AM EST
    • Lou Luczu said:

      When I approached this topic at Dinner last night, my Wife gently reminded me that "we" had plans to go to Lititz and Hanover involving considerable time away. She also reminded me that I do not have the patience for little ones in the same manner as Ric does.

      If I brought everything out and Cliff and I set it up, can I get enough volunteers to guard the stuff while I am not there? And it would be nice if people with more patience than me would step forward to "interface with the young'uns?

      I don't think anyone has the patience that Ric has. 

      If you're setting up on Thursday, I'll be happy to help out. (or anytime, really)  I usually helped Ric set his up. As for guards for the stuff, I'll bring my M-16 and make sure no one gets near it................

    • December 8, 2018 10:16 AM EST
    • When I approached this topic at Dinner last night, my Wife gently reminded me that "we" had plans to go to Lititz and Hanover involving considerable time away. She also reminded me that I do not have the patience for little ones in the same manner as Ric does.

      If I brought everything out and Cliff and I set it up, can I get enough volunteers to guard the stuff while I am not there? And it would be nice if people with more patience than me would step forward to "interface with the young'uns?

    • December 7, 2018 7:33 PM EST
    • Bruce D. Chandler said:

      I thought that we were suggesting that Lou just needed to buy a bigger vehicle?

       

       

      We were...and we were also suggesting that Lou's wife could operate that rig better than Lou. Nice comparison you picked up off the internet Bruce.

    • December 7, 2018 5:06 PM EST
    • Cliff Jennings said:

      All those in favor of Bruce renting that rig for Lou, stay silent for 60 seconds.

      Hmm, hhhhhmmmm, ... hmmmm....

      OK, motion carried. 

      If Bruce doesn't come through, I can help arrange the tables if you want. 

       Cliff,

      That's NOT a rig - it's a HOME!    And, a way of life...

      But, to my earlier point...you can have the track there, but without Ric, I don't think it's the same experience...

       

    • December 7, 2018 5:02 PM EST
    • All those in favor of Bruce renting that rig for Lou, stay silent for 60 seconds.

       

      Hmm, hhhhhmmmm, ... hmmmm....

       

      OK, motion carried. 

       

      If Bruce doesn't come through, I can help arrange the tables if you want. 

       

    • December 7, 2018 4:56 PM EST
    • Thanks, Bruce, I needed that.

    • December 7, 2018 4:44 PM EST
    • Cliff Jennings said:

      Lou, as I think Sean was suggesting, how about just bring the track, and setting it up on a couple tables?

      I thought that we were suggesting that Lou just needed to buy a bigger vehicle?

      You know...nothing REAL big...

    • December 7, 2018 3:57 PM EST
    • Lou, as I think Sean was suggesting, how about just bring the track, and setting it up on a couple tables? 

    • December 7, 2018 3:49 PM EST
    • It's the length that is critical. Door is 80", my truck has a 60" bed. That is the absolute smallest it can be and allow for the proper number of 2 axle cars and a Hartland Mack.

      No, I'm not going to ride to York and back with the tailgate open.

    • December 7, 2018 2:39 PM EST
    • It looks like the door is about 6.5' long and pretty narrow, like a couple of feet.

       

      Is that right Lou?

       

      Greg

    • December 7, 2018 1:29 PM EST
    • Lou Luczu said:

      I had to cut some tracks to fit it on this old door. Can't make it any smaller.

      Sean - Lou says it won't go in his car.  It will obviously fit the ECLSTS hall.

    • December 7, 2018 12:46 PM EST
    • OK then ask for two tables...

      Image result for door from a rail road round house did you get one of these ...

      What size is the door ?

    • December 7, 2018 11:49 AM EST
    • I had to cut some tracks to fit it on this old door. Can't make it any smaller.

    • December 7, 2018 10:51 AM EST
    • Lou Luczu said:

      Sorry guys, I didn't realize when I bought it up, but I don't have a vehicle big enough to fit the base (an old door). So I can't transport the "Mini-Timesaver".

       

      Make it to fit on a standard 6' or 8' table...

       

    • December 7, 2018 10:13 AM EST
    • Sorry guys, I didn't realize when I bought it up, but I don't have a vehicle big enough to fit the base (an old door). So I can't transport the "Mini-Timesaver".

    • December 7, 2018 7:01 AM EST
    • If you can ignore all the touchy-feely stuff, you can see the banner in the background over the doors...............

    • December 6, 2018 8:13 PM EST
    • Cliff Jennings said:

      Still gotta be the Drag 'n Brag, show or not show!!    And the Early Bird meet...  

       

      If there needs to be an alternate Alcove "anchor" / drawing factor to the Timesaver, here's some starter thoughts:

       

      • Free coffee 
      • Swap meet (tables and attendants; people drop off their priced stuff and others can buy or leave offers)
      • Silent auction (ending Friday afternoon, pickup Saturday late AM?)
      • Drag n Brag: the Show Version (just models; description cards; vote on top 3 faves?)
      • Timesaver Jr: simpler version, sectional track on a table, mainly for kids to operate
      • Talk to the Rooster: a different kind of confessional booth (ok, just kidding there... )

       

      ==>Cliffy

       

       

       

       

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      Pass  ( provided the beer "once" for the D&B but could not handle the demand for the local beer addicts afterwards)

      Lou has it covered

      You provide the booth (refrigerator boxes with steak knife windows cut out is acceptable)  however it must include cigarette breaks outside with "ONE" of the High Priests named Ken in the parking lot.

       

    • December 6, 2018 7:49 PM EST
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      When a telephone can't give ya' a hug !

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      NO Ric !!!   You are in charge !!

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      PARTY !!!  I can name them all can you ?

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Yes Dad