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Sidewall of my Sn3 pilot model.

Sidewall of my S-scale pilot model



2006 NATIONAL NARROW GAUGE CONVENTION


Glenn by the Galloping Goose.

    Glenn poses in front of the Goose.

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        WED. August 23, a Goose ride    



    In the morning we dropped by the roundhouse and museum. The old sections of original brick were my focus. Had I done it right one the model? We also checked out the turntable and other details.

Durango

Durango roundhouse.

Durango turntable.     Durango turntable.

Durango turntable.     Durango

Durango roundhouse.

Durango roundhouse.

Durango

    I know I'm supposed to be back at the trade show selling roundhouse kits but one of our friends offered a pair of tickets for a Goose ride. Now, how often do you get to ride on one of these thing? The roundhouse kits will sell themselves.

RGS Goose.

RGS Goose.

RGS Goose.

RGS Goose.

RGS Goose.

RGS Goose.

RGS Goose.

RGS Goose.

    We did four of five photo run-bys at various locations. My favorite was along the famous Animas Canyon where only too briefly do you get a glimpse on the train ride with all the passengers attempting to see and take pictures. Here we were allowed to scramble up the rocks as the Goose backed around the far corner and came back by us. Those photos are film so I'll post them once I get them processes and scanned-

    Back in Durango it was finally time to get to work. The tradeshow runs in split shifts, a 9 to noon morning session and a 6 to 9 evening set leaving midday open for layout tours and other excursions.

display booth.

display booth.

    The model was well received and stirred up a lot of interest and conversation. Some of the guys who worked at the roundhouse answered some of the questions we had, like how the foreman's office was arranged. It was built out of old car bodies which of course makes a lot of sense- They's have a bunch of them laying around.

    This was the night Mike took us to a really BAD Chineese resturant. The first clue was when the Russian waitress brought me a warm beer. I'll pay for it dearly tommorrow afternoon. Thanks Mike!

   


        THUR. August 24, we're here (in Red Mountain)    

        FRI. August 25, the show, San Juan Shops, dead time.    

        SAT. August 26, teardown, Aztec ruins and Chama    

        SUN. August 27, ride The Cumbres & Toltec    

        MON. August 28, Creede, Lake City, Crested Butte and Gunnison    

        TUE. August 29, Northern Nevada RR, Route 50    

        WED. August 30, N. Cal., DQ and home.    

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