Dad's Z Scale

CNE1899 Jul 6, 2022

  1. SJ Z-man

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    We Need A Convention
    Great reading !
     
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  3. rray

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    Yeah, it's been too long since we had a Z convention.
     
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  4. zfuture

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    AZL would be more than happy to support a future Z scale convention. Found memories of Medford and Denver in particular.
     
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  5. rray

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    My favorite was actually the Columbus/Cincinnati in 2005 because it was both a Convention AND a Train Show. To this day I never seen a larger Z Scale layout at a train show in any scale. Medford was fun too, but I Denver due to a new day job. I am starting to feel a Z Scale Renaissance in the works too, as lately I have started seeing many finescale Z layouts posted and published. People are taking Z Scale seriously again.
     
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  6. JoeS

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    To your point I agree. I feel like there is a spark in Z that feels similar to those good old days in early 2000s

    Im seeing better modeling…heck what used to pass as good back in day for me isn’t good enough. 3D printing…more product. More details….

    So when I look at what these guys were doing in 90s….so impressed!!
     
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  7. JoeS

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    And it would be enjoyable to meet folks. It’s daunting with jobs schedules…etc…
    But it would be fun
     
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  8. CNE1899

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    Joe,
    I agree. That was the sentiment I had while reading this article. There are so many of you I'd like to meet.
    Share ideas in person and see things up close.
    At a minimum, it might be nice for any of us in the east to meet. I think that is MA, CT, NH, NY,
    NJ, MD, and VA.?

    Scott
     
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  9. SJ Z-man

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    That’s why Mr. Dave, myself, wife and others have been going to Altenbeken (happens every other year).

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    This year was 1/2 the participants due to government rules and others not wanting or able to be there.
    (Normally, there is another aisle and ~2x the attendees).
     
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  10. rray

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    I too would really like an East Coast convention. I have never been to a convention East of Ohio, and I would really like to tour some Pennsy, B&O, and NYC museums and prototype equipment.
     
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