Monday, October 19, 2015

Naperville, Ho!

Actually it's Lisle, but who's counting?
Tomorrow morning it's into the van and a drive across Michigan to the suburbs of Chicago. For the 22nd Naperville Prototype Modelers Meet.
This annual event is a high light for me. I get to see and chat with friends that I've made over the years attending this fine event.
I'll be operating on 2 fantastic layouts as well. Bill Darnaby's Maumee Route and Robert Hanmer's GN/DMIR/SOO layout.
I've operated on Bill's layout before and it's always a treat. A tad stressful but well worth it. There's a lot going on and I still consider myself a novice with TT&TO operations. I live in fear of making a mistake there.
Robert's layout will be a whole new experience for me. I have no idea what to expect.
And of course there's the clinics and the bar.
Lots to do.
See you when I get home.


Anonymous said...

You will enjoy Bob's layout immensely. While there, complain about the lack of an NW5(he is sending it to me for painting this weekend, using another modeler as a courier)
Joe Binish

Rich S said...

I too can vouch for a great experience operating Bob's GN; I operate there semi-regularly myself. All of the operating positions are enjoyable; the coveted one is the Grand Rapids Switch Job working the paper mill.