York Train meet......

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York Train meet......
Posted by trainguy2 on Saturday, October 06, 2018 11:36 AM

Well I finally did it. Have been a trainguy all of my life, and I finally joined the TCA. A buddy of mine who is aslo a member but never been to York wiil be out there on Friday the week of the show. As old newbies lol is there anything we should know/

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Posted by sir james I on Saturday, October 06, 2018 11:57 AM

2 very important things.

Wear the most comfortable shoes you have.

Take lot's O cash. Dealers will take CCs some sellers will take checks but most deal strickly with cash. There is an ATM but many times it runs out of money so don't rely on it for cash, take it with you.

"IT's GOOD TO BE THE KING",by Mel Brooks 

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Posted by rtraincollector on Saturday, October 06, 2018 12:35 PM

Empty all bank accounts.

Rent the largest ryder/U-Haul truck you can, to bring back all your purchases. 

Life's hard, even harder if your stupid  John Wayne

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Posted by trainguy2 on Saturday, October 06, 2018 4:22 PM

rtraincollector

Empty all bank accounts.

Rent the largest ryder/U-Haul truck you can, to bring back all your purchases. 

 

lol I've been told you can find just about anything your looking for, for a price. Of course i have things on my wish list, but I'm going there to have fun.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Saturday, October 06, 2018 5:36 PM

trainguy2

 rtraincollector

Empty all bank accounts.

Rent the largest ryder/U-Haul truck you can, to bring back all your purchases.  

lol I've been told you can find just about anything your looking for, for a price. Of course i have things on my wish list, but I'm going there to have fun. 

You see I already told the wife, if we ever hit the lottery, I'm going to renew my CDL and rent a tractor trailer to goto York, and will arive by Wednesday afternoon, to make sure I'm there in time for opening. 

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Posted by Banks on Saturday, October 06, 2018 8:13 PM

All of the above is true. If you want to see everything plan on 2 days to walk the halls. As with all train shows if you see something you want get it. It'll probably be gone when you come back. You may not find everything but you could find anything. Tentatively CTT forum guys meet at the CTT booth at 1PM Friday. Stop by the Coffee Pot and join us.

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Posted by Nationwidelines on Sunday, October 07, 2018 5:51 AM

My advice in this day and age is that one should not overpay for an item.  If the seller is not willing to deal on the price to a level you feel comfortable with, walk away.  Some of the dealers at York still have their items priced as if it is 1999.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, October 07, 2018 8:25 AM

Nationwidelines

My advice in this day and age is that one should not overpay for an item.  If the seller is not willing to deal on the price to a level you feel comfortable with, walk away.  Some of the dealers at York still have their items priced as if it is 1999.

 

Sound advice.  I've never been to York, but that's what I do at train shows, antique shows, militaria shows and gun shows.  When you come right down to it it's only a toy, it won't kill you if you don't get it.

Although the only thing I seem to get at gun shows now are heart attacks!  My God, the prices on those things now!

Probably the reason I got into trains...

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Posted by trainguy2 on Sunday, October 07, 2018 9:32 AM

Sounds like it's going to be a great day. Thanks to all for the imput. And I will try to stop by and join everyone for coffee Friday,

 

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Posted by Nationwidelines on Sunday, October 07, 2018 10:25 AM

Won't see me at coffee.  The Ives Society meets at the same time and is much more interesting than coffee.

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Posted by lion88roar on Monday, October 08, 2018 10:17 AM

The Coffee Pot is a monthly thread on this forum.

The regulars who post on those threads meet on Friday at York at 1pm at the CTT Booth for a group photo, talk, etc. It is a good time and takes a little time from your trip. All are welcome. Smile

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 6:34 AM

First and foremost ---> the ARROWS.  Always obey the ARROWS.

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Posted by lynbrookyankee on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 1:39 PM

And display your badge - I got stopped for both offenses the 1st time I went.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Saturday, October 13, 2018 1:44 PM

trainguy,

I will be there in the Orange Hall in the TW Trainworx booth, JJ 11. Stop by and say HI!

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Sunday, October 14, 2018 10:22 AM

I am in York now.  I have met up with several other collectors.  It will be my first York.  I am looking forward to meeting folks I have only communicated with online.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, October 14, 2018 3:12 PM

Got back from hunt late.  All I saw was does and more does.  Where the girls are, the guys will come.  Glad to see deer.

Just got back from taking another camper to the farm.  Plenty of sleeping room now.

Busy week ahead.

Later.

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Posted by AF53 on Sunday, October 14, 2018 4:31 PM
Fife - Arrows! What arrows?

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Posted by Roger Carp on Monday, October 15, 2018 3:50 PM

Hi Everyone,

 

I will be representing CTT at our booth in the Orange Hall next to MTH. I will look forward to seeing and talking with those of you who are attending. Travel safely to and from York, have a wonderful time, and come back having made a new friend or two.

 

See you soon, 

 

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Posted by scrambler81 on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 6:19 PM

fifedog

First and foremost ---> the ARROWS.  Always obey the ARROWS.

 

I was wandering around last fall, then looked down and saw the arrows. Thankfully, I got back on track before I got yelled at. 

 One of the halls didn’t have arrows, yet there was a guy walking up and down the aisles yelling at everyone going the other way. I kept staring at the floor, wondering if I was going crazy. I think it was him.

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, October 19, 2018 5:54 AM

Will miss seeing you guys at the CTT booth (playing real trains in the Alleghanies).  Always wanted to meet Northwoods Flyer in person.  

Y'all have fun.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Friday, October 19, 2018 6:17 AM

fifedog,

Thanks!  I was hoping to meet you as well.  After following your exploits and listening to the stories of your family growing up for the last 10 years I almost feel like you are extended family.  This was my first York, but it won't be my last.  We will have to make it work another time.  I have met quite a few folks from the CTT forums and many from the OGR forums. I've even had a few vendors look at my name tag and ask "Are you the Northwoods Flyer that hosts the Pre War Flyer thread?"  So I guess that makes me noteworthy or notorious.  It has been  a great experience - one more day before heading back to Wisconsin with NationWideLines.

Enjoying the World's Greatest Hobby

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Posted by V8Vega on Friday, October 19, 2018 8:56 AM

Never been to York but have been to lots of smaller train shows I started in 83.  What I did was over time bought way too much stuff. Much of it is in storage where I don't see it, don't enjoy it and it makes no sense.

I have many cars and engines, out on shelves but many only get run once in several years, again more than I can sensibly use.

I have bought buildings for my layout before any real plans for them and now no place for them.

Dennis  San Fernando Valley CA.  Joined August 2009

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, October 20, 2018 1:11 PM

Mr. Vega, don't feel bad, I think we're all in your situation in one way or another.

What the hell, beats a drug habit! 

One of these days I'll make it out to York myself, and God help me when I do.  I'll either come home with way too much stuff or they'll be carrying me out on a stretcher!

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