Elsewhere on my blogs (namely here) you can read about our recent disastrous trip to the Rhine, where my wife broke her arm and we were stuck for two days in the hotel room in Amsterdam.
As you might expect, with all the caregiving and work catchup and stuff, I wasn’t too excited that our club had a Deland Show the first weekend we got back.
But still, yes, I’d have rather stayed in bed, but if I had to do a train show, I can’t imagine a better way to do it. The modular layout went together like a dream, and other than one tricky spot that gives us occasional problems, we were up in 45 minutes. That’s sixty feet of modules. Wow!
And that’s how come, while I was running my F3s out of the NS Jacksonville yard, while ahead of me Steve eases a passenger string onto the main, with the dropped signal halting Don’s GG1 (and all this while another train rumbled past in the other direction) that I couldn’t believe that we get paid to have fun. Our recent signaled junction trackage was working perfectly and four trains were crossing it at once – so busy!
Even takedown was fun – we were outta there quicker that gypsies.