Sunday, April 10, 2011

Eugene Train Show

We took Dawson Station to the Eugene Train Show again. I did a much better job of getting kids involved this year, and my assistant was a big help. The layout got a lot of run time.

We met a lot of nice people, including someone who actually switched Hull-Oakes in the WPRR 1801 (he told me I had the engine facing the wrong way), and a McBee, as in McBee Memorial Park, as in helped Ralf Hull build the sawmill. I met a couple of people who recognized it as a "micro" layout, one who had seen it in Carl Ardent's website. He told me Carl passed away last month. Very sad. Hopefully they will keep his website alive as it is a trove of micro detail and he was a prophet. I also met someone who knew what an "Arduino" was, and shared his project with me which included an computer controlled RC car with live video. Very cool.


Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

cute assistant!

Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

Ken, that was great for you to meet the switch engine driver and the sawmill builder. Dad

Neil said...

That's amazing. How else would you know what direction they liked to have the engine face, than talking to an operator.