open house

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by lester perry, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. lester perry

    lester perry Guest

    It went very well today. had a few minor operational problems which were easily solved. many people were fascinated by the dcc sound especialy the tsunami sound. several first time visitors with many compliments. n guager showed up, it was good to see him again. I wil have to say if you have opertunity to do an open house do it.
    Les
  2. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Glad to hear that it went well, Les. I wanted to have my layout on the annual tour that takes place every Fall around here, but my wife said, "No way! I'm not having a bunch of nutty train moles coming out of their basements to traipse around here!!" :eek::confused: I didn't think that that was very fair of her, but I'm guessing that she made that assessment based solely on me. ;):-D:-D:-D

    Wayne
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Good for you Lester! Sound effects are a great attention grabber.

    Doc, "train moles"?! :) My wife will get a kick out of that one.

    Ralph
  4. doctorwayne

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    I'd like to give mine one, too, ;) but I'm not that kinda guy. :p:-D:-D

    Wayne
  5. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    glad to here all went well les :thumb:,im still a LONG ways away from an open house :mrgreen:.--josh
  6. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

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    Lester, glad to hear things went so well. I have my openhouse in a couple of weeks. I hope I have the same success you did.

    Hey DocW... I don't think there are any train moles in Texas. One less thing to worry about, ya know.
  7. lester perry

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    you are only 2 weeks away. you only need a circl of track a plan for where you are going and if there is an openhouse schedule where you live to get on. your done. people will check you out and ask about your plans and make suggestions. believe me I was no where near sceniced or all my track down for first open house 11 years ago. but i went for it and it forces me to do stuff to improve every year because people come back year after year to see what I have done. oh yeah the 2 weeks is for clean up. . this goes for any one. you don't know what you have until someone tells you.
    Les
  8. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    hmm,i never thoguht of it that way.i guess i could.and i am getting a 4 by 8 done in the meantime.but i think it would take more than 2 weeks for ME to clean up sign1.--josh
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Well, it was Fun!!!! According to the GPS, I drove 210 miles criss-crossing through Delaware. I left my house and picked up my friend and his daughter at 9:30 am, Got to Lester's about 10:30 am and spent 8 - 1/2 more hours visiting 3 more HO layouts. (and stopping for lunch).

    It was the first time for my friends, they both loved the real countryside of Delaware and the people nice enough to let strangers into their beautiful homes... To see the 4 fantastic layouts!!

    My friend got a bunch of information and ideas for his HO layout. Les, they really liked that short line you have :D :D THANKS!!! And Best Of Luck!!!!
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Wayne: I was going to ask if you would be on the tour. Well, take your wife around instead.
    When the busload of NMRA types came around, I entertained a third of them at a time in the basement and my wife had the rest in the garden. Some of them had a garden layout all planned for her before they left.
    We'll have to try the Delaware tour some year.
  11. doctorwayne

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    I think that Mister Nutbar and I are going this year. Wifey won't go, which is just as well: I can enjoy myself. ;):-D Delaware sounds like a fun trip, with maybe a side-jaunt to see Gary's layout. We could call it the GERN world tour. :-D:-D

    Wayne