Attention: Toronto, Ontario Model Railroaders...

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by TinGoat, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    Putting together a model train display...

    Hey Gaugers,

    I work at the Toronto Public Library, North York Central Branch.

    I was just asked by one of the Children's Department Librarians if I could help put together a Model Railroading Display for the month of March.

    The stuff will be in a locked glass case ~ 2' x ~ 4' with adjustable shelves. So if anyone is interested in supplying a diarama, micro layout or other stuff to display, please let me know.

    The case is lighted and has an outlet for anything that you might want power for.

  2. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all


    :confused: :confused: :cry: :cry:
  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    What scale Ron?

  4. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    Hi Val,

    Thanks! :D

    Any and all scales. This is for the North York Central Library Children's Department. Through the month of March.

    It is supposed to be in support of a Thomas the Tank-Engine world tour. The author is touring Canada (And U.S.A.?) But unfortunatly won't be in Toronto in March. But the Children's Department still wants to set up a display about "Real" and Model Trains.

    So Anything that you are willing to lend to the cause would be appreciated.

    I'll put in some On30, HO and G-scale stuff. There will be some magazines and books as well.

    But I don't have any sceniced stuff, just loco's and rolling stock. And most of it isn't very nice...

    It turns out that the display case isn't as deep as I thought. Only about 16" or so... Instead of the 24" that I thought.

    But it is almost 10' long... So it is a lot of space to fill...
  5. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Ok, I thought this was meant to be an operating model, but it sounds like anything and everything train related would be helpful for possible inclusion. I have a CN 0-8-0 (HO) you could borrow (it's from a PC set so it's alright if it gets banged up in the process). I also have a brochure from The Canadian ca 1955, a short length (2 ft) of portable ballasted track, some NYC stock certificates, various HO buildings and some rolling stock. Let me know if any of this is useful.

  6. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    Thanks Val!

    All of the above!

    It will be in a locked glass display case. So nothing should get banged up... :thumb: :thumb:
  7. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Ron, PM me so we can make arrangements.

  8. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi Ron I made a 12inch by 3 ft approx modual for william to play with.
    Its only one track and a sideing but it is senicked do you want to borrow that??
    I will lend you a dummy diesel and a couple of freight cars.. :wave:
  9. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    Hi Chris,

    The module sounds perfect!

    The display will be through the month of March. I still have to get the exact dates.

    I'll let you know A.S.A.P. Thanks!

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  10. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    Some more information...

    Hi Chris and Val, And any other local model train buffs,

    The displays for the North York Central Library Children's Department are scheduled as follows.

    For the Month of February, the display is being done "in-house"

    Same for the Month of April.

    This means that we have some real flexibility...

    We can set up our Model and Real Trains display as early as Sunday February 30th.

    And Remove the display as late as Sunday April 3rd...

    The Children's Department will also supply some books and magazines, as well as printing some banners and signs...

    We just have to let them know what they should say...
  11. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    I am off work till April recovering from knee surgery,
    So I can meet up with you and Val most any time to assist :thumb:
  12. SteamerFan

    SteamerFan Member

    Hmm...when is that? Really this sounds wonderful, to bad I'm not up there to lend a hand.
  13. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    Clear the Track... The plans are unfolding...

    Hi Val and Chris,

    The Children's Department at the library is going to prepare a banner that reads, "Clear the Track"

    I'm off work right now, while I am going through radio-active Iodine treatment for my Thyroid.

    So, maybe we can get together next week to take a look at the display case and plan the display.

    We'll talk to the Children's Librarians and, if you are both interested, we can possibly float the idea of doing a Saturday afternoon program/demonstration for the kids.

    There's another local fellow that will be involved that is interested in helping out and doing an activity with the kids. So we can consider this.
  14. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    :thumb: Tues/wen/thur are good for me in the mornings.
  15. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    It's done!!!!

    A BIG Thank You to Val (Spitfire) and Chris (Interurban) for supplying some goodies for the Model Train Display.

    They're the icing on the Cake.

    I put together the display today and it looks pretty good. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    I'll snap a couple of shots and post them later....
  16. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Great Ron, sorry I could`nt wait this morning, I also got the day mixed up .
    At least you are all set. :thumb:
  17. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Glad to be able to help Ron!!!! Looking forward to seeing the photos.

  18. northern_blues

    northern_blues New Member

    Too bad I don't have anything to give this time around but if it's successful and the library is interested in doing it again next year, I'd be interested in lending a hand or whatever.

    I'm just starting out so I don't have much in the way of an inventory yet.

  19. northern_blues

    northern_blues New Member


    I meant to add "let's see the pics when you get them"!

  20. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

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