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From: Mike Conder vulturenest1@gmail.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...)
Date: 2017-08-20 23:16:29
Subject: [DRGW] News & Updates on the 37th NNGC - NOW ONLY10 DAYS AWAY!

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Pardon the multiple posts across the various Yahoo eail groups, but we have
some exciting news and updates concerning the upcoming convention. First,
the 37th National Narrow Gauge Convention Committee and the great staff of
the Marriott are ready and hoping to seeing you in about 14 days.

All the clinics and schedules have been added to the website. Please check
the website (http://www.37nngc.com/index.html) to help plan your stay with
us and your convention activities.
Hotel Parking
As with most metro hotels (and a change from the last time we were here in
2003) the Marriott charges for parking if you are not a guest of the hotel.
The great news is we've negotiated a super low rate of only $25 for the
duration of the convention. This pass gets you 2 "outs" per day, Tuesday
through Sunday. Normal rate for that would be $24 PER DAY! So if you are
staying at a different hotel or are local to the area and coming in each
day, park in the lot when you arrive. As you check in to registration, we
will direct you as to how to pick up your pass, and you will good to
go...(and come and go once again!).

Come for the Convention! Stay for the Auction!
Just added: A * Tour of the historic narrow gauge 1889 Pullman Sleeper car
under restoration* by the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec. On your way
out of town stop by the COS Work Site, 2333 Steel Drive in Colorado Springs
on Saturday, September 2nd from 10am to 3pm. The crew will be working and
happy to give you a personal tour. After visiting the car, tour the Pikes
Peak Trolley Museum where the work site is located. These tours are free
but a donation is appreciated.
The 1889 Pullman Sleeper is in the 8th year of restoration and is an
impressive sight to see. The completed restored car will represent the
original 1889 sleeper as it was shipped from the Pullman factory in Detroit
over the transcontinental line completed only 20 years earlier. While in
the D&RG and D&RGW inventories, this car is unique in having two numbers;
originally numbered car 470 as a sleeper, and later car 0252 when in MOW
service. Its final years of operation were spent as a kitchen/diner for
the bridge crew; in 1953 the car was retired at the D&RGW Alamosa shops.


*IMPORTANT HEALTH ALERT!*

*At the lowest points in the city, you will be 5280 feet above sea level,
and if you head into the mountains, you will get much higher quickly. For
those not used to that altitude, you can run into some severe health
problems quickly and altitude sickness is no joke. We are also quite dry
compared to most parts of the country, so please follow some common sense
precautions, so a trip to the ER isn't one of your Colorado memories.*

*1) You can't drink enough water while you are here. The air, altitude and
sun will quickly dehydrate you. If you consume alcohol, you will find the
dryness and altitude combines to make the booze affect you more quickly, so
be forewarned.*

*2) If you find yourself dizzy, light-headed, laboring for breath or with a
severe headache, stop what you are doing, sit down, and hydrate. This is
often the early warning signs of altitude sickness. As long as you pace
yourself your first day or so here, you shouldn't have any problems.*

*3) While Colorado enjoys more sunny days than Florida, we also have rain,
snow, hail, high winds, tornados and often on the same day! Even on warm
days, the temperatures can drop quite rapidly, especially in the mountains
and in the evenings. Closed shoes and at least a light jacket are
recommended if you are venturing around the city in the evening or in the
mountains.*


*We also have some news of recent updates for the Contest Room, including
some exciting news on the awards.*



*FIrst, Best of Show. Caboose, the hobby shop now located in Lakewood, has
graciously agreed to sponsor the revived tradition of a significant Best of
Show Award. In addition to the award plaque, this year's award winner will
receive an original oil painting by Eric Lindgren entitled "Nearing Windy
Point." We plan to have it on display at the convention. The photo here
just doesn't do it justice; it's gorgeous!Second, H. Lee Riley Memorial
Award. Bachmann trains is sponsoring 2 new awards* *for Excellence in O
Scale Narrow Gauge Modeling and Excellence in Large Scale Narrow Gauge
Modeling based on a Bachmann Trains product*

















*s.Third, Mt. Albert Youth Award. Mt. Albert has generously offered to
provide a sweetener for the Youth Entries. Mt. Albert will give a complete
Mt. Albert kit to the winner of the Youth Category in the popular vote
contest. The award will be either an HO or O scale kit, determined by the
scale of the model entered in the contest. This award is separate from the
Mt. Albert Midwood Memorial Award.Fourth, Complete Train Category. We do
have a "Complete Train" category in the contest, which was accidentally
left out of the Contest Rules. So if you have enough rolling stock and a
loco to make a complete train, please feel free to bring it to the
contest.Fifth, Contest Entry Forms. We are planning for a pretty good
turnout for the contest and expect a big crush of people starting on
Wednesday afternoon. If possible, please fill out the contest entry
form(s) before coming to the convention. This will help expedite the entry
process for you and many others, and will help get you out to do other
convention activities that much earlier. We are also receiving these forms
in electronic form through the end of next week.Sixth, Modular Layouts. We
do have this category for a total modular layout and have received a few
questions on the entry form for this. If you plan to enter a modular
layout, please use the regular model entry form and just write in "Modular
Layout" in the category. This form should be placed on a prominent
location of the layout, normally taped to the fascia. We plan to have a
poster in the contest room with the locations of these entries to help
direct people to them.This also applies to individual modules: use the same
form. So theoretically, a modular layout could have a form on the fascia
of each individual module (competing with one another) plus a form for the
overall layout!Seventh, Photo Sizes. We have also received a few questions
concerning this. Overall maximum photo size is 12" x 12" without a mat,
and 12" x 16" with a mat.37th NNGC Complete rules can be found
at http://www.37nngc.com/contests.html
<http://www.37nngc.com/contests.html>We are all looking forward to seeing
you in Denver in ten days!*
Other Convention Questions? Click Here!
<http://37nngc.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fa3c656b8b0de5e049916f0f1&id=2b86b8d7e0&e=56de74419c>;

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olley Museum where the work site is located.=C2=A0 These tours are free but=
a donation is appreciated.<br>=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 The 1889 Pullman Sleeper =
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oit over the transcontinental line completed only 20 years earlier. =C2=A0=
=C2=A0While in the D&amp;RG and D&amp;RGW inventories, this car is unique i=
n having two numbers; originally numbered car 470 as a sleeper, and later c=
ar 0252 when in MOW service.=C2=A0 Its final years of operation were spent =
as a kitchen/diner for the bridge crew; in 1953 the car was retired at the =
D&amp;RGW Alamosa shops.</span></span><br>=C2=A0</td></tr></tbody></table><=
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if
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not
used to that altitude, you can run into some severe health problems quick=
ly
and altitude sickness is no joke. We are also quite dry compared to most
parts of the country, so please follow some common sense precautions, so =
a
trip to the ER isn&#39;t one of your Colorado memories.</span></b><span s=
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You can&#39;t drink enough water while you are here. The air, altitude an=
d sun will
quickly dehydrate you. If you consume alcohol, you will find the dryness =
and
altitude combines to make the booze affect you more quickly, so be
forewarned.<span></span></span></b></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"ma=
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If you find yourself dizzy, light-headed, laboring for breath or with a
severe headache, stop what you are doing, sit down, and hydrate. This is
often the early warning signs of altitude sickness. As long as you pace
yourself your first day or so here, you shouldn&#39;t have any problems.<=
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ow,
hail, high winds, tornados and often on the same day! Even on warm days, =
the
temperatures can drop quite rapidly, especially in the mountains and in t=
he
evenings. Closed shoes and at least a light jacket are recommended if you=
are
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has graciously agreed to sponsor the revived tradition of a significant Bes=
t of Show Award.=C2=A0 In addition to the award plaque, this year&#39;s awa=
rd winner will receive an original oil painting by Eric Lindgren entitled &=
quot;Nearing Windy Point.&quot;=C2=A0 We plan to have it on display at the =
convention. The photo here just doesn&#39;t do it justice; it&#39;s gorgeou=
s!<br><br>Second, H. Lee Riley Memorial Award.=C2=A0 Bachmann trains is spo=
nsoring 2 new awards</span></em></strong></span><em style=3D"font-size:16px=
"><strong>=C2=A0</strong></em><em><strong>for Excellence in O Scale Narrow =
Gauge Modeling and Excellence in Large Scale Narrow Gauge Modeling=C2=A0bas=
ed on a Bachmann Trains product</strong></em><strong><em><span style=3D"fon=
t-family:arial,&quot;helvetica neue&quot;,helvetica,sans-serif">s.<br><br>T=
hird, Mt. Albert Youth Award.=C2=A0 Mt. Albert has generously offered to pr=
ovide a sweetener for the Youth Entries.=C2=A0 Mt. Albert will give a compl=
ete Mt. Albert kit to the winner of the Youth Category in the popular vote =
contest.=C2=A0 The award will be either an HO or O scale kit, determined by=
the scale of the model entered in the contest.=C2=A0 This award is separat=
e from the Mt. Albert Midwood Memorial Award.<br><br>Fourth, Complete Train=
Category.=C2=A0 We do have a &quot;Complete Train&quot; category in the co=
ntest, which was accidentally left out of the Contest Rules.=C2=A0 So if yo=
u have enough rolling stock and a loco to make a complete train, please fee=
l free to bring it to the contest.<br><br>Fifth, Contest Entry Forms.=C2=A0=
We are planning for a pretty good turnout for the contest and expect a big=
crush of people starting on Wednesday afternoon.=C2=A0 If possible, please=
fill out the contest entry form(s) before coming to the convention.=C2=A0 =
This will help expedite the entry process for you and many others, and will=
help get you out to do other convention activities that much earlier.=C2=
=A0 We are also receiving these forms in electronic form through the end of=
next week.<br><br>Sixth, Modular Layouts.=C2=A0 We do have this category f=
or a total modular layout and have received a few questions on the entry fo=
rm for this.=C2=A0 If you plan to enter a modular layout, please use the re=
gular model entry form and just write in &quot;Modular Layout&quot; in the =
category.=C2=A0 This form should be placed on a prominent location of the l=
ayout, normally taped to the fascia.=C2=A0 We plan to have a poster in the =
contest room with the locations of these entries to help direct people to t=
hem.<br><br>This also applies to individual modules: use the same form.=C2=
=A0 So theoretically, a modular layout could have a form on the fascia of e=
ach individual module (competing with one another) plus a form for the over=
all layout!<br><br>Seventh, Photo Sizes.=C2=A0 We have also received a few =
questions concerning this.=C2=A0 Overall maximum photo size is 12&quot; x 1=
2&quot; without a mat, and 12&quot; x 16&quot; with a mat.<br><br>37th NNGC=
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