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Eddie, York number 73 for me.  I often thought about doing a post of the changes I have seen at York over the years.   You go back to the start of York.  Your stories would be fun to read.

The thing I miss the most are the early bandit meets.  I am talking about 20-22 years ago.

 

 

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Can't wait--it's a great experience that I've enjoyed since I was a little kid. I went to my first York 38 years ago this April. 

Eddie, looks like we're neighbors--I'm in Brunswick. When you have a chance, we should meet and would love to have you up to see my layout and collection. Are you going to the show in Augusta tomorrow?

John

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Greg Houser posted:

I for one would really enjoy stories about York in the early days and the changes over the years.

-Greg

My first York was in 1985. Many were buying Lionel and Flyer pre and post war trains for their collections. Now, they are trying to sell them for prices at least as high as what they bought them for.

Today's York seems no smaller than it was back then. In fact, square footage-wise, it may be larger. The biggest difference is that the cars in the parking lots looked far more interesting than the ones look today. What has not changed (yet) is your feeling about being somewhere very special.

eddie g posted:

Getting closer. Less than 8 weeks.

Eddie, sad to say that this will be the 2nd York in a row that I'm gonna miss :-(  We're taking a ship to Europe, and by the 26th we'll be in the Madeira Islands.

I'll check the posts on the forum to see all the bargains I missed out on

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Lionelbill posted:
eddie g posted:

Getting closer. Less than 8 weeks.

Eddie, sad to say that this will be the 2nd York in a row that I'm gonna miss :-(  We're taking a ship to Europe, and by the 26th we'll be in the Madeira Islands.

I'll check the posts on the forum to see all the bargains I missed out on

Although i would absol. love to be going to some Islands .. I unfortunately am not!! But what is the next greatest thing.... YORK!! And guess what its my VERY FIRST!!

Stacey
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RICKC posted:

Stacey, I'll be going.  I've missed the last several shows because I've been going to the East Coast Large Scale Train Show in March.  But, this year it will be the TCA York meet.  I usually only go on Thursday then when I leave the meet I go to the casino on the way home if I have any money left.

Rick

Awesome. I will be there on thurs as well as friday!! 

Stacey
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Marty Fitzhenry posted:

Eddie, York number 73 for me.  I often thought about doing a post of the changes I have seen at York over the years.   You go back to the start of York.  Your stories would be fun to read.

The thing I miss the most are the early bandit meets.  I am talking about 20-22 years ago.

Those stories would be interesting to read, the two of you should think about putting something together.

BTW I found the receipt for my Lou Redman style table skirting that matches yours. Fifteen feet long and 48inches wide, 5 yds for $30, had to be early 90's.  I saw the material at the Strasburg railroad shop and had to buy it after seeing Lou in his suit.

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Greg Houser posted:

I for one would really enjoy stories about York in the early days and the changes over the years.

-Greg

Greg.....I used to love the Yellow Hall in the 80s and early 90s. Wall to wall people. A great concession stand near Greenberg Books that sold cake donuts with rich chocolate frosting. Down the other end of the Yellow Hall was OGR with Myron and Fred, Lou Caponi had his spot. Williams was there as was Nicholas Smith. It was so crowded that you could literally feel the excitement. I don't remember exactly where Charles Ro was....I am thinking near Williams.....someone who remembers please help......

Peter

Putnam Division posted:
Greg Houser posted:

I for one would really enjoy stories about York in the early days and the changes over the years.

-Greg

Greg.....I used to love the Yellow Hall in the 80s and early 90s. Wall to wall people. A great concession stand near Greenberg Books that sold cake donuts with rich chocolate frosting. Down the other end of the Yellow Hall was OGR with Myron and Fred, Lou Caponi had his spot. Williams was there as was Nicholas Smith. It was so crowded that you could literally feel the excitement. I don't remember exactly where Charles Ro was....I am thinking near Williams.....someone who remembers please help......

Peter

As I recall, Mort and Scott Mann were center in the Yellow Hall and Charles Ro was across from them next to the center doors.  

 

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I remember funneling into the Yellow hall. There was always a jam getting in or out. As a kid I can't remember much about it but I remember the crowds and I remember mth was down at the end towards the purple hall. Being a kid the crowds made it hard to see in the yellow hall. Also I remember the green hall. It was the only hall that was the same color as its name. I remember the large trains on the floor along the one side of it. The gentleman a couple camelbacks and one of them was in painted and I believe showed it was made out of aluminum cans.

At one of my first Meets I attended in the early 80's, I remember the open pit barbecues between the buildings. Some large pieces of beef on those big grids!  And I thought, Wow! Trains and great food. I'm joining the TCA!!

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At one of my first Meets I attended in the early 80's, I remember the open pit barbecues between the buildings. Some large pieces of beef on those big grids!  And I thought, Wow! Trains and great food. I'm joining the TCA!!

Those sandwiches were great!
I think the same people are doing the barbeque beef sandwiches from a trailer between the white and red halls. But their food is nowhere near as good.

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WickedWanda44 posted:
Lionelbill posted:
eddie g posted:

Getting closer. Less than 8 weeks.

Eddie, sad to say that this will be the 2nd York in a row that I'm gonna miss :-(  We're taking a ship to Europe, and by the 26th we'll be in the Madeira Islands.

I'll check the posts on the forum to see all the bargains I missed out on

Although i would absol. love to be going to some Islands .. I unfortunately am not!! But what is the next greatest thing.... YORK!! And guess what its my VERY FIRST!!

Your first York--you are in for a treat!!

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just got my badge and the coast is clear with da' missus!   she actually wants me to "hunt" for an "old timey" train; something looking like it's from the Old West.

look forward to seeing lots of familiar faces...........familiar junk food (funnel cakes)...................and the buzz from being at York!

thanks EDTCA!

eddie g posted:

I don't remember this much action on the York forum a month before the meet.

Actually, some of the old action is missing:

Restroom tips: none/50 cents/$1.00

The weather

The arrows: valuable/stupid

Scrapple : eat or gag

How to convince your wife you are going to a church convention.

Route 30 highway conditions.

Rodeway Inn: great/awful

Others?

Joe Hohmann posted:
eddie g posted:

I don't remember this much action on the York forum a month before the meet.

Actually, some of the old action is missing:

Restroom tips: none/50 cents/$1.00

The weather

The arrows: valuable/stupid

Scrapple : eat or gag

How to convince your wife you are going to a church convention.

Route 30 highway conditions.

Rodeway Inn: great/awful

Others?

Yes much, much, more:

1) Who will be sleeping in the parking lot?

2) Heaven forbid, watch out for the crop dusters!

3) Where the H&ll are all the bandit meets going to be at? And why go...

4) Bring your cell phone and take lots of pictures and talk on it in the isleways

5) If you have a wheeled device stop at every table and talk to everyone

6) Touch everything and not buy anything

7) Unleash the kids and head for the snack bar.

8) Bring some hygiene care

9) What to do when your restaurant runs out of Yuengling!

 

 

But on a serious note;  Don't forget to stop by the OGR booth and say hello and thank you!

 

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Yea 1 pair in case of an accident.

#5 on that list, you forgot. stop right in the middle so no one can get ahead of you.

I understand the need for some to use them but most need lessons in politeness. I wonder just how many of us have been hit by those things.

 

 

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Putnam Division posted:

I don't remember exactly where Charles Ro was....I am thinking near Williams.....someone who remembers please help......

Peter

Charles Ro was in the Yellow Hall directly across from us at Greenberg (they were in the center section of the hall) . I was managing editor for Greenberg Books for several years. The Yellow Hall rocked! I really miss the "feel" of that place, even though it could get downright uncomfortable at times, especially when you spent the entire day there.

Jim 1939 posted:

Yea 1 pair in case of an accident.

#5 on that list, you forgot. stop right in the middle so no one can get ahead of you.

I understand the need for some to use them but most need lessons in politeness. I wonder just how many of us have been hit by those things.

 

 

Jim,

Since I had surgery on my right foot for a bone spur I was thinking I may need to rent a wheeled device...

I was thinking on getting the hot rod version.  

But then my foot healed up and I am now walking around the block again.

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I know you John so I could just push you out the door and down the slope toward the oncoming bus....lol

Yes there is a need, I understand and feel sorry for those who can't walk the show, heck I'm getting close to that myself. By the time we have our Thursday night gathering I am in great pain. BUT they still need to be aware of whats going on around them.

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