Meeting at Greg Kramer’s house on June 21, 2003
We got together at the home of host Greg Kramer for a meeting on Saturday, June 21, 2003. Participants in attendance: Kevin Loch, Tom Cook, Bob Hayes, Abe Friedman, Greg Kramer, Margaret Keys, Roy Gal, Constantine Hannaher.
Greg’s monorail station
Greg’s cable-stayed bridge (using 9V connectors) for monorail track
Bob’s space shuttle, rail diesel car, and double decker bus
Bob saw no difficulty with putting the 7470 Space Shuttle Discovery on blue baseplates.
Only two pieces left until Bob has the perfect reconstruction of 760 London Bus.
Tom demonstrated DCC using the RCX
Tom shows Margaret how the size of a Train motor spans a gap in the switch track so precisely that the DCC-controlled motor cuts out momentarily.
Kevin builds a Racers set and a discovery is made
Kevin starts unpacking the parts in Racers 4588 Off-Road Race Track.
Look at that! The radius of curvature of Train track, Racers track, and Monorail track turns out to have a nested relationship.
Build, build, build
Abe and Constantine took on the challenge of building designs by James Mathis from renderings found on Brickshelf, but had to resort to consulting a file in the LDraw format to complete the project. Roy and Greg look on as Constantine, the Volkswagen Beetle done, begins work on the truck cab.
Brickshelf gallery of Abe Friedman, Flickr album of Constantine Hannaher.