Frisco Convention 2016 or 2017?

Discussion in 'Conventions and Meets' started by friscomike, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Howdy folks,

    I sure miss getting together with members. I am wondering if we could think about another convention like we had in Springfield and KC? They were terrific. We have quite a few new members, and there is probably a lot of Frisco information to share.

    Are there any takers out there?

    Happy rails,
    Mike C
  2. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Mike, will you be the head honcho for the convention? You could probably do it. Volunteers will be the key to success. When I was setting up the failed 2012 convention I was only able to find two other guys to help me besides my wife and she's not even a member of the Frisco website. The first thing I did was to take the members list and find the members that lived in the Tulsa area, 76 altogether. Then I sent a message to several of them but only two contacted me back, Terry Jankowski (tmfrisco) and Jim Senese (KCTRWY), Thank You guys. Maybe if we hold the convention in Ft Worth we could have a tour of your Texas and Western model layout!!!

    Last edited: Mar 14, 2016
  3. paul slavens

    paul slavens Member

    I would loved to have gone to the Springfield and KC conventions, but they were prior to me being active within the group. I had a lot of fun at the Frisco/MoPac convention in Joplin last year so I am up for another one for sure. I would be willing to go and willing to volunteer.
  4. gstout

    gstout Member Supporter

    Where are we thinking about doing this?

  5. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

  6. w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021)

    w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021) 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Only if we hold it in January.
  7. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Bring a shovel.
  8. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Howdy Joe, that is why I posted the message. I was sad about the Tulsa event, there is so much to see up there. Alas, the Texas Western was dismantled when we moved to a new location. The layout isn't much to look at now, but will depict the Fort Worth Frisco freight depot and operations at somepoint. I think someone from whatever local area is selected would need to lead one. The key to the other conventions being successful was a density of way more that 76 Frisco fans.

    I have no idea where to host it, just throwing the topic out there for discussion and suggestions. I would probably be willing to host in Fort Worth in 2017, but I only know one other Frisco modeler here.

    Happy rails,
    Mike C
  9. mktjames

    mktjames Member

    I always wondered why there are not more Frisco modelers in the DFW area ? We have a 4500 in blue and white that just made a 75 mile trip. A Frisco yard still in use with miles of old track crossing wooden tressels. I think Mike and I ready for a Frisco operating session but it looks to be 3 or 4 years before the TWMRC will be ready. Hopefully another established Frisco modeling group could have an open house during a convention. The other Frisco modeler mktjames

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