WAMALUG: Meeting: May 10, 2003

George Mason University
Arlington Original Building
Room 257
3401 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia

Christina made the original announcement of the meeting on lugnet.org.us.wamalug

Roy had his hook-and-ladder, previously seen at the train club’s meeting, modeled on the Seagrave unit at the fire station where he volunteers.
Nate had several (6-wide) locomotives…
…and his NYC gondola.
Ken built the Tour de France promotional set 1199 with all its pink bicycles.
Constantine had an outdoor Metrorail station extending the length of four large gray baseplates
…and laid out two loops, one for Metrorail subway cars and another for freight locomotives to test the clearance with the roof.
Roy and Nate set to creating a need for a rescue operation: a minifig clung to the peak of the roof as rail operations continued on the tracks below.

With the arrival of Greg and his Virtual PC-equipped Apple Ti-book, modifications of Kevin’s track plan for the Manassas show next month were undertaken.

Kevin using Greg’s Macintosh.
Presumably a helpful suggestion.
Guest Bob built a structure from Fabuland parts.

Ken continued to build and completed the Harry Potter 4720 Knockturn Alley and the Technic 8445 Indy Storm/Formula 1 Racer (which he fairly quickly disassembled).

Judy set a few technical challenges for herself and came up with a dragonfly.
Guest Mike continued to work with his MindStorms creations but had difficulty communicating with them under the fluorescent lighting.
Constantine the subject of Abe’s lens…
…deserves reciprocal attention.

Ultimately, no member has stepped forward to spearhead any participation in this summer’s Road Show 2003 from LEGO® so we will have to decline the invitation to attend the event in the Philadelphia area. We will look into what our opportunities are to change our display at the National Toy Train Museum in Strasburg, Pennsylvania.

Metroliner toy in profile. …back to the top of the page




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