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As this page was getting a bit long it has been split into pages by years.


2020 and 2021, the Lost Years, have been grouped together becuase of Covid.
January 1, 2020
Happy New Year
A quick look back at the TT-Scale and TT-Tracks highlights of 2019:
  • A good setup at Western Rails.
  • I took the GuiTTar layout to the Nanaimo show.
  • Two good setups at BCSME July and September
  • A great Setup at the Salt Lake City NMRA Nationsl.
  • Our Largest ever display at Chilliwack
  • A good display at VTE 2019
2019 was a Great year for TT-Scale!
January 18, 2020
Happy Birthday
TT-Tracks is Nine. What a long way we have come in Nine years.
We had a Birthday/planning dinner on the 18th.
Possible Displays in 2020
Sunday March 15, 2020 Display at Western Rails. CANCELLED - Covid Crisis.
Sunday April 26, 2020 - display at Nanaimo with the GuiTTar layout. CANCELLED - Covid Crisis.
June 26, 2020 to July 5, 2020 - Setup at BCSME- two weekends and Canada Day. CANCELLED
August 28, 2020 to 30. - Display at BCSME. CANCELLED
Sunday September 27, 2020 - Possible Display at the Victoria Show. CANCELLED
October 17 + 18, 2020 Display at Chilliwack. CANCELLED
November 2020 - Display at Vancouver Train Expo 2020. CANCELLED
Things to work on in 2020:
  • Build locking mechanism for new return loops.
  • Run through station - on hold.
  • Sway back module with RH crossover
  • #8 LH crossover module
  • Industrial Area - Started.
  • Possible new cornes with legacy track.
  • Possible new straight module with legacy track.
  • Short Bridge Module
  • Standardlength bridge module.
  • Change scenery on 30 degree corners to match diamond corner.
  • Equipment
  • Scenery upgrades
Of course not all this will get done but it is something to aim for.
February 2020 - Added Locking mechanism to return loops.
March 14 - 15 , 2020 - Western Rails - CANCELLED - Covid Crisis.
All 2020 local shows have been cancelled.
March 2020 - Working on the Industrial Area.
 Final Plan
Although most of 2020 was a write off due to Covid some things were accomlished.
- Equipment was acquired off of E-Bay. Models from Jan.
- Two structures kit bashed for the fifth Industrial Module.
- Experiments with ballasting the Bedding track.
- Experinments with raising the ground level beside the Bedding Track to make it less conspicuous.
- Vollmer kit started for the industral area, to replace the planned cattle pen, and other minor things.
- With no shows to spur on progress and Covid casting a pall over everything, it was diffcult to be enthused about much.
Still we survved the year with out serious incident. Better days to come.
December 27, 2020. The only TT-Scale operation I had in 2021 was running the GuiTTar Case layout on December 27th.
 GuiTTar Case Layout
2021. Happy New Year - The Second year of Covid.
January 10, 2021 TT-Tracks is 10.
 TT-Tracks is 10
All 2021 local shows have been cancelled.
The 2021 NMRA National in Santa Clara, CA was CANCELLED - Covid Crisis.
Replaced by an online event. Was interesting.
July 31, 2021 the first TT-Tracks 3B dinner in eighteen months. The Beer was cold, Burgers were good, Company was great.

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