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Title: Expo update 2017
Post by: PTsideshow on March 04, 2017, 12:43:11 PM
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Now for the bad news for those coming from Detroit and points north  on South bound I-75. You can pick which you think will be best for you. As the detours ends at the exit for one road to Wyandotte
http://www.75rougeriver.com/detours.html (http://www.75rougeriver.com/detours.html)
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: stevehuckss396 on March 04, 2017, 11:31:38 PM
Looking forward to it again this year. Already scrambling to see what I can get finished before the big weekend.
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: sshire on March 05, 2017, 12:57:10 AM
I'm in. Any chance someone from NAMES could reserve a space for MEM? We had about 8 members at the tables last year.
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: Art K on March 05, 2017, 01:28:22 AM
Hi,
I'm in as well, I expect to be there sometime early Friday afternoon. I'd love to say that I'm scrambling to get things done but I am still waiting for Tormach to deliver my new VFD. At this rate I could have walked to Milwaukee and got it already. If it is not waiting at my door when I get home from work Monday they are gonna get a call from an extremely disgruntled customer. I do expect to have Val running by then though but I may have a temporary base.
Art
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: PTsideshow on March 05, 2017, 10:36:31 AM
I'm in. Any chance someone from NAMES could reserve a space for MEM? We had about 8 members at the tables last year.
Stan send an email to Mike Danko show chairman,@ the gmail addy on the bottom of the flyer. Or call @ the number on the flyer. :cartwheel:
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: PTsideshow on March 11, 2017, 09:57:05 PM
South bond I 75 is closed and more bad news the North bound side up and over the Rouge River bride is down to one lane. what a pain in the seat cushion. With all the people trying to cut in the working lane as far up as they can. Took I 94 to M-39 south then M-39 to M-85 turn right south to Northline road left to  either 4th st and turn right till you get to the Yack which is on 3rd and Oak st.
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: stevehuckss396 on March 12, 2017, 01:44:00 AM
When I was working at BASF while 75 was closed for the gateway project we used 75 to Clark Street. Take Clark to Jefferson and run that all the way down to Maple or Sycamore. It's a good way to go if you are coming from the north like me. Little to no traffic on Jefferson.
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: PTsideshow on March 12, 2017, 12:49:57 PM
 :pinkelephant: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :pinkelephant:
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: RonGinger on March 12, 2017, 02:41:01 PM
Coming from Maine I have two choices- I can cross through Canada, enter Detroit at the bridge or tunnel and come south. Or I can go south around Lake Erie through Cleveland. That route is longer, about 70 miles, but all freeway so only about an hour longer. Since you have to go through customs into Canada, then back in to the US you can easily eat up the extra hour. With this traffic problem this year it will be an easy choice.

I made my hotel reservation a few weeks ago, I'm all set to be there. Staying on this year to run a class at Tech Shop for building a CNC lathe- anyone want a CNC lathe? There is still room in the class.
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: PTsideshow on March 19, 2017, 11:34:07 PM
I'm in. Any chance someone from NAMES could reserve a space for MEM? We had about 8 members at the tables last year.
How many tables do you think you will want, Let me know and I will pass it on as the guy that handles it is currently dealing wife family health issues
Glen
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: tvoght on March 20, 2017, 12:05:44 AM
I'm in. Any chance someone from NAMES could reserve a space for MEM? We had about 8 members at the tables last year.
How many tables do you think you will want, Let me know and I will pass it on as the guy that handles it is currently dealing wife family health issues
Glen


I suppose it would help to know who intends to setup with the MEM crowd and how much space they'd need. I'll be there and need no more than half a table.


--Tim
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: Art K on March 20, 2017, 01:32:10 AM
ditto with what Tim said.
Art
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: sshire on March 20, 2017, 03:11:01 AM
1 table for me.
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: PTsideshow on March 20, 2017, 12:22:11 PM
Do you think 4 tables will do it, As they have a 4 table maximum since last years problems with groups reserving a bunch of tables and then only using 2. I can wait till end of the week if you want?
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: sshire on March 20, 2017, 01:21:49 PM
Not sure if Gary (gldavison) and/or KVOM are coming. They've been the last few years. If you can wait, that would be great.
Thanks much for doing this.
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: PTsideshow on March 20, 2017, 09:13:53 PM
Will wait till end of week ;)
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: kvom on March 20, 2017, 10:48:27 PM
I'm planning to come but unsure of whether driving or flying.  If flying I'll have only 1 or 2 small engines.  Driving I'd have 2 larger ones as well.
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: PTsideshow on March 25, 2017, 09:54:38 AM
Stan so how many tables do you want 3or 4?
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: kvom on March 25, 2017, 11:31:03 AM
Decide to fly up for the weekend.  Just need room for two engines, 1 air connection.  Plane leaves Sunday at 5 so I will have to leave early.
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: gbritnell on March 25, 2017, 12:08:32 PM
Stan,
I'll be there reasonably early Friday so I should be able to get a table next to wherever the group is if you run out of room. I could use one whole table myself but if that isn't doable I'm sure we can work something out.
gbritnell
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: sshire on March 25, 2017, 12:25:02 PM
Based on the replies, 4 should do it.
Thanks again. I'll be there when the doors open on Fri for setup.
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: PTsideshow on March 25, 2017, 01:03:36 PM
Ok Stan will pass it on, 4 for U!
glen :pinkelephant:
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: Tennessee Whiskey on March 25, 2017, 04:17:31 PM
Boys, y'all just don't know how hard I'm working towards getting there. I won't need any space, but, I'll be glad to tend anybody's display while they shop or whatever. The banner is still in good shape isn't it Stan? I'll get us some table candies like many set out.

Eric
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: jeff l on March 26, 2017, 12:09:02 AM
I plan on making the trip but haven't decided if I will put anything on display ; if I do what size are the fittings on the compressed air  manifold ? Jeff
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: PTsideshow on March 26, 2017, 10:32:01 AM
Petcocks are standard 1/4" female NPT :cartwheel:
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: jeff l on March 26, 2017, 03:13:18 PM
Thank you
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: gldavison on April 02, 2017, 10:44:02 PM
I do plan to be there again. a little over half a table should do for me.
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: jeff l on April 17, 2017, 09:23:39 PM
I pulled my #1 out so I could take it to NAMES  and found too much play in the main bearings , years of running at shows have taken their toll I finished this engine in 1998 .
 A quick skim off the bottom of the caps and a line ream she should be ready to show .
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: PTsideshow on April 20, 2017, 10:53:19 AM
Set up is almost complete . Vendors will start off loading at 3:pm today.
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: sshire on April 20, 2017, 02:03:03 PM
I'm here. See you all tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: jschoenly on April 20, 2017, 02:59:14 PM
Have fun guys!  Wish I could be there but the schedule for me just keeps not allowing it.  I'll be back soon!
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: stevehuckss396 on April 20, 2017, 07:04:44 PM
I'm here. See you all tomorrow morning.

Yes you will!
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: Tennessee Whiskey on April 20, 2017, 07:42:34 PM
 :pics: :pics: :pics: :pics: :pics: :pics: :pics: :pics: :pics: :pics:

  :lolb: :lolb: :lolb:

Cletus
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: 90LX_Notch on April 20, 2017, 08:56:54 PM
Eric-

And your point is????


-Bob
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: stevehuckss396 on April 20, 2017, 09:16:33 PM
:pics: :pics: :pics: :pics: :pics: :pics: :pics: :pics: :pics: :pics:

  :lolb: :lolb: :lolb:

Cletus

Hey Cletus, it's kinda hard to post pictures of a show the day before setup.  :lolb:
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: gerritv on April 20, 2017, 09:27:43 PM
Sometimes set up is the show? I have somewhat fond memories of setting up at RSNA in Chicago, always amazing what a mess things are until 2 hours before the show opens by which time all is perfect.

Gerrit
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: Tennessee Whiskey on April 20, 2017, 10:15:50 PM
Sorry guys, it was a humorous attempt to say "have fun and send pictures ".

Cletus
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: stevehuckss396 on April 20, 2017, 10:18:52 PM
Sorry guys, it was a humorous attempt to say "have fun and send pictures ".

Cletus

I thought it was funny!
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: jeff l on April 20, 2017, 10:19:42 PM
Made it , see you guys tomorrow.
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: 90LX_Notch on April 21, 2017, 12:20:14 AM
I was the one trying to be funny Eric.

Anyhow, for those going, have a great time and please post pictures.

Someday I'll make it there.  It's a bucket list item for me.

-Bob
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: Walsheng on April 21, 2017, 01:48:42 AM
We got to Detroit (actually Dearborn) late this afternoon and between the weather and the detours traffic was a MESS.
If you are coming in tomorrow give yourself some extra time.
Hopefully Saturday and Sunday traffic will be better.

John
Title: Re: Expo update 2017
Post by: gerritv on April 21, 2017, 02:33:47 AM
Let's hope it is better traffic wise coming from the North. somehow I doubt it though. Good reason to arrive a day early :-)

Gerrit