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North American Model Engineering Show 2019
« on: March 05, 2019, 03:19:21 pm »
The N.A.M.E.S. show is taking place April 27-28, 2019 at the Yack Arena in Wyandotte, Michigan, USA.

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This is the second best show in the USA for all things steam (IMHO Cabin Fever is Numero Uno).

I know that Gil and I will be attending.  Gil will be exhibiting.  I am flying in for the show and will not be exhibiting as a result.

Please post in this thread if you are planning on attending.

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Re: North American Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 04:59:46 pm »
I am planning on going.
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Re: North American Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2019, 07:15:27 pm »
Great news Carl.

Looking forward to visiting with you!

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Re: North American Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2019, 08:54:07 pm »
Please share some videos guys :)
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Re: North American Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2019, 11:32:01 pm »
Bummer that I agreed on that date for an Easter get-to-gether  :-\

Would have really liked to meet you finally Carl! Have you been to NAMES in the past?
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Re: North American Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2019, 11:53:32 pm »
Jeez guys....do you know how lucky you all are :)

Thanks Nick :)
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Re: North American Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2019, 12:13:27 am »
Jeez guys....do you know how lucky you all are :)

Thanks Nick :)

Was a long trip for us!

I found my trip report, was fun to read again...

We dropped the kids off at their grandma's in the morning and made it home around noon so we could head out on the long trip and enjoy ourselves. About 12:30 we had the van loaded up with a bed in the back



Probably wasn't the best time to head out as we made it into Chicago right at 5-6pm and were only moving about 5 to 10 mph for many miles... We decided to pull of the road and get some supper to let the traffic die down a little. Afterwards, as we started back on our trip, my wife realized how close we were to the "Shameless House" so we had to take a half hour detour to see that at about 8:45 pm...



I've never seen the show and don't know what the big deal was, but she seemed pretty excited about it



We continued on the long journey and made it into Michigan about 11:15 pm. The only problem is Wyandotte is on the other side of Michigan, so the trip continues...



About 2:30am we pulled into Wal-Mart, 3 miles from Yack Arena. 9am came pretty fast and we headed on over to the show. I really cannot describe how awesome walking into a show like this is... where to start, what to look at, just so much to see!! I found Gil and Charlie pretty fast, they were near the entrance and Charlie texted Bruce and had him meet up over there as well so I finally got to meet Gil after 10+ yrs, Bruce after 7 yrs and Charlie after nearly a year 😀 I was lucky enough to get an old speed indicator from Charlie, a custom threaded Jensen funnel from Bruce and Gil brought me my Jensen 50 balls in a little sack 😄

We must have walked completely through the show 4 or 5 times and stopped by Brent's table as well. I never did run into Bruce again, he must have snuck out early, but we were invited out to eat with Charlie, Gil, Simone and another guy that was displaying by Gil (can't remember his name). Thank you again Charlie for supper!! Not sure when we left, but it must have been sometime around 7pm. We were gonna stop halfway and sleep, but I ended up driving straight home and we pulled back into our driveway at 4:40 am. Was a lot of driving! 1,302 miles and the show in just over a day and a half, but definitely worth it and I will do it again!!



Charlie got a picture of Angie, Bruce, my wife and myself



And Charlie asked if I was a coffee drinker... Nope, Red Bull got me there and back  ;D

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Re: North American Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2019, 12:55:33 am »
Great photo story Nick !!!!!!
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Re: North American Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2019, 09:52:10 am »
Great news Carl.

Looking forward to visiting with you!

It would be great to meet up with you. It has been a couple of years since I have gone to the show.
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Re: North American Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2019, 10:16:05 pm »
Thinking of going for the first time, then maybe spending a day at the Henry Ford museum.
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Re: North American Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2019, 11:17:19 am »
Thanks Nick for the photo's and vids it looked like it was well worth th trip meeting all the folks

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Re: North American Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2019, 05:03:24 am »
Hi txlabman thanks for sharing the information.
Nick great videos from last year and by the looks of it your had an unforgettable journey.
Keep on steaming

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Re: North American Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2019, 05:33:00 am »
I expect to be there. I only missed the first show but have been to every one since.

Likely I will be doing my usual seminar "Adventures in home shop CNC"

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Re: North American Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2019, 04:44:14 pm »
Looking forward to this one!

Here is some more footage from April 2018

Enjoy,

Gil

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