Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Getting Ready for A Convention

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For the LSR Region's convention The Bluebonnet Limited this year, several preparations are frantically finishing up as we get closer to the opening day. One railroader in town is operating for the first time in several years, and needed a map of the layout to help orient visiting operators.

I created the quick map above was created with Adobe Illustrator in a couple of sessions. This is a simple map for people navigating, not train navigating. Exits are important, but the main thing is to help get the operators from town to town in the twists and turns of a somewhat confusing room arrangement. straight lines were used for speed and for clarity. It is not to scale, although it is pretty well proportioned for being done from memory with no measurements. It will be printed on a half sheet 8.5 x 5.5.

There are a perhaps hundreds of these sorts of things going on all over town as we speak as happens at any open house, meeting, convention or event. It is a lot of 'work' to host something, but it is a lot of fun creating fun for guests.

Chuck and Nan's layout is amazing, and maybe there will be some pictures here in the future, but in the meantime, check out the teaser on the convention web site.

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