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N.A.M.E.S. 2012, Back To the Yack


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Old 04-29-2011, 08:48 PM
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Default N.A.M.E.S. 2012, Back To the Yack

Well here it is right from the printers.
We're going BACK TO THE YACK


Nuff said for now, back to this years show!
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Here is the tentative layout of the arena layout as always it may be subject to changes around the edges. It is basically the same size as last years layout.

This is the schedule on seminars, There could be another addition to Sunday @ 1pm Ron Grimes redoing his Saturday one.

As with every schedule subject to health, weather and life changes may occur.

Since it just down the road from last years arena. hotel info is about the same. No new ones added so far.

The steam course has been cancelled this year!

If you are interested in taking it for next year please contact Jim Snider his contact is pjsniderat Live dot com

Also if anybody would like to help set up the show, we will be starting on April 17th at 9am. Please if you would like to help any of the the days leading to Thursday. Please email Mike Danko with the days you can work, midan543 at charter dot net Of course adjust the email addys for use.


For those that plan ahead here are the tentative show dates
2013 April 20th &21st
2014 April 26th & 27th
2015 April 19th & 20th

One final reminder There will be Limited electricity 110v 300w There are NO 220VOLT outlets AVAILABLE

If you need electricity or any other special needs please contact Mike Danko ONLY!


The general safety rules and fuel limits have not changed.
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Two items that may be of interest, for those that are attending the NAMES show.

First is there will be NO table or both set up this year for Consignment Sales

Due to a falling out between the guy that has done it the last few years and the group of Live steamers that he was part of! I have no other info other than he is longer part of or affiliated with that Live steam group.

There will NO SALES ALLOWED @ THE EXHIBITORS TABLES As in all past years due to the laws regarding NON profit orgs in Michigan, There can be no sales by Exhibitors, and the ratio between vendors, and exhibitors has to be maintained along with the sales tax laws etc.

I am working on something for next year. Not enough time to put it together for this one.

The second thing is for any interested people the North America Distributor of the MULTI-PLAZ combo welding/plasma unit. Is coming in from Guatemala. He is the Author of numerous articles in the Village press magazines and George can give his correct name.

He will be demoing the unit at an outside location due to smoke etc.
See those that are coming in two weeks.
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Ouch! It is too bad about the consignment table/booth. I hope that things change for next year. Good Luck.
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Ouch! It is too bad about the consignment table/booth. I hope that things change for next year. Good Luck.
Perhaps NAMES could operate the consignments table and earn a little to apply towards future shows and things.
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Perhaps NAMES could operate the consignments table and earn a little to apply towards future shows and things.
It is against the non profit laws in Michigan. They did years ago and somebody turned them in to the state! Due to the admission charge. And other wording that only a gaggle of lawyers can understand.
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Well next year I will get a booth and run the consignment area for a %? I only have a table or I would offer it this year.
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Now that things are the way they are could NAMES just do an auction like Cabin Fever?
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Don't think there would be enough stuff to make an auction worth a companies while profit wise.
Cabin Fever is a FOR Profit company, They have some connection to the auction.
For a non profit in Michigan that would open up another can of worms.

The live steam group from Ohio that has run the consignment tables for a numbers of years brought a lot of the stuff on those tables with them I know that they also took a lot back with them each year.

I all so know from when I ran the consignment tables, Before NAMES found out it was a no no! some years they didn't cover what would be called the booth rent.
I will be talking to some of the directors and bring it up, but me being a volunteer, they can take it under advisement. Since I no voting or other position other than as the volunteer set up guy.
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They Cabin Fever Expo & Auction House have a Penn state license #AY002122. If you look it up on the state licensing site it is listed to the above company. If you check out their web site, they list other auctions they have through out the year.

So even if they have a licensed auctioneer working for them. they can probably set their fees that they make a profit.
If you have to contract with an auction house they charge to set up the auction, receive, store and catalog items then publish a list or catalog items. A law in some states, even if only on line. Then with the other fees for the sale of said items, charged against the seller and buyers. They would be little profit in it for the group. Not to mention the space it would require. Separate rooms, building for the auction.

---------- Post added at 09:08 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:36 AM ----------

Here is the state of Michigan construction update site and map for the area.

http://mdotnetpublic.state.mi.us/drive/
Enter Southgate to get into the general interchange area, in the location window.

The biggest area is the junction Eureka Rd both East and West bound @ Fort st North and South.
It is closed and there is a very short detour drive around thru the left turn around in each direction.
Turn right @ Fort st.
left lane turn @ left lane turn around for North bound Fort st.
Right lane turn right @ Eureka rd.
Continue to the Yack.

Along with assorted closures close to the I 75 interchange@ Eureka Rd.

Check the state construction web site for the latest updates.
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We wont have to worry about this, next year everyone will have spent their money and sold all their stuff the week end before the show!!!
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Well the show will be going on as planned, the ice is gone and the boards are removed. Will post next years show info tomorrow
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Well we moving along at a good pace, An update for any coming across Eureka Rd. The detour is now changed to a traffic lane shift on Eureka rd one lane each direction.
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Just returned from the NAMES show. Great show and my congratulations to the team the put it all together. There weremany talented people exhibiting fantastic models.
Thank you.
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Would like to see any pictures/videos that could be posted.
Thanks!

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Like Don I would love to see some pics and vids, specially of the i.c. engines and tractors - like that lovely J D on the poster! I just tried to look at the url on the poster though - "www modelengineeringsoc com" and its coming up with one of those annoying advertising websites of assorted firms, mostly in the UK by the look of it. Whats the reason for that I wonder? John.
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Try this, http://204.200.167.169/, Or this onehttp://www.namesexposition.com/

Domain hijackers are hard to keep up with!

From all the comments and the people that showed up it was a great show a bunch of new stuff on display. Pretty good weather and the vendors seemed to be happy for the most part and so did the buying modelers.

I know @ 8:13pm last night we had the trailers loaded up, doors slammed shut and on the road home. The arena was ready for the circus to set up tomorrow.

Glad the weather wasn't getting as bad as fast as some of the weather guessers were predicting.

Hope everybody made it home safe and sound and hope to sell you there next year!
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We made it home late Sunday evening, again we had a great time plenty of eye candy to see. To the folks that host the event great job, to the exhibitors.
A few photos from the Yack Thank You Gary
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A few more photos. Thanks Gary
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Last page enjoy the photos. Gary
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