Accidently omitted in the November report was the Model of the Month winner.
Paul Vaughn took the honors with his On30 car barge and apron.
Don’t forget, Dirty Santa is coming to the December meeting. Dec 14 at the Puyallup Community Baptist Church. See the main Nov report for details.
We meet this Thursday.
Doors Open at 7:00 PM and Meeting starts promptly at 7:15 PM at:
The Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center
16600 NE 80th Street
Redmond, WA 98052
The November 2017 Eastside Get Together Clinic will be on November 16, 2017. We will begin by mentioning any noteworthy, upcoming model railroad and railfan events in the area. We will also have our Model of the Month contest and Rail Photo of the Month contest. The Photo category this month will again be Prototype – B & W. So, bring your best models and photos for the contests!
Our clinic this month will be “Building the Virginia and Truckee Engine House with Plaster Castings” by Bob Oakes. Bob has just returned from the Virginia and Truckee Historical Society annual convention in Carson City where this clinic was very well received. He is also modeling the Virginia and Truckee on his home layout.
We’ll also have refreshments and snacks along with great door prizes.
An URGENT request: PLEASE bring your models to show in the Model of the Month Contest. They don’t have to be finished, we love to see in-progress work as well. Also, please bring any Black and White Prototype Railroad photos you might have to enter in the Rail Photo Contest. Both contests are in dire need of improved participation!
Meetings are the third Thursday of each month, September to June. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the program will start at 7:15 PM.
By Alex Brikoff, 11/10/17
Dale G. Kraus
Photos by author
Twenty-seven model railroaders gathered at the Pierce County Library administration building on November 9 and were called to order (sort of) by Wain Miller, substituting for the ailing Gene Swanson.
The topic for the evening was The Art of The Streamliner, a fascinating computer/slide program narrated by railroad historian Joe Welsh. The program covered both steam and diesel streamliners, including the Twentieth Century Limited, the Broadway Limited, the Super Chief, the Burlington Zephyr, and others.
The modeler’s showcase again had only three entrants: Warren Kerr’s Hon3 2 truck shay. Paul Vaughn’s On30 kitbashed car float, and a four building Swiss village by yours truly.
Paul’s Car Float
We REALLY need more models. C’mon, guys and gals. This January bring along something to show.
Remember. the December clinic will be held at the Puyallup Community Baptist Church, 1318 9th Ave SW, Puyallup WA 98371. It’s the Christmas party, so bring your appetite and a gift for Dirty Santa.
by Tom Buckingham
The Anacortes Model Railroad Club is having their annual open house on Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5. The location is at 419 Q Avenue. Look for the railroad crossing sign and enter the basement from the north side. No hours specified, but safe to say 10 am to 4 pm.
by Lisa Murray
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Ronald United Methodist Church
17839 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133
The November 2017 North End Clinic will be on Thursday, November 2 in Shoreline. The program will begin at 7:15 with announcements of upcoming model railroad and railfan events. We will also be discussing future program ideas for the clinic.
Our program this month will be a presentation by Mitch Schoonjans on Gotthard Pass and Trains of Switzerland.
Mitch will also do a short clinic on the weathering technique he uses. If time allows, he will also talk about German Semaphore signals.
We will also take time at the end for show and tell. There will be a table for you to display what you are bringing. Please arrive at 7:00, so we can set things up prior to the start of the meeting.
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive
425 SW 153rd Street
Burien, WA 98166
Last month, I tried to show pictures and videos of the recent National Narrow Gauge Convention in Denver. Unfortunately, my equipment konked out due to operator error.
So, will try again. There must have been at least forty of us from the Northwest in attendance at the Denver Tech Convention Center. There were lots of visits to rail sites all over Colorado as well as some stops on the way there and back.
Twenty of us chartered the Parlor Car on the Cumbres & Toltec for a beautiful ride over Cumbres Pass at 10,000 feet. I will have good video of that trip as well as our tour of the shops at Antonito where Stathi Pappas is in charge of the rebuild of locomotive 168.
There were many fine modular groups on display and excellent model building in the contest room. And, we visited several very nice home layouts.
I will also present some shots of Sam Furakawa’s beautiful Sn3 layout which I helped prepare for shipping to Japan this November.
by Jim Younkins
It is time for our October 20 meeting.
Scott Groff will be presenting
Dead Rail; Are you ready for battery powered locomotives?
Scott has been researching this topic and batteries in general. Come learn about this fascinating topic that might mean no more cleaning of the rails.
Remember, we are at the Thurston County Court House, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW. Building 1, Room 152.
Meeting starts at 7:00 pm.
by Mike Donnely
Maple Valley Train show this year will be
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Gracie Hansen Community Center
27132 SE Ravensdale Way
For those who have not been to this show before it is a smaller show in the gym of the community center and is all trains, i.e. no vendor sales or tables.
Proceeds support the Greater Maple Valley Community Council.
Last year all scales except TT were represented.
4DNTrak, 4DHO will be there. Z scalers and live steam usually attend as well.
You can check with Ed Ives to see if the 4D Hi-Railers will be there as well (they often are).