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An enthusiastic group of almost 40 modelers, including 5 first-timers, got together at the Pierce County Library administration building. to hear achievement program honcho Jack Hamilton present a clinic on “painting” structures and rolling stock . The “paint” he used was dry pastel pigments, tints, and shades by PanPastel ™. There are 92 colors available from www.panpastel.com. Since they are dry colors, the will not leak, splatter, dry out, or spill like traditional “wet” paints. If some gets on your clothes, it easily washes out . Application is easy using cosmetic sponges and brushes from your drugstore. Ask Jack about them. He’ll be glad to fill you in.
“What’s New” was presented by Rob of Rob’s Trains & Hobbies. Visit him at 5423 South Tacoma way, Tacoma WA 98409. (253) 678-1544
Five models were presented in the modeler’s showcase.
An HO/OO London Midlands Scottish RWY Beyer-Garratt from yours truly.
An HO Tourist Trap by Greg Price
A scratchbuilt section house/Shanty in O scale by Bobby Gallaher
A pair of HO U50s from Warren Kerr
An O scale store scratchbuilt by Mark Peita
The next meeting will be Thursday, February 8 at the usual hangout. We will have to find a new location in the Tacoma area before April as budget constraints have forced the P.C. libraries to “evict” us.