Some good news and some bad news
Election brings some new experience and energy to the BOD
Two new members will be added to the Board of Directors. Anton Faulk and Robin Peel are running unopposed for Director positions. Both are professionals in the tech industries and each model in slightly different aspects of our hobby: Anton models European railways and Robin is a narrow gauge modeler. And we get to keep Al Lowe who will move to Assistant Superintendent. So, look for some real emphasis on the technologies emerging in our hobby. Kurt Laidlaw, our current Assistant Superintendent, has agreed to take on Education Chair. He will coordinate creation of new clinics and expand the successful Make and Take Clinics.
Some new layouts are underway – Mike Stepner is well into his new layout, Steve Cox is beginning and Larry Sloan has a new house getting ready for layout plans. But, some are going away. Bill Scheef passed away last winter and his layout will be open for one last time on the 17th. Another friend of mine, Stafford Jones has a fine layout in Issaquah, but it must be torn down and removed completely by September. So, his loss is perhaps an opportunity for some of our members to get bargains from his extensive inventory. Much of his layout maybe can be salvaged for reuse. Here is a link to photos of his layout.
It is HO with SP&S, GN and NP equipment. He has many fine structures, new electronics such as Tam Valley Frog Juicers and circuit protectors, code 75 Peco track, etc. He will hold an open house June 17 from 9:00 to 4:00. His address is: 2151 NW Pacific Elm Drive, Issaquah ( a condominium complex, watch for signs). His phone is 425 223 0139.
Our summer will be very busy outside at local railway museums. Many will travel to railway sites around he region and some will attend regional and national Conventions. Next week is the PNR Convention in Spokane, July will see many at the NMRA Convention in Orlando and a bunch of us will travel to Denver in August for the Narrow Gauge Convention.
So, get out and do some rail fanning, attend a convention or visit a location like Kitsap Live Steamers or Train Mountain. All of these will inspire us.
Russ Segner, your Division Superintendent
206 200 2211