It was that time again, time for another Mid-Hudson On30 Meet. Once again it was a sunny, warm and beautiful weekend. The bad weather curse must be broken! So, it was time for beautiful models, great layouts, tempting goodies, and great fun and socializing with fellow modelers.
As usual I must apologize in advance for not getting photos of everything and everyone there. Some of the photos just didn't come out and some things I just missed.
Allen Littlefield organizes the show twice a year, in the spring and fall. My thanks to Allen and to all those who contributed to making it another great show.
Once again our Tri-State On30 Module group set up a layout. Three of our members, Don Secor, Nate Kline and Dave Camisa, brought their modules for a total of 24 feet of layout. Pete Hess and myself brought our NCE DCC systems. In addition Paul Harbord, Wes White and Bob Robbins were there to help with setup and operations. Dave Camisa's nephew, Joe Camisa also came along and helped hook up our modules and run some trains. Everthing went pretty smoothly and I would like to say thanks to all who attended.
The Tri-State On30 Module group is always looking for new members. If interested just click on the link above to visit our Yahoo group website.
What would a train meet be without goodies to see and buy? Thanks to the great vendors present there were lots of On30 items available. The vendors who take the time to set up at shows and display their wares are certainly deserving of our support. I can recommend them all from personal experience:
Dallas Mallerich of Boulder Valley Models (BVM) had some of his fine resin kits on hand. He also had a few surprises in store for us in the form of two new kits he is working on, an On30 Heisler conversion and the "Schnozzer", a critter conversion kit for the Bachmann HO 45 tonner. A picture is worth a thousand words, so take a look at the photos below.
Dallas told me that this upcoming kit is the result of a collaboration with Dave Wingrove (right in photo). It will require the HO Rivarossi Heisler mechanism.
Boulder Valley Models - Dallas Mallerich - Website
Crusader Rail Services - Ray & Mary Kaminski - Email
Deerfield River Laser - Ed & Diane Fillion - Website
Mount Blue Model Co. - Ken Berlo - Website
Nate's Light Iron Hobbies - Nathan Kline - Website
Peterboro Railroad - John Weigel - Website
Valley Model Trains - Pat Hennebery - Website
Warrior Run Locomotive Works - Clem O'Jevich - Website
So another Mid-Hudson Meet drew to a close, but it's not too early to start thinking about the fall meet. The dates are October 30 & 31, 2009. I hope to see you all there!
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