April brings showers, but it also brings the April Mid-Hudson On30 Meet. As usual I brought my trusty camera and snapped a bunch of photos which are presented below. So follow along and take a virtual tour...
Editor's Note: 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 this another great get together. I hope those of you who did not make the meet will enjoy seeing the sights and will make plans to attend the fall meet.
Editor's Note: Bob has gratiously prepared a step-by-step article on how he does his log car conversions and has given permission for it to be posted to this website. Click here to read the article. Thanks Bob!
Alan has started a Yahoo group for kitbashing. If you have any interest in kitbashing and modifying your models I encourage you to join. You can do so at On30 Kitbashing.
Les has documented how he built these beautiful buildings on the Railroad-Line Forum's On30 Line. You can visit his construction thread HERE.
Kevin has a website and offers module kits for sale. You can check out his website and module shop and the MADmodules group website at these links:
Kevin's Berrett Hill Trains website
Kevin's Berrett Hill Train Shop
MADmodules Group Website
Editor's Note: I hope to start a new section on the website documenting the history and development of On30. The first article will be a much more in-depth view of Martin's models to demonstrate what On30 modelers had to do before Bachmann released their On30 line. When the article is ready I'll post a link here.
Once again the Connecticut Shoreline Group had their beautiful sectional On30 layout on display.
I've seen this layout many times, but it's always a great pleasure to discover what new details have been added, and to watch the trains in operation. My thanks to the Connecticut Shoreline On30 Group.
Pete Hess and Wes White of the Tri-State group had three modules on display. Other members attending were Dave Camisa, Paul Harbord and Larry Rickert.
The Tri-State group is currently seeking new members who are interested in learning more about On30 modular model railroading.If you live in the NY-NJ-CT-PA area you are cordially invited to join our informal group. In addition to setting up at the Mid-Hudson On30 Meets we sometimes partner with the MADmodules group for a large setup at Kimberton and other shows.
If you would like to learn more about the group, you can join our Yahoo group HERE. You can obtain a copy of our module standards, view photos of some of our setups and post any questions you might have.
There were plenty of dealers and manufacturers present displaying a wide variety of goodies to examine and purchase. Thanks to all who attended. The vendors who take the time to set up at our shows and display their wares are certainly deserving of our support. I can recommend them all from personal experience:
Crusader Rail Service - Ray & Mary Kaminski...and Gracie - Website
Peterboro Railroad - John Weigel - Website
Valley Model Trains - Pat Hennebery - Website
Warrior Run Locomotive Works - Clem O'Jevich - Website
Deerfield River Laser - Ed & Diane Fillion - Website
As always, my thanks to Allen Littlefield and all who attended and made this another great meet. The next meet is scheduled for Oct 14 & 15, 2011. If you have never attended, I encourage you to make an effort to do so. It's a great way to enjoy your On30 hobby. I hope to see you all there!
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