Mid-Hudson On30 Meet Report
October 30-31, 2009
NOTE: March 2010; My apologies for getting these pages up so late. Due to personal matters I've been unable to find time to put these pages together until now.
October in upstate New York...time for fall foliage, Halloween and the Mid-Hudson On30 Meet. Time again to get together with like minded modelers and enjoy beautiful models, great layouts, tempting goodies, and plenty of On30 talk.
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.
I usually get a few photos of the overall meet from the balcony above. This time around I just took some shots of the attendees having a good time.
Shades of "PATTON"!!
Dave Wingrove shows Allen Littlefield the prototype mini-Heisler he is working on.
When ready this little lokey may be offered as a kit by Dallas Mallerich of BVM.
A Night at Johnny D's
On Friday night a group of us gathered for food, drink and friendship at Johnny D's diner in Newburgh.
History of On30
Martin Van Horn and I had planned on presenting a clinic covering the history of On30 modeling. Unfortunately, Martin was unable to attend the meet due to health problems, so I presented a modified version.
The Bach-man Display Layout
For more information about this beautiful display layout see the 2010 On30 Annual published by Carstens Publications.
In addition to his usual display of fantastic models, Les kept busy installing decoderd and using Decoder Pro to program locomotives.
The King of Slice & Dice was again present demonstrating some of his techniques. Of special interest were Alan's bashes of S scale locos and rolling stock to On30.
Colin Claxon's Arizona Layout
Colin had his Arizona nased exhibition layout on display. His latest addition was a adobe mission church make from balsa foam, wood and wood putty. I especially enjoy the vignettes on his layout.
HOn30 Display by Jim Mcintyre
Jim exhibited his HOn30 models.
The Connecticut Shoreline On30 Layout
The Connecticut Shoreline On30 group's layout was again on display. This is a beautiful sectional On30 layout, and there is always something new to see.
My thanks to Sandy Alonzo, Jim Skeffington, Rob Larson and Bob Lee for all of their hard work in displaying their layout. If you haven't seen this layout before you should make plans to attend one of their show appearances.
Tri-State On30 Module GroupThe Tri-State On30 Modules group didn't have enough modules present to set up a layout, so we just set up a Halloween display on Dave Camisa's modules. We hope to set up again at the Mid-Hudson Meet in April 2010. New members are always welcome! Just click on the link above to join our Yahoo group.
Dave Camisa's Galloping Goslet
Dave picked up a Precision Scale Galloping Goose at the meet and is planning on bashing it down into a 'goslet.'
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.
Vendors and Manufacturers
Once again our favorite vendors brought a gallery of goodies to see and buy. Thanks to all who were present. 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:
Boulder Valley Models
Dallas Mallerich of Boulder Valley Models (BVM) , in a pensive, artsy mood, had some of his beautiful models on display, including his new Schnozzer kit.
That's Allen Littlefield on the right, next to his build of BVM's Schnozzer.
Boulder Valley Models - Dallas Mallerich - Website
Crusader Rail Services
Crusader Rail Services - Ray & Mary Kaminski...and Gracie - Website
Deerfield River Laser
Deerfield River Laser - Ed & Diane Fillion - Website
Mount Blue Model Co.
Mount Blue Model Co. - Ken Berlo - Website
Nate's Light Iron Hobbies
Nate's Light Iron Hobbies - Nathan Kline - Website
The Peterboro Railroad
Peterboro Railroad - John Weigel - Website
Valley Model Trains
Valley Model Trains - Pat Hennebery - Website
Warrior Run Locomotive Works
Warrior Run Locomotive Works - Clem O'Jevich - Website
So another Mid-Hudson Meet drew to a close. Many thanks to Allen and all who attended and contributed. I hope to see you all at the next meet!
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