Mid-Hudson On30 Meet Report

October 14 & 15, 2011

The frost is almost on the pumpkin, so the time is here for the October Mid-Hudson On30 Meet. My compadre Dave Camisa couldn't make the trip this time, so I was fortunate enough to catch a ride with Wes White. So come 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 next meet.

The Meet

Debbie & Rick Bell and Bill "Geezer" Andersen

Bob Robbins

Eric Hansmann - Eric is an HOn3 modeler who attended the meet. He's shown working on an O scale shed.

Yes Eric, come to the 'dark side.'

Martin Van Horn, breaking in one of the new Porters I purchased from John Weigel.

Martin & Jim Lennart playing trains.

Unca John Weigel, also playing trains.

Jim Lennart had a bunch of diecast vehicles for sale.

Wes White's table featuring sale items from Steve Gable's estate.

Charles from Bergenfield, NJ brought his Coffeepot loco.

Jim MacIntire brought his HOn30 display layout.

Dave Wingrove & Allen Littlefield

Dave's Goose bash


The Duke of Madness and master of Bash & Slash, Alan Carroll, demonstrated some of his techniques over the two days of the meet.

A beautiful Forney bash.

The Duke of Madness & the New York Troublemaker...no good can come of this!

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 Davis demonstrated decoder installation and programming over the two days of the meet.

Les also had his award winning diorama on display. It took second place Dioramas at the 31st National Narrow Gauge Convention.


The Connecticut Shoreline Group On30 Layout

Bob Lee, Sandy Alonzo, Jim Skeffington, and Rob Larson of the Connecticut Shoreline On30 Group had their beautiful sectional On30 layout on display once again.

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.

The Tri-State On30 Module Group

Wes White of the Tri-State group had his module on display. Other members attending were Bob Robbins, 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.

Dealers and Manufacturers

Due to scheduling conflicts and other problems only three dealers were present at the meet. There was still 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:

The Peterboro Railroad

John Weigel of the Peterboro Railroad

Peterboro Railroad - John Weigel - Website

Valley Model Trains

Allen Littlefield talking with Pat Hennebery of Valley Model Trains

Valley Model Trains - Pat Hennebery - Website

Nate's Light Iron Hobbies

Nate Kline of Nate's Light Iron Hobbies

Nate's Light Iron Hobbies - Nathan Kline - Website

Future Meets

My thanks go to Allen Littlefield and all who attended and made this another great meet. The next meet is scheduled for April 20 & 21, 2012. 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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