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January Meet Recap

Merchantville Station

For the better part of a decade, our January Meet has been held with the NJ Division and this year was no exception. About two dozen of us traveled to Grace Episco-pal Church’s auditorium in Merchantville, NJ for this year’s edition. Our gracious hosts as usual provided refreshments—coffee and donuts— as well as swap tables, a model contest, and more.

First up was Jersey’s Fred Willis’s offering of a story about the “Crystal River Railroad.” This was an obscure railroad in Colorado that hauled mainly two commodities, coal and marble. It was constructed as a combination of … More...

January Meet Recap

Merchantville Station

As a new twist to our Division’s traditional joint meet with the New Jersey Division on January 13th, we met in a new venue, the Grace Episcopal Church’s auditorium in Merchantville, NJ. While the venue was different, our gracious hosts, as usual, provided refreshments, coffee, and donuts, as well as swap tables, a model contest, and more.

Starting us out, Jersey member Pete Suhmann offered his clinic titled, “Off Layout Car Float Staging.” Pete developed his ideas for a flexible staging of rolling stock that you may find usable on your model railroad. He explained how and … More...

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