Date(s) - Saturday, June 10, 2023
Alverthorpe Park - Picnic Pavilion Fox Chase Rd. Jenkintown, PA 19046
Located on Fox Chase Rd., across from World Mission Society Church of God
whose address is 875 Fox Chase Rd., Jenkintown, PA 19046
Coordinates: 40°05’27.4″N 75°06’27.7″W
Directions: PA TPK (I-76) to Exit 343 – PA 611. Take PA-611 south into Jenkintown, left on Greenwood Ave., left on Meetinghouse Rd., right on Fox Chase Rd. Consult your online map or GPS for the best route. Use the provided coordinates or the church address for the most accurate location. You’ll see a white sign with green lettering and PhillyNMRA signs at the entrance. Once inside, picnic area is to the left and visible at the end of the parking lot.
The Philadelphia Division will return to Alverthorpe Park for its spring picnic meet on Saturday, June 10, 2023.. The official address of the park is Jenkintown Road and Forrest Avenue, Jenkintown, PA 19046. However the picnic entrance is on Fox Chase Road (See directions and map above). The gates open at 9:00am and we will begin the festivities at 10am.
First on the agenda is our annual business meeting. Board directors and committee chairmen will deliver their reports, followed by Superintendent Joe Walters discussing the past years events, and then delving into what we have planned for the coming year. Concluding the business meeting will be the announcement of the results of the board of directors election.
Our clinic will feature director and door prize master Mike Dettinger, whose clinic will be an introduction to T-TRAK, the table-top modular layout system. Mike will point out some common misconceptions about T-TRAK and set the record straight. He will discuss the ease of creating a module from either kits or materials on hand. The discussion will continue with the operational poten-tial of T-TRAK modules and close with a look at his car float and new barge modules. Featured will be modules from other members as well as Mike’s Horseshoe Curve.
Mike’s past modeling has included the obscure, the unique, the exotic, and even the absurd. But of late he has focused more on his N-scale T-TRAK modules and has become quite the expert.
All attendees are encouraged to bring a model to the meet. Toward the end of the meet, we have a show and tell. It is an open mike opportunity to share a recently completed project or give a glimpse of an in-progress work.
In addition, the Achievement Program Committee is now judging models at the meets. If you wish to have a model judged, please inform either Earl Paine or Joe Walters ahead of time.
As usual we’ll hold our 50/50 raffle, draw for door prizes, and have coffee, donuts, and Philly soft pretzels.
After the morning program, we will indulge in hot dogs, hamburgers, and other picnic goodies, all prepared with the expertise of our grillmasters, Jeff Witt and Bill Fagan.
After lunch, the GATSME club layout located nearby at the Rockledge Model Railroad Museum will be open to visitation along with two other quite impressive home layouts. Please come and join us for fun and feast.