Philadelphia Division Meet

Date(s) - Saturday, September 10, 2016

Perkasie Fire Company No. 1
100 N 5th St.
Perkasie, PA 18944



On Saturday, September 10, 2016, our next Division Meet will be held at a new venue, the Perkasie Fire Company #1 in Perkasie, PA. Doors open at 8:30am, with the program to start promptly at 9:00.

The morning session will include two clinics that should prove very interesting and entertaining:
First up will be Division member Glyn Thomas. Glyn modeled British and other foreign railroads for many years before coming to the US. The building of his Lehigh and Susquehanna Division layout, based on 1948 Central Railroad of New Jersey operations in the Lehigh Valley, was a 10+ year journey to becoming a US model railroader. In this clinic, Glyn will illustrate his layout with comparison to prototype archive material, and explain some differences in approach between US and British modeling.”

Next, member Mike Baker, experienced model builder and owner of TMB Custom Models in Newark, Delaware, will present his clinic titled, “Scratch Building: How to Fabricate That Unique Piece of Equipment for Your Railroad.” Mike has previously treated the Division members to his expertise on topics including airbrushing, painting, and gluing, and no doubt this will prove to be interesting, as well.

Time permitting, we’ll be showing the the NMRA’s new video introducing the hobby of model railroading—or maybe some of Bill Fagan’s cab ride videos.

At this meet we will be raffling off two tickets to the Eagles/Browns game held the very next day, Sunday, September 11th at 1:00pm at Lincoln Financial Field. The location is Section M9, Row 18, Seats 17 and 18. The tickets are valued at $90 each. Parking is not included. Raffle tickets will be $5 each and 6 for $20. And, of course, we’ll have our door prizes, model display table, white elephant table, shirts and patches, coffee, donuts, and Philly pretzels.

For the afternoon session, open house layout tours will include Ron Patzer’s outstanding HO model railroad. Ron will soon be moving so this will be your last chance to view his layout before it is dismantled. It is currently the featured model railroad on the Division website.

Come and enjoy the camaraderie. Hope to see you there!

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