Here is a picture of the crew for the day......

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Conspicuous by his absence was our newly elected President for 2019, Tom (Gilly@N&W), who set the layout up the day before, so that we could run trains when we got there.....while he traveled to Roanoke to attend his nephew's Eagle ceremony.

Here's a picture of Tom, from the Fall of 2018, working on the big layout.......

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Peter

 

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On February 9th the group displayed our 12x15 small venue layout at the Dogwood Terrace Retirement Community in Western Henrico County (a Richmond suburb).

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A great time was had by all....the residents have asked us back already!

Peter

God bless you, Peter, and your crew, for this wonderful effort of kindness!

Pete F.

Mahwah, NJ

TCA# 18-73568

Peter, Tom, and the rest of the Modular Group, that is a great service to those in need.  I am always glad when someone brings in a display or performance to the personal care homes my aunt and parents now live in.  I visit, but I can never visit enough it seems.

HCSader73 posted:

BTW, Peter, if you are having the Thursday breakfast at Tic Toc Diner in York in April, I will bring the maple syrup again.

Wow!  Maybe I should see if I can get away just to go to the Diner breakfast and head back to Butler, since I can't go to the whole meet!!    It's one of the best parts of York!!

Mark Boyce posted:
HCSader73 posted:

BTW, Peter, if you are having the Thursday breakfast at Tic Toc Diner in York in April, I will bring the maple syrup again.

Wow!  Maybe I should see if I can get away just to go to the Diner breakfast and head back to Butler, since I can't go to the whole meet!!    It's one of the best parts of York!!

It would be great to see you there, Mark! It was wonderful meeting so many OGR forum men to put faces to names.

Pete F.

Mahwah, NJ

TCA# 18-73568

RC3R was back at it today with another work party. Today, a cart to transport the seven modules that comprise our 12x15 modular layout. This cart will allow us to unload and transport all modules in one shot. We built it 33" wide, so it should fit through doors in most public buildings. The modules fit into a 72.5"x 30" well. Rick (in the light tee-shirt) rolled this into the trailer single handedly. We should be able to unload the trailer in less than 5 minutes. As I type this, I'm mulling over another smaller cart for handling the legs, plexiglass barriers, and skirts.

This cart was planned at the onset of this layout. The next item will be lift-out scenery sections for each module.

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There is already discussion about building one of these for the modules on the large layout.

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A generous donation of PostWar has been cleaned, lubed and is "ready-to-roll" thanks to  my modular group colleague, Gary.....

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2 gigs next weekend with the 12x15' layout......

Saturday the 16th: Bon Air Library 1-3 PM

Sunday the 17th: Virginia Train Collector's Train Show. Bishop Ireton Hall. 3300 Courthouse Rd, North Chesterfield VA 23236. 9-3PM

Peter

 

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March 17 was the Virginia Train Collectors swap meet in North Chesterfield, Virginia.....

1st the stills and then the videos.....

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This next pic shows another O gauge group, the Silver Rail Club....

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......and back to the RC3Rs

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The Santa Fe AA is another PostWar donation that member Gary refurbished.....its pretty beat up on the outside, but a great runner. The growl of the dual AC motors can be very nostalgic!

I put a lot of station pics. Does anyone recognize it? It is an exact replica of the Ashland VA Amtrak station and was done by a local modeler.

Peter

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Some short videos from the 17th to finish.......and you can see what happens when 2 transplanted New Yorkers are running trains.....all of a sudden you are taken back to the heyday of the New York Central and you are transported to the Mohawk Valley between Utica and Schenectady.....

I love the Amtrak shots and love the growl of the PostWar Santa FE AAs......

Peter

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Peter, I certainly did recognize the Ashland station!!  Excellent job!  All the photographs and videos are great!  I recall Bon Air from my days in Richmond, but had to look at Google Maps to see what is called North Chesterfield!  I see up by the Chippenham Parkway that was extended since I lived there in '76 and '77.  I used to drive Rt 10 to work in the City at Vepco every day.  Yes, I guess a lot has changed!

You gents do a fantastic job!!

Though I haven’t posted on the thread recently, the group has been busy.

We are sharing a storefront with an out-of-season Santa display. Our pay-back is to run trains the 1st weekend of the month whit we did yesterday.

We participated in Ettrick Train day 2 weeks ago and spent a Saturday morning in my garage building the raffle layout for this Christmas season.

Here are some pics......I will split them up into groups.

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Working on the 12x15' today to get ready for our next show.....the Virginia Train Collectors swap meet in Charlottesville, VA on July 13th.......and did some clean up......after the meet we will be switching over to the big layout......and then the real 

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The trolley did not do well on the 16" streets.......so, we switched to a simple L with 21" curves. We will have to bolster the bumpers a little.

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