NEXT (Correction from original post!!)   Saturday April 27

 

We have a group that meets in NE Ohio, about every month.   We started last November after a Jeff James' post in Fall 2018.  Since that initial meeting we have met several times, each with the following format:

- Local group member sets up

- breakfast at a restaurant chosen by the local member

- topic at breakfast group discussion

- tour or visit to a layout or other site

NEXT Saturday April 27   -   NE Ohio O Gauge Group meets at the Manhattan Deli Willoughby Hills location:

Breakfast 9:30 AM, at Manhattan Deli, Willoughby, OH  https://www.mymanhattandeli.com/

Manhattan Deli Bar & Grille        34601 Ridge Road  Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Then, from there we will go to Bryan Persing's home to see his layout- a modern-age setting, and some learning about weathering and detailing buildings.  Bryan runs full-1/48th scale equipment on 072 and larger curves, different than my layout.  I run smaller, traditional equipment and largest curve is 072.

What we have done so far:  table below

Month

Location

Breakfast topic

“Tour”

November 2018

Warren, OH

General

Menard’s Xmas offering

Tour Jeff James’ layout

December 2018

Middlefield OH

wiring

Center Field RR Museum

January 2019

Willoughby OH

general

Bertha’s Antiques- hobby shop has MANY PW locos, cars, accessories

Topic/ seminar: repairing Lionel PW trains

February 2019

New Castle PA

 DCS installation and PS3 upgrading

Harlansburg Station Museum of Transportation artifacts and models of Trains, Planes, and Automobiles. 

April 2019

Willoughby OH

Weathering

Tour of Bryan Persings modern-era layout

 

 

You might consider joining up with our OGR Forum NE Ohio group.  Send me an e-mail- mikewyatt49@gmail.com, and I'll send you some information. 

Our group is turning out JUST the way the majority wanted it starting last November-

- informal

- not a REAL club, no organization, just breakfast talk and look-sees.

-  a look at different aspects of the hobby.  MANY ways to enjoy O gauge!!

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Mike Wyatt posted:

DATE CORRECTION:  NEXT Saturday April 27!!!

All's I can say is............... I wished I lived a heck of a lot closer!!! 

Paul  

Ship Rock Island ROCKET FREIGHT

 

2 Rails?  3 Rails?  Doesn't matter, I can't count that high anyway.

I love the smell of fresh-brewed creosote first thing in the morning.

Paul,

The Ohioans have included a few of us from Northwestern Pennsylvania.  There are a lot of Forum members over in Ohio.  I take it you a Rock Island fan are from the Midwest.  This visit will be a little over two hours one way for me.  Not bad.  I'm hoping I can attend.

Mark Boyce posted:

Paul,

The Ohioans have included a few of us from Northwestern Pennsylvania.  There are a lot of Forum members over in Ohio.  I take it you a Rock Island fan are from the Midwest.  This visit will be a little over two hours one way for me.  Not bad.  I'm hoping I can attend.

Yeah, I am in Northeastern Kansas.  Looks like about a two DAY drive for me as opposed to your two hours.  Like I say, wished I lived a lot closer. 

Based on Mr. Wyatt's past events schedule, it sure sounds like a great meeting every month! 

Paul  

Ship Rock Island ROCKET FREIGHT

 

2 Rails?  3 Rails?  Doesn't matter, I can't count that high anyway.

I love the smell of fresh-brewed creosote first thing in the morning.

nkp4me posted:

Native NE Ohioan...but I'm in the same boat here in the Kansas City area. Maybe I'll catch you guys at the right time while visiting family back home. 

The dates for "the holidays" meetings are not set as of yet - November/ December.  As we get closer- we would be happy to adjust the schedule to a weekend that you are in the area!!  In my experience, every person we meet brings something we all benefit from.

 

The John Nagurney presentation on repair of Lionel PW locomotives was terrific as one example. (I anyone would like the notes from that- contact me.)

Ditto on the great April 2019 meeting.  The Notes are in prep, and will be sent out to all on our contact list shortly.  I would LIKE to: 

(a) set up a train show, probably for August-September at Bertha's/ Kirtland

(b) find hosts for May- June- July- I want to visit a "traditional" O Gauge setup, using tubular track, conventional control and lots of accessories.    Also- all of the layouts we have visited so far are pretty well developed and in beautiful rooms.  I am a Member of the "Brotherhood of Crappy Basement Layouts", so I think we should visit more typical ones- in basements!!   I for one (might be??) intimidated by seeing beautifully set layouts that are NOT typical.  These give us all an example of where we would LIKE to be.

But  I want to see some next to crowded work areas, with joist ceilings, concrete walls, and where we walk to through storage of a lifetime of family junk in boxes!!  (more like mine!)

 

Content:

There are MANY ways to enjoy three-rail trains:

- Traditional, toy train type, conventional transformer control, either prewar or postwar

- Tinplate

-  post- MPC era- Digital Control, mix of steam and diesel

- modern- all digital control

- Blend

Eras:

-  prewar"- depression, or even 19th century "The General" type trains

- "Transition"- set in as era 1945 - 1959, weathered equipment and buildings

- "Modern" - big curves, full 1:48 equipment, mostly diesels, modern buildings

They are all interesting, and fun!!!  And explore all skill-sets.

Skills:  Wiring, weathering, painting, repairing, layout design, benchwork, adding and upgrading.  There seems to be no end to it.

We want to explore ALL. 

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