President, Donnie Shirey
Vice. Pres. Vernon Guess
Treasurer, Kathy Klawitter
Secretary, Nadine Hodge
Editor, Jim Martin
Greetings from the President’s Roundhouse
Ever heard the old saying “Rain, Rain, Go Away, Come Again Another Day”. Boy, I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough. Would really like to get this house finished.
Would like to take this time to wish
The 2008 tour is now history, and I hope that everyone was able to run trains for a little while anyway, despite the weather. I was at Bill Blacks, and we had a very good morning, up until about 11:00am. Then the clouds just opened up and boy did it ever rain. Got stuck in the “train shack” and just sat and watched the water flow. Afterwards, had to help get the water to drain away for the next round of people. Hope there was more activity later in the after-noon for everyone.
An idea that has come up for a workshop would be an actual demonstration of converting a loco over to battery power and r/c.
I would like to put this workshop together for the meeting in the month of August. If you have a loco that you would like to convert, and can come up with the equipment to do it before the August meeting, then bring it to the meeting and maybe we can have a good workshop with multiple conversions going on. I plan on converting a small Bachmann loco to run battery power or switch to track power. But in the meantime, we still need items for show and tell for the club meetings. Bring your items to the next meeting for a little “show and brag”. Until the meeting…. Donnie
This month’s banner photo is from the railroad of Bill & Barbara Black. Got a favorite photo of your railroad? Send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
RIP Skip Diehl
June marks the first anniversary of Skip’s passing and it’s only appropriate that we reflect for a moment on his contributions to our club as a member, an officer, and lastly, for the gift of his extensive RR inventory which made a major and positive impact on our club!
Upcoming Shows and Exhibits 2008
20-22, KC MO – Heart of
This is the second time for this new show, crowds were thin last year but the exhibits were good. Info @ www.hagrs.com
28, Dewey OK- Mainline Train Show at
August 8th, Claremore OK- RC Trade Show
TGRRC Tour Highlights (Partial)
Joe & Alice report that they had 56 adults and 40 kids enjoy their railroad. Joe said that the trains ran well both before and after the rains and that they had a super tour helper, Nadine Hodge.
Bob & Jonna Gardine had over 80 visitors, about half of them Amish who arrived by tractors. All enjoyed the railroad and Bob’s info sheet, a copy of which he plans to bring to the meeting.
Members on the mend
A few of our members and/or their spouses are
(hopefully) on the mend and we wish them a speedy recovery: Joe Salamon from shoulder surgery, Sky Sharp from hip surgery
and Gene Pfeiffer’s wife, Susana, who has been hospitalized six times in the
last six months. Please keep
Large Scale Closeout.
The remaining large scale inventory (Skip Diehl’s) will be available for sale at our meeting in July at closeout prices. Those items not sold will be raffled off or put into the clubs inventory of rolling stock.
An itemized list will be in the July Railmail.
Speaking of Recycling (I know we were not, but we should be):
you know that the
the production of a ton of paper requires 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, and
requires more energy to produce than a ton of glass or steel! That recycling
13,600 tons of paper can account for the saving of over 231,000 trees, 44,000
cubic yards of land fill space, and over 95 million gallons of water! That we
discard enough glass to fill two
Scrap metal recycling on the BC&PRR
Minutes, May 2008
The meeting was called to order by President Donnie Shirey. The Minutes were approved. No Treasurer’s Report was available.
Annual tour, Saturday May
31. We need volunteers!
Jim Martin brought in ground track and other items that are available for purchase. Jim received an application from American Collector’s Insurance for special coverage for train collections. Additional information is available at InsureMyTrains.com. Stan spoke to Mr. Haas about Massoth Electronics decoders for LGB and received detailed documents which he will share with the club by posting them to the website. We hope to have refreshments at every club meeting. Club members are encouraged to bring something if possible. Congratulations to Harry Wolohon for winning the Bachman Reefer and to Bill Reeder for winning the Combine Coach (both kits assembled by Jim). We postponed making a decision on the Dewey show scheduled for Saturday, June 28.
and Mary Colebrook of Colebrook Nursery gave a presentation on suggested plants
to use in garden railroading. They gave
detailed, helpful information on such things as: sun vs. shade; clumping vs. spreading, slow
growing vs. invasive, dry vs. moist soil.
Selections included varieties of evergreens, conifers, hostas, sedge, grasses and many more. Colebrook Nursery is located at
Submitted by Nadine Hodge, Club Secretary
makes a riverside stop on its return to
Next Stop…. 6:45pm, Thursday, June 26th at the