WESTERN NEW YORK S SCALE ASSOCIATION
November 25, 2008
The November meeting was held at The Pegasus Restaurant. Dave LaGraves, Don Webster, Tom Koziol, Torby Barker, Mike and Kathy Barren, and Gregg Mummert attended.
Don brought pictures from the NASG convention in Lowell, MA that he circulated. He also brought wiring diagrams for the turnouts on his module. Dan Malkiewicz sent some pictures of the club’s layout at the recent TTOS show.
Several members attended the TCA meet in York, PA in October. There seemed to be lots of Flyer available at the show. There was an HO modular layout set up in one of the halls and an O (2-rail) scale layout set up in another. ”L” didn’t have any new Flyer on display but they did add a loop of Flyer track to their layout with a Baldwin freight running. “L” reported that the Big Boy will arrive next summer. There were plenty of “hot” deals on select roadnames of “L” AF Mikados, Pacifics, and Northerns. Pennsylvania Heritage Models (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) is finally ready to release its S scale trolley. They also said they will be re-issuing the 44-tonner that was out a few years ago. Some members have already suggesting getting one for the club and having it painted and lettered in Arcade and Attica RR’s scheme (decals can be made in S by Modern Rails).
We have continued to have work sessions on the 4’x8’ layout over the past several weeks. Scenery is being added to the backdrop and the wiring is in progress and close to being complete. We are looking for a warehouse scene for one side of the backdrop. Our next work session is scheduled for Wednesday, December 3rd, at 6 PM at Paul Wachowicz’ home.
We set up our modules at the TTOS show at the Leonard Post in October and the GSME show in Batavia in November. The Rochester Area S Gaugers joined us again in Batavia. Thanks to everyone that assisted with these displays. We received donations to our treasury from both clubs. And, we signed up new member Bruce Chaffin from North East, PA, at the recent TTOS show. Welcome to the club, Bruce!
There are several train exhibits currently at the Eastman House in Rochester (900 East Ave) (www.eastmanhouse.org/trains)....
- “Steam and Steel: The Photographs of O. Winston Link” until January 25th
- “Tracks: The Railroad in Photographs from the George Eastman House Collection” until January 25th
- “Passing Time: Recent Video by Andrew Cross” until February 8th
Also, there is a new TV show on the History Channel called “Extreme Trains” on Tuesday nights at 10PM. Everything from Acela to coal trains across the Alleghany Mountains!
At the meeting, we discussed the Christmas Party and it was suggested to have it in January since everyone’s schedules are busy this time of year. Locations suggested were The Red Mill Inn, Elma Towne Grille, Springbrook Hotel, Pegasus Restaurant… Can someone check availability (preferably around 4PM on a Sunday, except the 24th) and prices at these (or other) locations? We need a couple volunteers to work with Dave LaGraves (716/684-8950) to put this event together and make it happen.
Is anyone interested in custom decals for an Arcade and Attica 44-Tonner (from Pa Heritage Models) and/or Somerset Rail hoppers? Gregg will be placing an order for these decals with Modern Rails at some point in the future. Let him know if you want any of these sets.
Next time you see him, congratulate the NEW “PRESIDENT,” TOM KOZIOL.
Dec 6 -GSME Open House, 50 Main St, Oakfield, NY
Dec 6,7 -RIT Show, Gordon Field House, Rochester, NY
Dec 7 -TTCS Show, Knights of Columbus, 755 Erie Ave, N. Tonawanda, NY
Jan 18 -TTCS Show, Union Station, Main St, Utica, NY
Jan 24&25 -TTOS Show, Leonard Post, Walden Ave, Cheektowaga, NY – WNYSSA Display?
Feb 21&22 – WNYRHS Show, Agricenter, Hamburg, NY
Mar 1 -Niagara Falls Model Railway Show, Optimist Park Hall, Niagara Falls, ON
-TTCS Show, Diplomat Center, 1956 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY
Mar 29 -GSME Show, Batavia Downs, Batavia, NY – WNYSSA & RASG Display / Modules?
- TCA York
Apr 26 -TTCS Show, Knights of Columbus, 755 Erie Ave, N. Tonawanda, NY
Sept 12&13 –Central Terminal Show, 495 Paderewski Dr, Buffalo, NY