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September 28, 2010

We held our September meeting at Alice’s Kitchen with Lew Cabello, Frank Schenk, Don Webster, Dave LaGraves, Bud Rindfleisch, and Gregg Mummert attending.

Lew had pictures of the new house he is building on Lake Ontario that will have a huge train room in the basement.

Bud brought a Lehigh Valley coach he made from 2 Flyer New Haven coaches. He also showed us windows for the New Haven cars that improves their appearance.

Gregg returned from Cleveland with information about the Northern Ohio Railway Museum ( and Northeastern Ohio Live Steamers
( ) that he visited over the weekend. N.O.R.M. has a collection of trolleys primarily from the Cleveland area including some from the former Trolleyville collection. Check out the pictures from the Live Steam club at during their recent open house.

Don’s S scale model of a Buffalo firehouse has been on display for several months at the Buffalo Fire Historical Society Museum on William Street in Buffalo. He picked it up recently so it can be displayed on our show layouts coming up.

Some of the things we discussed at the meeting… the LTI/AF Challengers and U33C’s, situation with the manufacturers in China, the ’10 NASG convention in Duluth, the Central Terminal Show (Bud reported seeing Ron Kemp), the ’11 NASG Convention in Sacramento…

Several members combined their orders for railroad T-shirts (including American Flyer) from Axis T-Shirts ( and saved some money (no freight on 4 or more shirts).

The following literature was available for perusing… info on a new S scale manufacturer Great American Locomotive (, a booklet on the Lehigh Valley station in Williamsville, ’11 NASG Convention literature and SP Convention Cars (, flyers from Scenery Unlimited…

Several members are planning to attend the “S” Get-together in Lowbanks, ON, organized by the Southern Ontario S Scale group on October 17th. We should have a report and some pictures at a future meeting.

We also discussed the upcoming shows this season (TTOS and GSME) and did some early planning. We have been invited back to the TTOS show at the Leonard Post on October 31st with the 4’x8’ layout. And, since we have not done much with the layout since last January, Paul Wachowicz suggested we have a work session to clean it up and check it out to make sure everything is working. So, Paul is hosting a work session for a couple hours on Wednesday, October 6th, at 6 PM at:

296 Shartle (next door, basement)

N. Tonawanda

If you are going to attend, please let Paul know (716/693-6256).

Also, mark you calendars to plan to help with the display at the TTOS Show at the Leonard Post (2450 Walden Ave, Cheektowaga) on October 31st. We can use buildings and scenery for the layout and trains to run during the show (9AM to 3PM). Don’t forget your Halloween costume, too!

Two weeks later, we most likely will be setting up at the GSME show in Batavia on November 14th. Mark your calendar for this show as well. Gregg will be checking with GSME to confirm they will have enough room and then we will need to find out who is able to bring modules. We will need the usual help setting up, tearing down, and running trains during the show. Hopefully, another newsletter will go out before then, otherwise watch for emails.




716-866-2989 (cell)



Oct 3 -TTCS Show, Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Rd, Cheektowaga, NY

Oct 6 -WNYSSA WORK SESSION, Paul Wachowicz, 296 Shartle, N. Tonawanda, NY

Oct 14-16 – TCA Meet, York, PA

Oct 17 Canadian S Scale Get-together, Lowbanks Community Hall, Lowbanks, ON

Oct 31 –TTOS Show, Leonard Post, 2450 Walden Ave, Cheektowaga, NY – WNYSSA display?


Nov 6,7 – NYS Model Train Fair, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY

Nov 14 – GSME Show, Batavia Downs, Batavia, NY – WNYSSA display w/ RASG?

Nov 14 -TH&B Model RR Flea Market, Marritt Hall, Ancaster Fair Grounds, Ancaster, ON

Nov 20,21 –WNYRHS Show, Agricenter, Hamburg, NY

Nov 21 –TTCS Show, Diplomat Banquet Center, 1956 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY


Dec 4,5 -RIT Train Show, Gordon Field House, Rochester, NY

Dec 13 -TTCS Show, Knights Of Columbus, 755 Erie Ave, N Tonawanda, NY


Jan 16 -TTCS Show, Union Station, Utica, NY

Jan 30 -NFD-TTOS Show, Leonard Post, 2450 Walden Ave, Cheektowaga, NY – WNYSSA display?

Jan 30 -TH&B Model RR Flea Market, Marritt Hall, Ancaster Fair Grounds, Ancaster, ON


Feb 6 - TTCS Show, Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Rd, Cheektowaga, NY


Mar 12,13 -Greenberg Show, The Dome Center, Rochester, NY


Apr 14-16 - TCA Meet, York, PA


July 3-9 -NASG Convention, Sacramento, CA (in cooperation w/ NMRA convention)

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