Hosted by Ed Ramming & Joan Bishop
Ed had a very nice selection of hoagies for the lunch. All
of the desserts supplied by the attendees rounded out the lunch,
completely! Thanks to all.
During the lunch,
we all shared some ideas on what we were doing. Susan and Phil
showed us some cars that were created using a 3-D printer.
The cars have the shape of the Aristocraft Egg liner. Interesting
way to make rolling stock.
Ed Ramming, Joan Bishop, Suzanne & Phil Hatrak, Bill Keller,
Alice Irizarry, John Craven, Tom Ayers, Monica Weaber, John Seltner,
Brian Steager, Donna & Larry Grady, Al Schmidt, Jim Holt,
Ned Young and Jim & Marilyn Fox.
Pres. called the meeting to order at 2:00 P.M. with a flag
salute and the Pledge of Allegiance.
We all thanked Ed and Joan for hosting the meeting and
providing the wonderful lunch.
Donna reported all bills have been paid. We are in the black.
Donna told us the total cost of the lunch was a little over $600
and that half was paid by the attendees.
Moffit reported: May -- 7 Birthday Cards sent out, May plus
1 verbal wish to Bob Moffit :-)
Member Layouts Catalog
We have set up the web pages to describe each of our layouts.
You can see the first ones at:
Or just go to our web site and follow the link.
But we need more members to be represented. Please send Al:
A Description and pictures
of your layout. Add as much text as you want and as many photos
as you. We have lots of space. Al will add your information
to our web site.
Members and visitors can now see what each family's train layout
contains. Some will be more than G Scale and that's OK, too.
Alice will make
these into a catalog that we can distribute to current and prospective
New Member Packet
If you need / want a packet, contact Al
- Joe has been in the hospital
and is now home from rehab.
- Ed reported that we have
prices and configuration for the layout from Jim Shout. The
proposed layout is for a 6 ½ft x 16ft platform. The configuration
would be a large oval and a circle. The equipment cost is a
little over $1,500. This is at a 30% discount off list from
Pico (20%) and Jim Shourt (10%). If we can go wider, (7ft versus
6 ½ ft) we could possibly run a different configuration.
- Those attending the meeting
discussed if we want to continue this project given that the
cost is much higher than expected due to a lack of full donations
of the equipment by Pico.
- A motion was made, seconded
and passed to stop work on this project.
Editor: Alice and Al still trying to get together
to iron out details for the letter.
Open House: : We are set for June 9th.
We have 7 sites that will be open. They are Larry & Donna
Grady, Mike & Lynn Hannigan, Jim and Kathryn Holt, Alice Irizarry
& John Craven, Bill Keller, Al & Bobbie Schmidt and Brian
& Clair Steager. Join us all for a great day.
The workshop, with Ed's help, to build utility poles that
have lights(LED) will be announced soon by email.
We also discussed what other
things would we like to do. The talk centered on small shows.
It was decided that if a member identifies a local event that
would invite us to run trains, the member agrees to be the coordinator.
Al or Ed would send out an email notice asking anyone who would
like to help with setup, running and/or take down, to contact
the coordinator. If the coordinator feels there is enough help,
then the coordinator works out the details. If track and equipment
are needed from the trailer, The coordinator contacts Brian to
arrange for pickup. Brian will control the inventory.
Meeting adjourned 3:30 PM
June 24, 2018 @
Alice Irizarry & John Craven
239 Ridge Road
Browns Mills, NJ 08015
Please contact Alice
if you plan to attend and
will bring a side dish or dessert to share
Open House Tour
You Need to Know
Prayers for: Becky
& Jim Lincoln and Aiden Joe Profetto, Tom & Anita Brown.
The 50/50 was won by Jim Holt, $30 for Jim and $30 for the club.
Other prizes were won and enjoyed.
John Craven has a new F3
for sale. It doesn't fit on the curves of his layout. All he wants
is to recover his cost. Contact John, if you are interested.
Jim Fox Asked that the equipment
from his layout (now stored with Larry Grady) be offered to club
members for a donation to the club. Contact Jim if you are interested.
The list of items is:
6 Track Magnets
6 LGB Track Power Connectors
2 Rerailer Tracks
2 Aristo Screw Drivers
1 Small Bottle of Aristo Screws
Track- Aristo Curved:
1 Bundle or 9 Sections
2 Bundles of 10 Sections
1 Bundle of 10 Sections
1 Bundle of 4
Track - Aristo Straight:
2 Bundles of 10 Sections
1 Bundle of 9 Sections
1 Bundle of 7 Sections
1 Bundle of 3 Sections
1 Bundle of 2 Sections
& EVENTS IN 2018
@ Dr. Mike & Pat Lurakis Please do not arrive
Meeting @ Dr. Mike & Pat Lurakis Please do not
arrive before 1PM
NO Club Meeting
Club Meeting @ Grady's
30th & 31st
East Coast Large Scale Train
Show - York PA
Lunch & Meeting - 1 PM @ Fred & Ethel's Smithville
21 & 22
Train Show - Green Planet Nursery***
Club Meeting - Ed Ramming & Joan Bishop
Open House Day (10 - 3)
Meeting - Alice irizarry/John Craven
Meeting - Brian and Clair Steager
Meeting - Tom Ayers / Monica Weaber
Meeting - Jim &
Club Meeting - Nominations, Bobbie & Al Schmidt
for Ocean City Train Show (starting at noon, decorations
@ 2 PM)
1st & 2nd
City Train Show - 6th & Boardwalk Civic Ctr (Take
Down @ 3:30PM on the Final Day)
are subject to change
Please Check for Updates
If you would like
to have a meeting in 2018 contact Anita Brown or
Al Schmidt. Dates can be changed but we need to
set up our schedule in order to plan for shows etc.
or 609-646-1102 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
the web page for calendar information, latest photos
and updated directory. Thanks to our Webmaster Al
Schmidt for keeping this site updated. www.trainweb.org/sjgrs
listed with show dates are contact people in addition
to the Show Coordinator, if you would like to participate.
If you know someone
who would like to advertise in our newsletter, have them send
their business card(with a check for $25 which will cover their
ad for one year) to:
1103 Seaside Ave.
Absecon, NJ 08201
We now have a business card
that we hand out to people who inquire about our club. Please
pick some up, if you can and hand them out to anyone who you think
may be interested.