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July, 2017 .... Issue 7
Anita Brown, Donna & Larry Grady, Bob & Patti Moffit, & Al Schmidt

We had no meeting in July, so we are thin on updates for this newsletter.

So, this is mostly reminders, but there is some new information - the August Meeting Date and under "News You Need To Know".

No Meeting in July

Donna Grady's Treasurers report: No formal report, but all bills are paid.

Sunshine Report (via Al): Patti Moffit sent out 10 July Birthday cards to: Phil Hatrak, Ed Ramming, Marilyn Fox, Lynn Hannigan, Patty Gac, Jack Proud, Rich Edelman, Al Schmidt, John Bair and Becky Lincoln.

Web Master Report; System is up and running.
Welfare: No Report.


Permanent Layout-Nemours Children's Hospital: Jack Proud reported that he has visited the layout in Delaware and passed around photos he took of the layout. The photos show that the layout does not have a cover. Only the model of the hospital is covered. It is in the center of the layout. The unit is freestanding and in the middle of the room. There are buttons on each side to operate the trains. Jack's report is online at: Hosp Report.pdf

Some things still to do:
1) Look into finding a professional design group to build the unit.
2) We would develop the track layout.
3) Possibly build a mock-up of our plan.
4) Make use of Jim Shourt with the layout and electronics.
Contact Joe if you can help.

Ocean City Christmas Show, December 2nd & 3rd with setup on the 1st. Al is trying to contact the show coordinator, to see if we are invited back for this year. (We expect to be back in the Music Pier this year.)

Other Venues for Shows: No further discussion.
Permanent home: No further progress.

Advertising our Club: No further report on this item.

Newsletter Editor Needed: Many Hands Make Light Work. Al can post it to our web site and email it out BUT he needs help to record build the newsletter.


No new business was discussed.

August 20, 2017 @ 1pm

Brian & Clair Steager
Green Planet Nursery
1022 Monroeville Road
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

Please let Brian or Clair know if you plan to attend and
if you will be bringing a dish to share OR

News You Need to Know

Prayers for: Becky and Jim Lincoln, Tom & Anita Brown, Alice Irizarry and Larry Paakh.


LARRY PAAKH has been recognized by The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission for his many years of service working on The Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central, and Conrail Railroads.

A special plaque honoring him can be seen inside The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg, Pa. in the RAILROADERS' HALL, COLUMN 53-ROW AA.

If you are planning to visit the museum, please take a look at Larry's plaque. " CONGRATULATIONS LARRY!!!!!

MEMORIAL DONATION FOR RUDY - Alice believes the request for the memorial gazebo and plaque should be presented to the township council at their meeting this month. She will let us know if the gazebo and plaque are approved. If this happens, Alice will notify us of the address where our donation should be sent.


Joe Fromal is selling trains. Use this link to see the details. <

Bill Keller is selling buildings. Use this link to see the details.

Judy Beare is selling track. Contact her at:

Pat Alessi is selling model car kits. Details at:

Jim & Marilyn's son-in-law is getting rid of HO gauge trains, people, and buildings. Contact Eric Johnson directly
cell-phone: 609-346-5647


13th Linda Alessi
14th Lou Ricciardi
17th Jim Fox
20th Mac McMullin
21st Ann Carlson
26th Larry Paakh
28th Linda Young


January 8th Club Meeting @ Dr. Mike & Pat Lurakis Please do not arrive before 1PM
February NO Club Meeting
March 4th Club Meeting @ Grady's
March 24th & 25th East Coast Large Scale Train Show - York PA
April 1st Annual Lunch & Meeting - 1 PM @ Fred & Ethel's Smithville
April 22nd & 23rd Train Show Steager's - Green Planet Nursery (Setup on the 21st)
May 07 Club Meeting - Ed Ramming & Joan Bishop
June 3rd SJGRS Open House Day (10 - 3)
June 17 Club Meeting - Tom Ayers
July NO Club Meeting
August 20 Brian and Clair Steager
September 24 Jim and Marilyn Fox
October 15 Club Meeting - Alice Irizarry & John
November 11th Club Meeting - Nominations, Bobbie & Al Schmidt
December 2nd Setup for Ocean City Train Show (starting at noon, decorations @ 2 PM)
December 3rd & 4th Ocean City Train Show - 6th & Boardwalk Civic Ctr (Take Down @ 3:30PM on the Final Day)
December Holiday Train Shows

*Dates are subject to change
Please Check for Updates

If you would like to have a meeting in 2017 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. Contact: or 609-646-1102 OR or 856-672-0172

Check out the web page for calendar information, latest photos and updated directory. Thanks to our Webmaster Al Schmidt for keeping this site updated.

**Names listed with show dates are contact people in addition to the Show Coordinator, if you would like to participate.

Where to Shop for Model Railroading equipment and accessories:

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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:

Anita Brown
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.


South Jersey
Railroad Society
1103 Seaside Ave.
Absecon, NJ 08201


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