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August, 2018 .... Issue 8
Anita Brown, Donna & Larry Grady, Bob & Patti Moffit, Ed Ramming & Al Schmidt

Meeting Hosted by Brian & Clair Steager

Brian and Clair welcomed everyone on a somewhat cooler, cloudy day and we all enjoyed a lunch of soup, sandwiches & snacks and lots of assorted deserts & goodies

Brian started the meeting off singing a song that he wrote Expeditious Mountain RR playing it on his Mandolin, accompanied by Clair.

Brian Steager when updating everyone on the progress of his newest outdoor design under the pines, alluded to the adoption of some of Jim & Marilyn Fox's buildings when their Railroad was dismantled when they moved.


Jim proceeded to give the history of those buildings and how much he enjoyed seeing them again at Brian's Railroad under the Pines.

Brian and John Seltner have had some fun moving a shed that they made a workshop with electricity to the site as well.

Attending: Brian & Clair Steager, Ed. Ramming, Joan Bishop, Bill Keller, Ned Young, Becky & Jim Lincoln and Grandson Jared, Tom Ayers, Marilyn & Jim Fox, Jim Holt, Jim Lewis, John Seltner, Donna & Larry Grady.


Ed Ramming. Pres. called the meeting to order at 2:00 P.M. with a flag salute and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Treasurer: Donna reported via email that no outstanding bills.

Sunshine: Ed reported for Patti Moffit with 9 birthday cards sent out in July, and 8 birthday cards in August. Jim Lewis, a recent new member, appreciated all the work and detail that Patti gives into making those beautiful cards. Nice job Patti.


LED Workshop: Ed Ramming and Jim Holt demonstrated and shown off their hand made telephone polls that they worked on at the workshop given at Ed's house last month.


We welcomed our newest member, Jim Lewis who saw an ad Jim Holt placed in his local paper for the open houses which peaked his interest & joined.

Jim Holt asked if we could mention in our website projects that each member might be working on and was advised by Ed to let Al Schmidt know that he may add to site.

Tom Ayers is looking for a place to install sound in his engines.

OCEAN CITY Show: Our next show will be in Ocean City and Jim offered to bring the trailer to his place to have it there ready for December. Thanks Jim and Brian for hauling and sitting on our "stuff".

Meeting adjourned 3:30 PM with Ed thanking Brian & Clair for their hospitality and thanking everyone for coming out to say hello.

September 9, 2018 @ 1:00
Monica Weaber & Tom Ayers
60 Smokey Run
Berlin, NJ 08009
Please contact Monica or Tom
if you plan to attend and
will bring a side dish or dessert to share

News You Need to Know

Ed also reached out to Anita Brown to see how she and Tom are doing and Anita said that she had fallen down the steps recently but is healing well, and Tom has his challenging days but they are coping and they send their best to the club.

Next meeting Date Change- Sat. Oct. 13 at the home of Becky & Jim Lincoln

50/50 - Larry Grady won $33 and $34 went to the club. Becky & Jim brought some train mugs & asstd. Accessories to be shared as well.

Bill Keller is giving away some ceramic houses that he is no longer using in his outdoor layouts. Anyone interested, call Bill


1st Terry Kruse
10th Jack Heath
16th Ellyn McMullen
25th Pat Alessi
28th Jim Lincoln
29tht Joe Profetto

January 7th Open House @ Dr. Mike & Pat Lurakis Please do not arrive before 1PM
January 14th Club Meeting @ Dr. Mike & Pat Lurakis Please do not arrive before 1PM
February NO Club Meeting
March 11th Club Meeting @ Grady's
March 30th & 31st East Coast Large Scale Train Show - York PA
April 7th Annual Lunch & Meeting - 1 PM @ Fred & Ethel's Smithville
April 21 & 22 Train Show - Green Planet Nursery*** CANCELLED ***
May 20th Club Meeting - Ed Ramming & Joan Bishop
June 9th SJGRS Open House Day (10 - 3)
June 24th Club Meeting - Alice irizarry/John Craven
July NO Club Meeting
August 19 Club Meeting - Brian and Clair Steager
September 9 Club Meeting - Tom Ayers / Monica Weaber
October 13th Club Meeting - Jim & Becky Lincoln
November 10th Club Meeting - Nominations, Bobbie & Al Schmidt
November 30th Setup for Ocean City Train Show (starting at noon, decorations @ 2 PM)
December 1st & 2nd 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 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. 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.

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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