Established 1994




October 2015 Newsletter

From the President's Desk Trips
Chasing Trains - Big and Little The Dining Car
Photos Tech Tips
Upcoming Train Shows & Events Video of the Month
Wanted / For Sale Minutes

Financial Report (password required)

Membership Roster (password required)


Pittsburgh Garden Railway Society

Minutes for Sept.26, 2015

Meeting was held at Frank and Jackie Magri’s home. An Italian dinner was presented by the Magri with the club filling in the vegetables, salads and desserts. A Great! Meal….!!!
28 members attended the meeting.
Keith Baggus, our president, called the meeting to order;
Two new members were added to our ranks- Bob and Carol Gettemy from Greensburg. A welcoming letter has been sent to them.
Major items presented by Keith.

1. Bus trip to Ohio on Sept. 26, 38 people will be going to Warther Museum to see replica of Lincoln Funeral Car and The Age of Steam Roundhouse.
2. Castle Shannon Train Show…Set up Oct. 31 @ 10:00, show Sunday Nov, 1 @ 9:00-3:00. We will be raffling a train at the show. Theme will be Halloween decorations with Keith’s houses. If you have any Halloween items in G-scale please bring to the show.
3. Greenburg Train Show…Set up Nov.6 @ 5:00pm, show Nov, 7-8 @ 10:00-4:00. 12’ X 18’ space. We will be using some of Keith’s great houses with a fall theme.
4. We will be doing The Greenburg Show on Feb. 27 -28. Ceramic houses and people will be the theme. If you have any please consider bringing them.
5. Hobby Express, Cranberry, will have G-scale trains

Tina Weimer, our secretary, reported;
Our financial report…can be found on our web page with your password.
We are 4/5 of the way to purchasing our new trailer.
One Box Car has been rented for the year… a fund raiser for the trailer.
23 clothing items have been given for embroidering with our LOGO but we need 25 to get the best price. Bring your flat items to one of the upcoming shows and give to any officer of the club. Don’t forget to safety pin your name and PGRS to the item.
Name badges can still be ordered.
Christmas Party information will be posted in mid-November. Date is Dec. 5, 2015 @ 6:00, Jaden’s Catering, 4724 William Penn Highway, Monroeville, Pa. 15146
50/50 was won by Alycefaye Stewart. She gave her winnings back towards the trailer fund.
Don Goodwin, our V.P., reported;
Mon Valley Transportation Museum contacted Don and said they never had so many people come into the Museum as they did while we were there. They requested that we do a show for them in Dec. Our members are very busy during that month and unable to do it for them... We plan to do a show in 2016 for them.
Don is to find out more about the Western Pa. Model Railroad Museum. It could be a destination for our Jan. meeting.
Alycefaye Stewart, our secretary, no report was presented
Club Concerns:
Lee Brandes suggested that we start having “work parties” to help members that need our help with their train lay outs. Members said, “Just ask and we will come.”
Mark and Teresa Demyan offered their home for our June 2016 meeting.
If you want the club meeting at your home please let Keith know, so when the calendar is set at the January meeting, you can be put on the 2016 calendar.