We’re off to a
good start of another year for the PGRS. Our first meeting
of the year was our annual planning meeting at the Matthias
Lutheran church in Greensburg. Thank you to our hosts Alycefaye
Stewart and Tina Weimer for making the arrangement for us to
use the church and for the pizza and salad
lunch. We covered a lot at our meeting. Please check out Alycefaye's
minutes of the meeting and the photos.
The number one
topic of the planning meeting is putting the calendar
together for the coming year We’re off to a good start.
February 14-15 we have the Greenburg Train and Toy show at the
Monroeville Convention Center.
The club has sent out a notice on the show looking for volunteers
to man the display and answer questions in two hour shifts (or more)
during the show. Please look over your schedules to see when you
can volunteer to work. Please e-mail Don Goodwin
(724)945-5264 or Alycefaye Stewart
(724) 837-5449 with the time that best fits your schedule. I will be
out of town from February 3 to February 17. Don and Alycefaye
have volunteered to head up the Greenburg show in my absence.
Please give them all the help you can. Doing any show takes a
lot of work and we need all the help we can get, especially with
the set up, taking down and packing the trailer. Please let’s
try to have a good turnout for this show. We have worked so hard at
get back in with the Greenburg people. Please take a lot of
photos so I can see what I’ve missed.
Please check out the calendar and see what we are planning for
the year. It’s not complete as we are still working on filling in
details. We are looking for hosts for some months. Look it
over and see where you can help.
Save July 31 and August 1 for our bus/train trip for this
year. I have been working on a trip to ride the Cuyahoga Valley
Scenic Railroad thru the Cuyahoga Valley National Park to the
village of Peninsula, The Football Hall of Fame, and a lot more.
Please check out trips for all the details.
Every couple years the subject of the club doing modular comes
up. At the Christmas dinner I was asked about why the
club doesn’t build or have modular layout for when we do a show.
We have looked into building modules many times.
We always find that G- scale modules are so large that most of our members
wouldn’t have a way of getting them to the show.
Let's try this idea which comes from a project Alycefaye
directed a few years ago. Each member made a part of a
castle which we brought to shows to assemble.
I propose using this idea and have members erect a
building of any kind. Perhaps a flower shop, barber shop, hobby shop, pool hall, a
gas station, a mill or a mining camp, an ice cream/candy store, barn,
fire station, tavern. Whatever you can dream up. The building
would be used to make up a village or town when doing a show.
Our village or town would always be changing depending on which
members helped at the show and what buildings we have to work with.
The scale of the building is 1:24 or ˝ inch = 1 foot. In upcoming meetings we will
have workshops where we can help each other with our buildings
Ann Celento has supplied the club with an updated price list for
Pittsburgh Garden Railway Society wearing apparel:
Golf & Sweat shirts are
available in Sand Stone or Forest Green in sizes Small to 3X
Golf Shirt with Pocket
Golf Shirt with Pocket
long sleeved $18.50
Hat Sand Stone
with Forest Green bill $10.00
Ladies Visor in Sand
stone or Forest green $10.00
Light Jacket Forest
Alycefaye has looked into the
club getting vests at Cabela’s for the members. We will make
arrangements for getting the club logo placed on them.
I will see you all in March when I
get back from my vacation.