Established 1994




February 2018 Newsletter

From the President's Desk Trips
Photos The Dining Car
Upcoming Train Shows & Events Tech Tips
Wanted / For Sale Video of the Month

Financial Report (password required)

Membership Roster (password required)

PGRS Minutes 

Keith Baggus opened the meeting @ 1:15 in Carnegie.
A sympathy card was signed by all that were present for the family of Bill Baldwin, a deceased past member of the club.
Snacks were ample to meet anyone’s hunger...thanks members for all the goodies and to Keith for preparing the kitchen.
Dave Bodnar gave a interesting show and tell presentation on something he will be demonstrating at the March East Coast Train Show in York, Pa.
A joy stick controller: built into a case with 3 LED (3 channels) and 3 receivers ( 1 for a train speed, 2 for a modem and 3 was a blinking sign) Cost= about $100 and was 9 amps. You will be able to find it on our web page and also on You-tube. He also showed an automatic screwdriver with 2 bits that could sense the direction you turned your hand ( thus turning forward or reverse the screwdriver). It was rechargeable and cost about $76. He showed a second screwdriver with 18 bits, powered by 2 AAA batteries with a light for $16.99. Dave showed a list of thing he acquired from (Banggood.com ) one was a programmable  LED sign for $9.99, another was rare earth magnets $3.59, and another was a great wire stripper from Amazon for $15.00, and a coax plug adaptor from also Amazon for $6.00 for 5 pair; the same thing on EBay = 8 pair for $12.99. Dave asked if anyone had taken time to click on the “Search Box” on the opening page of the Newsletter. It can get you to all the past News Letters. P.S. The wire stripper on Amazon for $14.99 is Blusmart  AWG24 -10 (0.2-6.0 mm.)
Tina Weimer, our treasurer, told us of two new members, Ken and Janice Janowitz from Gibsonia. Please welcome them to our club. She mentioned that Rick Tyke had things for sale in our Newsletter so check them out. A Christmas Card was received from long time members Sandra and John Wigggin. John is still in a nursing home but doing well.
Keith reminded everyone that there would be no meeting in February. Keith will be in Florida and Tina in Georgia. Keith is having 2 train trips this year, see “Trips” in Newsletter for details.
Don Goodwin’s youngest son, died unexpectedly leaving two very young sons. A motion was made by Alycefaye Stewart and seconded by Lois Bodnar to donate $100 from the Club to the boy’s trust fund for their education in lieu of flowers. Motion carried. A hat was also passed around the members for donations. The winner of the 50/50 also donated their winnings.
The tentative calendar for the upcoming year:
Feb........ NO MEETING
March... Sunday @ 1:00 in Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Dave is contacting the hospital for a date in the beginning of the month. ( York’s East Coast Train Show is the 30 & 31.)
April...... 21st, 1 ;00 @ Saint Matthias Lutheran Church, 100 Chapel view Drive, Greensburg, Pa. 15601.. Tina, John,(724-832-9541) Alycefaye and Joe (724-837-5449)will host
May .....19 & 20, Brownsville, Pike Festival.  Fayette’s train days is the week before. Information will be forthcoming on the set up times.
June.....Bob and Carlo Gettemy’s home @ 726 Mace Street, Greensburg, Pa. 15601 ( 724-837-2933)...Date and time to be determined
July......Open...still need an idea
Aug.....Buffalo Creek Farm, Ken Maglietta home, 378 Brush Run Rd.,Claysville Pa. 15323 ( 724-747-4747)... Date and time to be determined
Sept....Clark and Alice Kemmerer’s home, 28 N. Joslyn Dr. Pittsburgh, Pa. 15235 ( 412-795-0524)...mid month...Date and time to be determined
Oct.....28th, Castle Shannon Train Show, we will have a train raffle. Information to follow
Nov....Open House in Brownsville. Information to follow
Dec...1st, Christmas Party...date and time and place to be determined
Submitted by Alycefaye Stewart