With the passing of each day we are one day closer to warm
weather and spring. I think I’m safe to saying that we all
are getting tired of the cold weather. I’ve gotten spoiled being
down in Florida. When I came back I was told I needed my
head examined for coming back when I did, and I should have
stayed another month. All I can said is that you are right and I
should have stayed a little longer. I am going back at the
end of March to complete some other work that I need to get
I would like to thank Alycefaye and Donald for taking charge and
running the Greenburg train show last month, and everyone who
came out and help with the show. Please read Alycefaye's report
on the show under the secretary minutes, and check out the
photos of the show. I hear that the Willy Wonka’s Chocolate
factory was a big hit with the kids, and adults. The
display looked great.
At our annual planning meeting we discuss the idea of have
members erect a building or two of any kind instead of doing
modular because of their size. 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 kind of building 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 ½ inch = 1 foot. In
upcoming meetings we will have workshops where we can help each
other with our buildings and ideas.
Keeping with this Idea, and killing two birds with one stone, I
have made reservations for our March meeting to be at the
Carnegie Science center on
Saturday March 14 at noon.
We were trying to get over to the science center to see the
train display last July, and it didn’t work out, so we’re giving
it another try. This time our members can be looking for
ideas for their building and our village or town.
The group rate for the science center is $10 based on a group of
15 or more. The regular price for general admission is $18.95
per adult. I need to conform the reservations by
March the 10 to let the science
center know how many are in our group. Please call me
(412)276-1236 or e-mail by the tenth, so that can give them
a final count on the size of our group. For the club to get the
group rate we will need to meet in the lobby and pay for the
group all together at one time.
I’m going to let it up to our members to decide on how they want
to get to the science center. If you drive, parking is $5
per car. You can ride the “T”, cost depends on your age.
If you’re over 65 you can ride for free.
Don and I will be taking a trip out to the Brownville railroad
museum. They have asked us to do a show later this year.
We are going out to see what they have in mind. We may
have a meeting there later this year.
I have worked out all the details on the Cuyahoga Rail
Excursion scheduled for
July 31 –August 1. Please
check out under trips for all the details. This bus/train trip
is based on a 35 minimum like last year, and includes lodging
for one night, two lunches, one breakfast, one dinner, admission
to all of the attraction, and transportation by deluxe motor
coach, taxes, baggage handling, meals and guide gratuity. Again
this year you can make your reservations for the trip two ways.
You can pay for it in full when making your reservation or use
the schedules we have set up and make monthly payment. We are
hoping this will make it a little easier for people who would
like to take this trip. Please remember the deadline for making
June 13, 2015.
Bill and Jill Fallecker have received confirmation from the
Franklin Garden club (sponsors of the May Garden Mart) that we
have a spot. It is not right across the street from Fallecker
home as in the past, but in the same park closer to the
Bill is asking if any members are interested in staying at the
local hotel (Comfort Inn), to let him know, and if there is
enough interest he’ll see if he can get a discounted rate. I
would like to start making a list of volunteers who would work
the show and like to stay over and get that to Bill soon. The
dates of the May Garden Mart are
May 2-3. Please call me
(412)276-1236 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.