Another great year was had by all at the Great Train Show in Indianapolis, IN this past weekend. Posted are a few photos from the display. Club members from all around ran a dozen or so trains each day. Our fearless leader, James, was interviewed for some show promotion on WISHTV. Attached are some photos from Bud Hunter, Spencer Spurlock, and myself. If you have photos to share, contact me.
A few things of not have happened since the last update. My bad on getting this out later than I should have.
- In September Kyle Draper setup some trains at the Roann Covered Bridge Festival Exhibit. You can read more in the latest newsletter…
- Speaking of newsletters, the Fall 2019 one is now posted for members on the Newsletter page.
- Also here are a few photos from the Modular Layout setup that happened in September for the Castleton Christian Church – Palooza.
- Lastly, below are the recently elected member for the club:
- John Buckner – President
- Dave Wheelock – Vice President
- Randy Banks – Treasurer/Sec.
- Bud Hunter – Newsletter Editor
- Jeff Carter – Membership
- Andrew Jones – Webmaster
- James Driesbach – Modular Group Coordinator
Hey guys it is about that time. We will be at the Castleton Christain Church on north Hague road starting at 1:00 pm Wednesday September 18th for set up. the show is on Saturday but we are using the extra days to work on the layout. please let me know if you will be able to be there and what days. any help is good help. The full address is on the web site (See the 2019 Calendar in the right column) and I will keep you informed of any updates. I plan on being there earlier on Thursday, Friday and Saturday depending on when Randy can get me in to the church. Thanks, James H. Driesbach
We had great weather for an open house a few weeks ago! David and Sharon’s new garden layout reflects the hard work they poured into this wonderful creation. It was exciting to see all the garden colors and the long bridge over the pond! David said a bridge was one of his top requirements when he started planning the layout. In addition to the garden layout, they setup a loop of track in the grass to run another train. All in all, everyone had a great time outdoors with trains and sunshine! Enjoy the photos and thank you David and Sharon for a great open house!
It is with a sad heart that we pass along the sad news of Marion Hensley’s passing August 18th, 2019. You can read more here: https://gravellawncemetery.com/grave/grave-import-546/
A celebration of Marion’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Gravel Lawn Cemetery Chapel beginning with Masonic Memorial Rites. Friends may call at the chapel on Wednesday from 12:00 pm until the time of service. Burial will follow the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gravel Lawn Cemetery Chapel, Good Samaritan of Hamilton County or the Fortville Masonic Lodge No. 207. Online condolences may be shared at www.sealsfuneralhome.com.
From everyone at ILSR, our loving condolences.
Bud Hunter was able to go catch some of Big Boy’s action on the high iron in Rochelle, IL this past Tuesday after it had been on display in West Chicago. “This is an amazing steam locomotive!” – Bud
Additionally, my wife Sarah made for some arrangements to go up and see the Big Boy in West Chicago. So here are a few photos:
Word was passed on to me that Marion was back in the hospital. Cards and notes of encouragement would be appreciated.
With Summer upon us, there are a few noteworthy items to be passed along.
- It’s hot out folks, so keep those boilers cool with plenty of water!
- The Summer Newsletter is now available online (Member’s Only).
- Fall events are now on the calendar too the right side of this post and on the newsletter.
- We need candidates for 2020-2021 positions. If you’re interested just let any current officer know!
The club had a fantastic time as always in Upland, IN at the 2019 Blooms and Barries Festival. Bill Duncan noted that 14 different trains ran throughout the day. As always there were many that enjoyed the display. I’m sure the whole group is already looking forward to next year’s festival for all the fun of running trains! Well, and fresh strawberries too. Okay, a few of us might mostly look forward to that part… myself included.
The next modular setup is on the schedule for September 21, at the Castleton Christian Church Palooza. Till then enjoy some of these photos from Upland.