July 13, 2013 – Our bus tour to Taltree was a major success for our select group of members and guests. The weather was perfect and we had excellent tour guides, including our 2012 Club Banquet speakers from Taltree, Jim Melton and Damein Gabis. After several question and answer and photo tours around the layout, after visiting the basement holding yard and workshop, after a visit to the gift shop, after chatting with the Hartland representatives and signing up for their trainset raffle and after a freshly grilled hamburger or hot dog from the Taltree staff, we still had time for a surprise visit to the Illiana Garden Railway Society's club layout at Samuelson's Garden Center, also in Valparaiso. It was another major G Scale treat!
James passed along a great big thank you to all those who attended (and, we should add, supported his considerable efforts to put on this event). Pix HERE.