Club Picnic at Brownsburg

Our July Club Picnic was held on July 10 at the Corner Stone Christian Church in Brownsburg. A huge thank you to Dave and Marilyn Wheelock for making the arrangements and securing the large shelter house for our use. Everyone enjoyed hamburgers, cheeseburgers and hot-dogs grilled by skilled grill-masters Marshall McConnell, John Buckner and Dave Wheelock. Randy and Jacquie Banks took care of securing over a dozen raffle prizes. Thanks also to Bill Duncan and Kyle Draper for setting up two large ovals of track to operate several trains during and after the picnic.

Perhaps best of all, we had 26 Club Members turn out for this picnic event, including several newer members of our club. Bob Gottschalk (Lebanon); Brandon, Irene and son Theo Reizman (Plainfield); Jess and Nancy Wadle (Zionsville). Getting to know one another is an important element of any successful Club, and I think we certainly demonstrated that this day. Thanks everybody! – Bud

Summer newsletter and other updates

Hi all,

The summer newsletter is now live for members on the newsletter page. Be sure to catch the recap of the Nashville convention, the Upland strawberry festival, why the Banks’ open house got delayed, the next few event dates, and so much more! Thank you Bud Hunter for all you do in the newsletter.

Speaking of events, the website is now updated with the details for the July, August, & September events. Take special note that the July 10th club picnic!

If that wasn’t enough reading, be sure to check out the latest Garden Railroading News digital magazine for May/June 2021.

Lastly, we were asked to share the following from LGBTours:

Dear train fans,

We understand that many of you cannot wait to travel again.

Together with YOU, we would like to travel through Colorado in August!
Join this last-minute LGB TOUR and experience your hobby in a very unique way.
Connect model railroading with a real-life example and talk shop with your like-minded
fellow travelers. And to top it all, every family will receive a LGB souvenir wagon.

Colorado – Best of the West, August 17 – 24, 2021 inclusive the Cumbres & Toltec Steam Festival
Colorado one of the highest states in the USA offers an amazing variety of wildlife and fascinating desert landscapes, rich cultural heritage, narrow-gauge railways, mining museums, and ancient rock dwellings. The days will be filled with breathtaking rides on board the Georgetown Loop Railroad -crossing the famous Devil’s bridge-, the Royal Gorge Route Railroad -running along the mighty Arkansas River-, the Durango & Silverton Railroad -one of the most impressive railways in America-, and the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad -America’s longest and highest narrow-gauge steam railway-.
We will also visit the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden and explore the Great Sand Dunes National Park -the tallest sand dunes in North America-, and Garden of the Gods – with it’s
amazing sandstone rock formations.

*Attached you will find the complete itinerary, as well as a fill-in application form.
*You can also click on the following link

* 5% discount if you apply before July 1, 2021 (Extended till July 9, 2021)

We look forward to seeing you in August!

Best regards,

John Rogers
Narrow Gauge Paradise – LGBTOURS
PO Box 130807
Tampa, Florida 33681-0807
Tel/Fax: 813 831 0357