Below is a presentation Dave Wheelock pulled together a wonderful video showing some highlights from the National Garden Railway Convention hosted by the Denver Garden Railway Society. If you weren’t able to make it to this past weekends luncheon, take some time to watch his presentation.
And suddenly fall is here as the temperatures cool off and out of scale leaves find their way back to our rails… But on the bright side, Bud Hunter has produced another fantastic newsletter! This months newsletter contains information about today’s luncheon, A review of 2022 so far, photos of the recent open houses, and so much more!
Also to help you delay in collecting leaves (only so more of them are down before removal of course), is the September/October GR News. The headline articles are as follows: Making a S.R.&R.L. Consist, Engine House Under Construction, and Maryland Central RR: Railroad on a Right of Way.
The Indianapolis 2022 Great Train Show is coming up! Read the notes about this event on the events page.
For our members, please note the winter 2022 newsletter has been added to the website. You can login and review it on the newsletter page.
Lastly, a shout out to the last Modular Layout setup getting a brief mention in the news shown below.
Open House – Event Info
As a reminder, Randy and Jacquie Banks will be hosting an open house this weekend Saturday September 11, from 1 – 4 PM. They are located at 7621 Fall Creek Parkway, Indpls. Randy wants us to either park in his driveway, his neighbors’ driveway to the south or the Pines neighborhood across the street, please do not park on Fall Creek Parkway. It looks like the weather will be great for this event so I hope to see many of you Saturday.
Modular Event – Event Info
The club will be setting up our modular layout at Boone County Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday September 17 and 18. This is an annual event in Lebanon, called Back to the Fifties and attracts many people from the area. There is a lot to do for the entire family including, a Car Show, food vendors , Children’s fun park, Merchants building, and bands all day Saturday, see the attached flyer for details. In addition to the items listed there is an AKC dog show and an antique bottle show on the fairgrounds on Saturday. All events are free of charge so it’s a great time to see the modular layout and enjoy a day of fun.
Save the Date October 9 Open House – Event Info
In the month of October Dave Beck is hosting an open house on October 9 from 2 – 4 pm. Watch for more information in the upcoming newsletter.
Hope to see many of you at our upcoming events.
VP of Events
August is always hot and humid weather wise, so ideally we would want to schedule a railroad open house venue with as much shade as possible. Rick and Marty Fair’s garden railroad features almost total shade and lots of railroading activity to enjoy. Rick supervised the train operations while Marty supervised being hostess with plenty of chairs to sit down and enjoy conversation, ice tea, lemonade – plus a huge variety of tasty breads.
Rick’s main railroad features 3 mainlines curving around through bridges, tunnels and various trees and bushes. Both steam and diesel locomotives are in use. There is also A “pondless waterfall” railroad that loops itself around this waterfalls and can be rather spellbinding to watch in and of itself. For those folks that enjoy interurbans and trolley cars, there is one of these to watch as well that automatically reverses itself at each end of the Line. Thank you Rick and Marty for hosting our August event in your lovely, shaded side and back yard. – Bud