The JRD had a great meeting last Saturday. Frank Walker familiarized us with the various aspects of the history of railroading in Orange. There were many ideas that could be explored for modeling from the Civil War to the present day in either standard gauge or narrow gauge depending on era. Our second clinic was given by Andrew Dodge who gave us not only the history of the Colorado Midland but how to make the choices to take the history and topography of the line into a workable model railroad. In addition, we learned about the need to make choices regarding era to motive power and rolling stock on planning the layout. A hearty Thank You to both clinicians for sharing their time and expertise.
The meeting had an excellent display of 16 Cabooses in multiple scales with many road names. It was heartening to see such excellent participation. Congratulations to First Place winner Alan Bibb, Second Place (tie) winners Gerard Fitzgerald and Bob Minnis and Third Place winner Jean Raas
Let's have the same amount of participation for the next theme which is Switch Towers.
Thank you again to all those who came and made this such a great meeting.