Don Keck at Lake Junaluska is about to get organized enough to have a work schedule to change some trackage on the layout they have installed in the Terrace Hotel as well as a good bit of work to refurbish the scenery. To get more information call Don Keck at 828-456-4178 or Gene Barrett at 828-627-6011. They would really appreciate any and all help.
The layout (6'X12') we had donated to the Club to be used for a raffle prize at our December Train Show will need a little work sprucing up the scenery and structures. I have been going through the engines and rolling stock to get two trains to run on the layout that will go with it. Anyone interested please contact me at 828-699-0983.
At the December show we will have a contest room for those that are interested in entering rolling stock, engines, structures, or photos. We have had several people show interest and if you have not entered before, this would be a great opportunity to find out what to do, or not do. We also have coming up a clinic on how to write up an entry in the next month or so.
September is renewal month for membership. Please bring your dues money to the meeting.
The Apple Valley RR will be open on Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend. See below for info.
The Great Smokey Mountain RR has their annual Railfest in conjunction with Bryson City’s Fireman’s Days starting on Friday, September 14th and going through Sunday, the 16th. Fireman’s Day and Mountain Craft Fair are Saturday and Sunday events. Go to www.gsmr.com for more info.
In October there are five events going on; two are ours. We have layout tours October 6 at Hendersonville and October 20 at Hickory. We’ll need help at both events. Also on October 20, Tim Wagner and friends are showing a G-scale layout at Black Mountain. They could use our help. The French Broad Empire Train Show and Narrow Trak 07 are on Oct 12 and 13. Your participation is urged at all of these events.
The layout will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.