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    • August 8, 2019 11:31 AM EDT
    • If anyone is interested in going to the Conv. 

      We are on a home tour with the National Narrow Gage Conv. here in Sacramento, Ca.   For some reason ( hooked/how)  on a open house tours for two day with our Garden R.R. (Santa fe & Butthead Cove R.R.)

       

       

      and our Ho R.R., ( Little Truckee R.R. ) on Sept 4 and 5th.

       

       

       

       

      Here is the link. https://www.nngc2019.org/

      So now working on the garden R.R. upgrades to hope to have it on time. 

      Pine trees are the worst this year on dropping needles left and right beside,  the darn Squirrels dropping Pine Cones booms..

       

    • August 3, 2019 8:50 PM EDT
    • Wait ....that's Dad....where are the coveralls and BS ballcap ?  Caught me off guard!

    • August 1, 2019 8:56 AM EDT
    • Dennis Tetreault said:
      David Marconi,FOGCH said:

      I did, Why .....

       

       

      I'm the good looking one on the left. 

       

       

      Dennis, I think you were looking from behind the picture when you typed that..     

    • July 31, 2019 9:49 PM EDT
    • Looks like a good time, nice seeing Bob & Stan’s railways still looking good!

      One of these days we may make it to one of these events again!

    • July 31, 2019 8:23 PM EDT
    • I did, Why .....

       

       

    • July 31, 2019 7:47 PM EDT
    • Who got pics of the sneaky bitch Dennis ?

       

    • July 31, 2019 1:34 PM EDT
    • Andy Clarke said:

      Nice pictures from one and all...  I didn't take any, mainly cause I didn't bring a camera and my cell phone has a rotary dial...

      It's hard to take pictures with a rotary dial cell phone..  I just treat all yall's pictures like I'm on a party-line phone..

      I listen in and watch all yall's pictures...   And I thank all of you for taking them..    

      While Andy is a bit technology challenged, I'll have to admit I could never figure out how to take a picture with his phone...

       

    • July 31, 2019 12:46 PM EDT
    • Nice pictures from one and all...  I didn't take any, mainly cause I didn't bring a camera and my cell phone has a rotary dial...

       

      It's hard to take pictures with a rotary dial cell phone..  I just treat all yall's pictures like I'm on a party-line phone..

       

      I listen in and watch all yall's pictures...   And I thank all of you for taking them..    

    • July 31, 2019 11:03 AM EDT
    • It was good getting to meet you Dennis 

    • July 31, 2019 9:36 AM EDT
    • Thanks, Dennis!   Those are great.   Wow, it seems like it was over SO quickly, but it's nice to have some more reminders!

    • July 31, 2019 9:34 AM EDT
    • A few pics from Saturday at Bob's. 

       

    • July 29, 2019 8:25 PM EDT
    • You got quite a few great shots in there Bruce Thanks for posting them

    • July 29, 2019 7:51 PM EDT
    • My, my...WHAT a weekend!   Many, many THANKS to Bob & Martha and Stan & Deb.   There's a LOT of work that goes into these events and it was just perfectly executed!

      We got there early enough to relax with a glass of wine on their patio.  

      Martha showed off all the work they had done on the hillside.

      We were there 2 years ago in August, but they have since changed the date to July as there is much more in bloom.   The yard was absolutely gorgeous everywhere you looked.   She has even "upgraded" the front yard, even though there isn't any track there (yet). 

       

      Here's a shot of the layout that I took from the deck:

      It is just about impossible to get the entire layout in view...Burke Yard is just behind the tents - wow is the sun ever hot there!

      Anyway, Jean and I visit a bit at the Acton Arboretum, which is fairly close, then drove over to run some trains.

      David had brought his gorgeous locomotive and it looked just great on this layout!

      Ken was one of the first to take a train out as he made up his train in Franklin Falls.

      Rooster was there, but NO sign of David Russell...

      A little further back...and you can see Ken working Majestic.

      Turn to one side and you get a great view of the house.   Al and David Marconi were switching Pearce, while the saner folks sat in the shade...

      Ken took his train to help Ric make it up the hill...

      It sure looks like David Marconi was happy to be here!

      So...Friday was run around and try to stay cool at Bob's, while Saturday was the actual day of operations at Bob's.   Al also had an ops session on Friday morning, but we didn't make it - sure hope to next year!

      Sunday, we descended on Stan & Deb.

      Another warm HOT day, but funny thing is you didn't really notice WHILE you were running, but, wow...don't stop, or you just might collapse!

      I really messed up on this day!   I took out my little camera and it told me that it did not have enough power to even open the lens...   Well, no problem, I guess I'll use my phone - ack - I forgot to charge it last night and it is down to 9%...so I only got a few more pictures before IT died...

      Jean found a bench in the shade near Sublette.

      While Jean was relaxing, I toured a bit of the railroad.

       

       

       

      I ran single handed out of Stiege...on the way to Reilly.  

      Before I could even leave, I had a meet with the Misty Flyer, operated by Jane and Ken.

      Well...a very FUN weekend!   Thanks to Bob, Martha, Stan & Deb for opening up your homes to us - we had a wonderful time!

       

       

       

       

    • July 29, 2019 12:35 PM EDT
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Hollywood did you get lost @ Stan's ….. so easy to do … 

      Sean. that would be a No, I had a knowledgeable engineer. I was the conductor and did get the cards and paperwork right

    • July 29, 2019 9:21 AM EDT
    • I had a great time @ Bob's on Friday … some pics before the storm ...

      "Roosta" is here in spirit !

      Bob your railroad is looking great … We know it is you Martha who does the most ... 

       

    • July 29, 2019 8:49 AM EDT
    • Want to express Jane's and my sincere thanks to Bob & Martha, Stan and Deb for a wonderful 3 days of playing on their railroads..

      My sister and her 2 grandchild attended Stan's on Sunday afternoon and my sister was totally in awe..

      My mother and her grandchild Tyler also had a wonderful time..  Again, Thanks... 

    • July 29, 2019 8:04 AM EDT
    • Ric Golding said:

      Amongst Dave's last group of pictures, is a picture of a tunnel entrance with a grey flatcar sitting in it (tried to copy and paste the picture, but that's why I call this thing a CONFUSER).  That's a 1:20.5 standard gauge flatcar on dual rail track.  This is the future expansion of Stan and Debbie's Railroad World and the reason to always come back, because expansion is continuing.  Eventually, the story can be told of how this railroad connects with the outside World.  The only thing to say is , "Stay tuned".   

       

       

    • July 29, 2019 7:39 AM EDT
    • Hollywood did you get lost @ Stan's ….. so easy to do …