Our March Newsletter is now published ! There's information
about the train silent auction (including a list of
items up for bid), an updated Members' List,
and more. Sign into the Members' side for details!
"Colleville: An HO-scale Experience" is our newest video featuring a member's train layout.
The details are amazing and the amount of man-hours has got to be staggering!
On March 23rd, a group of members went to the East Coast Large Scale Train Show in York, PA. It was a nice event for us, allowing to see friends again, as well as look at of the new offerings to the model train world. We also picked up parts for our "A Special Wish" project and had the opportunity to thank each of our contributors personally, as well as get their photos! For more information, click here.
NOGRS is very proud to announce it's latest project: building a train display for A Special Wish Foundation. NOGRS was contacted by Gary Coffman, asking if we would help a young man's wish of having an outdoor layout with two trains running at the same time. Within 24 hours, our Trustees approved this project and we were able to tell Gary an emphatic, "ABSOLUTELY!" A couple of weeks later, we had an on-site visit to survey the location and talk with the family. As things continue to develop, we will keep you informed via the Newsletter and emails! For more information about A Special Wish Foundation, click here.
As a Club, we have the awesome opportunity to work with some very special people. Sometimes, even those people surprise us with their caring attitudes and willingness to help. This is the case with our newest project: A Special Wish of "two trains running at the same time."
In appreciation, we would like to call out a few of our Friends: Reindeer Pass, Michael's Woodworking, Garden Railroading magazine, and USA Trains. These folks have gone above and beyond a simple donation, making us extremely proud to be associated with them.
Reindeer Pass reached out to USA Trains and secured a donation of TWO starter sets and a 10-amp power supply. Garden Railroading Magazine donated a magazine subscription and granted us permission to use an article on our website. Michael's Woodworking donated the wood to construct all the trestles. We have pictures of Michael hand delivering his Kansas items here.
In this day and age of corporate greed and "the need to stay lean," it is so heartwarming to see that companies can be caring and that it's not just about "the bottom line." All of the members of NOGRS take off our Conductor's Caps and salute you, our Friends.