If you are within driving range of the Seattle area, you are invited
to attend the 7th annual Mini-Meet of Santa Fe Railway fans and
modelers in the Northwest. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
on Sat., April 22, 2006, in conjunction with the annual open house of
the Boeing Employees Model Railroad Club in the Boeing Recreation
Activity Center (22649 83rd Av. S., Kent, WA).
The current agenda, subject to change, looks like this:
9:00 -10:00 - Register, pick up handouts, meet other attendees
10:00 - John Thompson on "Postwar Super Chief Consists and HO Models"
11:15 - Darrel Gordon on "Operating on the Valley Division"
12:00 - 1:00 - No host lunch break, $5 sandwich lunches available,
also tour the Boeing club's HO layout and Open House displays
1:00 - Introductions of Attendees, Show & Tell, Sales Tables
1:30 - Bill Messecar on "Santa Fe Stock Car Operations & HO Models"
2:45 - Ned Loos on "Building a Santa Fe Stock Pen Model"
3:00 - Jim Hayes on "Santa Fe HO Resin Freight Car Kits"
3:20 - Jon Harrison on "Building a Summit Depot Model"
3:35 - Santa Fe Video (1940s-50s) on Freight Operations
4:00 - Doug Nighswonger slide show of Santa Fe steam & diesel locos
5:00 - End mini-meet
Cost for the event and handouts is a $5 donation to cover our costs.
It is hosted by Bill Messecar and John Thompson.
For registration information and directions, contact me off-list at