2nd Annual NE Fallen Flags RPM Meet is coming!

Ralph Heiss

I am pleased to officially announce the second annual Northeast Fallen Flags Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet which will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2009, at the LH Taylor Firehouse, 7 Maryland Avenue, High Bridge, NJ 08829. The hours are 9 AM until 6 PM; Admission is $20.00 at the door the day of the meet; An Italian food luncheon is included with your admission, and door prizes will be raffled during the meet.

High Bridge is easily accessible from Interstate 78, Routes 22 and 31, and County Road 513, and is not far from Routes 202, 206, 46, I-287 and I-80. While there is no Saturday service on New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line to High Bridge, there is service to Somerville and/or Raritan so if you would like to take the train, please let us know so that we can try to arrange for volunteers to provide transfer service between Somerville or Raritan and High Bridge.

As with all RPM meets, the main focus of this gathering is for modelers to get together and bring any models they are working on or have finished, for display, discussion and of course, learning. In addition to the model display, clinics by well known modelers are planned on modeling topics as well as prototype information. Select vendors will be in attendance to offer their wares as well.

Scheduled Presentations Include:

Dave Goessling: Dave will present an update on his self-guided tour of the High Bridge area from last year, identifying local railroad and industrial landmarks; the station, wye, Taylor Wharton plant and railroad, etc. and is also working on the Pittstown and Musconetcong branches of the LV.

John Koenig: Modeling NY Harbor tugs in HO using the Walther's kit.

David Ramos: An update on his New York Harbor layout, and how he operates his busy HO scale layout.

Jay Held: Erie Railroad NY Harbor operations

Jerry Dziedzic: Jerry will share with us how he is rebuilding his HO scale NY&W/L&HR layout, and tell us about why he chose to build a new layout, and what he's learned in the process.

Sam Reynolds: NJ Zinc Co. operations in northeasten PA and northwestern NJ.

Scheduled Prototype Model Vendors Include –

Stella Scale Models (prototype-based structure kits in HO)

Shortline Products (Northeastern prototype RR models and parts in all scales)

Amesville Shops (Pre-1900 prototype HO scale car kits)

Speedwitch Media (Proto-specific plastic and resin HO car kits)

BEST Trains (prototype-based structure kits in HO)

Bethlehem Car Works (proto-specific car kits, parts, vehicles, etc.)

We have created a Yahoo! Group for this meet; please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/neffrpm/ to sign up for the latest news. We can also be contacted at neffrpm@... for more info.

Directions to the Firehouse will be posted on the Yahoo! site as well.

We hope to see you on October 3rd!

Jim Harr
Ralph Heiss

Northeastern Fallen Flags RPM Meet
Saturday, October, 3rd, 2009
LH Taylor Firehouse
High Bridge, NJ

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