Northeastern Fallen Flags RPM Meet 10/2/10


Northeastern Fallen Flags RPM Meet
October 2, 2010, 9AM – 6 PM
!!! NEW VENUE !!!
Ted Blum 4-H Center
310 Milltown Road
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Greetings all and pardon the multiple posting. The third annual Northeast Fallen Flags Railroad Prototype Modeling meet will take place on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at the Ted Blum 4-H Center, 310 Milltown Road, Bridgewater, NJ, 08807. This spacious venue, just off of NJ Route 202, is also easily accessible from Interstates 78 and 287. Admission is $25.00 at the door and includes a hot Italian Lunch buffet at 1 PM. Also, the 4-H Gingersnaps will be selling a Continental Breakfast of Coffee, Tea, Muffins, Bagels and Danish from 9 until 11:30 AM; soft drinks and coffee will be available throughout the day for a small donation.

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 and discussion and learning. The model display is the heart of any RPM meet, so bring your work to show around. There are plenty of tables set to a comfortable height for viewing.

Aside from the model display, tentative activities and clinics include:

Vince Lee
"CNJ in the 1960's – a photo scrapbook"
Jim Dalberg
"Modeling Hopper Cars of the Anthracite Roads"
Jim Harr
"Styrofoam modeling: hot-wire foam cutting tools and techniques"
Dave Messer
"Developing a Prototype Operating Scheme for the PRR Northeast Division"
Larry DeYoung
"What a Modeler Can Learn From Running a Short Line Railroad"
Ted Culotta
Michael Mang
"DL&W Operations in Buffalo – the Post-War Era"
Jay Held
"Erie and Erie Lackawanna around Croxton Yard"
Mike Boland
"100 Years of the Long Island Rail Road with Modeling Tips"
David Ramos
"Researching, modeling and operating the New York Central RR's High Line In HO Scale"

Clinics subject to change; clinic schedule will be posted the day of the event.

There will also be prototype model vendors in attendance, and those currently confirmed to attend include:

Stella Scale Models (laser cut prototype models and accessories in HO)
Speedwitch Media (steam-era freight car models, books, decals)
TMB Custom Models (laser cut prototype models and accessories in HO)
Shortline Products (Northeastern prototype RR models and parts)
Motion Solutions/Tom Saxton (Tools, parts, kits, supplies)
Amesville Shops (Pre-1900 prototype HO scale car models)

We will also have a Chinese Auction – please donate new items for sale; proceeds benefit 4H.

And last but not least, this year we are adding two optional, do-it-yourself local layout tours open to NEFFRPM attendees, Jim Grill's N-scale Neshanic River Railroad and Jim Homoki's HO-scale Newark Terminal Division. Open house times and directions will be provided the day of the meet.

We have created both a Yahoo! Group and a FaceBook page for this meet; please visit them at and to sign up for the latest news. If you have a presentation or clinic you would like to show, or would like to inquire about vending, please contact us at neffrpm@.... Directions to the 4-H Center will be posted on the Yahoo! site as well.

So that we may have an idea of expected attendance, please send an e-mail to neffrpm@... to let us know you are planning on attending, with "Will Attend" in the subject line.

We hope to see you on October 2nd!

Jim Harr
Ralph Heiss
Jan Lush

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