Presentation on theme: "Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum April 2007 Poway Station was invited to setup their modular HO train layout at this years Spring Harvest Fair at the."— Presentation transcript:
Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum April 2007 Poway Station was invited to setup their modular HO train layout at this years Spring Harvest Fair at the Vista Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum. We (club members) started our setup on Friday early in the morning and by mid afternoon we had trains running. The actual fair event ran from June 16th and 17th (Sat. Sun) and then again the following weekend on the 23rd and 24th. Club members where delighted to have a show back to back so we didn't have to go through the long process of setup and tear down twice. While we ran trains for the public on both Saturdays and Sundays, the museum was open and every kind of tractor and engine, gas, steam, diesel, large and small where on exhibit and running. Some gave rides, some showed their power by sawing wood or crushing rocks. Others even generated electricity or washed clothes. Here are some pictures of the event for your pleasure.
Saturday, up and running Saturday morning we started at 8 am to get things running. The public was invited in at 9am. Many people of every age came through and enjoyed the beautiful work of the quilts hanging on the walls and the operations of the HO layout we had setup. On Saturday a camera crew came by from Channel 8 local news and ran a piece on the club and model railroading. Once you have gone through this procedure, you'll never look at news or filming again the same way. After some time setting up, George and DJ, club members representing our older members and younger members, where ready to go. Cue cards where written up, boom mikes in place, 1,2 3, action... George and DJ did their piece, then you hear, CUT... ok says the director, you move here, you tilt your head that way, look into the camera, ready, action! George looks like "What?" I just did this... Director yells, "Camera's rolling"... Did I just hear George mumble something under his breathe? Cut.... after the 2nd take. More instructions and 1,2,3 camera ACTION! This went on over and over again. Take 287 did I hear, well no, that is an exaggeration but it sure seemed like it to us. We all got to do a part, Ron Walker had the headphones on working with the sound, Brian Beck and Ron Tindall held cue cards for George and DJ. I didn't get the names of the boom mic gentleman or the director, sorry guys. So, here are some pictures of our 15 minutes of fame on the Silver Screen, well more like an hour on some video tape... but it was fun!
Lights, Camera, Action! “Camera, Action” Take 1, we’re rolling Take 287 ??? Hey George, look into the camera! Manual Teleprompter Cheap labor
Switching Layout Part of the fun of model railroading is the sharing of the hobby, especially to youngsters. Ron Tindall built a 2' x 8' fold up module that is reminiscent of John Allen's Time Saver layout. Though a different design, the idea is the same, switch cars in either the least amount of moves or time. Ron has constructed many nicely detailed buildings to help bring this industrial area to life including backdrops. This layout is very fast to setup, power is connected with just two plug in wires, and will run either DC or DCC without any modifications to the layout. Ron is currently developing a Way Freight billing system using Rail OPs to make up switching manifests for engineers and conductors to use. This layout is also a big hit at shows when we set it up because we allow the public to run trains on it and switch cars around. Nothing brightens the eyes more of the little ones than to grab a throttle and under the direction and help from a Poway Station Engineer, they move cars around from in bound tracks to industries and take cars from industries and spot them on the out bound tracks. They learn what real railroading is all about and how much fun model railroading can be even in such a small space as 2 x 8. These pictures where taken before the crowds gathered, in a few minutes you couldn't see the layout anymore with all the kids there. Here are some shots of this layout.
Switching Puzzle Layout Ron Tindall, designer and builder of the layout Brian Beck and his family check out the layout while George Boggs helped little engineers run the layout.
I hope you have enjoyed this tour of one of our events. If you are interested in Model Railroading, please stop by our website and learn more about us. http://www.powaystation.org We are always looking for new members. You don’t need any experience, just a love for trains. We have all ages and levels of knowledge in our club and would love to help you get started. We meet every Tuesday, and setup our trains to run through out the year at different events. You can check our calendar online for coming shows. We are also looking for a permanent home to build a layout and have our meetings in, so if you know of any place that we could use please contact one of our board members at the above website. We are a 501c corporation and your donations are tax deductible. Thank you for watching
A Poway Station Presentation President: Ron Walker Treasurer: Jack Eiermann Secretary: Ron Tindall Poway Station Website: http://www.powaystation.org A big thank you to the Antique Gas & Steam Museum for allowing us to setup and run our trains. This presentation was brought to you by Ron Tindall our clubs webmaster. Thank you