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friscomike
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Posted - 10/13/2007 :  8:04:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Howdy,

I belong to the Texas Western Model RR club in Fort Worth, Texas. It operates in the 1948 to 1959 era. The 4,000 sq ft layout has about 1000 feet of mainline track of which, 300 feet is HOn3.

We meet twice a week on Thursday and Saturday evenings at 7:30. Our website is http://www.texaswesternmrc.org/ and you can see the quality of the work. We have mostly populated the layout with craftsman structures.

Our dues are $30 a month. Each month, we operate (using ProTrak) about three nights, have work night (layout construction, etc) three nights a month, plus have one run night where the members bring in any era train to run around the layout.

Every other month, we have an evening of round robin clinics (usually four) where we present craftsman hands-on lessons for building structures, detailing scenes, making trees, etc.

We have about 35 members and want to grow to about 50. This year we are celebrating our 10th anniversary.

About me:
I have built and sadly scrapped four layouts due to work moves, but this time, I decided I would look for a club. I have never belonged to a club before. If I had always had access to a club like the Texas Western, I would never have built a layout at home. The members are great, very helpful and friendly. The most important element about the Texas Western is that we like to have fun with trains.

If you are in the Fort Worth area, please stop by and say howdy.

Best Regards,
Mike Corley

p.s., hope to meet everyone at the CSS07 in a few weeks. Here are a few photos of our layout:

You can follow my construction of the logging camp kitchen: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47400&whichpage=1 and the dining hall at http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50236

Edited by - friscomike on 10/13/2007 8:25:29 PM

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marthastrainyard
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Posted - 10/15/2007 :  5:54:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit marthastrainyard's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike,

I tried to take a look at your web site, but since I am at work, I had to shut the browser down very quickly. My co workers started to look very irritated when they heard the steam whistle

Per in Plano



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emccamey
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Posted - 10/15/2007 :  7:16:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit emccamey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I agree - take out the sound. It always brings up a media player screen that has to be closed (or deselected) to see the site. I'm looking for information - not entertainment.



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friscomike
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Posted - 10/15/2007 :  11:40:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by marthastrainyard

Mike,

I tried to take a look at your web site, but since I am at work, I had to shut the browser down very quickly. My co workers started to look very irritated when they heard the steam whistle

Per in Plano



Good point, I'll work with the website guy to get it removed. Thanks for the heads up.

Mike


You can follow my construction of the logging camp kitchen: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47400&whichpage=1 and the dining hall at http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50236

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anbhurst
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Posted - 10/16/2007 :  01:28:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, . .Thanks very much for the introduction to the Texas Western Model RR Club. Tomorrow, we leave on a four-day trip to do some rail and aircraft fanning. As moderator of the club sub-forum, I am definitely interested in learning more about your club and its activities. I will respond further when we return home next week.

quote:
Originally posted by friscomike







Allen
Modeling the East in the West on the Northeastern Pacific RIM, Oregon, that is!

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CEFinkJr
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Posted - 10/17/2007 :  02:17:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nahh, keep the steam sounds, Mike. I wouldn't mind if you lost the dis easel sounds but the steam whistles, etc. are music to my ears.

It might be a good idea though if your silent home page warned of the "music" to come.

BTW, you ought to post at least the invitation part of your message in The Tour Bus section of General Forums. (http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=82)



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friscomike
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Posted - 10/17/2007 :  10:57:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Chuck,

Hope to see you at the TWMRC sometime.

mike


You can follow my construction of the logging camp kitchen: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47400&whichpage=1 and the dining hall at http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50236

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friscomike
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Posted - 11/11/2007 :  11:49:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Howdy folks,

We had around 140 visitors yesterday at our open house. I am hoarse from being a guide...LOL.

If you visit us during the open house or anytime, be sure and tell us you heard about it on the RRL.

Ya'll come,
mike


You can follow my construction of the logging camp kitchen: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47400&whichpage=1 and the dining hall at http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50236

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friscomike
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Posted - 11/25/2007 :  02:24:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Holy cow.

We had over 750 visitors last week (it was in the mid 60F outside), but today, it was raining steady, and the temp was hovering near 36F. Nasty weather, but over 450 folks stood in line for two hours, in the rain, to see the Texas Western layout. Proof positive, folks still read newspapers.

Everyone, from the age of newborn to 80's stuck it out and seemed to enjoy the tour. We have one more week celebrating National Model Railroad Month, so we are wondering who is left in Fort Worth who hasn't seen it...lol.

I was amazed at how many folks of all ages found the dog attacking the rattlesnake scene in the community of Dilemma. Not many found our resident fairies hiding in the forest though...

We'll be open next Saturday from 7pm to 10pmn if you are in the Fort Worth, TX area and want to meet some folks who love trains and see the result of their passion in 1/87 scale. We'd love to meet other RRL members, too.

Ya'll come, hear?
friscomike


You can follow my construction of the logging camp kitchen: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47400&whichpage=1 and the dining hall at http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50236

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Rick
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Posted - 11/25/2007 :  07:32:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, I just took a quick look at the web site for the clubs layout. Very nice. It's no wonder people would stand in the rain for two hours to see it. Congratulations on a successful open house.


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friscomike
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Posted - 10/30/2008 :  10:23:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Howdy,

Come visit the Texas Western Model Railroad club.ís 2008 open house on every Saturday in November. We operate a miniature transportation system depicting Southwestern railroads in the 1944 to 1959 era in a 4500 square foot building with over 1000 feet of mainline track. Our address is 6807 Anglin Drive, Fort Worth, TX.

Happy Trails,
mike

http://www.texaswesternmrc.org


You can follow my construction of the logging camp kitchen: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47400&whichpage=1 and the dining hall at http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50236

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jtbailey
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Posted - 07/04/2011 :  12:57:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit jtbailey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We still have the open house every year since 2007 and people are coming to see us to kick off the Christmas season. Nothing like a good model RR layout to get you into the holiday sprite. If you are in the area in November, drop by and see us and tell us you heard about it on the RRLF.
Looking forward to meeting you.

J.T.



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friscomike
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Posted - 11/04/2011 :  01:45:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Howdy folks,

The Texas Western Railroad Association is hosting its annual open house every Saturday in November 2011 from 2:00PM to 8:00PM. We've added many new structures and finished several areas. There isn't much homasote left.

The address is 6807-A Anglin Drive, Fort Worth, Texas behind Joe P Williams Compressor Services. The club's phone number is 682-587-2092.

The admission is free.

Have fun,
Mike Corley

President 2011
Texas Western Railroad Association
Fort Worth, Texas




You can follow my construction of the logging camp kitchen: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47400&whichpage=1 and the dining hall at http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50236

Edited by - friscomike on 11/04/2011 01:56:51 AM

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santafewillie
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Posted - 11/04/2011 :  08:44:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello fellow forum members. I've been to this club a number of times during open house. It's a must-see if you ever get to Ft. Worth. I drive 70 miles to get there. Avoid the crowds by going early, heck, they have even let me in earlier when there are members there. Great group of people as well, after all they are model railroaders. It seems like I've been visiting at least 7-8 years (memory disconnect) and watching their progress.

willie

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