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    HO HOn3 TRACTION in one railroad. Railroad is 25 X 50 and operational but still more work has to be done. DCC and analog control on a 2 track mainline of over a 1000 feet.

    We meet every Tuesday with the first Tuesday of the month being our bussiness meeting. From

    7:00P.M. till 10:00P.M. every Tuesday.

    Come take a look and see what we are up to, you

    just might like what you see.

    Abington Lines Model Railroad Club

    2066 Second Street Pike

    Richboro, Pa.

    215-598-7720 leave a message and we'll call you

    back.

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    Albert,

    Thanks for posting the announcement. I wish I could come back and see first-hand your club's layout and operation.

    There is a chance that we will be flying back to Trenton sometime this Spring to visit our kids and grandkids in Mercerville. Maybe at that time we could plan on stopping by on a Tuesday evening.

    Between now and then, why not take some pictures of your club's layout and of the fellows who are making it possible, and posting them here on this sub-forum.

    Concerning our club in Clackamas, OR, we still have lots of building building to do before we can start our benchwork. It's slowly coming along with each new concrete pour.

    I looking forward to seeing and hearing some more about your club. BTW, we have some Van Sant's here in the Portland area.

    Thanks,

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    Originally posted by Albert Van Sant Jr.




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    • #3
      Hi;

      I was wondering how you do in a small town as

      Richboro??

      The way I figure- There can't be too many Model

      Railroaders in a small town.

      Reason I'm curious, is because I'm looking for a Building for a Model RR. Museum, and I'm very afraid of moving to a small town because I figure the smaller the town, Well, they could not support me.

      Where do you guys meet, I guess in someones Home?? Is there dues?? And are they happy to pay it. I started a club back in 1998 & I had a problem trying to get a dollar for a 'SOMEDAY' building. I was not going to keep the Money for myself. So, becuase I did not want one this particular bastard who can afford to go to Bermuda and after we repaired his trains for nothing and then would not put down a $1.00- The Club broke up.

      And for the last few years- whenever there is a Building I might buy, I ask ONLINE if anyone comes from that Town/City to check this Bldg. out for me- I get no responce. I'm from Jersey so that's why I have to do this. I can't afford Jersey- so, have been checking PA. for several years now. But, all I get is Bldg's that others DON'T WANT.

      Well, sorry to bend your ears..

      Joe Russo
      Gas-Electric Freak

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      • #4
        Joe, . .It's been quite a while since Al posted this thread. I checked to see if he has been active as of late and found that he hasn't.

        Sometimes, clubs in large towns have problems keeping on track as well. The key to small groups anywhere is finding others who share a love for model railroading and in allowing each to have part and to share their interest with the group. A club can be anything the group wants it to be, whether a portable modular or permanent layout.

        Currently, I belong to a club of about 12 plus and we are located in leased basements of two adjoining buildings. We decided as a club, that we would tear down our old layout, remodel and expand our facilities, and build a new, larger layout. The task has been almost monumental, but our small group has worked very hard. Not only have we had to do the renovation of the facilities, but we have also ran our annual swapmeet to help raise funds. That's in addition to our monthly club dues. Since we are getting close to benchwork, we are now in the process of recruiting new members. We have listed some solid guidelines for those interested in what we are attempting to do. Hopefully, our club will do some growing in the next year.

        You mentioned a museum and that's quite an undertaking. It's definitely more than a one man show. There is the operations and of course, loads of maintenance on the best of 'em. The larger the organization, the more manpower required. There is a fantastic train museum/layout near Flemington, NJ. It's a rather large layout and those who own and run it have a little bit more than they can handle. So size must be taken into consideration.

        This is just my opinion, but I think I would be looking for a more populated area to open a small museum. There are overhead costs in such a venture that require it.

        I wish you well.

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        Originally posted by Mozartiii


        . . .I was wondering how you do in a small town as Richboro? . .I'm looking for a Building for a Model RR. Museum, . .I figure the smaller the town, Well, they could not support me. . .



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