Monday, October 13, 2014

The New Jersey Layout Design/Operations SIG and RPM Meet!

The New Jersey 
Layout Design/Operations SIG and RPM Meet!

October 25th and 26th, 2014 

The Union County Vocational-Technical School 
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Saturday October 25 – 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

A day of presentations focused on model railroad layout design and operations. Several of the region's top model railroaders will discuss their experiences and lessons learned as they designed their layouts for operations.  For a list of topics, please visit the website given below.

Speakers include:  Craig Bisgeier, Ralph De Blasi, Jim Dalberg, Jim Fawcett, Ralph Heiss, Jay Held, Tony Koester, Bob Nalbone, Ramon Rhodes, Bill Schamburg, Jim Schweitzer, Bob Hinkle

Travers Stavic and other LD Sig and OP Sig volunteers will be on hand to promote the Layout Design and Operations SIGs and staff a layout design consultation desk for the event. So if you have a layout design question, or have a question on how to incorporate prototypical operations on your home layout, come to the meet and find your answers.

This year we have 2 days of layout tours! Come visit some of the best layouts in the Northeast, including 2 new layouts: Jerry Wooley's never before open New York & Long Branch RR, and Perry Squire's Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern.

Saturday evening self-guided tour layouts:  
Open between 6:30 pm and 10:00 pm (some layout times may vary):

Joe Calderone - Delaware & Hudson Railroad
Jim Fawcett - Baltimore & Ohio Old Main Line
Jim Homoki - Newark Terminal: Penn Central/Central New Jersey, circa 1969-1974

Sunday October 26 self-guided layout tours:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm (times will vary for each layout)

Craig Bisgeier - Housatonic Railroad in 1892
Ted DiIorio - Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad, Pennsylvania Division, circa 1943
Tony Koester - Nickel Plate Road, Third Subdivision
Dave Olesen - CSX Alleghany Subdivision, Circa 1986
Dave Ramos - New York Harbor Railroad: New York Central, Lehigh Valley, and Erie waterfront operations, circa 1947
Andy Rubbo - Pennsylvania Railroad Northeast Corridor, New Jersey Division
Perry Squier - Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern
Jerry Woolley - New York and Long Branch

All layouts are HO scale.
Maps and layout details will be distributed at the event to all registrants.
Your event badge will be required to visit the layouts.

For complete details, including clinic topics and registration forms, please visit the following website.