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by fmilhaupt
Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: SE Michigan Model Train Show and Sale - November 27, 2022 in Saline
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: SE Michigan Model Train Show and Sale - November 27, 2022 in Saline

One of the things that has hurt train shows in general is that we've lost a lot of the guys who sell trains and related stuff as a regular business in the past several years. G&G Hobbies out of Leslie used to buy quite a few tables at shows and was a good reliable source of new N scale. Closed and g...
by fmilhaupt
Thu Nov 24, 2022 8:56 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: SE Michigan Model Train Show and Sale - November 27, 2022 in Saline
Replies: 6
Views: 344

SE Michigan Model Train Show and Sale - November 27, 2022 in Saline

This Sunday, November 27, Rails on Wheels is holding its annual Southeast Michigan Model Train Show and Sale at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, between Ann Arbor and Saline, from 10am to 3pm. The show features over 100 sales tables offering model trains and railroadiana, as well as several opera...
by fmilhaupt
Thu Nov 17, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Lansing show, fun?
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: Lansing show, fun?

That was a pretty impressive line at opening. I went in not really looking for anything in particular, but just like the last three times I've gone to the show, I left with barely enough cash to buy a late lunch. I got a bunch of Tomar signals for effectively $10 per signal head, then bought Chuck G...
by fmilhaupt
Sat Oct 29, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ADBF/JAIL Changes Made Under New Ownership
Replies: 146
Views: 90977

Re: ADBF/JAIL Changes Made Under New Ownership

Do we have confirmation that the dinner trains are kaput? They still have a "Dinner Train" tab on their website with the statement: At this time, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic we are not running the The Murder Mystery Dinner Train©. We do not have an expected return date. The website will be updated...
by fmilhaupt
Sat Oct 29, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: October 2022 obituaries
Replies: 12
Views: 6356

Re: October 2022 obituaries

October 28: W. Allen McClelland - a model railroader from Dayton, Ohio who, in the early 1970s pioneered and popularized many ideas that have become basic tenets of model railroad operation philosophy and design. His HO scale Virginian & Ohio was covered heavily in the model railroad press and was c...
by fmilhaupt
Fri Oct 28, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Old Piggyback Trailer Seen
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

Re: Old Piggyback Trailer Seen

At first mention, I thought that might have been the CGW trailer that was back along Catholic Church Road or Parman Road west of Stockbridge back in the early 1990s (and might still be), but the one I remember was mostly white or silver with a horizontal stripe across the side about a quarter of the...
by fmilhaupt
Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: September 2022 Obituaries
Replies: 12
Views: 3997

Re: September 2022 Obituaries

Attila "Art" Zombor passed away on Thursday, September 8. He was 85 and one of the last remaining members of the former Allen Park Model Railroad Club (if not the last). He served as merchandise manager for both the Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society and the Pere Marquette Historical Society acros...
by fmilhaupt
Wed Aug 24, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: What Railroad Do You Model.......
Replies: 41
Views: 20663

Re: What Railroad Do You Model.......

I recently took a good look at the space I'll have (the "lifetime layout" goes into our next house, and we already know which house that is), and scaled back my plans. My original plan was to model the Pere Marquette in HO from Benton Harbor-St. Joe to New Buffalo and maybe on to Michigan City. As I...
by fmilhaupt
Tue Aug 16, 2022 8:55 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Study Time....again - A2TC commuter rail project
Replies: 213
Views: 86895

Re: Study Time....again - A2TC commuter rail project

I call dibs on doing the next study in 2027!
by fmilhaupt
Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:02 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Question about the C&O in Michigan City
Replies: 2
Views: 5798

Re: Question about the C&O in Michigan City

Thanks! That helped me to eliminate a couple of dates that had been suggested. Now I can at least narrow it down to the depot having been demolished between 1952 and 1961, which is an improvement. The lack of any driveway and parking by 1952 implies that while the depot was still standing, the PM or...
by fmilhaupt
Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Question about the C&O in Michigan City
Replies: 2
Views: 5798

Question about the C&O in Michigan City

I'm editing an article that was sent to me on the PM/C&O Michigan City passenger depot and freight house buildings at the corner of Arthur and Franklin Streets Would anyone be able to give me the approximate date that each of these were demolished? The material I'm working with is a bit confused on ...
by fmilhaupt
Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Hamilton Northwestern Railroad Co.
Replies: 95
Views: 37329

Re: Hamilton Northwestern Railroad Co.

Are they keeping the power in Hamilton? I'll be out that way next weekend and would like to get some photos for PM Tracks.

'probably wander out to 64th Street, too, to see whether anything's left of the caboose out there (PM A566) after the deal with Chris Cook ended sadly.
by fmilhaupt
Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Holland Museum to hold PM Caboose Dedication, June 18
Replies: 3
Views: 1666

Holland Museum to hold PM Caboose Dedication, June 18

The Holland Museum will hold a dedication ceremony for newly-restored Pere Marquette caboose #A967 on Saturday, June 18 at 10:00am at the Padnos Transportation Center in Holland.

https://hollandmuseum.org/event/pere-ma ... 2022-06-18
by fmilhaupt
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: April, 2022 Obituaries.
Replies: 19
Views: 13028

Re: April, 2022 Obituaries.

Yes, Graydon Meints is Don Meints. "Don" is how some of his friends referred to him.

He was a genuinely nice guy and a giant in the study of rail history.
by fmilhaupt
Wed Apr 13, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: April, 2022 Obituaries.
Replies: 19
Views: 13028

Re: April, 2022 Obituaries.

John C. Paton, 78, passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 2, 2022. John is best known for his published works on Pere Marquette and Chesapeake & Ohio subjects, including Pere Marquette Revenue Freight Cars with Art Million, Chesapeake & Ohio BL2 Diesels and Alleghany with an “A” . He had held ...
by fmilhaupt
Thu Apr 07, 2022 4:38 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: 2022 Train Shows
Replies: 20
Views: 19336

Re: 2022 Train Shows

Do they still have that show at the MBT Expo Center at the Monroe County Fairgrounds? I remember that one was usually a fair, sometimes good show that I almost always enjoyed going to. That show hasn't been held for a long time, now. At least five years, I think. It was what was left of the old Mau...
by fmilhaupt
Thu Feb 03, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: FS Slides of the Pinconning & Blind River RR
Replies: 9
Views: 7291

Re: FS Slides of the Pinconning & Blind River RR

The P&BR equipment is in Fairview on the Au Sable Valley Railroad, about 40 minutes' drive east of Grayling, just off of M-33. The railroad was sold by the Schraders and the new owner has plans to put it back into service, but has run into difficulties- see https://mavrailroad.com for an update from...
by fmilhaupt
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Since we're showing off motive power...
Replies: 3
Views: 4248

Re: Since we're showing off motive power...

Thanks, guys! This project started out with the idea of making two GP35s to augment the two we already had. I got a good deal on a pair of Kato GP35s at a train show in early 2019. Later that summer, I was offered four more undecs at a very good price from an estate that a friend was liquidating, so...
by fmilhaupt
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Since we're showing off motive power...
Replies: 3
Views: 4248

Since we're showing off motive power...

In 2020 I finished painting the last of the eight GP35s that the Wabash acquired before its merger into the N&W in 1964. http://railsonwheels.com/ors/graphics/SixNewGP35s-ORS-1.jpg The last six of eight Wabash GP35s, shown in the Operations Road Show Fiddle Yard Just two E8s to finish in solid blue,...
by fmilhaupt
Sun Jan 02, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: 2022 Train Shows
Replies: 20
Views: 19336

Re: 2022 Train Shows

The Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club's show in Saline is February 19 and 20.

https://www.a2trainshow.com/