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September October 2014

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The O Scale Resource September/October 2014 58 Major construction was finished by 2000. All that was remaining unfinished was some work in the roundhouse area. As the pace of construction slowed, attendance at weekly work sessions slacked. We met several times to just play with our trains, but having never given thought to developing an operating scheme for the layout, enthusiasm waned and eventually, the flame died. Sad perhaps – but all of us have gained immeasurably from the experience. Each of us became a much improved modeler by the end due to the mistakes we had made and the success we had experienced. Each bought a unique set of talents to the project and absorbed other talents in the process. We learned where our talents lie and what might best be left to others, and lifelong friends have been made. Following is a list of those modelers involved on a regular basis: ● Herb Stroh – Layout owner and task master. Herb is an accomplished locomotive scratch builder. ● Tony Brunner – Locomotive detailer & painter. Tony helped in many capacities. ● Eric Courtney – Owner, "Miniatures By Eric", and our source for brass detail parts such as CPR switch stands. ● Ken Harron – Kept busy working on all sorts of projects, helped where needed. ● Al Hough – Along with Doug Vannan & Del Stager, part of the original construction crew. ● Bill Kerr – Deceased, best known as an On2 modeler and second owner of Selkirk Scenery Company, Bill did much of the construction on the original throttle system. ● Peter Loomis – One of the stalwarts of the track laying crew. ● Dale Olson – Track Crew, electrical crew, construction crew. Wired control panels and block buss wiring. After passing the mine at LeRoi, we headed into a staging yard and took the loop around, coming out at Vermilion passing to head back down to Meadow Lake. We arrive at Meadow Lake to see another passenger train waiting for us to clear so they can head out. Photo 17

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