Thomas Operates on the Monticello Railway Museum

  When model railroaders get together to operate, they usually speak in terms of what the gauge and scale of the layout they’ll be working on happens to be. In this case. Thomas (NOT the famous locomotive, but one of our newest members) decided he wanted to operate some large scale equipment, REALLY large scale, …

Promoting the “Sharing Economy” of Model Railroading

    The “sharing economy” might be something you haven’t heard of before. You’ve nonetheless likely experienced something like “…an economic model often defined as a peer-to-peer (P2P) based activity of acquiring, providing or sharing access to goods and services that are facilitated by a community based on-line platform.” (Google definition)   Except for the…

End of Year Review

With our annual Business Meeting on May 12 nearly here, I thought I would review this past year of the division. The operating sessions were well attended with three layouts in the rotation providing a good variation of equipment and operating methods. Hopefully our other members take advantage of our standing offer to provide layout…

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