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Old 07-10-2016, 06:23 PM   #11
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Thank you. Yes we are a club made up of all volunteers for the Town Of Stratford. The train looking building houses a G shelf, O, S, HO and N layouts. Our O layout was in the July 2015 issue of Classic Toy Train magazine. We are in a town park and there is no security. Our building is alarmed and we will be putting LED lights on it and a video camera.

The track will remain outside, but we will have to bring in the trains and structures.

Eddiem( on OGR forum does our website ). There are no current shows in our area. Photos are on the photo page when you click the highlighted words.

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Old 07-10-2016, 06:33 PM   #12
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Thank you. Yes we are a club made up of all volunteers for the Town Of Stratford. The train looking building houses a G shelf, O, S, HO and N layouts. Our O layout was in the July 2015 issue of Classic Toy Train magazine. We are in a town park and there is no security. Our building is alarmed and we will be putting LED lights on it and a video camera.

The track will remain outside, but we will have to bring in the trains and structures.

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The building itself?
An old RR station moved there? Or one just built to look like one?
Nice building.


Raising some bucks?
Have Andre make models of it for you to sell up there.
Do you do raffles at the open houses? 50/50's?
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:35 PM   #13
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:40 PM   #14
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Building was built in 1999 to house an HO layout which was then followed with other gauges.

We cannot do raffles or charge entry fees based on the guidelines of the park. We have a donation stand which is not a big money maker but we have some good Saturdays. If we get train donations, if we cannot use the items we will sell on ebay. The Mayor's recent golf tournament for charities gave us a donation. Two weeks ago, my family gave me a surprise 70th birthday party, at the park pavilion. All presents were for the train museum which allowed me to deposit over $1,100!

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Old 07-14-2016, 08:34 PM   #15
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The Town delivered more dirt and gravel this week. Thursday,07/14/16, they excavated and installed piping for our electrical. We are hoping they finish tomorrow so that we can continue with the stone work.
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:08 AM   #16
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This is one thing I've always wondered about outdoor railways- How do you stop rain from breaking it? If there's too much water it might damage the electrical parts.
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Old 07-15-2016, 04:36 PM   #17
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Good question. Per others, outdoor wiring is sufficient along with sealed electrical boxes. I have never done it but when we get to that phase, I will let you know.
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Old 07-20-2016, 05:53 PM   #18
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Here are the electrical boxes and low voltage boxes.
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:06 AM   #19
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That is a large area, I can think of a lot of ideals for structures to add.
I think some kind of circulating water running through would look nice. Just add a pump to keep it flowing.
Add a working water wheel/mill, line a river bed with the rubber membrane they use for fish ponds and run the water back to a holding tank.
Then you can add some bridges crossing the river in spots.

I see a lot of room for different structures, too bad you could not fence the area off?

What structures do you have planned to add?
You guys (and gals?) going to make your own structures?

Build them like the T man did.
http://www.modeltrainforum.com/showthread.php?t=86762
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:14 PM   #20
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Buildings are in the planning stage but we would like to duplicate some of the buildings in the park. They are a bit complicated so it will be a little protracted.
All buildings and trains will have to be put away when we are closed. I know that is a pain but it is the best we can do.
We are trying to keep it simple as possible. We have a new track plan and I will post as soon as I get a copy.
Thanks for all your input.
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