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Houston Area fall layout tour Contact Info

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Houston Area fall layout tour Contact Info
Posted by C&O Fan on Monday, July 14, 2008 8:10 PM

If you're thinking about including your layout on the tour

see below

Hello Everyone,

Hope all are doing well. It's that time again! Yes, in 3 months the 2008 San Jacinto Fall layout tour begins on October 18th. Get those railroads cleaned, and tuned up for another great tour. We had 80 layouts on tour last year. New record! Thanks! To all who helped be a part of this last year. Now, let's begin a new page.

Last year I sent out a notification in June. Did not get much response until July. So, I decided this year I would give everyone time to settle in before I sprung this on ya'll.

The deadline to inform me about being on the tour is August 31st.  It takes awhile to get everything sorted and ready for print by September.

This year we would like for everyone who is going to be on the tour to submit pictures to the following web site. http://sanjac.leoslair.com This will help enhance your visitations.

Note: In order for your railroad to be insured by the NMRA during the layout tour. You, must be a member of the NMRA. You, can join for a 6 month trial run for only $9.95. Might be something to look into to. http://www.nmra.org

We had a pretty good tour last year. Not much on complaints. The only issue was mentioned time and time again. Instead of a geographical tour. Maybe we should look into a freeway oriented tour. With the gas prices and the road construction everywhere. I thought why not give it a try. Might save some time and money. So, I have made a preliminary listing below. Please, be open minded when you see this. By any chance this does not work for you. We can always adjust the tour to your schedule.

Contact me ( Byron Spampinato) at cspamb@comcast.net or by phone 281-251-0459 Looking forward in hearing from you.

Remember - The deadline to inform me whether or not you will, or will not be on the tour is August 31st.

Here is the preliminary listing. This not set in stone. Any questions, ideas, suggestions, or complaints are welcome at this time.

October 18th & 19th

Hwy 290 & hwy 249

Houston Area Live Steamers - Zube Park - Cypress, Texas (Saturday 18th - Division 8 annual meeting)

Houston Area "G" Gaugers - NW Houston

Bob Dannenbrink - NW Houston

Peter Bryan - NW Houston

Bob & Anne Sandhaas - NW Houston

Tom Bailey - NW Houston

Richard Barter - Tomball, Texas

Tim Giraud - Tomball, Tomball

Jason Smith & Jim Brandenburg - Tomball, Texas

Al Hague - Tomball, Texas

Jim Thompson - Tomball, Texas

Ron & Debbie Perkins - Magnolia, Texas

 

October 25th & 26th

US 90 East

Jeff Clodfelter - Crosby, Texas

Gordon Bliss - Crosby, Texas

John Remy - Crosby, Texas

Ed Malish - Liberty, Texas

 

Houston Railroad Museum

 

Beaumont, Texas

 

 

Steve Barkley

Mickey Taylor

Eldon Hauth

 

November 1st & 2nd

US 59 North

Ted Doyle - Kingwood, Texas

Randall Wilson - Kingwood, Texas

The Great NEWS MMRC - Kingwood, Texas

Denny McGonigle - Kingwood, Texas

 

November 8th & 9th

I-45 North

David L. George - Spring, Texas

Arthur Penny - Spring, Texas

Rudi Freund - Spring, Texas

Craig Brantley - Spring, Texas

Barry Bogs - Spring, Texas

Bradford Greene - Spring, Texas

All Points North MRRC - Conroe, Texas

Greg & Jane Butler - Conroe, Texas

 

November 15th & 16th

I-10 West

Terry Humerickhouse - West Houston

Art Borman - West Houston

Mike Spoor - West Houston

Hugh Boyd - West Houston

Northwest Crossing MRRC - West Houston

Houston Tinplate Society -West Houston

Ed Dibble & Kelly Russell - West Houston

David Ray - West Houston

Harry Daniel - West Houston

Paul Cesak - West Houston

Leighton Moreland - West Houston

Mark Bing - Katy, Texas

Jerry Ondak - Katy, Texas

Ron Thomsen - Katy, Texas

 

November 22nd & 23rd

Bryan / College Station

 

Chuck Lind

Carl & Pat Lester

Fred Holland

Brazos Valley MRR Society

Paul Patti

 

November 29th & 30th

I-45 South & 288 South

Houston "N" Crowd - South Houston

Gil & Virginia Freitag - South Houston

Gus & Rhoda Freitag - South Houston

Eddie Carol - South Houston

Abraham Tolbert - South Houston

Don & Bettye Bozman - South Houston

Cliff Cheeseman - Pasadena, Texas

Catalin & Andrei Loghin - Pearland, Texas

Don Threlkeld - Pearland, Texas

Robert Ashcraft - Pearland, Texas

Jim Long - Pearland, Texas

Gilbert & Emmy Freitag - Pearland, Texas

Craig Raymond - Pearland, Texas

Greg Johnson - Friendswood, Texas

Leslie Eaton - Clear Lake, Texas

Jim Lemmond - Dickenson, Texas

HSME - Manvel, Texas

Galveston County MRRC - Texas City, Texas

Galveston MRRC - Galveston, Texas

 

December 6th & 7th

US 59 South

Charlie Caggiano - Sugarland, Texas

Rick Townsend - Bellaire

Steve Sandifer - SW Houston

Bob Were - SW Houston

Tom Cobb - SW Houston

Bob Barnett - SW Houston

Henri Morris - SW Houston

Fort Bend MRRC - Rosenberg, Texas

Gary Strouz - Rosenberg, Texas

TerryinTexas See My Layout Here Terry's C&O Layout*

See my Web Site Here

http://conewriversubdivision.yolasite.com/

 

 

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Posted by C&O Fan on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 8:16 AM

BUMP

Last year some people got missed and didn't get on the tour

so i want to make sure everyone sees this

TerryinTexas See My Layout Here Terry's C&O Layout*

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Posted by Extiger on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 2:03 PM
It has been a while since I did any of the tour, but I really like the idea of organizing it by freeway.  I hope to make part of the tour this year.
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Posted by cwclark on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 3:13 PM

Terry,

    This is the second year in a row i've tried to get on the tour and here we go again. My name isn't on it. I will be opened on Saturday 9AM to 5PM and Sunday 12:30 PM - 5PM October 25 & 26 with the group in the (HWY 90) Crosby / Liberty/ Beaumont area. It's just a matter of getting on the list that's the hard part. Sent e-mails AGAIN to the so-called "appropriate people" with SJMRRC and maybe this year they'll get it right.  This is the first list so hope they get me on it this time around..chuck

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Posted by C&O Fan on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 4:27 PM
 cwclark wrote:

Terry,

    This is the second year in a row i've tried to get on the tour and here we go again. My name isn't on it. I will be opened on Saturday 9AM to 5PM and Sunday 12:30 PM - 5PM October 25 & 26 with the group in the (HWY 90) Crosby / Liberty/ Beaumont area. It's just a matter of getting on the list that's the hard part. Sent e-mails AGAIN to the so-called "appropriate people" with SJMRRC and maybe this year they'll get it right.  This is the first list so hope they get me on it this time around..chuck

 

Chuck

Sorry you got missed

I'll send a note to some of the club members

I'm not a club member my self

but i can still make a noise

TerryinTexas See My Layout Here Terry's C&O Layout*

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http://conewriversubdivision.yolasite.com/

 

 

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Posted by C&O Fan on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 11:03 AM
 cwclark wrote:

Terry,

    This is the second year in a row i've tried to get on the tour and here we go again. My name isn't on it. I will be opened on Saturday 9AM to 5PM and Sunday 12:30 PM - 5PM October 25 & 26 with the group in the (HWY 90) Crosby / Liberty/ Beaumont area. It's just a matter of getting on the list that's the hard part. Sent e-mails AGAIN to the so-called "appropriate people" with SJMRRC and maybe this year they'll get it right.  This is the first list so hope they get me on it this time around..chuck

 

 Chuck I forgot to mention

You should send in some photos of your layout

If you go to the San Jac website you see Jim Lemmonds e-mail address

Under- Contact us / website 

send your photos to him and he will get them posted

TerryinTexas See My Layout Here Terry's C&O Layout*

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http://conewriversubdivision.yolasite.com/

 

 

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Posted by cwclark on Thursday, July 17, 2008 12:06 PM


Terry,

   Just got an e-mail from byron S. and he assured me that i'll be on the tour this year, so better get with it and get some more scenery done. October isn't that far away....chuck

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Posted by C&O Fan on Saturday, July 19, 2008 1:43 PM
 cwclark wrote:


Terry,

   Just got an e-mail from byron S. and he assured me that i'll be on the tour this year, so better get with it and get some more scenery done. October isn't that far away....chuck

That's great Chuck a layout as good as yours should be seen

you're right about so little time

Last year I set weekly goals and it's good I did cause it does sneak up on you

TerryinTexas See My Layout Here Terry's C&O Layout*

See my Web Site Here

http://conewriversubdivision.yolasite.com/

 

 

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