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2023 Spring Meet

The Garden State Division will host a joint spring meet with the New Jersey Division on Saturday, May 13.  In addition to the morning meeting with clinics, there will be layout tours in the afternoon.

Date, Time, and Location

May 13, 2023

Hillsborough Township
Municipal Building

379 South Branch Road 
Hillsborough, NJ 08844 
9 AM.

Clinic 1: 
Where Am I?
A Sign of the Times

By Joe Valentine

Joe noticed that on some model railroads the locations may be identified by small signs on the model buildings or labeled on the fascia.  On his layout, Joe wanted his signs to be more visible and he achieved that in a big way.  In this clinic Joe will explain how he created the signs that he uses to identify locations on his layout.  The step by step creation of the layout signs. … at least how he did it with a little help from his friends.

Clinic 2: 
How to Build a Fine Scale Miniatures Kit – Without the Kit, Part 1

By Ralph DeBlasi, New Jersey Division

In this clinic, "How to Build a Fine Scale Miniatures Kit – Without the Kit, Part 1", Ralph will demonstrate his techniques using a line of products from Railroad Kits to do just that. In support, he will bring some structure kits for members to examine how he accomplished his goals. With the price of some kits on the market, members should find his techniques valuable in accomplishing their modeling goals with an economic benefit..

Layout Tours

Following the meeting, we will have the opportunity to visit some local model railroads.


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