I was able to take a brief model railroading break this past saturday and attend the local NMRA division meet in Millville, NJ. This was only as I was working down in Ocean City on Friday, stayed over in Avalon Friday night and hit the division meet on my way home Saturday. There were two excellent presentations - one on scratchbuilding and the other on scenery. I won the raffle and got some sort of pickle car kit. Haven't looked at it real closely. With the previously mentioned work issues hanging over my head, the plan was to skip the afternoon layout tours and beeline home and get cracking, but I noticed Ralph DeBlasi's HO scale Lehigh Valley layout was on the list - one that I've wanted to see for some time.
|Through the trees you can see the four track tank car siding|
|Colorful Winchester and Western Covered Hopper for the major sand traffic on this line|
|Lehigh Valley Railroading|