On the plus side, we are gaining two new model railroaders to the Northern Virginia area. John Barry and Paul Catapano. Both are moving to this area from California. John plans to model the ATSF on the San Francisco Bay Area, though the exact area is not yet clear. Paul is a big time model railroader operator. He had a massive Appalachian Coal hauling rail road in his old Burbank, CA home. He plans to build a new version of it in his next house in Winchester, VA.
Also attending the event were John Drye, Joel Salmons and Doug Gurin. The boys are itching for a work session on the layout, so we plan to start back up in Feb once the next book is done.
|From L to R Joel, John D., John B., Brian, Paul, and Doug.|