A journal following the history, design, construction and operation of Bernard Kempinski's O Scale model railroad depicting the U. S. Military Railroad (USMRR) Aquia-Falmouth line in 1863, and other model railroad projects.
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August 26, 2018

O Scale National Finale

Judy and Tony Koester pose behind their new P48 layout while mom gets a ground level view.

My mom and I attended the O Scale National Convention on Saturday. We visited the dealer areas and saw some portable layouts, including Tony Koester's new P48 portable layout. Later in the afternoon I presented two talks to the attendees.

Can you image the layout needed to house this structure? Yes, O Scale is big.

Alicia and mom posing with their new toys from  the convention

On Sunday a few of the convention attendees visited my layout since they could not make the Thursday open house. On Sunday afternoon I went to Marty McGuirk's house to work on modules with him. We got his modules almost ready to lay track.
(L - R) Andy Brusgard (father), Andy Brusgard (grand father),
and Andrew Brusgard (age 6)
Robert Lavezzi tries his hand at link and pin couplers,
while his wife, Karen, looks on.
Peter Gentieu tries his hand at running an engine. Peter is a local guy a
and signed on to the call board as a future operator for the Aquia Line
George Wallace and his daughter Karen visit the layout.
George had previously visited in 2012

Working on Marty's module

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