The Civil War Roadshow came to Charlottesville on August 11th thanks to the Bernie Kempinski and Gerry Fitzgerald. The JRD was invited to the home of Gerry Fitzgerald and Gabriella Petrick where there was not only a world class layout but a delicious spread of summer food.
The roadshow was most recently featured at the NMRA National in Atlanta. A most appropriate venue for a Civil War Roadshow. The Roadshow is scheduled for several other appearances later this year. Stay tuned for more news as it becomes available.
So Charlottesville was for a few hours occupied again by Union forces commanded by our two intrepid builders. The level of workmanship on the modules is museum grade. There is always a new previously unseen detail when looking over a scene each successive time.
The display broke down in a few minutes and Bernie Kempinski was able to load his sections in the back of his vehicle. Pictured above is the loading crew (from left) of Bernie, Gerry, Gabriella, Rick, Phil and Ken (who also manned the door as greeter).
Thanks to everyone who made the day great for the approximately 26 visitors.
Next Meet is Virtual Zoom Meeting on February 10th. Login details will be sent via Email the week before to members and regular attenders. 1. Whats on the Workbench 2. Phil Taylor - Initial Thoughts on IVAR Benchwork from IKEA 3. Your thoughts on the hobby
In what I hope is the beginning of a long term trend Gordy Robinson the NMRA President was interviewed on Lionel Strang’s A Modelers Life. It is worth listening to since Lionel in his own way even gives his friends a hard time while prying out information. If you want to understand where we are going as an organization please listen. http://modelerslife.libsyn.com/
Our next in person meeting is still on for September 11th. Please note we are asking everyone to where a mask and those who are not vaccinated (2 weeks past final shot) must where a mask. Please bring proof of vaccination with you by having the original CDC card, a photocopy or a digital copy on your phone. The JRD will provide supplies for weathering and should have a number of cars for you to use if you do not have one available. A this time the open house is still on but it is restricted to those who are fully vaccinated while Bob asks that all attendees please wear a mask while inside his house.