Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bachman Announces Bluetooth Trains

Bachmann has announced that they will sell trains in 2015 that can be controlled by Bluetooth receivers and software made by BlueRail.  This is a new way of approaching the wireless control problem.

Bachmann

Blue Rail

More comments are on my personal train blog.

Philip Taylor
JRD Superintendent

Contest Results from MER Hub City Conventions

Results are coming in from those who attended the 2014 MER Hub City Convention.  Gerard Fitzgerald from the JRD brought home to the JRD the following prizes:

First Place Photo Contest Model: The Dolkos Bag Company

First Place Photo Contest Prototype Other: Lynchburgh Viaduct Northbound

Congratulations to Gerard for winning in both categories!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Railfan and Railroad is back

Today there was a new Railfan & Railroad in my mailbox. Congratulations to White River Productions for producing an excellent issue. We need R&R to balance the coverage of the industry in relation to Trains.  This is especially true as Trains has become more of an industry focused magazine.  It is good to have choice.

Meeting still on for the 11th of September

 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 vaccin...