Colorado O Scale Modeler’s General Membership Meeting for September.
The plan was to meet at COSM member Jeff MacDonald’s and have a layout tour this month at his incredible High Plains Route. Last minute changes brought us back to Tim’s Toy Trains in Louisville, Colorado. We will be going to Jeff’s on our October meeting. Adding to the change we were missing a lot of the guys due to the 2014 National Narrow Gauge Convention in Kansas City. Those of us present have made arrangements to hold a planning meeting September 19th. All the COSM members that have expressed an interest in being involved in the standards committee are going to finalize the standards for the new layout. John Johnson will likely head up the standards committee. Rick Trinkle, Tim Burton, John Johnson, Bob Hiller, Erik Lindgren, and new COSM member Ben Fearn all came out for Pizza and running trains at Tim’s.
Lots of pretty trains came out to play tonight!
Erik Lindgren brought some passenger trains, Rick Trinkle and his amazing coal trains hit the high rail!
Eye candy including a full lash-up of 4 – SD40-T2 in Rio Grande! Don’t forget about the 60 coal cars in tow.
Erik brought out his fabulous AT&SF Key Model Imports PA’s and an impressive task a complete 15 car 1948 “The Chief” All room Pullman train for the guys. The smooth delivery and power of the PA’s is astounding. This consist at the draw-bar is nearly 100lbs.
Erik and his passenger trains! To add to the passenger action he brought out the “Scenic Limited”! In charge of this all heavyweight varnish is Key Imports incredible D&RGW class L-105 #3701 4-6-6-4 Baldwin Challenger dressed to thrill in green boiler!
A rare sight in any scale!
Also Erik brought his awesome 14 car Pecos River Brass Espee 1940 “Coast Daylight”
The COSM had a great time playing with trains! After all that is what it is all about!