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Upcoming Business Meeting
Plan to attend the Wichita Toy Train Club and Museum's October Business Meeting and working session.
Dates and Times: Saturday, October 5th, 8:30 a.m.
Location: WTTC Club House, 130 S Laura
Meeting to include discussion of calendar of events, reports and dicsussion regarding recent swap meet and Christmas Party plans.
After the meeting, we need help moving out of our Resthaven storage unit to our storage unit across the street from WTTC. Please plan on helping.
Museum Days and Visiting Hours
Open the Second and Fourth Weekends of the month and hours are as follows:
Saturday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Schedule with WTTC for your next Birthday Party
Contact Shari Shockey at: email@example.com
Wood was cut and assembled for four corners and twenty-one 48” straights. Six of these straights are being worked on for the club. Six more straights are designated to Albert Hubl for finishing. One straight was cut down to 45” to match one made previously by the club. This leaves eight straight modules for members to finish or for future club work. The club corners and straights were sanded, stained and leg brackets installed. Buss wiring was assembled for the club straights and corners.
Work has continued on the corners first. Sound deadening insulation was installed on the bottom side on the corner modules. Next buss wiring was installed on the corners. Using Atlas track, curves were laid out and track cut for the three mainlines on the corners. The outer curve is 99” diameter using 99” curved track. The middle track is an 87” diameter cure using 90” & 81” curved track. The inner track is a 75” diameter curve using 72” and 81” curved track. This puts six inches between centers on all three lines, for plenty of clearance for large rolling stock overhang. Roadbed was then cut and laid on all the corners. Two layers of thin cardboard were laid under the outside rails on the curves to slightly elevate the curves. Roadbed was primed and painted with “Stone” paint to simulate ballast. Pictures show corners at this point in our progress. We will be wiring and installing track next.