2007 New England/Northeast Prototype Meet
Updated March 28, 2007
The 2006 meet was a great success.
Look below for more info on the 2007 meet.
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CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS FROM THE 2004 and 2006 EVENT BY TOM MURRAY
The 2007 New England/Northeast Prototype Modelers Meet is coming up fast.
We’ve been working to line up a great array of clinics, vendors and manufacturers.
The meet is Friday and Saturday, June 1-2, 2007
It will be held at the Canton Community Center, 40 Dyer Ave., Collinsville, Connecticut
Tour of Branchline Trains on May 31st and layout open houses on June 3rd.
For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Dave Owens at 860-233-0303. If you are interested in doing a clinic or slide show, let us know.
meet costs $25 in advance and $30 at the door. To register, send a
payable to NE Proto Meet to Fran Richard,
More than two days of clinics, model displays, layout tours, prototype presentations and camaraderie intended to teach you a few new modeling techniques and to get you excited about doing some great model railroading.
The most important part of any prototype meet is the model display. All models in all stages of completion are welcome and encouraged. And there are no contests, so don’t be concerned you’ll be held to some imaginary standard. Please bring models.
The ever-evolving list of speakers includes: Tony Koester, Matt Snell, Mike Rose, Ted Culotta, Tom Murray, Bill Schaumburg, Marty McGuirk, George Barrett, Preston Cook, Dave Messer, Neil Gage, Tom Nanos, Rob Pisani, Neil Schofield, Rick Abramson, Scott Mason, Bill Schneider, Ralph Heiss, Vincent Lee, Jim Homoki, Jeff Hanke and many more.
Clinic topics will include, among other things, Conrail’s Office Car Special, maintenance of way vehicles, rail/marine operations around New York City, the Boston & Albany’s Highland Branch, scratch building, Amtrak modeling, structure modeling, military vehicles, photographing your models and layout, what’s inside F-units, and prototype operating practices.
Nearby lodging for the Proto Meet
Note: Often times the hotels and motels offer deals on their websites that are not offered to people who call. It might be worth checking websites. Some of these listed below, such as the first two, do not have websites.
Nearest and least expensive
Motel, 671 Route 44 (Albany Turnpike),
Alcove Motel, Route 44, New Hartford, 860-693-8577, about four miles from the meet site.
Nearest and really expensive
Old Farms Hotel,
Further away, but more reasonably priced
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