Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hostlers Model Railroad Festival

This year's Hostlers Model Railroad Festival wrapped up this past Sunday, and for those that participated was a huge success. The chapter hosted a public open house in the shop (but of course, the shop is always open to visitors), and more than $300 was donated over the weekend.

Mike and Sigi Walker of Colorado Springs, who take care of memberships for the R&LHS, were our guests last year and this year returned with their own display. Unfortunately, Sigi was under the weather during the show and was unable to attend, but Mike went at the job enthusiastically and hopefully picked up a few new members.
Mike Walker discusses the advantages to a membership in the R&LHS.

In addition, we had the Rio Grande Modeling and Historical Society paid us a visit. Their booth, filled with folders of hundreds of D&RGW photographs (not to mention all of those Prospector back issues for sale!) was well attended and drew much attention. They arranged for a special shop tour on Friday morning before the show opened, with a planned article about the 223 in an upcoming issue of the Prospector.
The RGM&HS booth, right in the Grand Lobby...
...and there it is: Volume 4, number 1, the last time the 223 was featured in the Prospector.

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