Due to the upcoming holidays, the November and December meetings will be held the 2nd Saturday of each month instead of the normal 3rd Saturday.
This coming Saturday we will be meeting at Jim and Julie Evans’ house. Please check out the November Newsletter for information and directions to Jim and Julie’s house. Jim and Julie are in the beginning stages of their new layout, the Bee’s & Owl Railroad. Jim said that he is still laying track, but trains will be running. Lunch will be around noon.
Come join us for lunch, trains and great fellowship!
The October Newsletter is now available! There are lots of pictures of the 2015 Fall Tours as well as information on the upcoming meetings.
Thank you Glen and Sherry for the great newsletters and fantastic pictures.
Meeting Oct, 17 2015 Dennis and Martha Rayons
They will furnish the meat and bread and drinks. Please bring salads and desert. Bring your chairs we will be inside at their shop, the trailer will be set up. So don’t let the weather prevent you from coming. Members can start arriving at 11:30 and we will eat at noon.
10775 Lawrence 1140
Mt Vernon Mo 65712
Take 174 from republic, as you enter Mt Vernon city limits on 174 take the 1st road to the right, FR 1140. Golf is course on the south side of 174. FR 1140 is located about center of golf course and goes north, (right). If you pass the golf course, you went too far.
From I-44 westbound, take exit 49 or highway 174, turn right. Westbound on I-44 take same exit above and turn left
Our next meeting will be held in Mt Vernon, Missouri at Dennis and Martha Rayon’s house on October 17. Mark your calendar! Check back here for time and any further details!
We want to thank everyone that visited the tour layouts on Saturday! What a great day. I believe the visitor count was over 300! Thank you to the three tour hosts who opened their gardens and all those from the OGRS club that helped with the day.
We had several visitors that asked about the small trees that we have on our layout and I have included a link to the Funtiques Market – Green Gallery in Ozark Missouri. They have several “miniature” trees that work great in Garden train layouts and also in fairy gardens! We also had a lot of questions regarding the difference between dwarf and miniature plants. I found a great article at Two Green Thumbs website that explains it very well.
Mark your calendars for Friday and Saturday, September 25th & 26th, for OGRS Fall layout Tours. Springfield home layouts featured are The Frisco & White River Railroad owned by Bill Hickory, The T & J Railroad owned by Tom & Jean DeGeere, and the Frisco Back Yard Railroad owned by Rex & Melanie Easterly. Tours are OPEN to the public and are held in conjunction with the OMRA Fall Train Show, at Remington’s in Springfield.
our June meeting date has been changed to June 13th.
We will be visiting 3 Layouts in the Mountain Home area. We will meet at Fred and Marilyn’s “Rio Blanco” garden railroad at 10:00 a.m. and will go to Craig & Charlene’s “Keeps us Broke” garden railroad around noon.
We have received an invitation to visit Alan Arnold’s O-gauge layout after our meeting. Directions to Alan’s will be made available at Craig and Charlene’s house.
Hope to see you all there!