The PRR Middle Division was open as part of the multi-state open house. Guests flowed in and out for four hours and there were some great conversations with both old friends and new friends. Above are myself, an overly excited Bill Lewis, and Tim Neilson.
The Bar Mills Models "Saulena's Tavern" that I built last month had its unveiling as my first "tribute" model. May I present "Treaster's Tavern" after my friend Todd Treaster. I've known Todd for about 25 years. He lives in Burnham and is an engineer for Norfolk Southern. He has perhaps the world's largest collection of N scale locomotives and rolling stock -- literally tens of thousands. He has over four thousand on his layout and thousands more in display cases. His open houses have drawn people from all over the world.
His wife, Becky, is known for making meatballs for the open houses. I recall one year she actually counted and had made over four hundred meatballs.
Meanwhile, Todd is known for wearing jean shorts.
So, the model: A custom created decal on the large window proudly proclaims "World Famous Meatballs" and the figure on the bench is in jean shorts and somewhat resembles Todd. The structure is located on the layout in Burnham where mini-Todd can watch the trains roll by. A fitting tribute if I may say so.