England/Northeast Prototype Meet
Updated March 28, 2007
The 2006 meet
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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
meet is Friday and Saturday, June 1-2, 2007
It will be held at the Canton Community Center, 40 Dyer Ave.,
Tour of Branchline Trains on May 31st and layout open houses on June
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, 34 Ellsworth Road, West Hartford, CT 06107.
than two days of clinics, model displays, layout tours, prototype
and camaraderie intended to teach you a few new modeling techniques and
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
and encouraged. And there are no contests, so don’t be concerned you’ll
to some imaginary standard. Please bring models.
ever-evolving list of speakers includes: Tony Koester, Matt Snell, Mike
Ted Culotta, Tom Murray, Bill Schaumburg, Marty McGuirk, George
Preston Cook, Dave Messer, Neil Gage, Tom Nanos, Rob Pisani, Neil
Rick Abramson, Scott Mason, Bill Schneider, Ralph Heiss, Vincent Lee,
Homoki, Jeff Hanke and many more.
topics will include, among other things, Conrail’s Office Car Special,
maintenance of way vehicles, rail/marine operations around New York
Boston & Albany’s Highland Branch, scratch building, Amtrak
modeling, military vehicles, photographing your models and layout,
inside F-units, and prototype operating practices.
and manufacturers attending so far include: Bob’s Photo, Speedwitch
Sheepscot Scale Models, Atlas Model Railroad Co., Bethlehem Car Works,
Trains, Funaro & Camerlengo, Mike Rose Hobbies, The Hobby Gallery,
Shop of Collinsville.
schedule for the meet will not be available until a week or so ahead of
meet. We’re not trying to be difficult. It’s just hard to set a
stone far in advance. Thanks for your patience and understanding. We
have a website up and running by the time of the meet.
Nearby lodging for the Proto Meet
Often times the hotels and motels offer deals on their websites that
offered to people who call. It might be worth checking websites. Some
listed below, such as the first two, do not have websites.
and least expensive
Motel, 671 Route 44 (Albany Turnpike), Collinsville, CT, 860-693-4951, about three miles from the
Motel, Route 44, New Hartford, 860-693-8577, about four miles from the
and really expensive
Residence Inn, 55 Simsbury Road, Avon, CT., 860-678-1666, $159 for a studio room.
About 5 miles from the meet site.
Old Farms Hotel, 279 Avon Mountain Road, Avon, CT, 860-677-1651, $149 for a room with a
queen sized bed. About 6 miles from meet site.
away, but more reasonably priced
Day’s Inn, 395 Winsted Road, Torrington, CT. Rooms are $69.99 a night. (860) 496-8808.
Motel is 12 miles (25 minutes) from the meet site.
8 Motel, 492
East Main St., Torrington, CT. (860) 496-0811. Rooms are $99 a night or
$89.10 with a AAA discount. Motel is 12 miles (22 minutes) from the
– Farmington, 15 Farm Springs Road, Farmington, CT. (860) 678-1000. Rooms are currently going
for $99 a night. About 13 miles (25 minutes) from the meet site.
Holiday Inn Express, 120 Laning Street, Southington, CT, 860-276-0736. Rates are $88 to $109.
About 17 miles (31 minutes) from the meet site.
Inn – Plainville, 400 New Britain Avenue, Plainville, CT, 860-747-6876. About 14 miles (28
minutes) from the meet site.
Plus Farmington, 1 Batterson Park Road, Farmington, CT. About 13 miles (25 minutes) from the meet
Johnson Express, 462 Queen Street, Southington, CT, 860-621-0181. Rates are $56.21 for a
room with a queen size bed or $59.96 for a room with two double beds.
miles (30 minutes) from the meet site. This motel is just off I-84.