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Rochester Area S Gaugers and Western New York S Scale Association at Bativia, NY
Rochester Area S-Gaugers, Rochester, NY

Genesee Society of Model Engineers Club Show
at
Batavia Downs Race Track

The Genesee Society of Model Engineers invited the Rochester Area S-Gaugers and the Western New York S Scale Association to show our combined modular layout at their semi-annual train show held at Batavia Downs Race Track on March 30, 2008. For this show we set up our combined modular layout in a ten by thirty-two foot configuration.

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All pictures on this page by Roger Delthony and edited for the internet by Bill Johnson.

Show Highlights

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This enjoyable event was made possible by using the NASG S-MOD Standards which enabled the two clubs to connect their modules both electrically and mechanically.
Roger Delthony, Craig Erickson, Dave Daniels attended this show from the Rochester Area S-Gaugers club.

The boy in this  is photo is pressing a button that activates the log loader accessory.
The boy in this is photo is pressing a button that activates the log loader accessory.

The action cars and accessories on the layout are a big hit with our guests, as they can launch a rocket from a club-owned American Flyer rocket car (a great crowd pleaser) or, raise the logs so that the log loader accessory can load logs into the operating log car. Pressing another button dumps the logs into a log pond next to an operating sawmill. The sawmill then loads finished lumber into a gondola and there is a K-Line barrel loader accessory that loads barrels into a gondola by pressing other push buttons.

The Gilbert Manufacturing company under construction
The Gilbert Manufacturing company
under construction

Roger Delthony set up some excellent scenery on a pair of straight modules. He had a Flyer circus on one module and on the other was the Gilbert Manufacturing company under construction, showing "steel" (Erector girders) going up. The sign in front of the construction site reads "Future Home of the A.C Gilbert Co. Makers of American Flyer Trains and Erector Sets". Spectators liked these a lot.

A closeup photo of the construction site
A closeup photo of the construction site
A closeup photo of the construction site
A closeup photo of the construction site
An American Flyer train with link couplers passes the American Flyer Circus.
An American Flyer train with link couplers passes the American Flyer Circus.
A CSX locomotive on the point of a tank train passes the American Flyer Circus.
A CSX locomotive on the point of a tank train passes the American Flyer Circus.
Thomas the Tank put in an appearance to the delight of all as it passes the American Flyer Circus.
Thomas the Tank put in an appearance
to the delight of all as it passes the American Flyer Circus.
Thomas the Tank is traveling past the A. C. Gilbert construction site.
Thomas the Tank is traveling past the
A. C. Gilbert construction site.

The Western New York S Scale Association has been abbreviated to WNYSSA in the captions of the photos below. Most of the WNYSSA modules were on the opposite side of the modular layout from the Rochester Area S-Gaugers modules.

RASG's Dave Daniel is monitoring the accessory modules.
RASG's Dave Daniel is monitoring the accessory modules.
Persons in this photo left to right are RASG's Craig Erickson, WNYSSA's Gregg Mummert, Roger Huff and Ray Abbott.
Persons in this photo left to right are RASG's Craig Erickson, WNYSSA's Gregg Mummert, Roger Huff and Ray Abbott.
Persons in this photo left to right are WNYSSA's Chris Kroll, Don Webster and Lew Cabello.
Persons in this photo left to right are WNYSSA's Chris Kroll, Don Webster
and Lew Cabello.
Persons in this photo left to right are WNYSSA's Dave Blaufuss, Gregg Mummert and Tom Koziol.
Persons in this photo left to right are WNYSSA's Dave Blaufuss, Gregg
Mummert and Tom Koziol.
This photo is an overview of WNYSSA's Lew Cabello's trestle and tunnel modules.
This photo is an overview of WNYSSA's Lew Cabello's trestle and tunnel modules.
The CSX locomotive on the point of a tank train enters a corner module.
The CSX locomotive on the point of a tank train enters a corner module.

There are photos of our modular layout from a previous GSME shows. See
November, 2007 show.
April, 2007 show.
November, 2003 show.

See our Layout Description and History page for more information about our modular layout.

 

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