RIP George Pitchard

We mourn the passing of our friend and Librarian/Archivist George Pitchard, who took the highball to the great beyond shortly after ExTRAINaganza.

George was a life-long railway enthusiast and a true encyclopedia of arcane narrow-gauge lore, which he studied in depth throughout much of his life.

A talented modeler, George was largely responsible for creating our O Gauge layout which brought forth many smiles from young and old alike. We will miss his many skills and dry wit, but every time a wheel turns on the O Gauge, he will be there in our hearts… Rest in Peace, old friend.

“I can’t believe you’re taking my picture…”
Plotting the two-rail loop
We’re havin’ some fun now!
Modeler’s Forum: Scratchbuilding On2

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Operating Sessions

We typically operate our HO layout from about 9 until noon on the first Saturday of each month and on the Saturday following the third Thursday of the month.

If you would like to see the Great Falls Railroad come to life, consider stopping by! Of course, there’s always the risk you might be asked to operate a train, but that’s a chance worth taking…

Next Sessions:

Saturday, February 18 – no session
(we’ll be at the 3 Railers Train Show in Augusta
Saturday, March 4 – 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, March 18 – 9:00 a.m.

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HO Summer 2019 – The Hillcrest Project

The-Hillcrest-Project

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