"In The World of Model Trains, Time Stops Dead In Its Tracks"

The Milwaukee daily newspaper had a recent article about the Model Railroad Club of Milwaukee, which was founded in 1934 by such notables in the hobby as
Al Kalmbach and Bill Walthers.
"In The World of Model Trains, Time Stops Dead In Its Tracks" Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 17, 2005 http://www.jsonline.com/news/metro/may05/326529.asp
The article includes reference to Bob Keune, who was a charter member of the club and is still active, SEVENTY YEARS later!
Something else which is pretty unique in the history of this club (but not mentioned in the brief article): The Model Railroad Club of Milwaukee organized a national convention on Labor Day 1935 as an attempt to define standards for the interchange of equipment between layouts. This convention became the foundation of the National Model Railroad Association.
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MarkMathu wrote: The Milwaukee daily newspaper had a recent article about the Model Railroad Club of Milwaukee, which was founded in 1934 by such notables in the hobby as Al Kalmbach and Bill Walthers. "In The World of Model Trains, Time Stops Dead In Its Tracks" Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 17, 2005 http://www.jsonline.com/news/metro/may05/326529.asp The article includes reference to Bob Keune, who was a charter member of the club and is still active, SEVENTY YEARS later! Something else which is pretty unique in the history of this club (but not mentioned in the brief article): The Model Railroad Club of Milwaukee organized a national convention on Labor Day 1935 as an attempt to define standards for the interchange of equipment between layouts. This convention became the foundation of the National Model Railroad Association. -----------------------------------------------------
Interesting article. Thanks for sharing, Mark. Model railroading is an enjoyable life-long hobby for many of us.
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I guess nobody told them about fast clocks. :-O
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Reading the article, someone DID tell them about fast clocks.
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I enjoyed the photos. ;^)
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    That article is beautifuly written and captures an elusive part of the model railroading experience. With that level of evocation I would love to see that writer turn their attention to the magic of the real railroads.
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