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BANTRAK Newsletter - December 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:

  1. Mark Bandy - Holiday Cheer
  2. Jack Walsh - Union Station Centennial Celebration
  3. Ralph Grutzmacher - The Inglenook Part 2
  4. Vic Martin - MARC - A Real railroad
  5. Alan Del Gaudio - B & O 2008 Update
  6. Alan Del Gaudio - Trains in Texas

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BANTRAK Newsletter - November 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:
  1. Mark Bandy discusses the past Scale Show at Timonium and preparations for the upcoming Festival of Trains Show at the B&O Museum in December.
  2. Phil Peters takes us along on a railfanning trip to the Harris Railroad Switch Tower near Harrisburg which was restored by the Harrisburg Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (Photos).

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BANTRAK Newsletter - October 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:
  1. John Darlington, subbing for Mark Bandy discusses his traveling adventures and that of fellow member Al Palewicz to Ireland and Italy respectively (Photos).
  2. 2) Phil Peters talks about the use of various plants to make trees and bushes for railroad layouts.
  3. Al Palewicz takes us on a journey to Italy and specifically Florence where he visited fellow n-scalers and also with fellow member Andrea Barella (Photos).

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BANTRAK Newsletter - September 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:

  1. Phil Peters - An Argument for Built-Ups
  2. Tim Nixon - N Scale Weekend 2008
  3. Bob Mohr - Converting Classic Diesels to DCC
  4. John Darlington - A Good Idea Improved Upon
  5. Ed Aufderheide - Raffle Layout Update

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BANTRAK Newsletter - August 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:
  1. Mark Bandy sets the tone for what is ahead for BANTRAK during the last 6 months of 2008.
  2. Phil Peters provides a potpourri of Murphy's Law with respect to model railroading.
  3. Ed Aufderheide brings us up to date on the progress of our 2008 Raffle Layout (photos).
  4. Nostalgia abounds with the publishing of an article written 5 years ago by our first president Gene Villaert.
  5. Steve VanMetre describes his adventures on the Pisgah Central (photos).

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BANTRAK Newsletter - July 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:
  1. This issure is devoted almost exclusively to the N-Scale Collectors/2008 National N-Scale Convention which was held in Louisville in June. Articles by Mark Bandy and Al DelGaudio and an editorial by John Darlington, enhanced by a photo essay, provide a fairly complete overview of the events.
  2. In addition, John Darlington takes us on a tour of the old Union Station in Nashville which has been converted to a 5 star hotel of the early 20th century era.

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BANTRAK Newsletter - June 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:
  1. Mark Bandy provides a recap of the Brunswick Model Railroad Show (Pictures).
  2. Phil Peters discusses the need for and use of Track Warrants during operating sessions.
  3. Al Delgaudio provides an overview of BANTRAK's participation in the B&O Museum/Thomas the Tank Engine show.

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BANTRAK Newsletter - May 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:
  1. Mark Bandy takes us back to the early days of the Reading Seashore Lines (Pictures).
  2. Phil Peters gives us some tips on using dues and paints while mixing scenic plaster material.
  3. Ed Aufderheide brings us up to date on the progress of our 2008 Raffle Layout (Pictures).
  4. Ed Aufderheide takes us on a trip to Columbus, OH and provides some interestinf information on the Camp Chase Industrial Railroad (Pictures).

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BANTRAK Newsletter - April 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:
  1. President Mark Bandy gets us ready for the spring and summer Train Show Season.
  2. Phil Peters describes the operational features of his Tiber Creek Railroad and offers an operational session in his "Time to Run" Column.
  3. A beautifully finished cathedtal by Kibri is the subject of Al DelGaudio's article on the assembly of this kit (includes photos).

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BANTRAK Newsletter - March 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:
  1. President Mark Bandy's column concerning the Scale Show last February.
  2. Phil Peters' article (third in series) about the construction of wood building kits for his layout (with photographs).
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BANTRAK Newsletter - February 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:

  1. Phil Peters - A Tale of Two Kits - Part 2
  2. Denise & Dave Clyde - In the Eye of the Beholder
  3. John Darlington - The City Water Tower by Walthers
  4. Arthur Boyd - Let's Show Some N Scale Layouts at the October NWRA Convention

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BANTRAK Newsletter - January 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:
  1. Mark Bandy visualizes BANTRAK in 2008.
  2. Eric Payne and Al Del Gaudio critique BANTRAK's participation in the just completed Festival of Trains Show at the B&O Railroad Museum.
  3. Photographic essay of the Festival of Trains.

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