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May Meeting


Club Member and Visitors,

This is your invitation to attend our next meeting of the "Valley of the Sun S-Gaugers" this coming Saturday, May the 2nd at member home of Chuck & Toni Eral. The meeting time is from 10:00 am in the morning till 1:00 pm in the afternoon.

I will show what I have accomplished these last few months. I now run AC and DC on the same layout. I can run DC on my out side two track ovals, or switch them back to AC by just switches the two bayonet plug-ins from transformer to transformer. The use of can motors with Dallee reverse units in American Flyer trains will run on either AC or DC. At this time I’m selling a lot of DC model trains that need to be checked-out before being sold.

I have three collection from different individuals that I’m selling at this time. O Scale, American Flyer, S Scale with scale truck and couplers. Everything from high end brass to low end plastic.  Something for everyone: from car kits, accessaries, building, toy car / trucks, supplies, model train sets, parts and supplies. No reasonable offer will be refused. Will accept cash, check or something train related of equal value. If you have something you are looking for, to fill out your layout or collection. Please email your wants before the meeting, so I will have them available for you to view. 

I will be adding a little excitement and fun for all club member attending with model train related door prizes. Every member gets a number. The person with number one draws first. He will open his gift box and "shows & tells" what he has inside. Then the person with number two gets to go next. He can pick a new door prize or take someone else's door prize that has been open previous. The door prices that have been opened previous, can only be taken away twice. We will proceed till all door prices are gone. Please let me know if you will be attending so I can have a door prize for each club member.   

After our club meeting we will be traveling to John & Hellen Cooke home to view his American Flyer Layout which is just up the hill. He has a large layout that he has been working on this past year with twenty-one AF switches with Cargraves track. He operates with Lionel "four control" transformer with numerous trains, cars and accessaries. He would like to become an active member of our club. He is always looking for new ideas and help, like most of us.

After our morning meeting we will all be going to lunch at the "All American Sports Grill" over looking Avenue of the Fountain. Bring your cameras to get some great pictures of the fountain going off! We can get some club pictures with fountain as the backdrop to send into the NASG. 

Our club is located in Phoenix, AZ. We are dedicated to S scale model railroading. We meet once a month at a members' home. The club is informal and we welcome American Flyer, and hi-rail, S Gauge operators and collectors. Free membership and no dues. Our club is all about fellowship, and joining in and having fun operating model trains on the host members model railroad layout. Discussion is open to anyone attending our meeting. Spouses are welcome to join in the fun in the roundhouse, while we are in the train room 

If you would like to come join in on the fun of model train railroading in S Gauge. Contact Chuck Eral for more information: Cell Phone: 480-332-8120  

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