Thursday, February 23, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Don H. works on installing the new activation switches that will be installed around the layout to replace the ones that came with the layout. These switches will be able to take more abuse then the old ones. They will also be relocated on the side wall of the layout.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Greenport volunteer coordinator George Summers (l.) and Secretary Jim Werner (r.) disassemble the west end of the Greenport RMLI HO layout. A twenty-one feet long extension is being built to extend the operating area down to the BLISS Tower exhibit. The new track will take in the North Fork to Riverhead RMLI.
RMLI member and past secretary, Ken Schaefer, sorts through RMLI Postboy newsletters going back to 1990 and Engine 39 Restoration Committee Newsletters going back to the late 1970’s. These important documents directly present the history of the Museums in Riverhead and Greenport.
Historic Lionel Layout Maintenance Continues The Tuesday work crew of six to eight volunteers working on the Historic Lionel Layout in the Freeman North Exhibit Hall continues to make strides in maintaining the train layout.Lenny Jeorg has been busy replacing red and green incandescent signal bulbs with cool burning LEDs.
Mel Dunkerley is working to remove one of two Lionel “lift bridges” on the layout. This unit is being changed out to a “girder bridge” arrangement to improve the visual vista to the Lionel Hells Gate Bridge inland on the layout.
John Peck and Al Mannella identify the stud walls between the west end windows of the Freeman North Exhibit Hall. On the floor is an enclosed bulletin board going up to showcase the story of the Lionel Layout’s historic move from Chesterfield, MI to Riverhead, NY in 2009.