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Backyard steamups between NMRA, Summer Steamup

Saturday, April 2, 2011

As part of its West Coast Regional Meet — an event designed to bridge the gap between the 2011 NMRA National Model Railway Convention and the National Summer Steamup, both being held in Sacramento in July — the Bay Area Garden Railway Society has scheduled two days of live steaming in San Francisco.

The Regional Meet, which a West Coast garden railway club usually hosts in years when the National Garden Railway Convention is east of the Rockies, will have a series of garden railway open houses, which will run from July 10-14.

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In memoriam: Glen Ward

Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011

Glen Ward

Small-scale live steamer Glen Ward died suddenly Jan. 17 from a massive stroke in Portland, Ore. He was 64.

Ward was introduced to live steaming by his childhood sweetheart, Vickie-Marie Parker, when they began courting again in the early 2000s. Starting small by learning to run one of Vickie-Marie’s Crickets in 2004, Ward worked his way up through a variety of steam locomotives, buying classics such as the LGB/Aster Frank S, eventually garnering a large group of toys, including an Accucraft GS-2 in Southern Pacific Daylight livery.

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Correction for No. 115, Wee Bee Loco

Friday, April 8, 2011

In the March/April 2011 issue (No. 115), in the article “A safety valve that goes ‘pop,’” the phone number and e-mail address for the manufacturer of the pop-valve, Wee Bee Loco, were misprinted. The correct phone number is (317) 931-8392 and the correct e-mail address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The digital archive files of the article have been corrected and we apologize to our readers who were inconvenienced and to Jim Saunders, owner of Wee Bee, for the mistake.


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