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Amherst Railway Society - meeting - April, 2016

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Amherst Regional Middle School, Amherst, MA
On April 19, Model Railroad Planning editor and Model Railroader Trains of Thought columnist, Tony Koester, will provide a update on his HO scale edition of the Nickel Plate Road's St. Louis Division, circa 1954. He will discuss multi-deck layout design and construction, layout lighting, kit-bashing vs. scratch-building structures, modeling Granger country, as well as timetable and train-order operation. Among his many achievements, Koester popularized the idea of freelance modeling with his HO scale Allegheny Midland railroad. He also served as editor of Model Railroad Craftsman. In 1966, Koester co-founded the Nickel Plate Historical & Technical Society to preserve the memory of his favorite railroad. Koester is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in electrical engineering. He has authored nine books for Kalmbach Publishing.

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