BELTSVILLE DAY FESTIVAL—May 17, 2015
The participants arrived onsite at 0800 and began setting up. The participating members included Bob Bitzer, Dave Bonner, Tony Duncanson, Bill Hakkarinen, Craig Schelle, Dave Sealing, Mike Smith, and Jeff Talaga. In addition, Casey Talaga (Jeff’s son), were there to help bring items in from the vehicles.
We had no difficulties setting up and had trains running by 0940.
Things ran smoothly all day. The show opened at Noon and closed at 5 PM. Everybody had plenty of run time. There were a number of activities taking place around the Community Center so when people weren’t running, they had an opportunity to get outside and enjoy some different things. We had a constant trickle of people watching the trains but never more than about 10 people at the layout at any given time. It was a beautiful day which kept many people outside’
We started taking scenery down at 4PM and stopped the trains at 5 PM. We were loaded and leaving by 6 PM.
Below is the layout plan for the show. Next year we plan to increase the show by 2 modules since there is enough space to expand.
Thanks to the participants for a very successful day.
Dave Bonner participated also.
Dave Sealing will bring the MD trailer.