A scratch built Fairlie behind which Tony hopes to ride later this year

Club Members Dan Fessler, Debbie Smith, Denny Holston, Tony Phillips and Webmaster Roger Thornburn along with Dan’s brother Edward and sister Ann were all happy campers at the July 2011 Sacremento Steam Up.

Tony and Roger gave an hour long talk about the Club’s website which was well received and resulted in several bargains coming the Club’s way. Dan took ownership of a new Ten-wheeler he had ordered three years ago and Deb and Denny were running their Shays and Rubys. As a picture speaks louder than a thousand words take a look at the and gallery of photos (right) and the movies below to get a notion of the fun (not to say anything about the great food) we had.

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Dan’s radio Controlled Billy

Dan’s radio Controlled Billy
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Beyer Garrett

Beyer Garrett
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Flying Scotsman

Flying Scotsman
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First run ever of Dan’s new straight out of the box ten-wheeler

First run ever of Dan’s new straight
out of the box ten-wheeler
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Another shot of this incredibly detailed Fairlie Dan adjusting the controls of his new Ten-wheeler Dan holding one of the five carriages we obtained for the club at a VERY generous price Dan watching Denny fuel his Ruby Dan's brother Edward watching Deb help Dan with his new Ten-wheeler Dan's Ten-wheeler steaming flawlessly Dan's USRA 0-6-0 heading out for a run Dan's USRA 0-6-0 under way with consist Deb helping Dan put his new Ten-wheeler on the track for its maiden run Detailed Shay Great flatcar load Model T - not steam but battery powered Open carriage which we can use to assist in painting and decorating the ones we acquired Open coach which will give us ideas as to what we can do with the ones we acquired Scratchbuilt Beyer Garrett the likes of which Tony hopes to ride behind later this year The Golden Arro at speed - Tony rode the real thing from Victoria Station in London to Gare de Nord in Paris The Golden Arrow at speed - Tony rode the real thing from Victoria Station in London to Gare de Nord in Paris