Jack Walton's airplane hangar near Ft. Worth, TX.

13225 Thornton Drive
Westlake, TX 76262

Train Order

Friday, April 25

Marc LaChey will have his layout open from 3:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Friday in Richardson. Please come and offer suggestions for an operating system on Marc's Cripple Creek and Tincup RR. We will be ordering in pizza around 6:00 pm, so please let Marc know if you are planning to attend so he knows how much pizza to order. RSVP to him at mdlachey at tx dot rr dot com.

2218 Blackberry Drive
Richardson, TX 75082

Jerry Hoverson, MMR, is opening his HO/HOn3 D&RGW layout at the same time, 3:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Friday. Jerry lives in McKinney, the same side of the D/FW metroplex as Marc; that is really convenient for people coming down from the north. Marc says that his Garmin Nuvi found Jerry's house with no problems.

1900 Spring Blossom Ct.
McKinney, TX 75070

Saturday, April 26

9:30 am Hangar doors open
10:00 am Duane Richardson - Designing structure kits for Laser cutting
11:00 am Paul Cleveland - Construction of Table Top Modules
Noon Lunch - need RSVP to Marc LaChey (see below) to get accurate count for order.
1:00 pm Tracy Mitchell - Tools of the Trade
2:00 pm Gary Rush - Backdrop Painting
3:00 pm Steve Amitrano - Detailing/Weathering Rolling Stock
4:00 pm Individual show & tell - discuss models attendees have brought.  These models need not be finished; you can even bring a work in progress and ask for advice!
5:00 pm Adjourn to run Jack's layout, catch up with old friends, etc.

I am sure that Jack will have brass from Mike's Narrow Gauge and items from his other RR businesses available for purchase.

We will be ordering sandwiches from Subway for lunch, and Marc needs a head count, so please RSVP to him at mdlachey at tx dot rr dot com. We will request a donation (usually between $5 and $10) to cover the lunch.


There are two hotels near Jack's house:

Best Western Roanoke Inn & Suites
337 Dorman Rd
Roanoke, TX 76262

Comfort Suites Roanoke
801 W Byron Nelson Blvd
Roanoke, TX 76262

Very few rooms left at Comfort Suites.  If you want this hotel, call the local number 817-490-1455.

Marc has several hotel suggestions near his house for those who want to stay on that side of the metroplex and drive over to Jack's in the morning:

Courtyard by Marriott
2191 N. Greenville Avenue
Richardson, TX 75082

Hampton Inn Dallas-Richardson-Central Expwy, TX
1577 Gateway Blvd.
Richardson, Texas, 75080
Tel: 972-234-5400
Fax: +1-972-234-8942

1981 N. Central Expressway
Richardson, TX 75080
$99.00 on Friday nights