2010 Spring OKNG Meet

Where: Tulsa, Oklahoma

When: Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10, 2010

Who is invited: anyone with narrow gauge modeling interests

There will be narrow gauge layouts, clinics, and model show and tell. The meet will rotate between three locations each having a layout and a clinic. The following is the tentative schedule:

Friday 7:00 we will be at Randy Smith's Sn3 layout. Randy has a large RGS layout under construction. Lind Wickersham will present a clinic on his On2 Gilpin Tram engine house covering the prototype and its modeling.

Saturday morning at 8:30 we will meet at Ken Ehlers' Sn3 layout. Randy Smith will present a clinic on photo backdrops. Then we will take a trip upstairs to see how the photo backdrops work on Ken's RGS layout.

11:00 to 12:30 Lind Wickersham's On3 Gilpin Tram layout will be open for viewing.

1:00 we will be at David Steensland's Hon3 layout. David Steensland and Ken Ehlers will present a scenery clinic. Last, but not least, there will also be a model show and tell session at David'; so everyone bring something to share with the group.

There will be maps and directions available a bit later as we get closer to the meet date. While we are not planning on a formal meal Friday evening, some of us will be getting together Friday before the first layout. In contrast to previous meets, we are not planning lunch at anyone's house; we expect that people can stop for lunch travelling between Ken's and David's houses on Saturday. We will have photos of the layouts posted soon.

For further info, please contact Ken Ehlers at (918) 528 6095 or ehlerskd@hotmail.com

Suggested Hotels

Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express
150 Aquarium Drive
Jenks OK 74037
(918) 296-7300 front desk
(877) 863-4780 central reservations

Take the Creek Turnpike to the Peoria-Elm exit, turn north, go one block to Aquarium Drive (101st), and turn right. Take Aquarium Drive east to the river and you will drive right to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites.

This hotel is closest to Ken Ehlers home.

Days Inn Southern Hills
Days Inn Southern Hills
8888 S. Lewis Ave.
Tulsa OK 74137
(918) 299-8511 Front Desk
(800) 329-7466 central reservations

I-44 East & West:
Exit 227 Lewis Ave. Go 3 miles south on Lewis Ave.

Hwy 75:
Exit 71st Street to Lewis Ave, turn right and proceed south for 2 miles.

This hotel is convenient to Ken Ehlers, Dave Steensland and Lind Wickersham

Sleep Inn Woodland Hills
Sleep Inn Woodland Hills
10143 East 62nd Street South
Tulsa OK 74133
(918) 249-8100

From I-44:
Take Highway 169 South, take 61st Street exit and turn right. Hotel immediately on left.

From Highway 75 North:
Take Creek Nation Turnpike East to Highway 169 North to 61st Street exit and turn left. Hotel immediately on left.

From Highwaty 75 South:
Take I-244 East to Highway 169 South, take 61st Street exit and turn right. Hotel immediately on left.

This hotel is a little further away but still convenient.

Econo Lodge Inn
Econo Lodge Inn
3217 South 79th E. Ave
(32nd St & Memorial Dr)
Tulsa OK 74145
(918) 624-2800

Coming from the East on I-44:
Take exit 231, stay on Memorial exit, then take a right along on 32 Court next to Ruby Tuesday's Restaurant.

Coming from the West on I-44:
Take exit 232, then take left at light on Memorial go under overpass to Intersection, go straight pass Mcdonalds and Pizza Hut, then take right and follow the curve to the left. Hotel is on left.

There are numerous other hotels at this location.


Suggested Restaurants

Like all cities, Tulsa is full of restaurants but most of the chain restaurants that are convenient to the meeting sites are in the areas highlighted in red.

For those wanting fast food, there is a McDonalds at 68th & Yale which is close to Dave & Lind’s home.

Tulsa Overview Map