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March 27-29, 2009

Gallatin Valley Mall Setup

It's spring in Bozeman, Montana, though you really wouldn't believe that from looking at the snow falling outside. The mall, however, has several large, snow-free areas, and, yet again, the modules of Montana NTRAK were assembled for another weekend.

Two new features graced our layout 30'x30' layout. The first was the inaugural appearance of Hawkins Corner, which took our module layout from its traditional square into an L-shape. The second was the addition of two members to our little train society.

First, Paul Newby, one of the founding members of Montana NTRAK , was finally able to attend a setup. His 4-8-8-4 Big Boy and 4-6-6-4 Challenger both got workouts hauling trains around our three and one half miles of layout.

Second was our newest member, Mike Collins, who, in spite of having actually met the rest of us, decided that he wanted to join the club. (And we're happy to have him!)