I got up bright and early this morning to go to the 8:00 a.m. N-Land Pacific Free-moN club meeting at Corky’s Kitchen & Bakery Restaurant in Upland, California. The club meets there on the first Saturday of each month.
I hate trying to find a group of people where I don’t know anyone in the group or what they look like. Fortunately, when I went inside I looked around the restaurant and saw only one table with more than three people and it had about 10 or 12. That must be them.
After a breakfast of biscuits and gravy—I can’t recommend Corky’s biscuits and gravy, sorry Corky’s—the group headed over to their workshop, a couple of blocks away.
There was a discussion of the recent train show at the Fairplex in Pomona and upcoming train shows where they want to display their layout. The next show is Train Days, April 22–30 at the San Bernardino County Museum. It sounded like the club is pretty active.
I got a chance to ask about the plywood for constructing the modules. I had been looking at birch plywood at the Home Depot, but was told that their wood is inferior for module building. They recommend getting the 3/4” (18 mm) baltic birch 13-ply plywood and the 1/2” (13 mm) baltic birch 9-ply plywood at House of Plywood & Paneling in Baseline in San Bernardino. A 3/4” × 5’ × 5’ sheet costs somewhere around $62.00 and a 1/2” × 5’ × 5’ sheet costs somewhere around $40.00. I’ll need to measure the bed of my little 1998 Toyota Tacoma pickup to make sure I can carry the plywood.
I also asked about a source for 2” foam sheets. No one could remember the name of the place, but there is a place is Van Nuys that carries it. I already know about Foam Sales and Marketing in Burbank and I think Van Nuys and Burbank are near each other, so maybe it’s the same place.
All-in-all it was a productive day and I’m looking forward to the next get together on April 1.
Corky’s Kitchen & Bakery Restaurant (✓ 2017-03-05)
385 S Mountain Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
Fairplex (formerly Los Angeles County Fairgrounds) (✓ 2017-03-08)
1101 W McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA 91768
Foam Sales and Marketing (✓ 2017-03-05)
1005 W Isabel Street
Burbank, California 91506
House of Plywood & Paneling
1321 E Baseline Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410
N-Land Pacific Free-moN (✓ 2017-03-05)
San Bernardino County Museum (✓ 2017-03-05)
2024 Orange Tree Lane
Redlands CA 92374