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 Post subject: Anthracite Models in New Jersey
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:09 am 
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Today I visited the Garden State Central Model Railroad Club in Asbury Park, NJ. The group models anthracite hauling railroads between the Northern Field and Jersey City. Their layout is fascinating and incredibly detailed. Among the highlights is an operating model of a McMyler Coal Dumper, which hoists an entire hopper car full of anthracite, then tips it so the coal slides out and into a barge. The empty car exits the machine, rolls downhill, and automatically reverses via a switchback. Photos are at:
The display is also open next weekend. The models and model makers are well worth visiting. Details are at:

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nice mike. here's the real thing: ... php?t=1071

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It's that time of year again! Come on down!

A milestone in model railroading will be celebrated the last two weekends of October as the Garden State Central Model Railroad Club, Inc. of Asbury Park, NJ marks its 45th anniversary with their annual open house.

The club’s large HO scale layout will be operating with multiple trains. There will be a slide presentation on the history of the club, and a white elephant model train sales table as well.

Children and their families are welcome, as there is something for everyone to enjoy. Railfans will note scenes modeled after Scranton and Bethlehem, PA and Jersey City, NJ. The layout features areas of the DL&W, CNJ, LV and Laurel Line railroads.

Highlights include the Bethlehem Steel mill and the one-of-a-kind operating McMyler Coal Dumping Machine.

The club is especially interested in meeting former employees of Bethlehem Steel, the Jersey Central railroad and anthracite mining. Modelers wishing to join may learn about how to apply.

The display is open:
Friday October 17 & 24 from 7-9PM
Saturday Oct. 18 & 24 from 12-4PM
Sunday Oct. 19 & 25 from 12-4PM

The club is located on the corner of Deal Lake Drive and 8th Avenue (608 8th Avenue) on the north side of Asbury Park. Those interested in taking the train have a one mile walk from the NJ Transit station in Allenhurst.

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