WHAT WE ASPIRE TO. The March Meet moved to a new location in Lombard. All the traders were in one ballroom. Although the aisles were crowded, there might have been fewer shoppers. The contest room, however, included some treasures.

A Norfolk and Western modern compound Y6, with auxiliary water tender, scratchbuilt in nickel silver. I've been told that the modeller makes his own machine screws. My 4-14-4 is crude by comparison, but I've not been working at these as long, and I'm not ashamed to use commercial machine screws.

This Milwaukee Road late-pattern H16-44 started as a Lionel Train Master body shell. There are a few of these shells in my pile of projects. It's encouraging to see how well they can turn out.

A Milwaukee Electric interurban, rebuilt with steel sheathing at the original Cold Spring Shops from a wood deck-roof car. This car was assigned to special runs as its field taps would cut in a little faster.

The Fox Valley O Scalers had an open day after the show.

A USRA Heavy Mike with the long-distance tender will fit the Spechts Ferry turntable, if it's positioned properly.

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