The Arizona Division
Pacific Southwest Region
National Model Railroad Association
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Don has been an active model railroader over 40 years. Before becoming the Arizona Director he served as Secretary for the PSR Board for 8 years. Dave also holds the position of Contest Chairman for the Arizona Division. He has served in numerous positions including President at various railroad clubs around the nation. Currently Dave is a member of the Thunderbird Model Railroad Club in Phoenix, AZ.
Dave models in HO and his favorite railroad is the CB&Q.
I met Verryl Fosnight while working as a building super during the construction of his house in Sedona. He showed me plans for his layout back then in 2005. Later he helped me get my contracting business going and in 2010 I built the building that houses the Wyoming Division.
That's when I met Allen Montgomery who had been working with Verryl on his plans modifying the layout for about a year. They began construction of bench work in 2011.
I joined the crew as electrician in 2012 I think it was, and while I continued with contracting, involvement in the project was steady.
Allen and I are now involved full time for which I am forever grateful. It'll take me a while to catch up with the many talented railroaders I've met who have been in the hobby much longer than me but learning and doing sure is fun. Lenny has recently become the Contest Chairman working with Don Stewart on this project for the Division.
I spent my pre-teen years living in Illinois. Our family home had a Illinois Central/Big Four roundhouse and repair facility across the back alley. There were always many exciting things going on in that yard. There were steam engines galore. Not a great neighborhood, but I loved it.
I started modeling as a teenager. Then it was airplanes, ships, and cars. Even the Borax twenty mule team. I never even dreamt or new about modeling trains.
One day while I was an adult and working for Motorola I was talking to co-worker (Tom Draper) about modeling. He was an NMRA member and encouraged me to join. I started modeling and built a modest home layout.
When I retired and had more time my wife encouraged me to contact and join the Scottsdale HO club. And as they say the rest is history.
I enjoy the fellowship and contributing to the club and in a small way to the hobby in general.
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I built my first layout when I was 10. Took a 40+ year break from the hobby to focus on serving in the Army then employment. When I decided to get back into the hobby, there was this "thing" called DCC. I am a retired hadware/software engineer. Have been designing and implementing model train websites for the last 10 years. I am a member of the Scottsdale Model Railroad Historical Society and their webmaster.