It has been 25 years since the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club set up shop in the Historic 1902 Southern Railway Railroad Depot in Hendersonville, NC. We took the opportunity to visit with them during their recent open house. They run a very nice HO layout inside as well as a large scale garden layout outside at the train station.
It's not often that you get the chance to hang out with one of the world's best hotrod metal shapers, Craig Naff. Add to that the fact that Ron Covell, a fantastic metal fabricator and instructor, would be teaching a class in Craig's shop and you have the potential for a fantastic Saturday. I made the drive over to Craig's shop on the outskirts of Woodstock, VA early in the morning using Ron Covell's Basic Metal Shaping class as an excuse to get out of the house.