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2021 Vetreran's Day Car
2021 USA Veteran's Day  Glow in the Dark Car
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2022 Convention Cars

2002 Mystic Convention
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Mystic & B-I-H T-Shirts

Charles Bartel, BTO President, continues a discussion of 3D Printing and his experience with the hardware and software.

3D Printing

NZ Garden Whistle
January 2022

Remembrances of Lou Flammia

Mystic 2022
44 years Havin' Fun Runnin' Trains

The BTOC convention will be in Mystic, CT, June 19 -24, 2022
Potential Activities - More Info later
  • Mystic Seaport Museum
  • Historic Downtown Mystic
  • World Famous Mystic Aquarium
  • USS Nautilus
  • Block Island Ferry
  • Submarine Force Museum
  • Fort Griswold Battlefield State Pk
  • Newport & Narragansett Bay RR
  • Newport Dinner Train
  • Lighthouse Cruise
and features the return of some of your favorites like the drag races, ladies wine and cheese social, raffles, silent auctions, and trivia contest. PLUS the all aboard party, convention room, a local specialty luncheon, banquet, door prizes, layouts displays and more!

The Hilton Garden Inn Mystic/Groton provides everything right where you need it offering a relaxed atmosphere with ultimate friendly service. Nestled in downtown Groton, a shoreline community bordering Fishers Island Sound situated between the Thames and Mystic Rivers.

Special BTOC rates of $149 per night (2 double beds) or $144 per night (1 king size bed)
BTOC Hotel registration is ready for us, just dial 860-445-6800 & press 1 for Reservations then tell them your with
the Big Train Operator Club - BTOC.

Prelim Conv Schedule

Dates announced for our 45th at Bird-in-Hand, PA with around the lake trains.
June 18-24, 2023
Watch for details

A new feature in this section will be interesting new information about your BTO Club or other Large Scale happenings.

Link to Facebook - pictures,  prizes  and stories  about our 43rd Convention in Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Marshall & Prizes The Harrymans No photo description available.
Our Editor - Bob Somogyi May be an image of 1 person and text that says '29 FOOT BEER CAN TANK CAR nno' May be an image of 1 person No photo description available.
May be an image of 5 people, people standing and indoor May be an image of train and railroad May be an image of train and railroad May be an image of 2 people, including Teya Caple-Woods and people standing
Ashtubula Dave & Diane Larry Otis and Prize
Pictures from the Convention in Cleveland.
Click on thumbnails to enlarge.

Many more are up on Facebook - click the link above.

The Garden Whistle

is published monthly by the Christchurch Garden Railway Group and features news from various G scale Groups in New Zealand. Each club has a separate identity and the contact details may be found in the January Issue.

Contributions of articles and/or photos are always welcome. Photos should be sent as separate jpg attachments. The views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of the Editor, Executive, or members of the Christchurch Garden Railway Group.

Editor: Ian C Galbraith, 3 Church Street, RANGIORA 7400.


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