The Flying Knights Auction was held Sept.
25th. The hall of Trinity Lutheran School was filled with eager Modelers seeking that
Our own multi-dement... dimensional Tom Filipiak at
the last minute took over the awesome task of Auctioneer.
He did an excellent job, handling the many items that
were put up for auction and kept the pace moving all afternoon. If you kept your eyes and
ears open, there were many good items to bid on.
There were engines and airplanes of all descriptions
on the table. More publicity is in the offing for next year.
An auction flyer had been included in the mailings
for the Rally.
Tentative plans are being made for a show at the
McKinley Mall in late February or early March. After several failed attempts, due to what
seemed to be a lack of interest on the mall's part, the club may finally have an
opportunity to put on a show.
Members were polled as to their feelings on the
situation with McKinley. Sometimes it felt that we werent really wanted there.
The new management, has however, portrayed a
much more accommodating
The members felt that having a show in our home
town is a worth while endeavor so it looks like we will be going ahead with plans for a
Our show last year at the Eastern Hills Mall
was quite well attended in spite of the travel distance involved. All those who
participated seemed to have enjoyed it.
McKinley has not yet been cast in concrete, but
having the Mall show closer to home would be a big advantage.
The next several meetings will determine
whether we have a go or not.
The Flying Knights have been on the Internet
for about a year now. Tom Filipiak, our venerable webmaster has maintained the site,
posting numerous pictures of many of the events that we have participated in over the last
One of the features of having a website is that
we can maintain links with other clubs around the world and in our own back yard.
The RCCR club maintains a very extensive site.
The AMA also has a site.
Those who have computers can look at the many
pictures that we have of our events. There are pictures of the mall show and of our scale
By being able to access our fellow club sites,
we can see the many activities that they are engaged in. Quite possibly they may plan to
host an event that we are very interested in.
We'd never hear about it by other means. We
already have many modelers from neighboring states and Canada who come to our Scale Rally.
Perhaps new modelers from these areas are
looking over our rally scenes and deciding that they might like to come next year.
A great deal of information exists on the many
sites to which we are linked.
Our old address, however has changed. The
entire site has been transferred from "Froggernet" to the Adelphia network.
Our new address is:
members.xoom.com/flyknights. Enter this address directly after the protocol, http://. No
The entire address should look like this: http://members.xoom.com/flyknights.
Also note the page entry. It is flyknights, not
Make this one of your favorites, you wont have
to type it in again.
We also have a new e-mail address. It is: