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Prairie Lakes Division Spring 2015 Meet

Algona, Iowa is the place to be this spring for the Prairie Lakes Division Meet.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Kossuth County Fairgrounds in the Museum of Motorsports and Agricultural Building. Admission $3.00 
The main attraction of the meet will be the recently constructed 40' X 60' O Scale layout of Arlen Benschoter.

Arlen has collected O Scale for a long time and decided he wanted to share his passion for trains. Arlen was allowed the use of a large building at the Kossuth County Fairgrounds where he built his massive layout. The museum will also be open for viewing. The Meet will also feature clinics, vendors, tours, modeling contest and a business meeting. There are 25 swap tables available for rent. John Davis can be reached at 712-852-2278 for information on tables. The Kossuth County Fairgrounds is located at 800 East Fair Street (Hwy 169 South), Algona, IA.

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Welcome to the 2015 PLD Spring Meet

Algona, Iowa

Schedule of Events


8:00                Show Opens


8:30        Contest Registration Opens


9:00                Presentation: Rebuilding Baldwin 4-8-4 Steam    

                   Locomotive, AT&SF No. 2926

                     Presented By Gordy Miller


10:00      Clinic: Operation - Using Car Cards & Waybills

                      Presented by Jim Bernier


11:30      Contest Voting Closes


11:00-1:00 Lunch available in clinic room


1:30                Clinic:  Hand Painting An                                    

                       Impressionistic Backdrop

                       Presented by Rein Venderhill


3:00                Business Meeting


                Also go see the restored Chicago & Northwestern Depot

                Which now houses Train Wreck Winery. 

                Located at 112 N. Phillips Street. It will be open for viewing.


See you next fall at Sibley, Iowa

Go to www.prairielakesdivision.org for more info.