Thank you to Joe Ng,
I just wanted to give a huge thank you to Joe Ng for his energy, patience and willingness to share this great hobby with people that are new to it. I have had a love of trains, modeled and collected since I was born. I did not learn about the Waushakum Live Steamers until this past fall, 2010. I came to the neighborhood appreciation gathering in October. I talked to several members and road around the track 3-4 times. I joined WLS that day. The two kids I had in tote also had a blast. Since then I have been setting my sights on buying my own live steam locomotive.
When Joe Ng offered to show anyone who wanted, how to steam up a locomotive at the last monthly meeting I signed up. Joe was very open, helpful and informative. Not only did I get to help steam up his locomotive, but he also let me take it for a run around the track! Joe sat behind me and rattled off instructions when needed. This was such a fantastic experience for me and also unexpected. I was hoping to get a ride behind the locomotive not to actually drive it. This has only strengthened my enthusiasm for this new realm of trains for me. I feel that Joe is a real asset to the club and want to offer my sincere thanks.
Joe, thank you so much!