Golden Gate Live Steamers in Days Gone By !!

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Golden Gate Live Steamers in Days Gone By !!

Post by keyrouteken » Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:56 pm

Hi Everybody--
Next year is 2016-- a special year for GGLS ... They will be "EIGHTY" years old !
It's not every day that a Live Steam club can claim that much longevity. Let's take a brief look back at the earliest beginnings ...

Will try and let the photo captions tell the story ...

Ken Shattock
GGLS
IBLS
http://www.ibls.org
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The Golden Gate Model Engineers Guild.. Predecessor to the GGLS.
GGLS1939.jpg
The first few members of the new Club.
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A typical Friday night meeting in Vic Shattock's basement, Oakland, CA.
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Regular GGLS Meeting in Vic's basement. Special guest : Lester Friend of Danvers, MA.
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GGLS Meeting in Vic's Basement..
2nd from Left: Vic Shattock
3rd from Left: Lester Friend
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Post by cp4449 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:02 am

Are they planning any celebration? LALS turns 60 also
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Post by NP317 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:12 pm

Ken:
Thanks for sharing those incredible photos. Such records and memories of the history of our hobby/passion are most rewarding.
Please keep those photos coming!
~RN

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Post by keyrouteken » Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:49 pm

Here's a couple of more historic GGLS Photos.

Ken Shattock
GGLS
IBLS
http://www.ibls.org
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Vic Shattock leads the discussion while Lester's son, Joe Friend, observes from left of the water tank.
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Lester Friend leads the discussion at a GGLS meeting in Vic's basement.
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GGLS members look over various locomotives.
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And finally, "HAPPY NEW YEAR" to all my friends on the Live Steam Chaski Board.

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Post by Postwarbob » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:12 pm

CP4449 Yes we are working on another huge celebration for our 80th anniversary . I will post this after our upcoming meeting this coming Sunday. My Wife Sandy Morris will be taking care of all the registration forms and everything else as she did for our 75th meet. Keep watching Chaski. We will create a new post for it. Bob........

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Post by keyrouteken » Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:49 pm

Bob- I thought you and Sandy would let someone else Chair the party this time--give you guys a rest. Is that FOOD Caterer who joined the club going to provide the tidbits again ? That Dinner was out of this world !! Can you believe it everybody ? A Live Steam club that is EIGHTY years old ??
Has come a long way since the DUES was only TEN CENTS a month, huh ?

Ken Shattock
GGLS
IBLS

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Post by paralleler » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:00 pm

While taking my 0-4-0T into the foothills of the Sierras in search of a new whistle, an old member spotted us and came up to say, "Hi." During our conversation, he mentioned he had an old VHS tape of the early years of GGLS and its founder, Victor Shattock. Recently I acquired the tape and here it is in four pieces (sorry for the ads, I'm figuring that the music has triggered them):

History Of Ken Shattock:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AZYKVnxqrM

Live Steaming In The Basement (Oakland, CA):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB6zZu8MvuI

Live Steaming In Stockton, CA:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V93mzDHZ26k

Live Steaming In Redwood Park, CA:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZtFZkSv-54

Enjoy!
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VS1 History.jpg
Vic Working On One Of His Locomotives
VS2 Basement.jpg
Live Steaming In The Basement - 1930s
VS3 Stockton A.jpg
Live Steaming In Stockton, CA - 1940s
VS4 Redwood.jpg
Live Steaming In Redwood Park, CA - 1950s

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Post by SteveM » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:09 am

Very cool. Thanks for posting those.

Steve

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Post by JBodenmann » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:44 am

Hello My Friends
Thank you Ken for the cool historical photos. Vic was a very talented fellow and built some beautiful locomotives with simple tools. I wish I could have known him.
Jack

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