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DELAWARE VALLEY SCALE MODELERS is a Chapter of the International Plastic Scale Modelers’ Society USA, chartered 1972. We meet on the first Friday of each month at 7:30 pm, at the Artisan’s Hall, located at 8100 Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. Route 1), just North of Cottman Avenue at the Pennypack Circle in Philadelphia, PA.

You can visit us on the Web at: http://www.dvsm.org.

You can also visit the Philadelphia Area Club Modelers on the web at: http://www.pacms.org.

Next Meeting: October 3


(Any experimental aircraft, armor and/or ships, or show cars or prototype automobiles and any horror figures).

Clinic: Clear Parts & Lights,

By Jamie Makin

(Note: Due to the auction that took place at our last meeting, Jamie was unable to conduct her clinic. She will be doing so at our October meeting).

DVSM Officers

President..…. Dennis Sosna

Vice President. ………………Walter Hughes Jr.

Secretary………………………...Jason Rothgeb

Treasurer & IPMS Contact……...Joe Vattilana

Contest Chairman…………………Dennis Levy

Program Chairman.…………….…Jim Rosado

Membership Chairman……...Vince Buonfiglio

Theme Chairmen…Tommy Kortman & Bob Doebly

Newsletter Editor & Webmaster…Tony Wootson

September’s Business Meeting:

By Jason Rothgeb

September’s meeting saw an attendance of 32 members with one guest.  Business included an announcement that elections are two months away in November with nominations coming up at next month’s meeting.  It was also announced that our current Newsletter Editor will step down at the end of his current term and if the club wishes to see the Newsletter continue in its current format someone will need to step forward and make a commitment in the near future.

Other announcements included the dates of some upcoming Shows, including HMGS on Nov. 14-16th and the Long Island Replica Society’s show on Sat. Nov. 22nd.

The items covered were fairly brief to allow adequate time for the auction of the model collection of the Late John Rucks.  The collection was a testament to John’s decades long devotion to the modeling hobby and covered three tables at the front of the room.  There were a number of rare and interesting pieces including aircraft in one thirty-second scale, a somewhat unusual aircraft scale that John preferred.

The total raised from the auction was $705.00 for John’s widow.  Those who coordinated and assisted with this auction, along with those who bid generously deserve our thanks.

Models and their Builders







David Anderson




Jersey Devil Sighting in Pine Barrens 1941

Diorama display with cars, figures, railroad scenes etc

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