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Model Display Cases at the GJ VAMC


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The Grand Junction Scale Modeller's Society has been around since the 1970s.  At one time, there were 30-40 members in the club, but now we are down to about 10 or so.  Even though most of our members are older, we still build numerous models.  Once in a great while--when we can afford to--we hold a model show and contest.  We get entries from all over the southwest US when we hold one, but a couple of years ago we lost our show venue (building) and have been searching for a new venue ever since.

These two display cases (photos below) are our permanent exhibit at the Grand Junction (CO) VA Medical Center, one of the best VA hospitals in the VA system.  The cases are both on the second floor of the hospital, in very prominent spots.  The first cabinet has recently been updated with several new models of the Viet Nam and the Middle East eras, due to a request from VA management. The second display case contains car models built specifically for inclusion in the case.  Our local veterans seem to really enjoy the displays, and we have received several positive comments on our models and themes from the vets and staff.

Our donated M42 Duster (thanks to Mark Aldrich) is now on display in a prominent spot on "The Nam" shelf.  

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Terrific collection! I hope you guys find a new home for your events one day soon.

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Great collection and nice that you can display them.  I actually called the American lake volunteer center to see if there was anything we could do for them.  Obviously someone missed the whole accolades thing!

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Well done Rick. Lot's of good stuff in there. I've never actually seen the cases until now.

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