Meeting Schedule

NOTE CHANGE IN DATE! MEETING IS ONE WEEK EARLY DUE TO EASTER HOLIDAY.


MODELING REALISTIC WATER

The program for April will feature Sam Swanson's long awaited presentation on modeling water. Sam has some techniques which he has used to produce life like water effects on Jerry Albers' Virginian Railroad, seen at the right. Come learn how Sam works his magic.

The contest this month is "Passenger Cars". Bring out your best!

The meeting will be at 2pm on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the Greene County Historical Society in Xenia (MAP)







Election Results

The ballots were counted and election results announced at the April General Meeting. Our new officers will be:

Congratulations to all and we look forward to working with you for the next two years! Installation of officers will be at the May meeting. Our thanks to the outgoing crew for a job well done.







Contest Information

The contests at our monthly meetings have been becoming more popular. We are getting several terrific entries in the various categories. Some folks like to enter, some just to look and judge. In any case, if you go to the contest page and click on the monthly category for a past contest, it will take you to a table of the winners, complete with links to the photos when available.

For a look at March's items visit our Contest page.

April contest will be Passenger Cars! This category covers a lot of ground. Bring out your best!












Dalmatian Switching District

The Dalmatian Switching District will be up and operating at our annual Model Railroad TRAINing Day on Saturday, February 15, 2014. The location would be the Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church and is handicap accessible. The church is located at 7505 Taylorsville Road, just east of SR 201 in Huber Heights. (MAP) There would be no cost to operate or participate in the TRAINing Day.

The layout would be run continuously during open hours, 9 am to 4 pm. The layout will also be open and operating between 1 and 2 pm on the following day (Sunday, February 16) before our annual Auction meeting at the same location. Come on out and learn the joys of operating!.






Articles Needed

J. Hedge, editor of the Call Board, has repeated his call for articles and material for publication in the Division newsletter. Anything relating to Division activities, model railroading or railfanning is acceptable. J. has suggested that a series on "Pikes in Progress" would be interesting. If you have done work on your layout and have photos, etc., share them with J. Writing for the newsletter is an excellent way to accumulate points for the "Author" category in the Achievement Program. See details at http://www.nmra.org/education/achievement/ap_author.html













Video Library Update!


The Video Library contains over 200 titles of how-to programs, tours of great model railroads, and a wide range of prototype videos. Many new titles have been added recently. These VHS Tapes and DVD's are available for checkout by members. See Jim Montgomery at any meeting. To view a list of titles, click HERE.

Members are reminded to please return videos and books promptly so other members may enjoy them.













Model Railroad TRAINing Day

We held our third annual Model Railroad TRAINing Day on February 15th. In addition to the usual one-on-one presentations we added the attraction of building a 4' x 4' HO layout. Saturday dawned bright and clear with three to four (more) inches of fresh snow that had fallen overnight. I was concerned that the roads would not be clear for the presenters, who came from all over the division and beyond.

Amazingly almost everyone made it in spite of the weather and the whole day went well. Unfortunately, the attendance from the public was lighter than expected. However, those who came seemed to have a great time. We had about six to eight young people who were really interested in the layout construction.

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