Seacoast Division NMRA Winter Event
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 10:00am-2:00pm
The First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
301 Cottage Road, South Portland, Maine
The meeting will be held in Guptil Hall, located in the basement of the church, with entrance from the side or rear parking lots.
All NMRA members and people interested in becoming NMRA members are invited to the winter meeting of the Seacoast Division NMRA in South Portland, Maine. There will be a drawing for door prizes, too!
Clinics and Presentation Topics:
- Modular Layout Construction by The Southern Maine Model Railroad Club. The SMMRC is a new club that is in the process of building a modular layout. They will show us the techniques they use to build some of their modules and give us an update on their progress. They will bring several of their modules and have them on display at the meeting.
- The Pursuit of Realism by Lance Mindheim, presented by Tom Oxnard MMR. Mindheim is a professional layout designer, builder, and frequent author. Tom will give this presentation and discuss the many factors that go into the creation of a realistic looking model railroad.
- Scenery Construction/Static Grass How-To by Tim Swenton. Tim Swenton, who is the owner of Maine Modelworks, will give us a “how-to” clinic on the techniques he uses to install static grass. For those of you that are building or expanding your layout and have not used static grass before, this should be an interesting presentation.
- Modeling the Portland, Maine Waterfront by Chip Faulter. Chip will make a presentation on expanding his home layout, The KWF Line, with a waterfront/port theme. Chip will discuss the planning process for this expansion including why he chose to model a waterfront scene and specifically, why he intends to use some of the structures and features of the Portland waterfront.
Show and Tell and Ask: Participants are encouraged to bring 1) examples of their modeling to show to other attendees for educational purposes (two-way!) AND 2) questions on model railroading topics to pose to the others. Take advantage of the cumulative experience of all of the attendees to make your modeling experience more enjoyable. Contact the Winter Event organizer, Tage Erickson, with any questions or information about your showing.
Annual Meeting: The Annual Meeting of members will be conducted during the Winter Event and is open to all NMRA members. At this meeting, the annual election of Directors will take place.
Coffee and light nourishment will be provided on-site for a donation
to offset costs. Please bring your own lunch or snacks.
There are no food establishments within close proximity to the meeting.
Come to the Winter Event and Share the Fun of Model Railroading!
A Board of Directors meeting will follow the program at 2:00 p.m.
Next Event: April 8, 2017 in Rochester, NH (Rochester Community Center) Mark your calendar and save the date!!