NRMRC Meeting Highlights October 2018

Attendance  -  10,   Hangouts  - 8
Agenda
Welcome (Todd Shoffeitt)             
Consent Agenda - Joel McCurry Move, John Walllis, Second
     Treasurer's Report (see file on website)
     Minutes of the Last Meeting
     https://nrmrc.org/events/meeting-minutes/nrmrc-meeting-highlights-september-2018
 
Train Shows
Past Train Shows

 
Upcoming Train Shows (use links for details and to register for the events)

  • Selma Rail Days, Thursday, October 4 to Saturday, October 6. John Wallis, Superintendent, Gerry Foster, Assistant Superintendent – paid show $150
    https://nrmrc.org/events/shows/selma-rail-days-0
    NOTE: Participants are asked to register online on the show page (link below). Click on the blue Registration tab and follow the instructions
     
  • Neuse River Valley Model Train Show, Friday November 2 – Sunday November 4, 2018, Todd Shoffeitt - Primary Superintendent, John Wallis & Christopher Thompson - T-TRAK, Dave Koss & Mike Floyd – NTRAK. Folks need to sign up on the website for the T-TRAK modules. Will have a sale table for the event plus the Jr. Engineer setup.
    https://nrmrc.org/events/shows/2018-neuse-river-valley-model-train-show-raleigh-nc
    NOTE: Participants are asked to register online on the show page (link below). Click on the blue Registration tab and follow the instructions
     

Standards Committee (no action required at the meeting)

  • NTRAK Project Update, David Derway

    • Crossovers Update – Frank Fezzie did a great job. Module ran flawless at Danville. Also highlighted brackets for working on the module. Skyboard now removable. Video on FB website. Needs a little scenery touchup. If folks interested, work after NRV, let David now.
    • North Raleigh Corner Repairs – Weak legs and prior damage, plus damage at Danville. Damage repaired. A building needs to be reattached at NRV.
       
  • T-TRAK Update, Todd Shoffeitt
  • Work Session for Apex Complex – fixed a lot of wiring track repair. Some scenery issues. Paul to look into that. A switch needs replaces – ground throw
     

Education (Gerry Foster
DCC Education and Training committee progress report – Gerry Foster. Good for next month at Mark Blaustein. December at Joel’s – need a program.
 
Announcements/Information (no action required at the meeting)

Old Business (Todd Shoffeitt)

  • Additional Income Sources

    • A donation box at shows – need it built – G-scale boxcar recommended.
    • Sale Table at NRV - $.30 on the dollar. Donations are deductible. Members will take donation form and record items to be donated.
  • Little World charities Display – Dave Koss (absent – update later)

New Business (Todd Shoffeitt) (requires discussion, action and/or vote at the meeting)

  • TCA Show – December 1&2, Scott Auditorium, North Carolina State Fairgrounds John Wallis move to approve, Second, Gerry Foster
    Friday afternoon setup. T-TRAK only. 10 table E-shape layout. Superintendent – John Wallis, Assistant Superintendent - Charles Eisner
  • NTRAK Board Meeting, John Wallis – proposal to N-Scale Enthusiast that NTRAK manage the setup T-TRAK, NTRAK, FREMO and up to 9 clinics at Chicago. June 26-30 2019. Could be the last big convention. Starting in 2020, convention will be smaller. Details to follow.
  • Preliminary Budget Review, Todd Shoffeitt. Presented a cash flow analysis to indicate the needs list.

Show and Tell
Bring in a project, a purchase, a find, something interesting to share with the club
 
Next Meeting
November 7, 2018 7:30 Host: Mark Blaustein
Program Topic – Best Practice, John Wallis
 
Adjourn

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