NRMRC Meeting - December 2017

Meeting Date: 
Dec 6 2017
Hosted by: 
Joel McCurry
Program Title: 
Layout Design for shows
Presented by: 
John Wallis




Welcome (David Koss) NOTE: We have three potential new members planning on visiting our December meeting. Please welcome Bob Milback, John Burkard, and (returning after more than a decade) Mike Floyd.

Consent Agenda  


Treasurer's Report (see file on website)

Minutes of the Last Meeting  


Train Shows


Upcoming Train Shows

  • World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour, Charlotte, January 13-14 2018. Setup on the 12th. Central Carolina Organizing: we have indicated to Central Carolina that we would be participating. John Wallis contacted the World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour management about a T-TRAK layout. They currently have no space, but will keep us in mind if anyone requires less space than requested or cancels. Gil Brauch has requested a preliminary list of module we might take to Charlotte — these are FitzGerald Yard (12 ft.), Marion (12 ft.), Derway modules (20 ft.), Blaustein modules (8 ft.), Red Rock Junction and the club corners.
  • T-TRAK Show in Galloway Ridge – February 3rd. Mark Blaustein – Superintendent. Full auditorium available this round. T-TRAK. Will make the call for modules in December. Galloway Ridge will be discussed following WGH.
  • Upcoming New Bern (Feb 24-25) shows TBD

Standards Committee Update (David Derway)

NOTE: If there are any additional items that need to be added for the Standards Committee to address, please let David Derway know.

  • Apex:  Plan for completion by Galloway Ridge in February.
  • Long Bridge: mountain leg support to be designed such that it will support the bridge, plus attach to the module for storage and transport.
  • Second Crossover Module: tabled until December.
  • Trailer Update: No information available.
    • Metal stanchion cart. Design underway, needs budgeting, manufacture.
    • Plastic stanchion base cart. Design underway, needs budgeting, manufacture.
    • Ramp entry easement. Needs design, budgeting, manufacture.
    • Clamp instructions: To be laminated and installed: Instructions printed. McCurry/Derway

Communications Update (Larry)

  • John Wallis to provide list of old web pages that need transferring to new site to Chris Thompson.
  • Need to support our Facebook page by supplying articles.
  • Education online – thoughts?  Still need follow through.


Old Business (Dave Koss)

  • Detailed pictures of club-owned modules and equipment to be taken at NRV, required for insurance purposes. Module pictures should include top, front, rear, and bottom. UPDATE –
  • Todd Shoffeitt: Annual Meeting update, January 10, 2018


New Business (David Koss)

  • N-TRAK updates: John Wallis
  • Need to determine meeting hosts for 2018


Next Meeting: January 10, 2018 Annual Meeting – location TBD

             Election of officers, and gift exchange
             NOTE: Gift Giving Rules are enclosed on the meeting file. 

Meeting Adjourn


Refreshments and Socializing

5-Minute Tip: John Wallis

Program: Layout Design for Shows, John Wallis





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