NRMRC Meeting - June 2017

Meeting Date: 
Jun 7 2017
Hosted by: 
Sly Glass

Monthly Meeting

Date:   June 7, 2017                                        Time: 7:30 pm

Host:   Sly Glass                      

Agenda

Welcome (Dave Koss)

Consent Agenda

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Treasurer's Report (see file on website)

Minutes of the Last Meeting
https://nrmrc.org/events/meeting-minutes/nrmrc-meeting-highlights-may-2017

TCA, May 6, 2017, Superintendent John Wallis – T-TRAK https://nrmrc.org/events/show-reports/superintendents-report-tca-may-6-2017

Spencer Shops, May 12-13, (Friday & Saturday), coordinating with Central Carolina and Lynchburg. https://nrmrc.org/events/show-reports/2017-spencer-show-report

Johnson City, TN June 2-3 https://nrmrc.org/events/show-reports/2017-johnson-city-show-report

 

Upcoming Train Shows

  • Windsor Point: Because of Johnson City and NSE in Pittsburgh (June 21 – 25) we probably should aim for a different weekend for this show than our normal NTRAK Father’s Day weekend (June 17-18).– July 29-30 proposed John Wallis, Superintendent, to confirm Deferred until July meeting
  • National N Scale Convention (NSE), Pittsburgh June 21 - 25 2017 – New Jersey Southern Superintendent, John Wallis coordinating NRMRC We will have modules. NTRAK. Two articles on the NTRAK regarding the Pittsburgh layout. Setup beginning Thursday. 1 ½ hours to take down on Saturday.
  • Danville Old 97 Rail Days. NTRAK John Wallis Superintendent. September 23 - 24 with setup on the 22nd. NOTE: The TCA show will be in Danville the same weekend, but NRMRC will not participate in that segment.
  • Selma, October 5 – 7. We have been asked to have the layout operating on the Thursday and Friday as well as Saturday. We owe them a yes or no.
  • Proposed - Grand Strand Model Train Show the weekend of November 11/12 (week after NRV) in Myrtle Beach SC. Last year we were invited and chose not to go. This year they have invited all the ENL clubs so we should re-evaluate based on how many ENL clubs decide to participate.
  • World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour, Charlotte, January 2018. Determine interest in participating and advise coordinator Gil Brauch
  • T-TRAK Show in Galloway Ridge – spring 2018. Need to determine possible Saturday dates in 2018 for Mark Blaustein to investigate

 

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.

   Current:

Grey Rock / Covered Bridge Corner:

Wiring permanent fix - Final Issue to be resolved at Pittsburgh. Kalenowski/Derway

Backdrop update - - Backdrop being worked on now. Completion anticipated late next week. C. Thompson/Paul Ohegyi

  Apex Module: Scenic update Balloon module scenery, Junction track work and scenery.

  FitzGerald Yard:

        Sides to protect interior details. Sides to be cut Thursday: Kalenowski / Derway

        Circuit breaker on each main buss: Experimental solid state 1156 light bulb

        circuit protection found by John Wallis. To be installed on T Trak yard to try out.  

   Gold Hill:

        Blue Line gauge issue. Track section replaced by J. Peacock and Jim K.

        Thanks to all involved in getting corner sets out of trailer!  

   Crossovers:

        Scenic refresh. Module review by Jim K. and David D. Thursday.

        Budgeting, fund approval, afterward.  J. Kalenowski/Derway

        Track piece fix. Derway 

   Hathaway: Broken hinge on leg – Complete

   Long Bridge: Center support leg for Mountain Division. Needs design, manufacture.

 

   Trailer Updates:

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

Door chain. McCurry/Derway - Complete.

 

Education Committee Update (Gerry Foster)

       Need 5 Minute Modeling Tips starting June until December, excepting November,

       plus Programs for July through December, excepting November

To date, we have Jim Reske with a TBA program in September and Al Guckes with a program on 'Diners' for November. All other months are open for programs.  5 Minute Tips are open for the balance of the year.

We could still use some direction on best practices, either N Trak or T Trak. Some direction on the trailer/storage shed coordination of what goes where before and after shows.

 

     Communications Update (Larry Hicks)

Education online – thoughts? https://nrmrc.org/content/education  Still need follow through.

 

Old Business (Dave Koss)

Trailer Insurance Coverage

Request to assist with an HO layout in Spencer

 

New Business (Dave Koss).

T-TRAK modules – creating new modules and plan for review & replacing old/failing modules

Storage room cleanout – finalize participation & schedule

      Creating hands-on public sessions to attract new hobbiests

      Use of website for email traffic – continuing issues, need to determine final option(s)

      Participation in Selma event, October 2017 – decision required

 

 

Next Meeting: July 12, 2017 Joe Johnston

 

5-Minute Tip: TBD

Program: TBD

 

Meeting Adjourn

Refreshments and Socializing

5-Minute Tip: ---

     Program: Accessory Bus and electronics for the Accessory Bus, John Wallis

Social

 

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