NRMRC Meeting September 2018

Meeting Date: 
Sep 5 2018
Program Title: 
KC National Train Convention updates
5-min tip: 
Show and Tell ten minute total time allowed

Date:  September 5, 2018 Time: 7:30 pm
Treasurer's Report (see file on website)
Minutes of the Last Meeting
Train Shows
Past Train Show Reports (report details online)
Johnson Health, Clayton Hospital. August 25th T-TRAK Geoff Flegel Superintendent
Upcoming Train Shows (use links for details and to register for the events)

  • Danville, September 21, 2018 to September 23, 2018
    NOTE: Participants are asked to register online on the show page (link below). Click on the blue Registration tab and follow the instructions. Dave Thompson  -DCC Master, John Wallis coordinating NRMRC’s part. Chris Thompson, Joe Johnston to assist to learn DCC (see DCC Education below)
  • Selma Rail Days, Thursday, October 4 to Saturday, October 6. John Wallis, plus one, Superintendent
    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 
  • T-TRAK Update

    • Work Session for Apex Complex on September 29-30

Education (Gerry Foster
 DCC Education and Training committee progress report
Announcements/Information (no action required at the meeting)

  • Larry Hick’s 3rd Place People’s Choice award at National Train Show
  • Model Contest at Nick’s Trains
  • Expedition to Virginia Beach Train Show October 13

Old Business (Todd Shoffeitt)

  • Potential Projects List - attached
  • Additional Income Sources

    • A donation box at shows
    • Sale table at NRV?
  • Preparation for NRV
  • Formal invitations to other clubs to participate in both NTRAK and T-TRAK
  • Work Sessions to inspect and repair modules before the show
  • Todd Shoffeitt overall superintendent

    • T-Trak – John Wallis & TBD
    • NTrak – Mike Floyd & TBD

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

  • NRV Show – November 3-4, set-up Nov. 2
  • Return T-TRAK show October 27th – Cypress of Raleigh - Bob Milback
  • New club project: Durham Ronald McDonald House – David Koss
  • Donuts???

Show and Tell
Bring in a project, a purchase, a find, something interesting to share with the club
Next Meeting
October 3, 2018 7:30 Host: Al Gukes
Program Topic - Soldering, Paul Ohegyi
Social Time

  • Salt Lake City & KC National Train Convention updates, John Wallis

Project List for N and T-Trak
As created at July 14 NRMRC board meeting

  • 2nd six foot crossover to match up with current “Crossovers” module
  • A second balloon loop
  • A right hand T junction
  • Lightweight Corner Modules


  • Add Scenery to Yard and Apex crossovers – Todd Shoffeitt
  • Add Scenery to Club owned singles
  • Lighten and reduce in size Apex case
  • Add wheels to Apex Case



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