The Seacoast Division of the National Model Railroad Club will hold its summer meeting at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club on Saturday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Clinics are planned during the day. Rick Mills will conduct a clinic called “Realistic Train Operations on Model Railroads.” This presentation is about getting an operation system up and running with a minimum of paperwork and cost. Start with a concept of interchange flowing in and out, develop a schedule to allow freight and passenger traffic to co-exist using a string diagram, and then set up a card-order system for freight. This system is suitable for single or multiple operators.
Great Falls Model Railroad club member Tom Coulombe will present a clinic on “Orientation for Operating on the GFMRR Club’s HO Layout.” Tom and other members of the club will provide an overview of the layout and prepare
attendees to have fun operating trains on the layout.
Show and Ask: Participants are encouraged to bring examples of their modeling to show to other attendees for educational purposes. If you have questions, a panel will be available to answer as many as they can. Take advantage of the cumulative experience of all of the attendees to make your modeling experience more enjoyable.
A two-hour operating session will occur on the club’s HO layout, with dispatching and assistance from members of the GFMRR Club. Have fun with others running trains on the layout and participating in a basic operations activity.
Lunch will be available on-site for purchase from the Great Falls Model Railroad Club.
Come to the summer meeting and Share the Fun of Model Railroading.
There will be a Board of Directors meeting for the Seacoast Division following the program.