September Events

Club activities for September 2017

Thanks to everyone who helped with the Train Fest on August 19.  We had a good crew throughout the day.  Whether you came for all or part of the day, we really appreciated the way you helped everything to go smoothly. These events help to raise money for the club and to introduce new individuals and families to the Great Falls Model Railroad Club.  The additions, renovations, and improvements on all the layouts encourage regular visitors to continue coming to our special events as well.

September 21 – Regular Monthly Club Meeting, starts 6:45.

September 28 – Modelers Forum starts at 7:00 p.m.

HO Work Sessions, every Wednesday 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:00 to noon while HO work crew continues renovations.  Operating Sessions will be announced as soon as renovation work permits.

September 5 – Fall session of Model Railroading Classes begins at GFMRRC.  Classes are open to everyone and will be held for nine weeks, meeting every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Individual sessions will focus on different aspects of model railroading led by various experienced club members.  Cost is $5 per session, with a maximum cost of $15.  More details in this month’s newsletter and on the tri-cut flyers on the display counter as you enter the club.  First class on September 5 will be an Introduction to the Course and a discussion of Special Tools for Modeling.  Second class on September 12 will be Layout Design

September 9 – Dick Clark’s Garden Railroad Open House, 10 to 6, at 23 Barrel Shop Road in Greene.  This is part of Greene Village Day, and the town offers additional interesting activities.  Admission to Dick Clark’s layout = one smile.

September 16 – Third annual Maine Model Railroad Tour – a free, self-guided tour of several model railroad layouts in coastal Maine, mostly in the U. S. Route 1 Corridor between Brunswick and Rockland.  Maps and detailed descriptions of the layouts are posted on their website www.mainemodeltour.com

September 30 –  Model Railroad Show presented by Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad and Phillips Area Community Center.  Trains running all day on the SR&RL; vendors and model railroad displays at the Community Center in Phillips.  GFMRRC members will take part in several ways, including a new portable n-scale layout created by Benton, Kerry, and Julie Hayes that will be used for the first time on September 30.

Looking Ahead:

October 7 – Future Master Model Railroaders will hold their next meeting from noon until 1:00 p.m.

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