Upcoming Mini Meets
Spring Mini-Meet: Roseburg, OR
Nick Lehrbach and his Roseburg crew will host the spring mini-meet on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The address is still being finalized at this time. More details will be provided in a subsequent issue of the Brakeman's Rag.
As with the fall mini-meet in Corvallis, this mini-meet will feature clinics, model contests, door prizes, and local layout open houses.
The cool season is prime model railroading time. Perhaps now is a good time to start a project or two for display at the favorite model contest at this mini-meet.
Summer Mini-Meet: Eugene, OR
Rich Pitter will host a mini-meet in the Gainsborough community's clubhouse in Eugene, in June, 2014. The date will be finalized to minimize conflict with other model railroader activities. This mini-meet will have favorite model contests, door prizes, and local layout open houses, but we are also planning a special hands-on clinic. The owner of Sidetrack Laser, a Newberg, Oregon, manufacturer of craftsman model railroad kits, will lead participants through step-by-step construction of a basic laser-cut model structure. This is an excellent opportunity for modelers of all skill levels to delve into the process of building a laser-cut structure kit. if you have never built one, this is an opportunity to learn many tricks and techniques to build one. Even expert modelers can learn tips to make structure construction easy and realistic looking. At lunchtime, the completed structures will be spray-painted so they will be dry and ready to take home when participants return from lunch. Hands-on participants will buy their kit at wholesale price, and can select HO or N scale kits. Pre-registration and NMRA membership will be required for participation in the hands-on kit-building clinic, but others may attend and watch the process. More details and registration information will be forthcoming.
Previous Division One Clinic Handouts