For our monthly layout tour we were invited to attend the layout tours organized by the Hostlers this month. There were four fabulous layouts. All different from the rest and each with unique ideas and solutions how to build a model railroad empire.
It is one thing reading about Turbines and quite another having Fred explain, in person, about these great beasts!They were amazing machines and Fred had slides and models of many of the different types. He even had one with sound hooked up to a DCC track. It has the diesel engine sounds and then you can hear the turbine spin up. It is really loud. I’d explain more but you had to be there to get the real effect! You can read Fred’s articles in past newsletters for more info.
It was a GREAT convention with lots to do! Here is one of the clinics with standing room only (there are a few chairs open but filled after taking this picture
Layout tours, Ops sessions, Driving of the Golden Spike reenactment, Clinics, Contest, and more! Look for a full report in the upcoming newsletter!
The June Newsletter is here! The goal going forward is to try to get it out the first week of the month so we can report on last month and let you know what you have to look forward to in the coming month. It and prior months can be found by going to the Newsletter page.
There is a lot of info about the upcoming Rocky Mountain Region Convention. It is next week!!! If you are doing ops sessions look for an email from Jack Chase. There’s still a couple spots left.
There will be clinics abounding and layout tours too. The Keynote speech is by Charlie Getz, NMRA President and the Banquet speech by Dr. Bruce Chubb and his wife Janet giving both views of model railroading in the home. Bruce is the inventor of the Computer/Model Railroad Interface (C/MRI), if you didn’t know. It will be really cool to hear him speak!
May Meeting Update
The May Division Meeting ‘s clinic was a slideshow about a lot of local railroad history. Not growing up in this area there is quite a bit I don’t know about local railroad history but have been learning a lot over the years.
There were a lot of slides and it was quite interesting! Here is one I took a picture of. It is the one used for the basis of one of the convention cars. Accurail doesn’t make this exact type but close.
The first run of convention cars are nearly sold out; just a couple of each left. If you hurry you might still be able to get one:
OR email Stan at firstname.lastname@example.org to check if there are any left.
The second set of cars are available here: Club Car. They are going to go fast.
The recent issue of the Promontory Post was emailed this week. We have moved to an emailed newsletter version that hopefully will take some of the work load off of the newsletter editor. If you haven’t received it check your spam box because it’s coming from a newsletter service and not an individual. If you haven’t gotten it let us know at email@example.com and let us know your current email address.
There is also a PDF version on the Newsletter page.
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Come and celebrate Union Station’s 90th birthday, along with exciting Train Day activities.
Saturday, May 10 10 am – 5 pm
$5 Adults, Children 12 & under free