Next Meeting -
Saturday, July 7th, 9am
Bill Grierson's Layout Tour
7213 Audrey Street
Omaha, NE 68138
1 - Bruce announced the new officers - It was an incredibly close election. But after the recount, the new officers are Superintendent - Bob Albano, Asst. Superintendent - Ron Brozanic, Clerk - Bill Grierson, and Treasurer - Mike Klapp. Due to a tragic computer error, the names of the challengers are lost.
2 - Next Meeting - Layout Tour at Bill's house.
3- Show and Tell - We will likely have a bit of time for show and tell. So, as usual, bring along something to share.
Bob A. and George S. presented more info on LEDs and Neopixels. If you like a copy of the updated slides and references , click here.
Ricky Keil shared a number of structures. Among other things, he's been working on the details for a grain bin and a salt storage bin.
Fun Stuff -
The guys at Iowa Scaled Engineering have been developing their Proto-Throttle for a couple of years now. The first batch is being assembled and about to be shipped. Thomas Klimoski made a new video showing a big more detail on how the throttle works and how it is used in an operating session.
Even the prototype guys like walk-around radio throttles. Here's a good example of a remote controlled locomotive working an industry. "Jaw Tooth" is kind of a character.
If you're not totally tired of LEDs, there are a couple of good discussions in progress on the Model Railroad Hobbyist forum. Graeme is making goose neck light fixtures while Gregg is using surface mount LEDs to detail a diesel locomotive shell.
See you next time, gs