The Observation car - May, 2019
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The Observation Car...

Next Meeting - 

May 4th at 9am
Sump Memorial Library
222 N Jefferson St.,
Papillion, Nebraska 68046

May 4:  Show and Tell Theme - Adhesives! (at Sump)

June 1: Presentation by Bob Albano, "Freight Car Detailing." Show and Tell Theme - Freight Cars. (at Sump)

June 29-30: Spring Creek Train show in Deshler, NE.

July 13-14: Omaha Railroad Days - details to be determined.

July 20-21: Tentative - Omaha N-Trak at SAC museum maker event.

September 21: Division sponsored swap meet at Shadow Lake.

December 7-8: another operating session/train show at Shadow Lake.

Other activities are under discussion. Possible additional layout visits and clinics.

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Next Meeting -

Saturday, May 4th at 9am
at the
Sump Memorial Library
222 North Jefferson Street
Papillion, Nebraska 68046



1) The Show and Tell topic is Adhesives! - bring your favorite product used to stick two pieces together and share a project and/or technique where it worked (or failed.)  Don't the exclamation points make this sound exciting! 

2) The officers have been making the arrangements for September Swap Meet - You'll see this notice in several of your favorite publications - Western Heritage Division Swap Meet - Saturday, September 21, 2019, 9am to 4pm.  Shadow Lake Towne Center, Papillion, NE.  Free Parking and Admission. Tables $10.00, NMRA members $5.00.  No Vendors Please. Contact for more information.

Last Month 

April was another busy month -

Charlie Duckworth gave a great presentation at the monthly meeting. Omaha N-trak was on display at the NE-IA annual show, and the Mo Valley Freemo group had a great setup at Shadow Lake.

Fun Stuff this month - 

For a number of reasons I don't have any new photos this month. Instead here are a couple of very nice, small track plans from a fellow named Rob Chant.  Rob posts these plans on the Micro/Small Model RR Layouts Facebook group.  Some are designed for clients, other are designed for his own fun.

I'm pretty sure most anyone can find space to build, at least, one of these.  Substitute your own favorite industries and feel free to change the scale. 

I've simulated this next one in the Trainz software from Auran.  It's been a lot of fun to operate.  And my laptop computer only need a little over a square foot of desktop space.  As I write this, the software is on sale for $40.

And a couple of videos - 

1) AK has released a new product that may interest you fellows that weather your rolling stock.  They've put weathering powders and a binder into the form of a colored pencil.  Here's a demo.

2) Here are a few soldering tips from SoundTraxx that may help with your next decoder installation.

3) And last, but not least, here is a demonstration of how to make a realistic fireball.  Look past the fact that his demonstration is using a WWII tank. Think about how this may be used on your railroad.

See you next time, gs

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