The Observation car - January, 2019
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Next Meeting - 

Holiday Party
January 5th at 6 pm
Pizza Ranch
8810 South 71st Plaza
Papillion, Nebraska 68133

The officers have met to discuss plans for the coming year.  The schedule usually occupies this space, but it's the main event of the newsletter this month and there is no reason to duplicate it here.  It will return next month.

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Next Meeting -

Annual Holiday Party
Saturday, January 5th at 6pm
at the Pizza Ranch
8810 South 71st Plaza
Papillion, Nebraska 68133



1) Don't miss the annual Holiday Party at the Pizza Ranch. Members and their partners are welcome to enjoy an evening of food and fun.

2) The officers have been busy planning the 2019 Calendar and events.  Here are the details at the time we published this newsletter.  Some of the dates may change, but they will be updated in future newsletters.  The events in blue have been added by the editor and are linked to more information if available.

February 2: at Sump Library - Show and Tell: Passenger Cars in particular, but anything else you are working on or have built is welcome.

February 9-10: at MidAmerica Center in CB, Iowa - Omaha N-Trak will be at the World's Greatest Hobby Show.

March 2nd: Layout Visit at Ron Broznic's home.

March 23-24: at Spring Creek Hobbies in Deshler, NE - Annual? Free-Mo show show.

April 6: at Sump Library - "Modeling Missouri Pacific's GP-12's with Charlie Duckworth. Show and Tell theme will be locomotives. 

April 6-7: at Ralston Arena - Omaha N-Trak will be at the NE-IA Railroader's Train and Toy Show. 

April 27-28: at Shadow Lake Shopping Center - an operating train show with Free-Mo and Omaha N-trak.

May 4: at Sump - "Rocks without Molds Clinic" by Bill Grierson. Show and Tell Theme - Maintenance of Way Cars and Equipment.

June 1: at Sump - "Freight Car Detailing Clinic" by Bob Albano. Show and Tell Theme will be Freight cars.

June 29-30: Spring Creek Hobbies in Deshler, NE - Spring Creek's Train Show.

July 13-14: Omaha Railroad Days - no specifics yet, but many of us participate in this annual event. (The link takes you to 2018 info.)

July 20-21: at SAC Museum - Omaha N-Trak may be at the annual Maker Weekend Event.

September 21: at Shadow Lake Shopping Center - a division sponsored swap meet

December 7-8: at Shadow Lake Shopping Center - another operating train show with Free-mo and Omaha N-trak

Other Activities under discussion,not yet scheduled: Possible additional layout visits to some of the larger operating layouts, such as, Paul DeLuca's NYC or Olin Dirk's Santa Fe.

Thanks, gs  

Last Month 

Bob Roegge opened his new home for a layout tour!

Bob moved the layout from his previous home and took advantage of the larger space.

The new location has plenty of room for socializing.

Bob's work is stunning.

New Fun Stuff this month - 

I recently learned of the Rhythm Railroad. (The owner is a drummer.) Instead of a helix, he uses this automated ferry to move traffic between levels.  This is a very creative fellow. It's a work in progress, but an inspiration for those that may not have room for a big helix. 

Daniel Cortopassi is a talented modeller. Like most of us, he has a LOT of projects in progress.  Due to a recent move he is between layouts. He's added a new segment to his videos called "Box of the Month."  His girlfriend chooses a box and he explains the contents. Gripping reality TV.  Another title could have been "Hoarders for Model Railroaders."

See you next time, gs

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