The Observation car - November, 2018
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The Observation Car...

Next Meeting - 

Saturday, November 3rd, 9am
Shadow Lake Shopping Center
72nd Street and Highway 370
Papillion, Nebraska

Here's a list of topic ideas for the coming year - (more will be added)

 - Painting with an airbrush
 - Weathering (always a favorite topic)
 - Operations-101" & "Operator-102" course lessons
 - Reliable layout wiring for track and switches
 - How to install a switch machine so they work correctly (both mechanical & electrical types)
 - Programming decoders (BEMF, CVs, consisting, trouble shooting...)
 - DCC systems Show & Tell  (those who have a Digitrax, NCE, Lenz, Easy DCC, MRC system) bring your throttle and system (if possible) to show us the pluses and minus of each system and how to use each of them!

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Next Meeting -

Saturday, November 3rd, 9 am

Shadow Lake Shopping Center
72nd Street and Highway 370
Papillion, Nebraska 68046 

The meeting will be in the Empty Store across from Carhartt.



Freemo Modules will be operating in the empty store across from Carhartt.    Members should feel free to bring and run their HO, DCC equipped locomotives.

See you at the meeting
Thanks, gs  

Last Month 

George Sinos gave overviews of making your own DCC command station from an Arduino, and making a Raspberry Pi based computer for hosting JMRI.  Click here to download a copy of the slides.  This is an unlisted link, save it if you would like to use it in the future.

Ricky Keil turned this bag of sticks......

...into this nice flat car load.

Bob Rogge moved to a new house so he could expand his layout.

Here are a few photos with the newly added extensions.

New Fun Stuff this month - 

Ricky showed us a great lumber load kit from Out West Lumber Loads.  Unfortunately, it's out of production.  Here's a video review that shows a kit from Owl Mountain being assembled by Dan Cortopassi.  Dan assembles and weathers two versions of the kit.  

Have you ever wondered how the Kate Shelley bridge got its name?  Here's a short video from the Smithsonian channel that tells the story

See you next time, gs

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