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

Next Meeting - 

April 6th at 9am
Sump Memorial Library
222 N Jefferson St.,
Papillion, Nebraska 68046

April's Topic: Presentation by Charlie Duckworth, "Modeling Missouri Pacific GP-12s"
Locomotive Show and Tell Deferred. Date TBD

April 6-7: Omaha N-Trak at NE-IA Annual show at Ralston Arena

April 27-28: Free-Mo and Omaha N-Trak at Shadow Lake Shopping Center

May 4: Presentation by Bill Grierson, "Rocks without Molds." Show and Tell Theme - MoW Equipment. (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, April 6th at 9am
at the
Sump Memorial Library
222 North Jefferson Street
Papillion, Nebraska 68046



1) Charlie Duckworth will present "Modeling the Missouri Pacific GP-12s" 

2) The Show and Tell topic on Locomotives has been deferred.  The new date will be announced.

3) The NE-IA Train and Toy show will be at the Ralston Arena on April 6 and 7.  Omaha N-Trak will be running their layout. Stop and see the show after the meeting.

4) The division has scheduled an outreach/recruiting event on Aprils 27-28 at Shadow Lake.  The event will be open on Saturday from 9am-6pm and on Sunday from 10am-4pm. Please volunteer to help with recruiting or crowd control.  More details at the division meeting.

Thanks, gs  

Last Month 

March was a busy month.  Last month's meeting was at Ron Brozanics's where he displayed his  Fairfax and Leavenworth HO layout.  And many of us trekked to Spring Creek Hobbies in Deshler, Nebraska to see both HO and N Freemo layouts.

Here are a couple of photos from a recent op session (stolen from his Facebook page.)

And here are a couple of photos from the Freemo weekend at Deshler


New Fun Stuff this month - 

Just one video link this month, but it is incredible.  It's 45 minutes long, so get a cup of coffee and get comfortable.  Luke Towan's videos have been good, but this is over the top, even for him.  The topic is Building and Animating an ultra realistic diorama. A lighted building with interior detail, moving vehicles including a rider on a bicycle, and more small tips than you can count.  This is inspiring. Do not miss this video.

See you next time, gs

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