|Rocky Mountain Region Notes|
CallboardAny special activity for anyone, anyone’s club as well as Division (not including regular meetings)
The idea is for re-instating the calendar
Deadline for Callboard updates: 1/12/08 Contact: Dick Hunter
2008 Region Election
Bill Johnson, acting Director Appointee, is Election Chairman for the 2008 Region Elections.
Goal: Every Division put forth a candidate as Director this year.
New Director would take office with the conclusion of the spring board meeting and hold the position for 2 years.
Director is responsible to attend 2 meetings/year, usually at the Regional Convention and another designated by the
Region’s SuperIntendent. If unable to attend, a proxy can be sent in place for voting. Current issues are the Region’s
Modular Standards which are still in review and site for the 2009 Regional Convention.
Contest Chairman position open, Mark Evans still filling in as Acting Chairman until someone would like to take this job.
Great Train Expo – National Western Stock Complex, Denver, 23-24 February 2008
Nick Soren of the Great Train Expo will allow the NMRA to set a free table for promotional purposes. Looking for
participation and/or promotional materials from all interested Divisions and the Region. Need to check with Don Strait
and Jack Sousa for promotional props and materials. Need flyers to advertise Division meetings and events. Contact:
Rails Along the Rio Grande, 2008 ConventionSunrise Division Notes
Reminder to those interested in presenting clinics to contact the Convention Committee.
Need for Vendors for Train Show as well.
Gary volunteered to take minutes and was appointed Secretary by SuperIntendent Bryant.
Sunrise Module Group
First planning meeting for those interested in designing, building, and developing a Division portable layout of modules
(to be set up locally, and taken to shows and conventions) is scheduled at Dick’s house, 7:00 PM, Thursday, 10
January 2008. Contact: Dick.
Future ConventionsMiscellaneous Notes
Core group of people that used to help pull together conventions have long been dispersed. Need to develop, and maintain
a new group actively to plan for future conventions.
Jim Haggard Estate
Approximately 100 items (or less) worth approximately $5K remain and will be placed on e-bay Sunday. Contact: Dick
Caboose Hobbies ClinicMeeting Activities
Fred Carlson, Region SuperIntendent, will giving a clinic 2:00 PM, Sunday, 9 March 2008, on “Build a Chipboard Trackside
Show & Tell
Don described construction and weathering of a flat car and pair of wood caboose kits.
Gary displayed some weathered Blackstone Hon3 cars and sound decoder installation for the Athearn HO Tunnel Motor
and MMI’s Hon3 K-27.
Future ActivitiesTree Making
Airbrushing – use of coloring
Bridge Construction – use of different materials
Detailing – Steam Engines, Diesels
Converting DC to DCC
Estate Planning – How to prepare “future” sale
VIDEO – Bringing Layouts to Life
The evening was concluded with presentation of a video which showed techniques using blue foam for rock scenery,
adding hydrocal, hydrocal rock molds, painting scenery and ballasting.