|Rocky Mountain Region Sunrise Division Volume 1 Issue 2 June 2008|
Last week we received a letter concerning the NMRA challenge to the sound decoder patent, which had gone unresponded past the US Patent Office response deadline. Good news for manufacturers and modelers as well. See Patent Challenge Letter.
Rails Along the Rio Grande, 2008 Convention
(Photo Credits: Gary)
Region Election Results
Congratulations to the elected and thankyou to all the nominees for their participation.
Thanks to everyone who took the time and voted.
Sunrise Module Group
Upcoming Railroad Events
Thomas at Durango & Silverton RR
Big Boy Day at Forney
Father's Day Steam Up in Golden
Lone Star Divison Iron Horse 8 Convention
Rocky Mountain Prototype Modeler's Meet in Littleton
For details and more events, check our home page calendar and on-line at: http://trainweb.org/drgwscenicline/events08.html
Rich noted that while we rode the Rail Runner during the Convention, the horn was constantly blowing for grade crossings, with only a few seconds (or none) in between. The proper signal for a grade crossing is "Long-Long- Short-Long". This prompted some discussion.
It was noted that the Rail Runner would be removing whistle signs ("X") where crossing gates were installed. Commerce City already has stopped grade crossings horn blasts. We shall see after accidents increase if this decision gets reversed!
One legend where the "Long-Long-Short-Long" signal came from is that it was the international code for "Q", which was used for clearing the way for Queen Victoria's Launch. Our own Victoria's Secret, eh? .
Show & Tell: Passenger Cars
Clinic: Handlaying Track, Part I, presented by Bill
NEXT MONTH: No Division Meeting !!
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