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Sunrise Division Meeting Aug 09 Minutes
Volume II     Issue 6                             RMR Division 2                             Aurora, Colorado                             September 2009

NMRA Notes

No news.

Rocky Mountain Region Notes

Great Train Expo - RMR NMRA Booth is planned for the Great Train Expo. Rich Flammini inquired if we wanted to do clinics again. It was noted that we had very high interest with people watching clinics in the past, and drew many people into the area around the booth. It was also requested to gain participation from the other Denver area Divisions.

Douglas Railroad Days - During this event held the same time as Cheyenne Frontier Days, Rich recruited 8 new members to the NMRA. Great work!

Greeley Convention - So far, the deposit money has been refunded to the Region but no convention report as yet.

Wyoming Division - It was noted that our Wyoming brethren face much greater obstacles for attending Divison meets than the Sunrise members have for meeting in Aurora. They have two meets a year, one in Sheridan (in the fall) and one in Cody (in the spring), with members travleing from 150 to 250 miles. So, we are apparently lucky to have many members relatively close to a central location.

Summer Conventions - Nate echoed our Region President's sentiments, encouraging members to take advantage of local conventions. Every year, the Rocky Mountain Prototype Modeler's Meet occurs in Littleton, and this year, the National Garden Railway Convention was in Denver. Of course, the National Narrow Gauge Convention is in Colorado Springs Sept 16-19. Localconventions for most historical societies, national, NMRA and other various organizations are listed on our calendar every year on our website.

New Mexico State Fair - Rich stated that the Rio Grande Valley Club layout will host the Region's NMRA booth during the New Mexico State Fair, which sees thousands of visitors every year.

2009 RMR AP Certificate Awards
(as listed in Scale Rails Jan - Dec 2009)
Golden Spike

Robert Charles
James Harper
E. Sherman Storm
Master Builder - Cars

Don Bailey
Association Volunteer

Jerald Hanz*
Fred Morton*
Gary Myers*
Model Railroad Engineer - Civil

Richard Sons
Master Builder - Structures

Irving Johnson
Model Railroad Engineer - Electrical

Irving Johnson
Bill Sedivec
Master Builder - Scenery

Bill Sedivec*
* first certificate

Sunrise Division Notes

General Business

  • Attendees (17):Gerry, Nate, Rich, Don, Tom, JohnG, Dick, Albert, Bill, Stewart, JohnK, Jim, Gary, Byron, Ernie, Glenn, and David
  • Nate distributed the current roster for updates and the Sunrise Herald minutes from last month's meeting, heaping praise on your Division Secretary.
  • Upcoming Events TECO4 - Train Expo Colorado, Sept 12th at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Colorado Springs.
    National Narrow Gauge Convention, Sept 16-19, Colorado Springs.
    Model RR Swap Meet, Oct 17, Colorado Springs (see Calendar).

    For details and more events, check our home page 2009 Calendar

  • Monthly Meeting Show & Tell Themes
    Jan*HOLIDAY BREAK*JulBuildings
    FebPassenger CarsAugSteam Locomotives
    MarDiesels & ElectricsSepVehicles
    AprTrack StructuresOctMOW Cars
    MayCaboosesNovFreight Cars (Closed Loads)
    JunFreight Cars (Open Loads)DecPhotos/Slides/Videos

    3 September 2009 Meeting Activities

    Affordable Removable Gondola Loads

    Mini-Clinic: Gary Myers briefly reviewed simple, removable standard and narrow gauge Gondola Loads.
    A review of the "clinic" is available under "Clinics" on the home page.

    Video: Following the Show & Tell, we watched an entertaining video from Model Railroader, "Building Wood Model RR Structures".

    August Show & Tell: Vehicles
    Caboose Hobbies Gift Certificate
    Random Draw Participant Winner: John Kerbaugh
    HO Jordan Fire Engine
    - Glenn Sponholtz
    HO Con Cor PFE Tractor Trailer
    - Gary Myers
    HO Athearn Tractor Trailer
    - Gary Myers
    HO Jordan Model A
    - Gary Myers
    HO custom decaled "Megan Alexandria Design"
    (after his wife & daughter)
    - Jon Kerbaugh
    HO Athearn Cab
    Chicago style
    - Rich Flammini
    HO Athearn Sedan
    Like the one he learned to drive
    - Rich Flammini
    HO Alloy Forms Flatbed
    - Rich Flammini
    HO Walthers US Army Ambulance
    from his Illinois Nat'l Guard days
    - Rich Flammini
    HO Cattle Truck
    - Stewart Jones
    HO Custom Finishings Gooseneck
    - Stewart Jones
    HO Boley DOTS Truck
    - Dave Spritke
    HO Boley DOTS Truck
    Repainted in Rio Grande
    - Dave Spritke
    HO Athearn 2-Axle 24' Van
    Modified for 1 axle
    - Don Francis
    HO Gloorcraft UP Trailer Kits
    - Don Francis
    HO Walthers REA Van
    - Don Francis
    HO Plaster Cast Burlington Trailer
    Champ Decals
    - Don Francis
    HO Resin Unlimited Fire Engine
    - Don Francis
    HO Trailers
    - Don Francis

    NEXT MEETING: October 1st
    Clinic: TBD.
    Show & Tell Theme: MOW Cars

    (Photo Credits: Gary Myers)

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    Last modified 15 September 2009