SpringRail 2013 Train Meet April 20 Alhambra CA

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  1. cajon

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    From Bob Chaparro
    Moderator
    Model Railroads Of Southern California

    It is that time of the year again for the 4th Annual Los Angeles Division NMRA SpringRail Meet. Non-NMRA members are very welcome.

    Location:
    First Christian Church
    200 S. 5th Street, Alhambra CA 91801

    Map Link: http://tinyurl.com/cm66tok

    This year the Los Angeles Division/NMRA is offering FREE admission to this event for NMRA members FREE. If you would like morning coffee, lunch and afternoon soda or water that is available (by advanced reservation) for $10. Non-member admission fee is $10 which will be used to purchase you an NMRA Rail Pass. There will be an additional $10 if you want the lunch package (by advanced reservation). Each attendee will get one free Hobo Auction ticket that contains 25 chances for prizes. That alone is a $5 value.To be sure we have a lunch for you we ask that you sign up by emailing Mike Allee at rmallee@me.com and include in the subject line SpringRail lunch signup.
    This event will start out at 7:00 am with a Swap Meet, followed with educational clinics starting at 8:00 am. The lunch break will also include the Hobo Auction with over 100 items, followed by more clinics. The event should end around 4:30 pm. We will also have some modular layouts to view as well as a contest table where you can enter a model of your choosing; prizes will be awarded on popular vote.

    CONFIRMED CLINICS

    Todd Scott - How to add detail to your layout and make it come alive. Todd will demonstrate various techniques for adding details to your layout that will make it look more realistic.

    Jim Fuhrman, DCC Camp - Here Jim will show you how to program you locomotive decoder and if you have a problem programming a locomotive bring it in and Jim will help you program it.

    Andy Jackson - History and modeling opportunities of the LAJ (Los Angeles Junction Railway) Andy will show photos of the LAJ ALCO diesels from 1941 to 1974.

    Lloyd Lehrer - Fast and easy pine and canopy tree (this is 2 clinics back to back). You will be given the opportunity to build a pine and canopy tree for your layout and take it home at no cost to the participant.

    Carl Heimberger - Making molds and casting parts with casting resins and plaster. Carl will show you how to make an original, build a mold with RTV rubber compound, and make castings using casting resins and plaster.

    P.S. : Mark your calendar for the free layout tour in the Long Beach-South Bay area on Saturday, May 18, sponsored by Model Railroads Of Southern California.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Model_Rai ... alifornia/

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    Here's the latest on SpringRail from Carl Heimberger LA Division Superintendent.

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    SPRINGRAIL 2013”
    April 20th
    First Christian Church
    200 S. 5th St., Alhambra, CA

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    April 20th may not bring showers or May flowers but it will bring the
    4th Annual Los Angeles Division, NMRA SpringRail Meet.

    The best thing about this year’s SpringRail Meet is FREE Admission to all NMRA Members. There is a $10 charge for non members that will be used to purchase them a 6 moth NMRA Rail Pass Membership. With the free or paid admission you will get access to the Swap Meet that starts at 7:00 am, admission to the clinics, contest tables, modular layouts and one card of 25 Hobo Auction Tickets (auction tickets alone are a $5 value). For an additional $10 you can get morning coffee and donut, a box lunch, and afternoon refreshments. You can also purchase additional auction tickets at one card (25 tickets) for $5, three cards (75 tickets) for $10 and 7 cards (175 tickets) for $20. There are going to be over one hundred items in the auction and even if your number is not drawn everyone will go home with some prize. To be sure we have a lunch for you have we asked that you sign up by emailing Mike Allee at rmallee@me.com and include in the subject line SpringRail lunch signup.

    The event should end around 4:30 pm. We will also have some modular layouts to view as well as a contest table where you can enter a model of your choosing; prizes will be awarded on popular vote

    CLINICS

    Todd Scott,
    First clinic how to add detail to your layout and make it come alive
    Todd will demonstrate various techniques for adding details to your layout that will make it look more realistic.

    Todd’s second clinic will be a video on his outdoor HO layout, who said you, cannot do that!

    Jim Fuhrman, DCC Camp
    In this 2-hour clinic Jim will show you how to program your locomotive decoder and if you have a problem programming a locomotive bring it to this clinic and Jim will help you program it.

    Andy Jackson, History and modeling opportunities of the LAJ (Los Angeles Junction Railway)
    Andy will show photos of the LAJ as it was in its hay day and how it looks today.

    Lloyd Lehrer, will present 2 clinics back to back, first fast and easy pine trees and the second canopy tree. You will be given the opportunity to build a pine and canopy tree for your layout and take it home at no cost to the participant.

    Carl Heimberger, Making molds and casting parts with casting resins and plaster.
    Carl Will show you how to make an original, build a mold with RTV rubber compound, and make castings using casting resins and plaster.