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March 2010, Volume 39 No. 7, Page 2

News for our members

Our next meeting

Our next meeting will be starting at 7 PM on Thursday February 4th

Clinic: Superintendent’s choice

Summary: It won’t be disclosed until in the meeting. See you there!

Have an interesting idea for a clinic that you can do, or you would like to see.
Please call Fred Coleman to schedule your time today!
Hurry, there is a limited availability, call now for preferred placement.

Summary of the weather postponed
Monthly Meeting, February 11, 2010

The meeting scheduled for February 4 was postponed due to weather.

On February 11, the meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm.

Fred Coleman reported on the Train Show, scheduled for March 5 and 6 in the new Exhibition Building at the WNC Agriculture Center, in Fletcher. He reported that over 50 tables were rented, but with over 30,000 square feet of floor space, there is plenty of room for exhibitors and layouts, and he is still looking for both.

Set up day is Thursday, show hours are: Friday, from 1200 noon until 7:00 pm, and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 4 pm.
We will set up our modules, and several other module crews are expected to participate.

Discounted advance-sale tickets in bulk, and raffle tickets are also available.

There are many opportunities for helping:
On Thursday, March 4, starting about 8:30 am., we need help in retrieving our modules from storage and setting them up at the WNC Agriculture Center.

On Friday, March 5, during the morning, we will need help in all the usual last minute details. From 12 noon we will need help in running the show – we need to staff the door, the concession area, the Company Store, and of course, to run trains.

We will also fill these same positions all day Saturday, March 6.

We can start now by getting the word out to promote this important event, by selling advance-sale tickets, and by selling raffle tickets. (See attached flyers.)

Call Fred Coleman to offer your help.

Fred announced that we are now recognized as a 100 percent NMRA club.

Fred suggested we get new shirt to reflect our new identity, using the logo we developed for the show in 2008 on a green shirt. The suggestion was adopted.

Jack Mershon displayed another of his high quality scratch-built structures at the February meeting.

Following a short break, Gordon Fewster presented an interesting program on his visit to Cass and Dublin, WVA, during Railfan Weekend in 2007.

Here are some of Gordon's Pictures

Moore Keppel Co. engine #3, a Climax engine #11, a Shay
engine #11, a Shay in action A steam engine approaching a turnout
engine #11, and another Shay get ready to move Western Maryland F9 #57 crossing a bridge