Division Meeting

Division meeting and Model and Photo Contests

Date: 
Tue, 04/09/2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Clinic:  John Stevens presents Harvey Houses. A look at some of the hotels and restaurants built by Fred Harvey along the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

Bring and Brag:  Harvey House related items, including locomotives.

The Board of Directors meets prior to the Division meeting.  The BOD meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.
 

Spring Model and Photo Contests will be held during the meeting.

Model contest entries do not have to be scratch-built models.  Super-detailed kits are welcome entries.  There are a number of categories, including motive power, revenue cars, non-revenue cars, passenger cars, cabooses, and structures.  Models may take first, second, or third place awards without earning merit awards.  Merit awards are given to those models which receive a score of 87.5 points or better.  


Photo contests are held in conjunction with the model contests.  There are four categories -- B&W model, color model, B&W prototype, and color prototype.  Photos should be mounted on matte material.  Minimum print size is 5" x 7".  Minimum mount size is 8" x 10". A contest entry sheet must accompany each entry.

Division meeting

Date: 
Tue, 03/12/2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Clinic:  .Jackson McQuigg of the Atlanta History Center presents a history of the Civil War locomotive Texas, its restoration and new life as the cornerstone of the Atlanta History Center's new exhibit Locomotion: Railroads and the Making of Atlanta.

We will raffle six tickets to the Atanta History Center during the meeting.

Bring and Brag:  Models of the General or the Texas locomotives.


The Board of Directors meets prior to the Division meeting.  The BOD meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Clinic:  Stefan Bartelski –  Using a die cutting machine (craft cutters: CriCut, Silhouette) for rolling stock and structure parts. 

Bring and Brag:  Specialty lettering examples and sources.


The Board of Directors meets prior to the Division meeting.  The BOD meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 01/08/2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Clinic:  Al Churella presents the History and Modeling of two-foot Narrow Gauge, from its origins in Wales, development in the state of Maine, the challenges associated with modeling the unusual scale/gauge combination of On2.  There will certainly be a lot of visual appeal with great photos of prototype narrow gauge and models. 

Dr. Churella is the author of The Pennsylvania Railroad, Volume 1,  Building an Empire, 1846-1917 and is currently working on Volume 2. He has authored more than one hundred articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and book reviews. 

A copy of The Pennsylvania Railroad, Volume 1,  Building an Empire, 1846-1917 will be raffled off at the meeting.

Bring and Brag:  Pennsylvania Railroad items or whatever you have been working on and want to share.  

The Board of Directors meets prior to the Division meeting.  The BOD meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.

Train N' Camp "Model Railroading 101"

Date: 
Sat, 01/12/2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

HobbyTown USA
840 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
See maps:  Google Maps 

So, you got a model train set for Christmas and want to know how to turn it into a model railroad.  This is the Train N' Camp for you.  We will cover various aspects of Model Railroading including tools, structure kits, benchwork, how to control your model railroad and other topics.  There will be plenty of time for questions so bring your favorite.  Registration is requested but not required and this class is free and open to the public.

To register or for additional information, Perry Lamb at Perry_Lamb@mindspring.com.

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