The October 2015 issue of The Switch Tower is published !
Included in this issue of The Switch Tower is a recap of the Summer event, a review of the Maine Model Railroad Tour, one member's experiences at the recently concluded NMRA National Convention, and much, much more.
The first annual Maine Model Railroad Tour held over the weekend of September 19th and 20th provided over 150 registrants with the opportunity to view 31 model railroad layouts in central and mid-coast Maine. These “layouts” came in all scales and gauges, indoor and outdoor, 2- and 3-rail. Many of these layouts were unknown to the organizing committee when we started the planning process. As an example, a neighbor of Chip Faulter’s has an outdoor, G-scale, battery controlled, live steam layout. He lives less than a mile away, and is a very nice and interesting fellow but Chip didn’t know him until planning the layout tour. How many of your neighbors might be model railroaders? See the link below written by The Coastal Journal contributor Lorry Fleming.
View "‘Elite modeler’: Eric Schade and his little steam locomotives" article at http://tablet.olivesoftware.com/Olive/Tablet/CoastalJournal/SharedArticle.aspx?href=MTCJ%2F2015%2F09%2F24&id=Ar01902
Consider running for a seat on the Division’s Board of Directors, or for an office in the Division. There are three openings to the Board of Directors this year with the terms of Larry Cannon, Tom Coulombe, and Mike Grahame ending. Terms are for three years and start with elections at the January, 2016 meeting. The Board meets quarterly for 30 minutes to one hour after the conclusion of the quarterly events. It is an enjoyable way of getting involved. No expertise is required, just a passion for the hobby of model railroading. All are welcome. Serving at this level earns credits towards the Association Volunteer AP certificate. If you are interested in serving, or if you want to suggest another member as a candidate, contact Tom Oxnard, Chip Faulter, or Peter McKenney, for more information.
Engraved Name Badges Now Available
Engraved name badges are now available to all Seacoast Division NMRA members. The badges will feature the Seacoast Division logo and up to three lines of text for a cost of $5 each (optional shipping extra). Name badges are a great way to "break the ice" and and get conversations going... get yours today !.
Please use the name badge order form to order your badge.
Past issues of The Switch Tower have been posted
The library of past issues of The Switch Tower has grown and now dates back to the end of 1998. Thanks to Rich Breton for scanning printed copies of The Switch Tower for 1998 through 2004. To view the library of past issues of The Switch Tower, go to The Switch Tower section.