The October 2014 issue of The Switch Tower is published !
A recap of the Summer Seacoast Division meeting, a NER Convention report, kitbashing, and much more are all in the latest 20 page issue of The Switch Tower.
Save The Date
Seacoast Division NMRA Winter Meeting, January 10, in South Portland, Maine
Seacoast Division NMRA attends EMMRC Train Show
The Seacoast Division NMRA attended the Eastern Maine Model Railroad Club (EMMRC) Train Show at Jeff's Catering in Brewer, ME on November 22, 2014. The EMMRC, whose home clubhouse is in Orland, ME, hosts this annual show. While modest in size, the show attracts a variety of vendors in all scales as well as several operating layouts. The EMMRC's modular layout was operating as were two linear table top (actually several table tops) narrow gauge layouts. The EMMRC also sponsors a silent auction at the show which is always fun. The New England Steam Corporation (who are trying to raise enough money to restore MEC 470 to operating status) were also present. Chip Faulter represented the Seacoast Division NMRA at the show and spoke to many of our "downeast" members.
Building the Town of Ashland
Read the first in a series of articles written by Tom Oxnard chronicling his project to build the town of Ashland on his Boston and Maine layout. Tom discusses his thought processes and construction techniques as he raises Ashland off the plywood benchwork.
Go to the Resources section to read the article
Consider running for a seat on the Division’s Board of Directors, or for an office in the Division. Contact Tom Oxnard, Paul Lessard, or Mike Grahame, the Nominating Committee, for more information. We hope more people will develop an interest in serving on the Division’s Board of Directors. Serving at this level earns credits towards the Association Volunteer AP certificate. Candidates need to be settled by the October 18 meeting.
Soliciting News Briefs from Maine and New Hampshire Model Railroad Clubs and Informal Groups
The Editor of The Switch Tower is soliciting news briefs from clubs and groups in Maine and New Hampshire. On a space available basis, The Switch Tower will print news briefs in future issues. Please submit your news brief by December 1 to be considered for publication in the Winter Issue (January 1) of The Switch Tower.
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