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NMRA Seacoast Division Fall Meeting
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10:00am - 02:00pm
The Fall Event will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Stratham Fire House, 2 Winnicutt Road, Stratham, New Hampshire from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  We have another outstanding event lined up for you, and we hope that as many of you as possible can take the time to join us and share the fun of our great hobby.
 
The following clinics are scheduled:
 
"Basic Layout Design with XTrackCAD, Getting Past the Learning Curve” by Glenn Mitchell.  XTrackCAD is a free model railroad design tool available from JMRI.org.  Glenn will demonstrate the basic set up and features by designing a small layout using XTrackCAD.
 
“Lighting On Your Model Railroad” by Tage Erickson.  Tage will present some very basic light theory and show you some recent trends in methods of overhead illumination for model railroads.  The presentation will focus on light theory and the different solutions that are on the market right now.
 
“Building the Coos Bay & Coos County Railroad” by Jack Lutz.  Jack will present the story of the evolution of his Coos Bay & Coos County Railroad which is currently under construction in his office.  Jack will explain the process he went through that affected his decision making with regard to his layout design.
 
Additionally, Erich Whitney and Tage will combine Their efforts to review the recent NMRA National Convention & Train Show, which they both attended in Orlando, Florida.  They will go over the different events that they participated in and have a slide presentation which will include several of the outstanding layouts we were able to operate on.  Tage will present a switching problem to the members that he had to deal with during one of the layout operating sessions.  Tage would like to see how some of you would do what he could not.
 
We will have the standard 30 minute lunch break and there will be tables available for those who are selling their modeling items, and also for those that bring items for the Show & Tell & Ask session.  Remember, if you plan on speaking during the Show & Tell & Ask period, please get in touch with Tage prior to the meeting.  A brief email would be great.
Location Stratham Fire House, 2 Winnicutt Road, Stratham, NH