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Cajon Division Fall Meet - Buena Park

Postby psrdispatch » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:29 am

The Cajon Division of the National Model Railroad Association will hold its annual Fall meeting in Buena Park, California this year. All members of the NMRA as well as the public are invited to participate in this one day event. There will be educational model railroad clinics open to all, a model contest (NMRA members models only), Hobo auction, and more.

Registration: 8:00-10:00am
Company Store: 8:00am-12:30pm, 1:30-2:30pm*
9:00-9:50am: Session 1, Rooms 1&2
10:00-10:50am: Session 2, Rooms 1&2
11:00-11:50am: Session 3, Rooms 1 & Fellowship Hall
TimeSaver Switching Contest: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Model Contest:
Entry/Viewing: 8:00-10:00am
Model Contest Judging: 10:00-11:00am
Model Entry Pick-up: 12:00-12:30pm
Pizza Lunch: 12:30-1:30 pm (Extra Fare)
Hobo Auction Ticket Sales: 12:30-1:30pm
Membership Meeting / Awards Presentation: 1:30-2:00pm
Hobo Auction: 2:00-4:00pm
Dinner on your Own: 4:00-7:00pm
Surprise Event for NMRA Members Only: 7:00-?? pm

Event Registration:
NMRA members $10
Non-members/Guests: $15 ($10 with new NMRA paid Application)
Pizza Lunch: $8:00

Messiah Lutheran Church, 6625 Dale St., Buena Park, CA with ample free parking.

Clinic Room “1”
9:00 to 9:50 AM Getting the Most Out of Your Sound Decoder - Jeff Smith
10:00 to 10:50 AM Developing a prototype based rolling stock fleet for model railroad
operations- Joel Morse
11:00 to 11:50 AM Arduino? - Jim Fuhrman

Clinic Room “2”
9:00 to 9:50 AM The Hidden Treasure-Economical Building Kits- Carl Heimberger
10:00 to 10:50 AM Let's make some Sage Brush & Shrubs- Dennis Ivison

Fellowship Hall
11:00 to 11:50 AM How Contest Judging Fits into the AP – Bill Jacobs

Clinic Descriptions:
Arduino? - Jim Fuhrman
Jim will discuss what is Arduino, and some ways it can solve problems in railroad modeling. He’ll include a case study of applying an Arduino microcontroller board along with a DCC decoder board to implement an accurate Oscitrol headlight in an HO scale Santa Fe SD40-2 he won at a recent Hobo Auction.

The Hidden Treasure – Carl Heimberger
This clinic will explore basic techniques used in transforming an ordinary economical plastic building kit into a showpiece for your layout. The focus will be on detecting basic building flaws within the kit and how to correct them; adding details that are consistent with typical construction standards, simple scratch built detailing that will transform the kit into that one of a kind building, painting, weathering, and staging the scene to bring life to the building.

Let's Make Some Sagebrush & Shrubs –Dennis Ivison
Making Scenery out of twine & thread. One technique to make sagebrush & Shrubs for HO/O Scale, or small trees and large shrubs for N-scale.

How Contest Judging Fits into the AP – Bill Jacobs
Bill will explain the relationship between contest judging and the AP program. He will discuss the three contest categories that you can earn an Achievement Certificate towards an AP; Structures, Motive Power, and Rolling Stock. This clinic will be held in the contest room.

Getting the Most out of Your Sound Decoder – Jeff Smith
Jeff talks about sound decoders and steps that you can take to get the best possible sounds for your steam or diesel locomotive.

Developing a prototype based rolling stock fleet for model railroad operations – Joel Morse
Joel will discuss the information needed to create a rolling stock fleet for an operations based layout based on the actual customers and commodities of the railroad modeled. Specifically, the clinic will cover the information a modeler should know about the modeled RR to develop a list of customers and commodities which reflects the RR and era modeled. The clinic will also discuss how to determine the foreign roads to represent and in what proportion. Finally, the clinic will discuss how to determine the appropriate number of cars and waybills on the layout.

New Model Judging Program

This program is an incentive to encourage greater participation in the Achievement Program, and encourage our members to share what they have built with their fellow modelers.
Here is how it works:
Enter a model that receives 87½ points and earns an Achievement Certificate and receive a voucher for FREE ENTRY to our next Division Meet (NOT a Convention).
Enter a model that receives 50 points, or more, and receive a voucher for Half Price Entry to our next Division Meet (NOT a Convention).

*The Cajon Division company store will be open for those Cajon Division members that have not received their free Cajon Division T shirt and anyone wishing to buy a second T or Polo shirt, Hat or name badge.

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