Tuesday, April 25, 2017

"Whistle Post" Highlights-Spring 2017

Received via email
Electronic Newsletter of the NMRA Garden State Division
The latest issue of the Whistle Post is available on-line.  And, we have provided a few highlights of the issue, below. 
GSD/NJD Spring Joint Event in 
Bridgewater, May 13
This year, it is the Garden State Division's turn to host the annual joint meet with the New Jersey Division. The meet will be held on May 13 at the Ted Blum 4-H Center in Bridgewater, NJ, starting at 9 AM.

A pair of clinics are planned for the morning and a pair of layout tours are planned for the afternoon.  A map to the layouts and local eateries will be provided at the meet.

The two clinics presented in the morning are on the subject of scenery. Chris Conway will present a clinic on using static grass and Bill Frankenfield will present a clinic on constructing lightweight and removable scenery.

In the afternoon, Dick Genthner will open his 7th version of the Arpee & Western for the first time. Joe Garsick will also have his layout open, featuring many craftsman structures constructed by Bill Rose. 

Come join us on May 13! Click on the Google logo for directions to the meet:
Windows on a Roll
Model railroaders are always looking for new ideas and techniques for their modeling. Jim Walsh explains how to use fiberglass drywall tape to produce industrial windows. Jim takes you through several methods of painting and creating the window glazing.
Last Train on the Ramapo Valley
The Ramapo Valley Railroad Club held its final operating session, earlier this year.  The club is in the process of dismantling the layout and is currently looking for a new location.  In a pair of articles, Rene Mack and Tom Wortmann provide their perspectives on the club, history, and their experiences.
Gulliver's Gate is Hiring!
Just after the Whistle Post was published, we received word that a new attraction in New York City, Gulliver's Gate, is looking to hire an "HO Train Specialist".  To learn more about this new attraction, click here.

Located near Times Square and a full city block wide, Gulliver's Gate is a "technologically advanced, interactive and immersive world of miniatures."  To learn more about the HO Train Specialist position, click on the
job description.
These are only the highlights of the new, just published issue of the Whistle Post shown here. This issue contains more information about the upcoming GSD/NJD event in Bridgewater.  And, it also contains articles on the last GSD event in Union, the Achievement Program, and much more.
To get the full issue