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The NMRA Michiana Division holds scheduled meetings on Saturdays at public libraries located around the division. Our meetings are open to the public and we always welcome potential new members to join us.

Our November meeting is a visit to Henry Arndt's layout. November 18, 2017 from Noon until 2:00PM EST
Directions:
Henry's address is 22772 Bainbridge Drive, Elkhart, IN 46514.
(The southwest corner of CR 15 and Bainbridge Drive) Henry's home phone is 574-264-7266 if you need direction en route.
Please park in driveway or on south side of Bainbridge Drive or on Old Mill Drive. No parking on CR 15.

Our December meeting will be on December 16, 2017 - Details forthcoming, save the date!
January 20, 2018  - New Carlisle Library - 408 Bray St, New Carlisle, IN 46552
February 17, 2018  - Western Avenue Branch of the St. Joe County Public Library - 611 S Lombardy Dr, South Bend, IN 46619
March 17, 2018 - Western Avenue Branch of the St. Joe County Public Library - 611 S Lombardy Dr, South Bend, IN 46619
April 20, 2018  - German Township Branch of St. Joe County Public Library - 52807 Lynnewood Ave, South Bend, IN 46628
May 19, 2018 - Francis Branch of St. Joe County Public Library - 52655 N Ironwood Rd, South Bend, IN 46635

Past meeting topics:

Visit and lunch at the Cass County Model Railroad Club in Dowagiac, Michigan
NMRA EduTraIn presentations
How to tune rolling stock for improved operation
How to create believable structure stand-ins and models with Model Builder Software
Weathering with Guache, Powders, and Pan Pastels
Professional railroading videos Using Touch Toggles to control turnouts
Operating Sessions at various members layouts
Open discussion of layout design considerations - Bring 'em if ya got 'em
Clinic on adding details to Structures
Presentation on the history of the NJI&I Railroad (with maps)
A visit to a local Model Railroad Club!

The National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), is an organization of model railroaders that advances the worldwide scale model railroading community through education and standards as well as advocacy and fellowship. The purposes of the organization are to promote, stimulate, foster, and encourage by all manner and means the art and craft of model railroading and the preservation of the hobby’s history, science, and technology.
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