Monthly Events


WE ARE BACK TO AN IN-PERSON MEETING!

The Monthly Events are held at the
Redwood Recreation Center!
3rd Saturdays – 10:00 AM

Covid-19 Updates from Salt Lake County

Given the most recent CDC guidelines, COVID-19 restrictions in Salt Lake County facilities are being lifted.  Our current updates are as follows:

  • Patrons who have been vaccinated do not have to wear masks. Anyone who is more comfortable wearing a mask may continue to do so. These two groups should still wear a mask, if not participating in physical activity:
    • Anyone who has not been fully vaccinated.
    • Children under the age of 12.
  • Vaccinations are strongly encouraged and opportunities to receive the vaccination continue to grow with pop-up clinics scheduled throughout the summer (some of our centers will host pop-up clinics).
  • Respecting personal space (commonly referred to as “social distancing” over the past year), is a courtesy that we continue to encourage.
  • For your health and the health of others, if you are sick, please stay home.

Board of Director’s Meeting from 9 AM – 10 AM
Division Event from 10 AM – Noon

Redwood Recreation Center
3060 Lester Street
West Valley City, UT 84119

FREE PARKING
There is ample free parking available in the front of the building off of Lester Street.

OVERFLOW PARKING
There is additional free parking behind the building to the north and a short walk across Lester Street to the east.

TRAX STATIONS
There are two Trax Stations in the area. Redwood Junction at Redwood Road and Research Way. The Decker Lake Station at 3100 South and Decker Lake Drive.

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June 18, 2022–Promontory Trip
Presented by Northern Utah Division

More details coming – Carpool to Promontory and be part of the reenactment of the Driving of the Golden Spike! Potluck lunch and shop tour too.

 

July 16, 2022–The Basics of Soldering
Presented by Blaine Holbrook

Demonstration of three different types of soldering and techniques.

 

August 18, 2022–Painting and Plastering
Presented by Bill Johnson

Discover some new techniques and tricks for creating scenery. Now that you have some scenery learn how to add color to your layout with paint.

 

September 20, 2022–The Great Basin Railroad
Presented by Trever Stevens

Learn some interesting things about this fascinating railroad.

 

October 15, 2022–Layout Control
Presented by Mike Dean

A continuation of Mike’s previous clinic on arduinos. This time we will be getting into how to use them to control your layout.

 

November 19, 2022–Scratch Building Structures
Presented by Bill Johnson

If you are not able to find just the right building for your layout, then this clinic is for you! Bill is back again with tips and techniques for scratch-building structures for your layout.

 

December 17, 2022–Photographing Your Layout
Presented by Cindy Lund

This is a two-part presentation. The first part is a photo contest. Send your photos and tips/techniques by 3/14 to cindy.nud.nmra@gmail.com. Be sure to include the following: Layout information including period, line, scale, scene. Etc. The layout owner (if different from the photographer). Photographer. Type of camera and effects used.

At the meeting, we will have a PowerPoint with all submissions. There will be voting and prizes! Then we’ll have a brief demonstration utilizing some of the tips and techniques – let Cindy know if you would like to present.

We hope you get creative and try out various photography techniques. The goal is to have a lively presentation and discussion. There are so many fabulous layouts in our division, and this is the perfect opportunity to highlight them.

 

January 21, 2023–Making Old Trains Run Like New
Presented by Geoff Carter

Did you inherit some old rolling stock and engines from a friend or family? Geoff Carter will give us some tips and tricks to get those old trains running like new.

 

 

TBDMulti Mini Clinics

We will be starting our multi mini-clinics. We will have one on using an air brush with Blaine Holbrook and two others going on simultaneously. Rotating every thirty minutes or so. Stay tuned for more information.

 

 


As the Clinic Coordinator I look at what this requires and realize we all can contribute to our clinics. I started with a sheet of plywood with my father back when I was a child and since then have done so much, especially in the last few years. We all have skills and experiences that we can share. Being retired from the Education profession also has shown me that what I have done in the past can help someone else looking for an answer. I will call upon all of you to share what you have learned, because we all have a love of trains.

Charlie Treft
Clinics Coordinator
cptreft@yahoo.com


To see past clinic topics we have a special page for that!