Monthly Events

***November and December we will be meeting downstairs in the Art Space. If you are at the old room (or the main desk) go down the stairs (or elevator) and go in the Art Space. There’s a room toward the back we will be in.***


We meet at Discovery Gateway, 444 West 100 South, Salt Lake City. This is where the children’s museum is at the Gateway Shopping Center.

DiscoveryGatewayOutsideWe have been given the opportunity to refurbish, rebuild, revitalize, and maintain a small model railroad layout currently owned by the museum. As compensation for our efforts we will get the opportunity to have a meeting location that allows us room to grow our membership and attendance, a place that we can do smelly, messy, dirty projects and clinics that we can’t do at our former location.

The Gateway has 3 Hour parking for $1.00, if paid at the museum front desk.
There is also limited free parking along Rio Grande St and just a few blocks away.
You can park free at Central Station and ride Trax within the Free Zone to the Planetarium station.
You can ride any combination of UTA public transportation: Bus, Trax, or FrontRunner to get from many places along the Wasatch Front.

NMRA members will be considered partners with the Children’s Museum and thus will not be required to pay the entrance fee. If you bring children with you, as long as they don’t use the other displays, they will also have free admittance.

We meet every third Saturday of the month from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Division Meeting Agenda:
3:00 – 3:15 Welcome/Division Business (15 minutes MAX)
3:15 – 3:20 Show & Tell
3:20 – 3:25 Break
3:25 – 4:45 Clinic
4:45 – 5:00 Member Mingle/Q&A/Shoot the Bull


We meet at the Discovery Gateway children’s museum located at
444 West 100 South
Salt Lake City
Admission to the Division Event is free. Discounted parking passes can be purchased at the admissions desk for $1 for 3 hours.



December 16, 2017Hands-on Building Great Looking Trees Quickly
Jim’s philosophy is to have the right tool for the right job. He will show AND give you a chance to build your own pine trees using this unique tool. In very little time you can have a great looking tree! You can build these trees in a variety of sizes to work with multiple scales.
Presented by Jim Wanlass, MMR


January 20, 2018Light your layout with the “Just-Plug” lighting system
An introduction to the Woodland Scenics “Just-Plug” lighting system. Learn how to add lights to your buildings and install street lights with ease using this simple system. Also includes tips on how to add your own LED’s, wiring and power.
Presented byRick Luther


February 17, 2018Making Sage Brush
Learn how to create realistic sage brush to give your layout that distinctive look of the western United States.
Presented by Blaine Holbrook


March 17, 2018RailPro model train control system
Learn about the easy to use and powerful RailPro model train control system. Spend your time having fun with your model trains and not learning cryptic programming of variables, memorizing what function buttons do, and other complexities required by typical digital control systems.
Presented by Geoff Carter


April 21, 2018Timesaver Layouts, Inglenooks and More
If you like puzzles or operation, you will love this. Let them show you all the tricks to more fun.
Presented by Jim Wanlass MMR, Fred Baney and Geoff Carter


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