Monthly Events

***July through October 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.



October 21, 2017Prototype Rehab and Reuse
A 43 min. video from the History Channel showing how the real railroads scrap, rehab. and rescue cars, engines, and materials into “better than new”, or made into something entirely different.
Presented by Steve Moore


November 18, 2017Building Roads and Parking Lots
Learn how to create roads and parking lots by using craft foam sheets from the craft store. A simple and easy method of adding detail to your layout without plaster or other “wet” ingredients.
Presented by Rick Luther


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 byPresented by Blaine Holbrook


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