May Superintendent Message

There’s so much more to this hobby than just “building trains in your basement!” Most of you know I like to find trains when I travel and include my family when they are willing! Another “Dance Dads Weekend” with my daughter found us in Arizona where we visited the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. I believe there are 5 different scales of trains under one roof! It is always fun to see how other people design and display their layout. Besides this building there are a lot of other railroad activities around the park. There were three school buses in the parking lot when we left, which makes sense because there were a lot of kids in the park. The highlight for my daughter was the ice cream shop!

It is really good to see people coming out to the monthly meetings. Our attendance numbers are growing. It is a good time to socialize, get to know each other better and share ideas about how to improve our modeling. I hope you find the clinics, and the time afterwards, productive. Sometimes I am busy with administrative things but I try to make the time to talk with anyone who wants so that way we can enjoy the journey together!

Jim Wanlass, MMR #585

Northern Utah Division of the NMRA