2021-08-14 General Membership Meeting

Start Date & Time: 

Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 9:15am

Meeting Location: 

Community Room of the Wethersfield Police Station 250 Silas Deane Highway Wethersfield, CT 06109

Handicapped accessible: 



General Membership Meeting Announcement

There will be an in-person and virtual general membership meeting of the NMRA Nutmeg Division on the Second Saturday of the month, August 14, 2021.
This facility is wheelchair accessible.
Non-members, family, and friends are welcome to attend.
The capacity of the room is 50 people with the tables and chairs set up. For social distancing, tables provide clear separators and cannot be moved. There is limited parking in front of the police department.
Face Masks are required for this event.
Click on the following link to access the virtual meeting https://join.freeconferencecall.com/nutmegdivnmra


Ticket Booth Opens 9:15 AM 9:45 AM Socialize, have refreshments and review the white elephant table and member’s latest modeling efforts and memorabilia.
    Passengers wishing to sell excess equipment, structures, etc. are invited to bring these items to the meeting for the white elephant table. A donation to the division of 10% of the selling price will be greatly appreciated.
    Also see the scheduled layout visit.
    Passengers are also invited to bring in their latest modeling efforts and memorabilia for everyone to see and appreciate.
  9:45 AM 10:00 AM General Announcements
  10:00 AM 10:50 AM Clinic #1 - MTA Hudson Division
    Presented by Robert Welk Jr.
      This is a photo trip along the MTA Hudson Line from 125th Street to Hudson, NY. The Hudson Line is quite scenic because it runs along the river, sometimes on it. These pictures were taken form 2007, then 2019-2021. Most were taken at stations along the line. Some photos at Croton-Harmon were from the 2007 open house. I also include some photos that should be of interest to modelers.
  11:00 AM 11:50 AM Clinic #2 - Badger Car Ferry
      Presented by Ken Hojnacki
      From our sister division in Madison Wisconsin: “Seventy Years and Steaming.” For nearly seventy years, the SS Badger railroad car ferry has been crossing Lake Michigan, hauling freight cars for the Pere Marquette/Chesapeake & Ohio and in later years, vehicles, and passengers. Her keel was laid in 1951 and she was launched in 1952 and is now the only remaining commercial vessel on the Great Lakes powered by steam. We’ll take a virtual voyage on this National Historic Landmark and even go where few have been allowed—the engine room. Come aboard with us.
Stops 1:00 PM 4:00 PM Roy Behlke will be opening his 30 ft long, 50's era HO Scale layout for an open house. The layout is U shaped with wider sections on the end to permit turning radius for continuous running. There is access behind the layout, so everything is within a 2-foot reach.
      Currently, we have been able to secure only one layout in the Manchester Connecticut area. If you live in that general area and would like to open-up your layout for the August 14 event, please contact Don Weigt at dweigt47@gmail.com as soon as possible.