December 2014 General Membership Meeting

Start Date & Time: 

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 9:45am

Meeting Location: 

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

Handicapped accessible: 



The agenda is as follows: 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM: is Setup: 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM: will be to socialize, have refreshments and review the white elephant table and member’s latest modeling efforts and memorabilia. There will be a table for members wishing to sell excess equipment structures, etc. and 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. Attendees are also invited to bring in their latest modeling efforts and memorabilia for everyone to see and appreciate. 9:45 AM to 10:00 AM: will be the start of the meeting and for General Announcements. 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM Clinic #1: “Resin Casting Start to Finish” presented by Ron Poidomani The clinic will show the steps in resin casting from start to finish. First, making a RTV rubber mold will be discussed. This includes building the form, mixing and pouring the RTV rubber mold material. A pre-poured mold will be removed from a form along with the master used in making the mold. Three different types of molds will be discussed, 1:1 RTV, 10:1 RTV, & Mold Putty. The mold putty will be demonstrated during the clinic to show the ease of making a quick mold. There will also be a discussion on the resin material used along with safety precautions. All resin castings shown will be in HO scale and will include, detail parts, structures, and HO scale cars and trucks. The presentation will be given using power point. 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM Clinic #2: “Modeling for the Achievement Award – Cars” presented by Vin Gallogly Prime thrust is to urge participation in the Achievement program and to share how I came to model Florida East Coast Railroad, Key West Extension, Cypress water tank cars!! Their actual construction and the information sources used. The cars were judged at NER’s Diamonds in September. 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM Break for lunch There will be a BOD meeting at the Wethersfield Police Dept. All NMRA members are invited to attend. 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Layout Visits