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Three Visit Policy

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At-Risk Policy

2022 Summer Meet

The Garden State Division will hold the summer meet on Saturday, July 23.  In addition to the morning meeting with clinics, there will be am operating session in the afternoon.

Date, Time, and Location

July 23, 2022

The Model Railroad Club

Right off Route 22 East, behind the Home Depot
295 Jefferson Avenue
Union, NJ 
9 a.m.

Clinic 1: 
Modeling with Paper and Card 

By Kai Ebinger

In the early days of model railroading, many kits and scratchbuilding projects were based upon cardstock or paper as building materials. Nowadays most structure kits use injection molded plastic as the building material, while the craftsman structures kits rely on plaster, resin or wood. Many scratchbuilding projects use styrene sheet, strips, siding and other shapes. However, some modelers, mostly in the UK, are still building with card and paper. One such modeler is Kai Ebinger and many buildings on Kai's layout are made from paper and card. Some of the structures are from kits like Metcalfe, but he has even scratchbuilt some structures using card and paper. In this clinic, Kai will share his experience and techniques for paper modeling addressing materials and resources. He will also show examples of models on his layout that are made from paper and card.

Clinic 2: 
Operations at The Model Railroad Club, Inc. - Then and Now 

By Bob Nalbone

In this presentation, TMRCI past president and current chair of the HO Scale Department Operations Committee Bob Nalbone will give a brief history of The Model Railroad Club, Inc. from its start as the Summit-New Providence HO Railroad Club in the basement of the home of founder Paul Mallery, MMR® to the present day. Bob will also describe the evolution of the Club's operating sessions, ending with an overview of how the special operating session that follows the meet will work.

Operating Session

Following the meeting, we will have the opportunity to participate in an operating session on the impressive layout at The Model Railroad Club.


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