DuPage Division - NMRA

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Schedule of Events - 2015/2016

St. Paul's United Church of Christ
5729 Dunham Road
Downers Grove, IL 60516
(All Meetings start at 1:30)

Date Program or Activity Contest
September 12, 2015 Railroad Forensics – By Patrick Golden
A presentation on finding and locating former railroad structures and facilities.
Locomotives – built for and normally assigned to switching duties.
October 4, 2015 Weathering Models by John Drozdak
Billboard refrigerator cars– sort of a colorful and “cool” beauty pageant.
November 1, 2015 A Fireman’s Story – Jack Wheelihan
(fireman on SP GS4 and UP Heritage Steam Program)
National Model Railroad Month – Bring something from a favorite MR category to celebrate National Model Railroad Month. Start of the Kitbash a Kit Contest – see February 2016. Be sure to pick up your building for $10 (your Division has subsidized this cost)
December 6, 2015 Annual Division Christmas Party - Presentation TBA Holiday Season Photo Spectacular - Model or Prototype in any color or B&W print, slide, or digital formats
January 3, 2016 Tips on kitbash building for the February Model Contest Maintenance of Way – any equipment used to keep the railroad operational and safe every day.

February 7, 2016

Show & Tell results of our kit bash contest - Results of the Division wide Kitbashing Contest Note: Be sure to pick up your building at one of the meetings for a reduced price of $10. Results of the Kitbash a Kit Division Contest - To be announced at the November 2015 meeting
March 6, 2016 DCC Talk by Bill Drzal and friends Annual All Categories Model Contest – open to any NMRA model category
March 19, 2016 All American Railroad Show at Lyons Township High School Field house – 35th Annual! Contact Patrick Golden if your group has a layout, model train display or railroad display that you want to share with others. 9am to 5pm Admission $5 (under age 5 are free) Located at the corner of Brainard and Cossitt in LaGrange IL. A short walk from the BNSF West Lines Stone Avenue Metra Station
April 10, 2016 Division Layout Tours
Contact Alan or Ray if you are interested in showing your layout. We’ll be focusing on the southeast area of our Division this year. Contact Alan Busic if you would like to present your layout to the Divisio
No contest this month due to the tour
May 1, 2016 Railroading and Circus Models by Ray Gerlich; Techniques for building and scenery on HO modules by Andrew Bobis Note: This is a joint meeting with the Venture Crew 57 model railroad group. Thumbz – bringing back an oldie but goody (based on a popular model railroading cartoon). Bring something that will provide some "pun" ishment…
June 2016

To be announced railroad or model railroad activity

No contest this month.
July 3-10, 2016

The Central Indiana Division is hosting the 2016 National Convention and Train Show in Indianapolis, IN. See the NMRA website for details when they are available. Also view the CID web site at http://www.nmra2016.org/

There will be no 2016 Midwest Region convention due to the the national convention activities in the region.

For more information on these meets, contact:
Tim Schubert, (630) 690-9757

 

DuPage Division Officers (2811)

DIVISION
SUPERINTENDENT
ALAN BUSIC
mabusic@msn.com
Term expires 5/31/2017
630-789-3628
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT

Ray Gerlich
rgerlich@hammondorganco.com
Term expires 5/31/2016

630-543-0495
CHIEF CLERK

ALEX SCHNEIDER
aschneiderjr@sbcglobal.net
Term expires 5/31/2017

630- 833-6269
PAYMASTER

RICHARD STREBENDT
restrebendt@earthlink.net
Term expires 5/31/2016

630-682-3936

Trainmaster Positions
Terms expire 5/31/2016
 
Division Membership & promotions Chairman

RoN Scharping

sue_ron_scharping@comcast.net
630-968-0157
All American Train Show Chairman

Patrick Golden

Pggolden@aol.com
708-482-8225
Crossbuck EDITOR TIM SCHUBERT
twschubs@gmail.com
630-690-9757
Division Achievement Chairman

Rob Schiavone

robert_s_60188@yahoo.com
630-690-3262
Division Contests Chairman

CHARLIE LEWIS

630-325-0636
Trainmaster
Past Superintendent

KIETH LIPSKE
lipsenior2000@aol.com

630-989-0915
Trainmaster

KYM SCHLYTTER
ksliter@comcast.net

630-961-0044
Trainmaster Dave Angus
dpangus@att.net
630-837-2090
Trainmaster Fred Henize
fchenize@att.net
815-467-2705
  Other Division Information  
DIVISION SERVICE AREA

Includes the following counties in the State of Illinois: Cook not otherwise included in the Fox Valley Division, DuPage, Ford, Iroquois, Kankakee, Kane (south of the westward extension of the Cook-DuPage county line), Kendall, and Will.

MEETING LOCATION

ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
5729 DUNHAM ROAD
DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60516

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