DuPage Division - NMRA

Officers

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All American Train Show
March 29, 2014 - 9am 'til 5pm

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Schedule of Events - 2013/2014

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 8, 2013 "Through the Artist's Eye – Part 2" by Patrick Golden
BOD meeting and Presentation of Division Kitbash Contest.
Flat Cars: This time, no loads. Use your skills to give personality to this ubiquitous piece of railroad equipment
October 6, 2013 "Weathering Roundtable Q&A"
with Bill Drzal and Wayne Pelke
Weathered Freight Cars: Any type, any era.
November 3, 2013 "Programming a DCC Decoder"
Brian Brandt
BOD Meeting
National Model Railroad Month: Celebrate with your favorite train. Steam, diesel or electric with freight or passenger cars from any era.
December 1, 2013 Division Christmas Party Holiday Season Photo Spectacular: Model or Prototype in any color or B&W print, slide, or digital formats
January 5, 2014 "Scenery Techniques" by Fred Henize All Things Intermodal: From the earliest TOFC equipment to this new century's variety of containers and railroad cars that carry them.
February 3, 2014 "Show & Tell" – Tell us about what you have been working on related to your hobby.
BOD Meeting
Division Kit Bash Contest Results: Details to be presented at the September meeting.
February 22, 2014 MR101Learn the basics of layout construction. 1-5 pm at St. Paul's UCC. See separate SIGN UP FORM for additional details MR101 is designed for the new to the hobby modeler or those who received a trainset for Christmas and want to do more with it.
March 3, 2014 "Minneapolis & Rainy River Railroad"
by Tim Schubert
Annual All Categories contest: includes locomotives, freight and passenger cars, buildings, scenic vistas and photos
March 29, 2014 All American Railroad Show at Lyons Township High School Field house – 33rd Annual! 9am to 5pm Admission $4 (under age 5 are free) Located at the corner of Brainerd and Cossitt in LaGrange IL. A short walk from the BNSF West Lines Stone Avenue Metra Station
April 7, 2014 Division Layout Tours No contest this month
May 15-18, 2014 RAILFUN 2014 Midwest Region Convention -- Schaumburg, IL
Note: No Division meeting this month due to the Region convention
Enter the Region Meet Contest!
July 5, 2014

On July 5th, from 11am to 2 pm, our Division will be the guests of the Illinois Live Steamers group at their club in Lockport, IL. The club is located at 14662 W. 143rd St. (143rd St is accessible from I-355 at exit - Southbound - Archer Ave, Northbound - 143rd). This outing is open to Division members and a guest.

The outing will be BYOL (bring your own lunch). The club offers picnic facilities. They also offer a refrigerator stocked with water, soda and some snacks, available for a donation on an honor system. Please support the club by making a purchase or two.

Please remember that we will be guests of the club at this event, so please exercise common courtesy and represent your Division in the best possible light. Due to limited parking at the facility, car-pooling amongst Division members is encouraged. Get a group together and make a day of it. There are ample train watching opportunities in nearby Lemont, Lockport and Joliet.

Please contact me, Tim Schubert with any questions or concerns at
630-690-9757 or twschubs@gmail.com

No contest this month

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 5/31/2014
630-789-3628
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT Open  
CHIEF CLERK

RICHARD STREBENDT
restrebendt@earthlink.net
Term expires 5/31/2014

630-682-3936
PAYMASTER

JIM ALLAMIAN
jallamian@aol.com
Term expires 5/31/2014

630-860-2432
 
Trainmaster Positions
Terms expire 5/31/2014
 
 
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
tijjr7@att.net
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

FRED HENIZE
fchenize@att.net

815-467-2705
Trainmaster

KYM SCHLYTTER
ksliter@comcast.net

630-961-0044
Trainmaster KIETH LIPSKE
lipsenior2000@aol.com
630-989-0915
  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

DIVISION NEWSLETTER THE "CROSSBUCK" - PUBLISHED TWICE A YEAR.  GENERALLY IN SEPTEMBER AND JANUARY
 
 

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