Wednesday, July 7, 2021

July 10th Meeting Reminder


Looking forward to seeing y'all in person at the July 10th meeting of the James River Division of the NMRA in Orange, VA.  

The meeting will be at the former Southern Ry Orange Train Station which is now the Orange Visitors Center which you can find on Google Maps Here. In addition, a list provided by our hosts at the Orange Visitor’s Center of local places to eat which are beyond the fast food joints can be found with this link. I was sorry to see that Wise Guys closed (Burger Joint) but I am sure there are others which may interest you on the list.

Orange County Visitor Center

(540) 672-1653

Eating ideas

We will have the normal activities including the modeling theme which is flat car with a load.  We will have coffee, donuts, door prizes and the white elephant table.  Doors will at 9am with the meeting starting as close to 930 as possible.


Building a Retirement Model Railroad - Andrew Dodge.  A noted author who has had many articles published in the national magazines on his On3 DSP&P layout and his recent P48 Colorado Midland layout.  He is planning but transition current layout to a new geographic location but there is a new retirement layout which we will be hearing about in this clinic.  The needs of those heading into retirement matches very well with those who are much younger and coping with family needs and space restrictions who want more operation but can’t yet build that empire. 

Building a Car Together. The modeling theme is an important part of our regular meetings. This is not a contest but more the show and tell of the Railroad Prototype Modeler meetings where we show and tell about our modeling.   To further participation the JRD will distribute free of charge to all members who wish one a Accurail 4300 undecorated box car.  The only requirement is you build it and bring it back to show your progress or return it. We will be sharing about our in progress work at the September meeting in Charlottesville and the finish car in January 2022.  

For those who can’t be In Orange we will attempt to have a Zoom available session.  

Following the meeting we will adjourn to meet and catch up with each other.

There are no layout tours available for this meeting  

All the details are at the JRD website:

Hope to see you Saturday July 10th at the meeting.

Philip Taylor

JRD Superintendent

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