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Upcoming Events NMRA Daylight Division Meet Oceano Depot, Oceano, CA August 1, 2015 Donations Needed    We are always in need donated train  related items. Many of the donated  items we have collected over the years  have found their way onto club owned  layouts, used for layouts constructed  by the club and donated to other local  non-profit organizations, or sold at our  yard sale tables at our shows to help  keep SLOMRA train shows free to the  public.    Your donation is appreciated and is  tax deductible as we are a registered  501(c)3 organization. To make a  donation, please send an email to:  Monthly Meetings Board of Director’s Meeting First Thursday of the month at 5:30pm Station Grill 170 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach, California General Membership Meeting Third Monday of the month at 7pm Oceano Depot 1650 Front Street Oceano, California To be contacted, please send an email to: You can also find us on:
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Members attended their first NSE National N Scale Convention
   Our N scale crew traveled to  Sacramento to attend the National  N Scale Convention hosted by the  N Scale Enthusiasts in June.      Members arrived on different  days to attend certain functions  while Chuck and Michael brought  up the trailer on Wednesday.  Several members attended the  welcome party hosted by Micro  Trains later that night.       Setup was on Thursday in a  nice cooled room as temperatures  outside soared. Several members  enjoyed happy hour at the hotel  and visited several hotel rooms  that were hosting “room sales.”   This is where convention attendees  sold items from their rooms at  certain times.    Three other N scale groups had  their module layouts: two N Trak  groups and one Free-moN group.  Bob and Linda Karr and Phil and  Marina Lawyer hosted a cocktail  party on Friday night.     At the banquet Saturday night,  Donald Chambers won one of the  raffle prizes for his first N scale  rolling stock.
   For our second year at the Santa Barbara County  fair, the SLOMRA provided four model train displays.  For five days at 12 hours a day, members got to put  a lot of scale mileage on their trains.    We offered two layouts at a lower height so  younger children could share in our joy of trains. We  had the self contained N scale layout, the Fitzgerald  Valley Railway, running a small train without many  problems and a four piece sectional HO layout set at  40” that models historical parts of Nipomo. This  layout is constructed by 10 year old Eli and his  grandfather Pete.       For the serious modelers, we had our 12 N scale  Bendtrack modules plus two oNetrack modules and  18 HO Free-mo compatible modules. For the HO  crew, they were able to try two types of operations:  one dispatcher and four operators and then five  operators using work orders.        To view more photos of the fair, click here.
Young fair attendees enjoy our N scale layout.
SLOMRA has another successful week at S.B. County fair
Phil, Bob, Dick and Phil setup the the Bendtrack modules for the convention.