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Upcoming Events National N Scale Convention DoubleTree Inn, Sacramento June 24-28, 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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People escape the rain to see the trains in Anaheim
   What started as a 10% chance of rain turned into 100% by the end of  the setup Friday night and  continued just as the show was  ending on Sunday afternoon. Many  speculated that the rain actually  helped increase attendance by  driving people to find indoor  activities such as the train show.    The N Scale Crew had a rough  start with two new modules on the  line and a few wiring issues  popped up of course. Then after  that was resolved, a short caused  damage to several cars. The short  appeared related to turnouts and a  long term solution was not found  until after the show.     The HO Crew got up and running  quickly, even with the Outpost  module that was damaged by rain.  The vent cover on the trailer had  blown off while in storage,  temporarily fixed, and broke again  on the way to Anaheim. Donald  and Bob were able to find a vent at  a local store and replaced the vent  while other members ran trains. 
   Our annual Model Railroad Days at  the Oceano Depot was held the  weekend of January 24th and 25th  with great success.    Three N scale modules and one HO  module made their Oceano debut.  The setup team was able to configure  the modules in a new way to make  the depot show look different too.     The Glenn Anderson Memorial Free  Raffle gave away one train set at the  end of each day. Brando Podrasky  (age 5) and another local boy age 6  happily walked away with their trains.      The Oceano Depot Association  sold drinks, hot dogs and popcorn  which served as fund raiser. Our yard  sale table also did really well to raise  funds for the SLOMRA. 
The SLOMRA squeezed in as many modules as safely possible for show.
MRD at Oceano Depot: Steady crowds all weekend long
Phil talks to visitors about our latest N scale module, the Fair Balloon, which features moving amusement rides. Photo by Janek Bringle