Model railroading in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties
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March Work Day
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
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:
Board of Director’s Meeting
First Thursday of the month at 5:30pm
170 W. Grand Ave.,
Grover Beach, California
General Membership Meeting
Third Monday of the month at 7pm
1650 Front Street
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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