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Upcoming Events Stone Soup August 23 & 24 Ramona Garden Park Center Grover Beach, CA 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:
SLOMRA displays it’s largest local show at SB County Fair
   The SLOMRA ran trains at the 123rd Santa  Barbara County Fair at the Santa Maria  Fairpark. The display was at the center of the  Armory Building surrounded by agricultural  displays and auction items.    The HO crew displayed 16 Free-mo style  modules, their largest in over 10 years. The  show featured a three piece yard that has  appeared in shows all over California.       The N scale crew displayed 11 Bendtrack  modules which featured a new balloon  module. The module was recently  constructed for the fair and the scenery was  that of a fair! It had two animated rides, lights  and people.     Members reported hearing a familiar  comment by many fair goers, “Thank you  guys for coming, your display is the best  thing at the fair this year!”         SLOMRA President Phil Lawyer stated  that the group has already been invited to  return next year. Phil shared the news with  members during the fair and starting making  plans to make it better for next year.      It was reported that members Janek  Bringle and Michael Mickens even had an  engine pulling contest with Janek’s custom  painted Southern Pacific engine against  Michael’s Kaiser Steel U boat. Both engines  pulled 65 cars, however, Janek’s engine was  able to pull the train out when the Kaiser  engine got stuck. But Michael did not  concede since his engine originally pulled the  train further. Hopefully the SLOMRA will  return to the fair next year and there will be a  more clear winner in engine pulling contest,  and maybe some more entrants. 
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TOP PHOTO: An overall view of yard sale table, the HO and N modules, and our pop up cover. MIDDLE PHOTO: Once again, Henry uses his vast knowledge of trains and his slow moving trains to attract the ladies. RIGHT PHOTO: Member Phil Coutu has command of the N scale layout all to himself, but just for a while.