May 31, 2009 Business Meeting
Club Business Meeting Minutes Archive

Meeting Date: May 31, 2009
Meeting Location: Bill Library, Ledyard, CT
Meeting Time: 7:38 pm

Secretary’s Report

Read and accepted as read.

Treasurer’s Report

Read and accepted as read.

Storekeeper’s Report

Wheels, hats, couplers, as usual.

The Club’s new members, Tom Blundon and his son James introduced themselves. They are modeling HO – Niantic River bridge area.

Old Business

1) Another “Famous” slide show is planned for the first meeting in June.

2) New HO power supplies have been modified after stress testing to provide more robust over current protection, and will undergo further stress testing. The “old blue” power supplies will be carried to Hartford as backup.

3) The August Trek – About ten members have expressed interest. It is planned to dash to OHIO and work the way back, in the usual way. Maybe with a side trip to Cedar Point Amusement Park to check out the “rails” there. Bob Macgregor provided information about a new B&B (Bridgeview B&B) at Rockville Bridge, which could be tried on the trip.

4) Hartford National Train Show – Dan finally received the information package. To be attached to the June newsletter. Those who will be attending convention activities are requested to provide help on the layout, part time. Setup can be started on Wednesday, July 8 at noon until 6 pm, with further setup on Thursday, as needed. It is suggested that we follow this schedule, as it should maximize home layout help on Thursday morning. Pan on getting your access badge yourself, prior to attempting entry to the loading dock area. Some trailer storage space may be available (first come-first served?) Teardown and move-out is planned by the show for 5 to 6:30 pm for modular setups – out by 9:30 pm. Need to get all boxable items done quickly.

5) Bill Evans and Al have not (yet) requested home layout assistants. Stu suggested a “volunteer” list to determine setup needs.

New Business

1) John reported that the “A” module diamond modification is complete and works well.

2) From Larry’s recent trip south, he reported that the Roanoke yards looked like dead storage for cars. Only the engine facility showed any work going on.

3) Henry Curtis noted that the train show (to be) planned for the week of December 5th at the Congregational Church of New London has a room size of 40’ 9” X 61’ 10” allowing a layout size of from 28 or 30 to 42 to 48 ft. Additional displays about the club, etc. are requested. Run Dec 5 & 6, with one or two days during the week, finishing on Saturday.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:53 pm.

Respectably submitted by Bob Applegate, Secretary