2019 04 13

Columbia 2019 Division Meet

Our Columbia 2019 Division Meet was held April 13 at Arsenal Hill Park in Columbia, SC. This historic building is home to the AMROC (Associated Model Railroads of Columbia) club.

This is the first time we've met in Columbia in a LONG time, so we adjusted the format a bit to provide more of an informational "show and tell". We had 22 in attendance, and shared a great deal of info. Steve Todd gave his "High Tech, Low Cost DCC" presentation and demo'ed some of his gadgetry. Rich Lehman and Clark Gregory shared the history and vision of AMROC, then we adjourned downstairs to check out this intriguing set of layouts in various scales. After lunch, we toured Rich Lehman's excellent basement layout. Everyone indicated the meeting was time well spent.

2019 03 30

Spring 2019 Division Meet

Our Spring 2019 Division Meet was held March 30 at SWU (Southern Wesleyan University) in Central, SC.

We had a great meet at this nice facility, with great entries in the Tips & Techniques contest. Sandy Eustis had a great clinic on "Consider the Wye". We missed out on Howard Garner's "Awesome Awnings" clinic as he had an injury. Attendance was down, but it seemed that all had a great time. After lunch, we were able to visit three excellent layouts: Bob Folsom's Norfolk & Western Pocahontas Division, Howard Garner's Cascade Western, and the Central Railroad Museum. The Central Museum also hosted an excellent scenario-based operations session for us.

2018 03 10

Spring 2018 Division Meet

We held our Spring NMRA Palmetto Division Meeting on Saturday March 10th, at the Woodmen of the World (WOW) Lodge in Greer.

The meeting was well-attended (51 plus guests) and everyone had a great time. The contests are getting more popular every meeting, with lots of fantastic models and tips and techniques (see photos for winners). Jon Judd honored our friend Mike Jensen, and helped us all to remember what a fantastic man he was. We had two excellent clinics: