October 10 Work Session
October 13th, 2015
David Stavans and Charles Rothbart traveled to Hamburg, N.Y. for the "Just Trains" Show to drop flyers for our upcoming train show in December.
Many small projects were worked on today. We cleaned the room to get ready for Brick City Reunion Weekend and the Open House that we'll be hosting on Saturday from 12:00-4:00pm. All the exposed styrofoam used for land contours has been painted.
The mainline tracks in Niagara Falls were ballasted, except for one switch at the east end of the yard. More foam was installed around Lockport near the Erie Canal scene.
The diamond leading to the helix was messed around with to make it slightly more reliable than it has been in the past. Also, more of Matt's Santa Fe power began to take over our railroad.
Meetings are Tuesday nights at 7:00pm in Room A420 in the lower level of the Student Union. Our next event will be our Brick City Open House
on Saturday, October 17,
from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Admission is free, and we will be running trains for the public to enjoy. Come on down!
October 3 Work Session
October 7th, 2015
Getting back into the swing of regular work sessions, the club members tackled many projects. Matt got plastered and worked on the landforms at CP 373 and Irondequoit Yard. Charles and Nick installed more Tortoise switch machines and BD20 controllers. Joe designed and built a nifty new locomotive storage area and book shelf. Some more ballasting happened in Niagara Falls.
Saving a project with custom 3D printing
September 15th, 2015
What do you do when you mess up the fragile underframe components of a resin craftsman kit? No worries, we live in the future now, so you just print out a new one. Eliot is assembling a Funaro & Carmelengo kit for a Lackawanna wood boxcar and needed to replace the underframe. He designed a new one using SolidWorks CAD software and printed the new underframe using an Ultimaker 2 3D printer. Having these options available to the modelmaker open up a new world of possibilities.
We meet every Tuesday at 7:00pm in Room A-420 in the lower level of the Student Alumni Union, and we hold work sessions every Saturday starting at 10:00am. Come join us, no experience required!