Spring Meet Itinerary

Date and Time

Saturday, March 9th, 2024
9:00am to 4:00pm (Doors open at 8:30am)

Location

Scottsdale Congressional United Church of Christ
4425 N Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Directions

From Tucson:

North on Arizona State Route 101 and exit going West on E Indian School Rd.

Turn right on N Granite Reef Rd.  Church will be on your right before reaching Camelback Rd.

From the North:

South on Arizona State Route 101 and exit going West on E Indian School Rd.

Turn right on N Granite Reef Road.  Church will be on your right before reaching Camelback Rd.

 

Program

Registration

NMRA members from any division and their guests are FREE

Non-members may join the NMRA for 9 months for $20 - one time only - renewals are at the current rates.

Schedule - subject to change

8:30 AM Doors and Registration open
        Enter contest until 1 PM
        Swap Meet opens at 9 AM

 9:00             Social time

10:00 AM    Business Meeting

11:00 AM    Bell Ringer mini-clinics - short clinics held in the main room. Attend one and move to the next when the bell rings.
                           Like "speed dating" but you don't have to buy any drinks.
                                   Topics planned:

                                            Arduinos - John Mick
                                            Easy weathering - Linda Petrarca

12:00 PM    Lunch will be provided courtesy of the Arizona Division

1:00 PM      Clinic - LEDs by Joe Melhorn

2:00 PM     Clinic - Re-Making Your Layout by Bob Ginger, MMR

3:00 PM    Awards and door prizes

Layout Tours

 After the meeting there will be layout tours available - addresses and maps at the meet. 

Door Prizes

Door prizes will be awarded at the end of the meet, except for one awarded during the Meeting of Members before lunch. If you have something to use as a door prize, bring it along. Such donations are appreciated. We have donated door prizes from our sponsors:

Litchfield Station - two $10 gift certificates

Contests

A complete line up of NMRA contests is planned. We are including Levity, Favorite Train, and ever popular PHOTO contest.

You must be a NMRA member to enter contests, even if you join at the meet.

Levity Theme

  • Tank Cars

Favorite Train

  • Economy Passenger Travel

Swap Meet

Tables will be available at 8:30 AM after the seller has registered for the meet. AZ Division Swap Meet Tables are free for members. Swap Meet Tables for non members are $15.00.

Tables will be open for selling from 8:30 to 9:45 and during lunch only.