SHMRRC Minutes for the Monthly Meeting
Date: April 26, 2022
The meeting was held at Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church, President Jeff Graybill presiding.
           Jeff Graybill, President
           Warren Ashbrook, Vice President
Dave Bodnar, Treasurer
Rich Aubel, Secretary
Dave Tepe
Dave Maynard
Paul Kwiecinski
           Dale Vilsack
David Damp
Vince Lilja
Rick Lambert
Bernie Gordon
 Presidents Report:
The next Greenberg Train Show is scheduled for July 23 and 24.  We have applied along with Div 2 to set up the combined layout in the same space as we had in the January Show.  We will finalize the plans as soon as we get more information.
Treasurers Report:
The total balance in the treasury is $4528.25 in cash and savings. A few members still need to submit their dues.
Jeff Graybill presented a program on the basics of DCC covering the difference between DC and DCC, different DCC systems, engine decoders, wiring, and what you can do with a DCC system.
Dave Bodnar passed around examples of DCC++ and DCC++EX which are Arduino based DCC systems that can be built using existing Arduino components along with a computer or cell phone.
Dale Vilsack brought an example of T-Track modules which had a DCC control system that allowed two engines to run in a loop automatically without hitting each other.  The system used a sensor that, when triggered, would adjust the speed of each engine so that they stayed apart from each other.
Next Meeting:
The next SHMRRC meeting will be at the Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church at 7:00 pm on May 31, 2022