SHMRRC Minutes for the Monthly Meeting
Date: February 27, 2024

 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 Murphy
           Dave Maynard
           Dale Vilsack
           David Damp
           Vince Lilja
           John Kolonay
           Bill Davies
           Doug Haa

Presidents Report:

Due to the closing of the Monroeville Convention Center we expect that the Greenberg Train Show will not occur until a replacement location is found.  Therefore, it appears that the next show after the Carnegie Library will be in December for the Mt. Lebanon Winter Market and Holiday Celebration. A show at the Heidelberg Fire Station in October is still possible depending on the weather.  Members are encouraged to bring suggestions for other events happening in the area that might benefit from our presence to help increase attendance.

 The Carnegie Library (300 Beechwood Ave, Carnegie, PA 15106) show is this weekend, March 1st and 2nd from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.  Setup will start at 6:00 pm on Thursday, February 29th. The library will provide staff to stay until setup is completed.  Tear down will start at 5:00 pm on Saturday.

Treasurers Report:

Total revenue in the treasury is $5,752.25 which includes $630 cash on hand and $5,122.25 in checking.


Dave Bodnar presented a demonstration of many different electrical components and circuits that can be used for model railroading applications.  Included in the discussion was sound generation using an mp3 player and micro SD card, components for controlling voltage levels, and ways to prevent overheating in circuits.  Dave will forward an email to the club providing links to the electrical circuits for membersí use.

 Next Meeting:

The next SHMRRC meeting will be at the Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church at 7:00 pm on March 26, 2024