SHMRRC Minutes for the Monthly Meeting
Date: June 28, 2022
The meeting was held at Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church, President Jeff
Jeff Graybill, President
Warren Ashbrook, Vice President
Dave Bodnar, Treasurer
Rich Aubel, Secretary
have been officially accepted for the Greenberg Train Show at the
Monroeville Convention Center on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24.
Setup will be on Friday, July 22 and based on previous shows will start
between 1:00 and 2:00. Times for the shows will be from 10:00
day. As in previous Greenberg shows, we will be combining our modules with
NMRA Div 2. Members who were not at the June meeting are requested to
notify Jeff Graybill to confirm their participation so that we can plan the
layout with Div 2.
The current balance in the treasury is $4,688 25. Cash on hand is $301.00
and funds in the bank are $4387.25.
Dave Bodnar demonstrated a miniature Mars light made of 7 led bulbs that are
programmed to consecutively light to imitate the Mars light motion.
Dale Vilsack brought a DCC++EX unit he built that can be operated through
WiFi with an app on a smart phone.
Rich Aubel re-demonstrated the use of two switches to control one turnout
using the control system from Dave Bodnar’s website. The two switches are
wired as a 3-way
switch and will enable a turnout to be controlled from opposite sides of a
walkaround or peninsula layout.
Dave Bodnar has initiated
a Google Docs site called “Vendors I Use”. The purpose is to help members
find vendors they have
that offer the best value for the items they need to buy. The location of
the Google Doc was sent by email on June 28th to all members with
a link to access it. Members are encouraged to add vendors and category of
items they sell that they have used in the past and that they found to be
reliable and cost effective.
The next SHMRRC meeting will be at the Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church at
7:00 pm on July 26, 2022