NMRA South Eastern Region's

Atlantic Division-Division 8

On February 5, 2022, the new Division 8 held its second division meeting at the Olde House Cafe in Walterboro, South Carolina. Six members attended in person and two via Zoom. It was a little noisey at first and we got off to a slow start. Everyone had a wonderful breadfast. Rick Fulkerson brought a highly detailed structure that he had built for his layout. It was impressive to say the least.

Inspecting the layout

The next meeting will be on April 23, 2022 at 10:00 at the Conway, South Carolina Public Library. It is located at 801 Main Street. We will gather in the meeting room to the left as you enter begining at 9:30. If you live in the Myrtle Beach area, we hope that you will be able to attend.

There will be two clinics at the meeting. The first will concern the history of the Horry County Museum and Railroading in Horry County. This will be followed by Rick Gartell presenting a clinic on Selective Compression in Model Railroad Planning and Construction. Rick will also be bring information from the B&O Historical Society. There will be a show and tell table, so be sure to bring your most recent project to display. We will then cross the parking lot to tour the museum. Afterwards, we plan on lunch at one of Conway's fine restaurants, probably the Crafty Rooster. Watch for updates concerning the event.

For dessert, there will be two layout tours as well. The first will be of Rick Gartell's layout. The other layout that will be available is the Grand Strand Model Railroad in the Myrtle Beach Mall.

A Zoom link will be emailed to all Division 8 members this week. If you are not a member, but would like to participate, email me at infor@caseybartman.com and I will send you a link

Finally, you can now find us on Facebook. Post photos of your layout or other train related items to share with all.