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Area model railroaders to meet in Farmington

The Silver San Juan Division of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) will hold their spring meeting at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 1, at the First Presbyterian Church, 843 N. Dustin Ave., Farmington.

Anyone who loves trains is invited.

Two clinics, “Introduction to and the basics of DCC” and “Basic Sound for DCC and DC.” highlight the morning session.

The afternoon session features a clinic on real-time train monitoring over the Internet, “From the Workbench” where modelers display and discuss their current projects, contest award presentations, and layout tours.

A model contest, “Anything You’ve Made and Can Put on a Layout,” is open to paid-up division newsletter subscribers ($5 annual division newsletter subscriptions available at the door). First place will receive a one-year newsletter subscription extension. A favorite train contest, where modelers display their favorite train, fills out the day’s agenda. Judging will be by popular vote.

Directions to the model railroad layouts that will be open for viewing will be handed out following the meeting.