South Texas Railroad Socials
The South Texas Railroad Socials were started in the Spring of 2018 by Frolin and Tom, to provide a place for train people to gather, to talk and share ideas, to learn from and share with others, to SOCIAL’ize without the variables of clubs, dues, membership or politics. These are held so that we can get together and talk trains, both prototype and models. You may see a presentation on a Tourist railroad or a clinic on weathering model freight cars. We hope to have a variety material (based in part on what people like YOU will share/present). Below are Photo Summaries of past Socials. A way to see what we did, remember what you saw, or what you missed… If it “takes a Village to raise a child” maybe a ‘Social’ will have us gather and share with other train folks. This may lead to joining other groups and bigger things. We have had between 35 and 50 people at each Social to date, men and women, gathering to enjoy some train time with others.
September 2019 - two hours of great stuff, including a recap of the Railway Express Agency, tips on Layout Design Elements, the History of SAMRA, then a layout tour of SAMRA. June 2019 - we had a full presentation on San Antonio railroad history, two layout topics, Along with Show-n-Tell, some NMRA LSR infor, good Q&A, and a museum tour after. March 2019 - folks enjoyed two presentations, videos, awards and various other material. A clinic on White Metal Castings and on researching a Railroad Time Machine. December 2018 - we moved to a new location, enjoyed lunch, then three presentations, Riding NKP 765, Paper Models and Houston Layout tours. Then an Sn3 layout tour. September 2018 - a clinic on designing a model railroad, plus a railfan recap on hiking in a canyon and a railroad museum update. After, SAMRA hosted an Operating Session. June 2018 - enjoyed a photo presentation on area railroading, clinic on Weathering Models, saw an Overview of china at the New Braunfels Museum, and had an HO layout tour. March 2018 - the initial Social we had a Clinic on enhancing models, a presentation by the regional Railroad Motor Car group with three “Speeders” in the parking lot. Afterwards there were two model railroads open for touring.
When you attend a Social, or visit one of the layout options after, do you take pictures ? If so, please consider letting us share some of your photos in a recap! Email me to discuss. We are sponsored in part by the Lone Star Region of the NMRA.