South Hills Model Railroad Club

South Hills Model Railroad Club
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The purpose of this Club shall be to further the educational and recreational interests of its members and, in general, to further the interests of model railroading. 

Our next meeting is scheduled for:  

Date:  Wednesday, July 29,  2015
Time:  7:00 PM
Dave Bodnar's Home - 338 Bower Hill Road - driveway parking is OK as is street parking on Marlin Drive (around the corner)
Vanadium Woods Village - 50 Vanadium Road 
  (note: the meeting is normally the  last Wednesday of each month at this location)
New Members are always welcome!

Demonstration of an inexpensive laser cutter / engraver--- revisit the N-scale train layout.

Remember that we will set aside time at the end of each meeting for "show & tell" so bring along your latest project.

Upcoming Events -
Maker Faire, Pittsburgh -
October 10 and 11, 2015 (we may set up our module at this event)
Mt. Lebanon Light Nite -
November (date to be announced)  (we may set up our module at this event)
Science Center Locomotion Weekend -
December (date to be announced)  (we may set up our module at this event)

Upcoming Train Shows:

Click here to see the club's Constitution (also available in Word)

Click here to see the club's By-laws (also available in Word)

Meeting Minutes


NEW:  Videos of modular layout - Mt. Lebanon Light Night - 11-2014  - Video 1 - Video 2 - Video 3   - Switchback Video
SHMRRC Modular Layout Setup March 6, 2010
 SHMRRC Modular Layout Setup April 17, 2010
Model Railroad Forum:
Phipps Railroad Construction:
Micro Layouts:
Free-Mo Modular Layout Information: 
Free-Mo Standards in PDF format:
NEW: SHMRRC Free-Mo Information
NEW: Module Legs from Plastic Pipe
Dave Bodnar's Home Page:
Dave Bodnar's Train Electronics Page:
Calculation of CV settings of 4 digit DCC addresses

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