Pensacola Model Railroad Club

HO Division

Minutes of the Business Meeting

of March 7, 2017


The business meeting was called to order at 6:24 PM by President Reed Ostrander.


Officers attending were President Reed Ostrander, Vice-President Steve Grenot, Secretary Chip Borona and Treasurer Bill Little. Members attending were Howard Cowgill, Jerry Dupont, Banks Edwards, Rick Simmons and Charles Tucker


I. Reading of the Minutes

    A. The minutes of last month’s meeting were read by Chip.

        1.      Banks made a motion to accept the minutes, Rick seconded and the minutes were approved by the membership.


II. Treasurer’s Report

    A.     The Treasurer’s report was read to the club by Bill reporting that the current balance is $1,905.58.

        1.      Charles made a motion to accept the minutes, Banks seconded and the minutes were approved by the membership.


III. Announcements

    A.     The next Business Meeting will be held at 6:30 pm at Bill’s Train Shed on Tuesday April 4th 2017. Members can run trains before and after the meeting.

    B.     The 1st Run Session will be held at 6:00pm at Bill’s Train Shed on March 21st 2017.

    C.     The 2nd Run Session will be held at 6:00pm at Bill’s Train Shed on March 28th 2017.


At the monthly business meeting and run sessions Bill provides hot dogs & hamburgers with all the trimmings. You can also bring your own food to grill, a cover dish or desert. There will be drinks or BYOB. Members can arrive at 5:30 pm to grill and eat dinner. Please park and use the gate on the side street. Disabled members can use the gate at the front of the house.

All members are encouraged to RSVP so Bill can anticipate the headcount.


    D.     The next Work Session will be on Saturday, March18th 2017, 11:00 am at Bill’s Train Shed. We will be working on the roundhouse module, focusing on

1.      Finish wiring

2.      Diesel house approach rebuild

3.      Scenery, ballast, etc.


IV. Old Business

    A.     Mobile Train Show March 10-12

1.      Depart from Bill’s 10:30 am

2.      Set up on March 10th at 12:00 pm till

3.      Run Saturday March 11th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

4.      Run Sunday March 12th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

5.      Take down Sunday March 12th at 4:00 pm

6.      Attendees, load masters and layout coordinator are listed in the below table.

7.      Size of the layout is dependent on the available room.



V. New Business

A.     Future Presentations

·        May 2nd 2017, Jerry will do a primer on the Digitrax throttle.

·        June 6th 2017, Chip will give a presentation on WWII Armored Trains.

·        July 11th 2017, Charles will do a demo on G-scale live steam


VI. Club Welfare

A.     The club had nothing to report.


Charles made the motion to end the meeting. It was seconded by Banks and approved by all present. The meeting was adjourned at 7:00pm


Respectfully Submitted by

Stephen “Chip” Borona

Secretary PMRC HO Division