SUGAR CREEKERS JUNIOR ENGINEER Intro to Model Train Layouts
Members of SUGAR CREEK MODEL RAILROADERS invite you to join them in the hobby of model railroading by signing up for a hands-on, two-part workshop in “N” gauge T-trak model railroading layout. Explore this fascinating hobby to find out how you can get more involved in this pastime. During the workshop you will design a table-top N-gauge wooden modular unit measuring approximately 9" x 12" x 2½" that you may keep and continue to build onto at home. (Visit http://www.t-trak.com/ and http://www.t-trak.com/easyintro.html and read about the history and features of this layout.) If needed, an estimate as to the total investment to create your own functioning N-gauge layout (train, battery pack and other supplies) will be shared along with ideas for local resources.
At the end of the workshop, units will be combined so that all can watch one of Bob’s N-gauge trains whiz down the track in a test run. Those interested in working on group projects in the future, may discuss the possibility of forming a Junior Engineers club where individual units are added to others to create a large scale layout such as the one created by this cub scout group: http://t-trak.com/scouts,nc.html
Dates for two-part Workshop: Part 1 - Saturday, June 28, 9 am - 10:30 am Part 2 - Saturday, July 12; 9 am -10:30 am
Instructor: “Engineer” Bob Geis
Location: Manatee Village Historical Park, outside under the trees;
Note: a covered location will be provided if weather threatens
Ages: Youth ages 8 thru 12, accompanied by a parent or authorized adult
Cost: 1 pair (1 youth accompanied by 1 adult) will create one modular layout unit at the cost of $5 or $10, depending on the number of single tracks purchased at cost form the instructor; All other materials needed for the workshop will be provided at no charge. These include: assembled wooden modular boxes, paints, ground cover, trees and structures plus detailed written instructions.
Registration: Please note: 1 youth plus 1 adult = 1 pair Minimum number of pairs needed to hold the workshop = 6 Maximum number of pairs the workshop can accommodate = 8 Advanced registration is required by Friday, June 20 by calling Manatee Village Historical Park at (941) 741-4075 or (941) 741-4076 and giving the name of the youth and the parent, guardian or authorized adult who will take the workshop with youth, as well as contact information (phone and/or) email.
From A Heavenly Land: Julia's Story - Book Talk, Signing, & Reception
Monday, July 14, 2014, 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Talk at 6:30 pm, book signing before and after
A new addition to the From A Heavenly Land trilogy answers the question, “Why did they come to America?” In her engaging second novel, Cathy Slusser, a professional historian in Manatee County, Florida, carries you from 19th century Germany to the wilds of Florida as one woman’s true story shows the determination and faith necessary to make a new home in the Florida wilderness.