GopherRail 2007 -- Prototype Modelers welcome in Minneapolis, Feb 24, 2007

Bob Sterner <bobsterner@...>

GopherRail ( is expanding this year and
will include prototype modelling displays and clinics. GopherRail
2007 will include:

*Clinics and presentations on prototype and modeling topics -
speakers include Rich Remiarz (GN), Stu Nelson (dispatching the Soo
Line), Joe Binish (airbrushing/custom painting), Bob Rivard & Chuck
Derus (weathering your fleet), Andy Inserra (a year trackside),
Darren Voorhees (intro to Free-Mo modules), and Jeff Crump (riding
the Alaska Railroad and more).

*Railfan videos by Bob Rivard shown throughout the day
*Open House at the University RR club permanent layout
*Huge modular layout organized by the Minnesota Free-Mo Modelers
*Model display tables (Prototype Modelers are welcome!)
*And door prizes!

New this year - Open Mic Night - Who knows, you could be the next big
star! In the evening we'll be opening the floor to you so bring your
slides, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, etc. Sign up sheets will
be posted the day of the show with first come first serve 1/2 hour
slots starting at 5 pm. All railroad topics past and present,
modeling and prototype, are fair game!

All GopherRail activities will be located in 1701 University Ave.
S.E. on the University of Minnesota campus and conveniently located
just a few blocks from numerous Dinkytown restaurants. Details and
the latest news at

Admission: $7 at the door, $2 discount for students.

Your host will be The Railroad Club at the University of Minnesota.
This is the club's biggest fund raiser of the year. Please support
the next generation of model railroad enthusiasts. For more
information about The Railroad Club at the University of Minnesota,
see If you have questions or
suggestions or you wish to volunteer yourself or suggest someone as
a GopherRail speaker, send an email to the club president Dan Van Lith

See you there!

The Railroad Club at the University of Minnesota