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NMRA WISE September 17, 2017 Meet


NMRA WISE September 17, 2017 Meet
NMRA WISE September 17, 2017 Meet
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Clarion Hotel - Milwaukee Airport - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Past NMRA WISE Activities


Note the new location, the Clarion Hotel across from Mitchell Airport - we will be meeting here several times this year.

12:30 p.m.

Meet opens and Popular vote contest

Registration for both, which are free and open to the public, begins. Contest registration lasts until 1:30 for all categories.

1:00 p.m.

The Wisconsin Central: A Trainload of Ideas for Modeling

Presented by Otto Dobnick

Local railfan Otto P. Dobnick will give us a look back at the basics about the WC: where it went and what types of lines, trains, traffic, customers, and equipment it had.

2:00 p.m.

The Wisconsin Central: Not Your Typical Regional Railroad

Presented by Otto Dobnick

Otto continues with Part 2 of his WC story which will show some interesting traffic and operational aspects of the WC that made it different from other regionals and focus on ideas for modeling.

3:00 p.m.

Designing 3-D parts on the Free SketchUp Make Program

Model Railroader Associate Editor Eric White will share his experience using free, downloadable software to design and print 3-D model parts

3:45 p.m.

Announcements and Presentation of Contest Awards

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Layout Tour

Maps distributed at 4 p.m.


Clarion Hotel - Milwaukee Airport
Clarion Hotel - Milwaukee Airport - Website
5311 South Howell Ave
United States


South side drive of Clarion Hotel Milwaukee Airport


As you pull into the Clarion Hotel parking lot drive past the Front Doors and continue on down this side drive (you'll actually be coming from back to front in this picture).


Clarion Hotel Milwaukee Airport Conference Center Entrance


You'll see on the right this overhang with "Conference Center" upon it - that's our entrance. (If you happen to park out front by the Front Doors you can still get to our rooms - it's just a much longer walk with stairs involved.)



Upon entering the building (the left side of this photo) our 3 rooms will be in the left corner (the center of this photo). Just to the left the column (the center of this picture) are the bathrooms and water fountains. (Yes I wrote something other then bubblers.....;)

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