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Pacific Coast Region - NMRA

Next Daylight Meet

9:00 AM, Saturday, May 19, 2018

Greenacres Community Center
2014 Calloway Drive
Bakersfield, California


Daylight Division Spring Meet

The next Daylight Division meet will be Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the Greenacres Community Center, 2014 Calloway Drive, Bakersfield, California. The meet starts at 9:00 AM with room set-up (please arrive early and help!), registration, refreshments, contest entries, and Meet'n'Greets.

We hope you can join us for a fun-filled day of activities, including clinics, model and photo contests, layout tours, door prizes, and the "World Famous" Daylight White Elephant Auction (well, WE know about it!).

The clinics will begin at 10:00 AM.

Registration is $4.00 for NMRA members, $5.00 for non-members. The layout tours are free to all.


  • Tuning Up Your Freight Cars For Better Running – Bob Chaparro
  • Installing Super Elevated Curves On Your Layout – Steve Lowe
  • Building Resin Structures – Randy Brown


  • Models: Maintenance of Way
  • Photos: Working on the Railroad

Please bring any new models you would like to share, even projects that are still in the works. Everyone who enters the model contest or photo contest, will receive a voucher of one drawing ticket for a cash prize of $25.00.

There will be favorite and judged model contests. The photo contest is a popular vote contest. Only NMRA members in good standing may enter the contests. Awards will be presented to the winners of each contest.

Non-NMRA guests are encouraged to bring display-only models and photographs.

See the "Contests" webpage for more information about the contests and future contest categories.

There will be tables for display-only items, in addition to contest entries. Please bring whatever items (prototype, model or photograph) that you are especially proud of and would like to display for our enjoyment.

Door Prizes & Auction

Donations of new, unused items for door prizes would be especially welcome.

At various times throughout the meeting we will be having our Famous White Elephant Auction, so remember to bring plain-wrapped railroad-related items for the auction. The more the merrier! Think of it as "re-gifting!"

All proceeds benefit the Daylight Division.



Layout Tours

Today's layout tours were arranged by Bob Chaparro, Pacific Southwest Region NMRA, as the Model Railroaders of Southern California Layout Tour #55. There are eight railroads lined up for the May 19 meet. This tour is an additional activity for the PCR/Daylight Division meet, although you do not have to attend the meet (open to the public) to take the tour. The layout tours are free and self-guided.

Persons taking this tour assume all risks and liability for their personal safety. We are not responsible for personal loss or injury to persons taking this tour.

Please also note that youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and no children under 16 are allowed at John Drazin's layout. Do not bring pets into home or club locations.

Be sure to review the Model Railroaders of Southern California website the day before the tour to check for any changes to the schedule or layout lineup.

Maps and addresses are available in the Files section on the Model Railroaders of Southern California Group webpage. Here is the lineup of layouts for this tour. (click the name for the description):

  • John Drazin • Oak Creek & Western (HO) • 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM • Bakersfield
    NOTE: No children under 16 are allowed at John Drazin's layout!
  • Golden Empire Historical & Modeling Society • 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM • (HO, N & LEGO) Bakersfield
  • Larry Saslaw • Southern Pacific (HO & G) • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM • Bakersfield
  • Doug Wagner • Porterville-Orosi District/ATSF Valley Div. (N) • 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM • Bakersfield
  • Wilson James • Tehachapi, New Orleans & Los Angeles (HO) • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM • Tehachapi (40 miles east of Bakersfield)

Driving Directions to Meet   MAP

  • From the South:
    • Drive North on I-5 N/Golden State Fwy.
    • Keep left to take CA-99 N via EXIT 221 toward Bakersfield/Fresno.
    • Take the California Ave exit, EXIT 25, toward Civic Center.
    • Turn right onto California Ave.
    • Take the 1st left onto Oak St.
    • Take the 1st left onto Truxtun Ave.
    • Take Westside Pkwy.
    • Take the Coffee Rd exit.
    • Merge onto Brimhall Rd.
    • Turn right onto Calloway Dr.
    • 2014 CALLOWAY DR is on the right.
  • From the North:
    • Drive South on CA-99
    • Take EXIT 31 toward 7th Standard Rd/Merle Haggard Dr.
    • Merge onto Golden State Hwy.
    • Take the 1st right onto 7th Standard Rd.
    • Take the 1st left onto Coffee Rd.
    • Turn right onto Brimhall Rd.
    • Take the 2nd right onto Calloway Dr.
    • 2014 CALLOWAY DR is on the right.

Future Meets

  • May 19, 2018, Greenacres Community Center, Bakersfield
  • August 2018 - TBA
  • November 2018 - TBA
  • February 2019 - TBA
  • May 2019 - TBA

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