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Pacific Coast Region NMRA Annual Convention

Sugar Pine Centennial 2021

April 22 – 24, 2021
Fresno, California


Bruce Morden
Clinics Chair

2-8-2T Logging locomotice drawing


We are planning for a full slate of 22 clinics. There will be two rooms of clinics on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We are hoping for some hands-on clinics where you can practice your modeling skills or learn some new ones. We will also be featuring several layout design clinics and operational clinics, as well as a forum to discuss layout design and operation

Check the News & Updates webpage periodically as the convention nears to keep current with the latest additions of new clinics and to see the schedule.

Since the theme of the mini-convention is the centennial of the Sugar Pine Lumber Co., we are hoping to have some presentations on the history of this lumber operation and its common carrier, the Minarets & Western Railway.

Did you know that Ginger Rogers made a movie, Carnival Boat (1932), featuring the Minarets & Western? Some scenes were reversed in post-production, making it difficult to read the "Minarets and Western Railway" markings, but the designation "M & W" is readable at times, and the locomotive is marked "Sugar Pine Lumber Co."

Sugar Pine Centennial 2021 clinics will be presented Thursday through Saturday from morning to evening.
Photo by John Sing
Typical clinic photo

Do you want to present a clinic?

If you would like to present a clinic at the Sugar Pine Centennial 2021 Pacific Coast Region Convention in Fresno, April 22-24, 2021, please email me at I'd love to hear from you!

Thanks in advance! See you in Fresno.

Bruce Morden
Clinics Chair

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