MARP meets April 16, 2011 at the Millet Depot

MARP Member Meeting
Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m. – Noon
(Executive Committee will meet at 10:00 a.m.)
Millet Depot / Lansing Model Railroad Club
5309 Old Lansing Rd.
Lansing, MI  48917
(corner of Millet Hwy. not far from I96-I69 exit)

 The Lansing Model Railroad Club will be our hosts for the regular monthly meeting of MARP. The club occupies the former Millet depot which was moved from the original site and carefully and painstakingly renovated by club members who are anxious to show us their model layout. Check out the LMRC Website for lots of information about the club. Click here for information about the depot relocation and renovation. Scroll to the end of this message for driving directions.

Also on the schedule is a very brief presentation “Trains: On Track for Energy Efficiency” developed for use at the “green” community events in which MARP is participating with increasing frequency.

Please note the MARP executive committee will meet at 10 am, an hour prior to the start of the general membership meeting which begins at 11 am. Of course, all are welcome and encouraged to attend this pre-meeting.

If you would like to connect with others in your area for carpooling, please reply to this email. We are looking forward to seeing you in Millet!


Here are 2 other events to put on your calendar.

 National Train Day at the Toledo Amtrak Station, 30 April 2011. This is always a huge event with equipment displays, model layouts, interactive exhibits, food and music.

Click on the links below for more information.
National Train Day Event in Toledo, Saturday April 30, 2011
National Train Day Toledo Poster

Operation Lifesaver Michigan Quarterly Meeting, 6 May 2011, 9:30 am – Noon. Durand Union Station. MARP members are cordially invited to attend and will be guests of the Michigan Railroads Association for lunch following the meeting. If you plan to attend, please confirm. Send an email to or phone Sam at 248-823-7037. 


 Details about the Lansing Model Railroad Club / Millet Depot:

The club is located southwest of downtown Lansing. Click Here for a map. The easiest way to the club is to take I-96 and use the Lansing Rd north exit (98B). Continue on Lansing Rd north to Old Lansing Rd (slight right turn).  The club is located about 1/2 mile east of the Woldumar Nature Center and next to a fire station (corner of Old Lansing Rd and Millet Hwy).  

The driveway to the club is paved; however, parking is on uneven ground (grass or dirt) so it can get a little sloppy if we get a lot of rain.  If you have concerns about this, paved parking is available next door at the fire station/park or on Millet Hwy at a Baptist Church.  Both locations are a short walk to the club. 

The building is wheelchair accessible via a ramp that leads to rear of the building; however, certain portions of the building require walking up stairs to get better views of the model railroad layout.  New bathroom facilities are ADA compliant.