Chubb, Janet


Married to Bruce 60 years, Janet is the mother of two grown daughters and has been a
Nature Center Instructor in Land and Wild Life Preservation. She is trained in crises
management and has worked the "Crisis Hot Line" in Grand Rapids Michigan handling a
myriad of problems including drug overdose, deep depression and suicidal tendencies.
As a result of Bruce's well known obsession with Model Railroading, Janet is frequently
asked by rails and non-rails, "How do you put up with Bruce spending 12 hours per day
7 days a week in the basement with his hobby?" Or, "How can I get my significant other
to understand and not resent my railroading hobby?"

As a result of these questions, and some arm twisting by NMRA officials, Janet was
asked to develop a clinic explaining, "Her Side of the Sunset Valley Story" or
basically, "How to make your love grow as the hobby grows". Janet has presented
this story at numerous national and regional conventions, both as a clinician and
featured speaker for the NMRA and for Railroad Technical and Historical Societies.
Additionally, Janet's story was published in the March 2007 issue of Scale Rails.
To make things even better, Janet has now combined her story with Bruce to create
the even more dynamic presentation covering "Both Sides of the Sunset Valley Story".

Clinics Presented:

Both Sides of the Sunset Valley Story

Married together for over 60 years, Janet has been caught up in the trials and tribulations with Bruce's obsession with trains. Together they have learned a great deal. It's this knowledge that both will be sharing including many pointers to the railroader and to the spouse on "How to make your love grow as the hobby grows." It's a two way street, this working together in life. Understanding and changes are required on both sides. This fast moving dynamic-dual all color presentation is designed to be entertaining and informative to both railroaders and non-railroaders. Attendance with your "significant other" is the best way to mutually benefit from observing "Both Sides of the Story." This is a presentation that everyone should enjoy attending.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Mt. Hood
Tuesday, Aug 25 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Weidler