2018 Board of Directors
I was raised in N. Richland Hills until the family moved to Weatherford Texas; I attended Weatherford College and then UT at Arlington. I live in Watauga with my wonderful wife of 36 years. Santa brought my first train and it resides now on a special shelf in my office; a Lionel Texas Special. I admit trains faded a bit in importance since the first Christmas to cars, girls, and then family. But they had a revival after I attended a local train show in 1990 and later joined a local modular group. I joined the TWMRC a month after it was formed in 1996 and have proudly served on the Board of Directors for 14 years with 7 terms as President/CEO. It is where I meet with my friends to build marvelous train layouts and make fond memories.
Clarence Zink, Chief Operating Officer
I am the current Chief Operating Officer, I have been a member of the Texas Western since the year 2000. I previously served on the Board as Secretary/Treasurer from 2004 – 2006.
My favorite prototype: Mining railroads, 1880’s – 1970’s, and
my favorite activities are Operations and track laying.
Howdy!! I am 50 years old and have been married to the love of my life, Darla, for 25 years. We are both Aggies and our son, Jeremy, is a senior at Texas A&M in the Corps of Cadets. He is also in the Army Reserves. I developed my love of trains from my Grandpa’s 8’x12’ Lionel table. My favorite railroad is the Santa Fe – a holdover from the Lionel set. I have been collecting HO scale since my teens and recently began construction of my own personal layout. I realized very quickly that I needed to learn from the experts how to do it the right way. Fortunately, I discovered the TWMRC. There’s no better place to sit at the feet of the Masters to “learn the ropes” of model railroading. This Club is full of knowledge and camaraderie.