4th of July Model Train Show 7/1

4th of July Model Train Show 7/1 It’s a long standing tradition for our G&O Crew to come by the Depot on Independence Day and have a fun run.  This year, we’re officially opening that up and hosting a 4th of July Model Train Show! Unlike our usual open house weekends, this 4th of July Model Train Show will be a one-day only affair.  We’ll be decked out in our best patriotic regalia running trains...
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Spring 2016 Open House & Train Show Next Weekend

Spring 2016 Open House & Train Show Next Weekend We’re right around the corner from this year’s Spring Open House & Train Show, Saturday April 9th and Sunday April 10th, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM both days.  Our G&O team has been working diligently to update some systems and landscaping and the HO crew has been making some great improvements inside to keep all our trains running smoothly over our 4,000+ feet of scale track!...
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New Clinic! DCC: Basic Operations

New Clinic! DCC: Basic Operations Our HO Division Superintendent, Tom Blinn, will be running our second clinic for the 2015-2016 season!  This clinic will be “DCC: Basic Operations”.  This clinic will happen on October 10th in the Depot Museum.  Tom will be covering basic operation, programming, and installation of Digital Command Control (DCC).  The DCC protocol is defined by the Digital Command Control Working group of the...
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Ed Van Pelt Train Tribute

Ed Van Pelt Train Tribute We are sad to announce that in August, we lost one of our long-time members Ed Van Pelt to cancer.  The SLHRS is celebrating his passion for trains with a Train Tribute for him on November 8, 2015.  G and O gauge trains will be run from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM in Ed’s honor, with a BBQ lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs starting around 1:00 PM.  Donations to cover food costs are welcome. We...
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New Clinic! Keeping Trains on the Track

New Clinic! Keeping Trains on the Track Our HO Division Superintendent, Tom Blinn, will be running our first clinic for the 2015-2016 season!  This clinic will be “Keeping Trains on the Track”.  This is a fundamental clinic that all should understand in order to maximize the enjoyment of the railroading hobby.  This works for all scales.  You will have to bring nothing other than an open mind and a desire to have your track and trains...
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