Playing & socializing starts in the garden…

Indoor Layouts

Some members squeeze these big trains into indoor spaces.

Outdoor Layouts

The majority of our club members have outdoor layouts.

Modular Layout

Our award winning modular group displays several times a year at various venues.

Andrew & Sarah Jones

Roann Covered Bridge Festival Exhibit – Kyle Draper

A few things of not have happened since the last update. My bad on getting this out later than I should have.

In September Kyle Draper setup some trains at the Roann Covered Bridge Festival Exhibit. You can read more in the latest newsletter…Speaking of newsletters, the Fall …

Andrew & Sarah Jones

Hey guys it is about that time. We will be at the Castleton Christain Church on north Hague road starting at 1:00 pm Wednesday September 18th for set up. the show is on Saturday but we are using the extra days to work on the layout. please let me know if you will be able …

Andrew & Sarah Jones

We had great weather for an open house a few weeks ago! David and Sharon’s new garden layout reflects the hard work they poured into this wonderful creation. It was exciting to see all the garden colors and the long bridge over the pond! David said a bridge was one of his top requirements when …

Andrew & Sarah Jones

It is with a sad heart that we pass along the sad news of Marion Hensley’s passing August 18th, 2019. You can read more here: https://gravellawncemetery.com/grave/grave-import-546/

A celebration of Marion’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Gravel Lawn Cemetery Chapel beginning with Masonic Memorial Rites. Friends may call …

Andrew & Sarah Jones

https://youtu.be/4M5wCsxHADk

Bud Hunter was able to go catch some of Big Boy’s action on the high iron in Rochelle, IL this past Tuesday after it had been on display in West Chicago. “This is an amazing steam locomotive!” – Bud
Additionally, my wife Sarah made for some arrangements to go up and see the Big Boy in …

Andrew & Sarah Jones

Word was passed on to me that Marion was back in the hospital. Cards and notes of encouragement would be appreciated.

Andrew & Sarah Jones

With Summer upon us, there are a few noteworthy items to be passed along.

It’s hot out folks, so keep those boilers cool with plenty of water!
The Summer Newsletter is now available online (Member’s Only).
Fall events are now on the calendar too the right side of this post and on the newsletter.
We need candidates for 2020-2021 …

Andrew & Sarah Jones

https://youtu.be/N0kbo4gz6qs

Hello all, this is a few weeks old news by now but here are a few photos from Bud Hunter’s and Rex Bowman’s Garden Railroad Open Houses. It seams that everyone had a good time despite the brief rain. Hope to see you at the next event!

Andrew & Sarah Jones

Brandon Carney’s Amtrak E8Amtrak 411 zooms by the circus in Upland, IN.

The club had a fantastic time as always in Upland, IN at the 2019 Blooms and Barries Festival. Bill Duncan noted that 14 different trains ran throughout the day. As always there were many that enjoyed the display. I’m sure the whole group is …

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