NEW OFFICER CANDIDATES NEEDED for the following positions -President, VP, Webmaster

Our club cannot operate without some help…. just like the little red hen, don’t expect the same people to continue and keep the club momentum going… we need new “blood” to invigorate our group, consequently without your help the club will be HISTORY. Remember that there is plenty of support from past officers so you won’t have to go it alone!!!! Give any officer a call and step up to the task.


Vickie & Lance Brock Open House

On July 8, Lance & Vickie hosted a well attended open house… They had multiple trains running in their wooded layout with a large waterfall and pond. Several older members attended who hadn’t be active for a while.

Vickie & Lance

If you didn’t attend you missed a perfect day !!!

2017 Upland Berry Festival

On June 10 a motley group of Modular railroaders did a one day show in Upland, In. We had over 300 people view the downsized layout during the day. The visitors were of all ages and included model railroaders up to retired railroaders. Our very own member Geoff Schwartz provided new shirts for the group (available on request for $10 each).  See pictures below of the days activities:



2017 Spring Banquet

Attached are some pictures from the Spring Banquet at Hollyhock Hill restaurant…Thanks Phil  and Ned for setting up a great get together and for bringing in Kelly Lynch who is a great advocate for the Fort Wayne Railroad group, also Lucinda &  Darrell Jackson for the door prizes.

SCHULTZ Hobby Road Trip

James and Phil have arranged a Club Road trip to visit Chris Schultz’s store on Sat., March 25. We plan on “car-pooling” over to Kettering that morning. For those wishing to take part in this trip – (1) We are all starting off from the Bob Evans Restaurant at 10:00 A.M. located at I-70 and S.R. 9 (this is the Greenfield exit) (travel time over is under 2 hours) (2) We will stop at a nearby fast food restaurant close by to the Hobby Shop for lunch and a restroom break. (3) We will tour the Hobby Shop and enjoy the 3 operating train layouts. There will be ample time to look and make any purchases you would like. Anyone having anything on your own railroads that needs any repair work, you can talk to Chris about getting your work taken care of. (4) There is “no set time” on our return to Indy, but it is estimated we should be back at the Bob Evans restaurant where we all started in the area of 4:00 P.M.

Schultz Hobbies
2270 E Dorothy Lane Dr
Kettering, Ohio 45420

Great Train Expo

The Great Train Expo Feb 4-5 was a huge success for the modular group… They debuted their new yard layout which allowed 4 long trains to be staged and ready to run with a few throw outs and a transformer change!!! They had trains setup for the entire weekend and could run which ever train was requested by the audience. Thanks Bud for sharing some of your pictures :

Inside Yard Circus & Passenger trains passing Circus is coming to town

Ron Loudermilk Past VP

David Palmeter called Annette Loudermilk to find out how Ron was doing with his lung cancer and chemotherapy and she said that he passed away this morning (2/2/17). She also said since his diagnosis in December he had not been doing well. Ron was our VP for the years 2007/2008. Details…

Above is the web page link for Ron’s obituary information.