This Saturday kick-starts the first of three open houses hosted by some of our members. While we will still need to be socially distanced and masked up, we hope you come out and enjoy a great time. Be sure to take lots of pictures, as one of these railroads will be having its last showing. Details below:
As you know, we continue to deal with the pandemic and the governors guidelines. I, along with the club president and board members have decided it would be best to not do the Upland show. Also, the Castleton Christian church has cancelled their September festival. At this time, unless we decide to do the Fort Wayne show, possibly in November, we will not be setting up until February of 2021. I have been in contact with Bill Grove (Great Train Expo) and they have been out of their office for the month of May and are just beginning to get back sometime mid to late June. The fall and winter schedule is not yet put together. if at all possible, I would like to try to do the Fort Wayne show to make up for the two we lost this year, provided the date works out and there is enough interest. We would be taking just the one trailer up and putting the layout we use in Upland. Last year they moved the date for the Fort Wayne show out of December and it was the week before Thanksgiving. I am continuing to look for possible new shows, when I find one of interest I will notify you by email. I know Dave Wheelock has been keeping you updated, but I wanted to make sure you guys knew I am working on getting us back on track.
THANKS, JAMES H. DRIESBACH–MODULAR GROUP COORDINATOR
It is official. The 2020 National Garden Railway Convention (Nashville, TN.) has been canceled due to caronavirus concerns. It has now been rescheduled for the approximate same dates of May 30 to June 5, 2021 in Nashville,TN. The NGRC Denver, CO. now has also been rescheduled to 2022. The NGRC San Francisco Bay Area has also been rescheduled to 2023. If you had hotel reservations for Nashville, you probably will want to cancel (or reschedule) them now. I know of at least 2 families in our ILSR train club that have reservations to go to Nashville and there well could be more. Plan ahead and be safe! – Bud Hunter
You can read more here:
https://ngrc2020.com/pages/hindsight-is-2021 Updated: https://ngrc2021.com/pages/hindsight-is-2021
I know everything is a bit discouraging right now, so I hope this update will allow you enjoy some trains and be distracted. The April 2020 Newsletter is now posted on the Newsletter page for members. It is filled with activity updates including a spring banquet cancellation/postponement. But there are other good things to enjoy.
Starting today through April 11, Kalmbach Media is ‘unlocking’ all of their premium web content for those who are not yet subscribed. This includes special content from Trains Magazine, Garden Railways, Model Railroader, and Model Railroader Video Plus to name a few. You can read more here.
Lastly, if something would come up and you are in need during this time, please reach out let me or the leadership of the club know. If we can, we will help. God bless, Andrew
Another great year was had by all at the Great Train Show in Indianapolis, IN this past weekend. Posted are a few photos from the display. Club members from all around ran a dozen or so trains each day. Our fearless leader, James, was interviewed for some show promotion on WISHTV. Attached are some photos from Bud Hunter, Spencer Spurlock, and myself. If you have photos to share, contact me.