Great Attendance

We had a really high attendance at the last meeting! The topic of conversation was DCC. There’s a lot to learn and new things coming out all the time. Next month is about signaling and how it relates to model railroading. Another great one for sure.


Awesome Turbines

It is one thing reading about Turbines and quite another having Fred explain, in person, about these great beasts!They were amazing machines and Fred had slides and models of many of the different types. He even had one with sound hooked up to a DCC track. It has the diesel engine sounds and then you can hear the turbine spin up. It is really loud. I’d explain more but you had to be there to get the real effect! You can read Fred’s articles in past newsletters for more info.


Successful Convention

It was a GREAT convention with lots to do! Here is one of the clinics with standing room only (there are a few chairs open but filled after taking this picture :-)



Layout tours, Ops sessions, Driving of the Golden Spike reenactment, Clinics, Contest, and more! Look for a full report in the upcoming newsletter!

June Newsletter

The June Newsletter is here! The goal going forward is to try to get it out the first week of the month so we can report on last month and let you know what you have to look forward to in the coming month. It and prior months can be found by going to the Newsletter page.

There is a lot of info about the upcoming Rocky Mountain Region Convention. It is next week!!! If you are doing ops sessions look for an email from Jack Chase. There’s still a couple spots left.

There will be clinics abounding and layout tours too. The Keynote speech is by Charlie Getz, NMRA President and the Banquet speech by Dr. Bruce Chubb and his wife Janet giving both views of model railroading in the home. Bruce is the inventor of the Computer/Model Railroad Interface (C/MRI), if you didn’t know. It will be really cool to hear him speak!

May Meeting Update & Newsletter

May Meeting Update

The May Division Meeting ‘s clinic was a slideshow about a lot of local railroad history. Not growing up in this area there is quite a bit I don’t know about local railroad history but have been learning a lot over the years.

There were a lot of slides and it was quite interesting! Here is one I took a picture of. It is the one used for the basis of one of the convention cars. Accurail doesn’t make this exact type but close.


Here is my car that I recently put together.SLURRAnother interesting line we learned more about were the Saltair cars. I haven’t put together my boxcar yet.

The first run of convention cars are nearly sold out; just a couple of each left. If you hurry you might still be able to get one:

OR email Stan at to check if there are any left.

The second set of cars are available here: Club Car. They are going to go fast.


The recent issue of  the Promontory Post was emailed this week. We have moved to an emailed newsletter version that hopefully will take some of the work load off of the newsletter editor. If you haven’t received it check your spam box because it’s coming from a newsletter service and not an individual. If you haven’t gotten it let us know at and let us know your current email address.

There is also a PDF version on the Newsletter page.


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