Sunday - March 11, 2018 9:23 am
Map to Meeting @ Bennett's BBQ Arvada
Map to Meeting @ Bennett's BBQ Arvada

Bennett's BBQ Arvada

March 17, 2018
7490 W 52nd Ave, Arvada, CO 80002 (just north of Wadsworth & I-70) get directions by clicking this link


  • North Platte Train Show Discussion
  • Rocky Mountain TCA Show Recap
  • February Meeting Minutes
  • Financials/Membership Update
  • Simple Freight Car Weathering Seminar

Club Seminar Series: Simple Freight Car Weathering Overview

In our third installment of the Club Seminar series for 2018 we'll be providing an overview to the club's Simple Freight Car Weathering following our March club meeting on the 10th. If you struggled to get your trains to behave on the club's layout with derailments and uncoupling at a show this session will be ideal.

In the session we'll cover the basic of weathering cars to take that shining toy like appearence away.  Memebers are encouraged to bring there samples of weathering work and to share their ideas and techinques  At the end of the session we'll have a hand-on demo and field any Q&A that the members have.

Sunday - March 11, 2018 9:06 am
Reminder that the Foothills Model Railroaders Swap Meet is this coming Saturday and several of club members will be going and getting a table. We will be concentrating on selling some of John Lewin's estate at the swap meet.  If you interested in joining us please let Brent or Dennis now, we could certainly use the assistance. 

The Foothills Model Railroaders Swap Meet runs the 3rd Saturday every other month in 2018 with the except of in May (moved to accomodate a train show). 

The 2018 dates for the Swap Meet are:  Mar. 17th, May 26th, Jul.21st, Sep 15th, Nov.17th.

Below are the swap meet details:
12900 W Alameda Pkwy, Lakewood, CO; (Corner of West Alameda Parkway & Mississippi St  )
  •    $3.00 Adults
  •    $1.50 Seniors (65 and more) and Children under 12
  • Tables are $1.50 per foot, $3.00 minimum.  Tables are "first come, first served"- doors open for sellers at 7:30am
  • The table fees are collected starting about 8:30 AM.   (Please stay by your table until your fee has been collected)
By Brent Rush, Club President
Sunday - March 11, 2018 8:48 am
Burt with his grandson visiting the CGWRR
Burt with his grandson visiting the CGWRR
Always on the lookout for news after train shows to see if we make any of the media coverage.  Here is an article found by our friends at Train Show Inc.,after the March 2018 (TCA) Rocky Mountain Train Show wonderfully written by Burt Rutherford via BEEF Magazine.

The "Still Play with Trains"  talks about how "we must always look to the future. But we must always remember that we are where we are today because of the men and women who came before us."

A photo of our layout from the TCA show last weekend made it into this article in Beef Magazine The train is Steve Campbell passing through the farm module.  You can read the full article here:
Tuesday - February 27, 2018 10:58 am
Rocky Mountain TCA Logo
Rocky Mountain TCA Logo

We are only a couple of days away from the March 2018 (TCA) Rocky Mountain Train Show.   Its another weekend of playing trains for the club.  Come join the club at the Denver Merchandise Mart for the show

Show hours are:

  • 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, March 3rd
  • 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday., March 4th

The Rocky Mountain TCA Train Show has grown since its inception in 2009 to be one of the show the largest recurring show west of the Mississippi. The show offers our club the opportunity to see the newest products and meet representatives from the national manufacturers like Athearn, Bachmann and Broadway Limited.

For more show info and online ticket purchasing are available at