By Brent Rush, Club President
Friday - November 16, 2018 8:53 pm
In light of the snow storm with mixed precipitation expected later tonight, then all snow. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations less than one tenth of an inch expected in the morning I’m going to cancel the November meeting which is on the calendar for tomorrow at Bennett’s BBQ. 

Members please look for another e-mail from me over the weekend regarding Club activities including our annual Holiday party in December, 2019 club calendar and Train shows in 2019.  As always please visit our website for the latest updates or join the conversations going on in our Forum ( )
Please let me know if you any questions concerns regarding this.
Brent Rush
Club President
Colorado & Great Western Modular Railroad
Monday - November 12, 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). 

This the last 2018 date.  2019 dates for the Swap Meet will be annouced

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
Tuesday - October 30, 2018 8:03 am
The Platte Valley and Western Railway model railroad club ( has been based at the White Fence Farm for the past couple of years after loosing it's space in the basement of Union Station.  Unfortunately, the WFF announced last week that its closing at the end of the year and PV&W will be loosing its space there.

The group had built a model railroad display at the White Fence Farm (open Sat/Sun 4p-7p til Dec. 30). If you haven't had the opportunity to see it, you should prior to the end of the year. The PV&W needs your help with a couple of things relating to having to close up the display...

  • Storage space - since we aren't sure where we will be moving, we are going to need space to store the display and associated materials
  • Disassembly - we will have just under a month to disassemble the display. We are all volunteers and welcome any help in January
  • New Display Location - do you have or know of a place that would be willing to host a model railroad display? The PV&W attracts upwards of 50 people a day during our open hours
  • Financial Support - being a 501(c)3 organization, the PV&W doesn't have much in terms of excess funds. Financial support is always welcome.

This is the second time in recent years the PV&W has had to move its layout.  The club was ousted back in 2013 from the basement of Union Station downtown and finally found a home at WFF in 2015.  For those who may not recall the  CGWRR & PV&W jointly operated our layout at the History Colorado Museum in the summer of  2014.  I would urge anyone who really likes model trains to help this great group out. They have had a rough time and need help from those who really care about the hobby. Good bunch of people.

If you want to help the PV&W please e-mail them at: for additional information.