Friday - January 17, 2020 11:38 am
We are just a month from the show in Estes Park.  The next work sessions on the 26th will be focused on getting us ready for the show in this show.

The Rails in the Rockies show is a premier model railroad show event developed and hosted by the Estes Valley Model Railroaders in Estes Park, Colorado.  It takes place on President’s Day weekend in February.  This will be our 19th appearance in the 23 year history of the show.  The show is at the Stanley Fairgrounds on the east side of Estes Park on Highway 36 as you pass the lake. The address is 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park, 80517. Turn off 36 at the Estes Park Museum onto Fourth Street. We are in the Estes Park Event Center.  Show Hours are Saturday 9 – 5 and Sunday 9 – 4.

Remind for those going to get your hotel reservations in as soon as possible. The Ridge Line Hotel and the Best Western have $99 room rate specials right now.

Set up times will begin at Noon on Friday, February 14. We will be available for set up through 8:00PM on Friday evening. Watch for Club Members helping in the parking lot. Club members and others will be available to help you unload

Set up time is also available at 7:30AM Saturday, February 15. The gate to the parking will be closed at be closed at 8:45am on Saturday. (Show starts at 9:00am)

Show Details

  • There will be dedicated parking for you and trailers on the east side of the building or in the parking lot by the grandstand. There are two overhead doors, one on the east side and one on the north side, which will be available on a first come, first serve basis. There are many regular doors around the building.
  • The show has a number of security people that will be moving about during setup, the entire show, and during teardown. If you have safety or security concerns, please contact Laura Trump, Show Director or Mike Moon, Security
  • The table/display placement is to comply with the Estes Park Fire Code and Safety Regulations and provide better traffic flow. Please do not move from your assigned locations without permission from Laura Trump.
  • There will be food available in the show area, but they are only able to take cash. No credit cards or checks. There is an ATM available at the show in the lobby by the ticket table.
Friday - January 17, 2020 10:58 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.  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 2020 with the except of in May (moved to accomodate a train show in Cheyenne). 

The 2020 dates for the swap meet are: January 18th, March 21st, May 23rd, July 18th, September 19th, November 21st.
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
Friday - January 3, 2020 10:20 am
The club's 2020 train show schedule is firm for the first half of the calendar year.  Look for an e-mail from me kicking off our club 2020 activities with details on the show trains below.  The e-mail will also include the 2020 club calendar which I hope to distribute it out this weekend.
  • Rails In The Rockies - February 15-16, 2020 (Estes Park, Colorado)
  • Rocky Mountain TCA Train Show - March 7-8, 2020 (Denver Merchandise Mart)
  • Sherman Hill Train Show - May 16-17, 2020 (Cheyenne, Wyoming)

Other Trains shows are in consideration for the second half of 2020 but are still in the works.

Brent Rush
Club President
Colorado & Great Western Modular Railroad