By Brent Rush, Club President
Tuesday - January 1, 2019 1:03 pm
The club's 2019 train show schedule is firm for the first half of the calendar year.  Look for an e-mail from me kicking off our club 2019 activities with details on the show trains below.  The e-mail will also include the 2019 club calendar which is about 90% complete and I hope to distribute it out this weekend.
  • Great Train Show February 2-3, 2019 Colorado Springs, CO
  • Rails In The Rockies February 16-17, 2019 Estes Park, CO
  • Rocky Mountain Train Show (TCA) March 2-3, 2019 Denver, CO
  • Sherman Hill Train Show May 18-19, 2019 Cheyenne, WY.
Trains shows in consideration for the second half of 2019 are still in the works.  As an examples, we haven't heard yet if the Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo will return in 2019. I'm also still hammering out details for the TCA show next November in Loveland. 

Thanks,
Brent Rush
Club President
Colorado & Great Western Modular Railroad
www.cgwrr.org
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 www.cgwrr.org for the latest updates or join the conversations going on in our Groups.io Forum ( https://cgwrr.groups.io/g/CGWRRForum )
 
Please let me know if you any questions concerns regarding this.
 
Thanks,
Brent Rush
Club President
Colorado & Great Western Modular Railroad
www.cgwrr.org
 
By Brent Rush, Club President
Tuesday - October 30, 2018 8:03 am
The Platte Valley and Western Railway model railroad club (pvwrr.org) 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: newhome@pvwrr.org for additional information.