Tuesday - June 26, 2018 3:14 pm
Map to Meeting @ Bennett's BBQ Arvada
Map to Meeting @ Bennett's BBQ Arvada

Bennett's BBQ Arvada

June 30th, 2018
7490 W 52nd Ave, Arvada, CO 80002 (just north of Wadsworth & I-70) get directions by clicking this link


  • Financials/Membership Update
  • Annual Club Survey Review
  • Sherman Hill Train Show Recap
  • Work Session Planning for the summer
  • Upcoming Club Elections - Nominations
  • Club Calendar Reviw
  • Fall Train Show Discussion
  • DCC Programming Seminar
  • "Uncle Bob's" Storage Unit - Summer Work Session Prep

Club Seminar Series: DCC Programming

In our sixth installment of the Club Seminar series for 2018 we'll be providing an overview DCC Programming following our June club meeting on the 30th. 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 decorder programming and some recommendations.  Members are encouraged to bring there samples of their decoder work and to share their ideas and techinques on programming decoders.  At the end of the session we'll field any Q&A that the members have.
Monday - May 14, 2018 6:51 am
The Sherman Hill Annual Model Railroad Show: The club will once again have our layout at the annual show which is held each year in conjunction with Depot Days on May 19th-21st in Cheyenne Wyoming.  We are exciting to be participating in our 8th trip to be part of the show and hope folks locally can make a trek up to Cheyenne to take in a true unique railroading event.

The following other events in Cheyenne Held in conjunction with the show will be on Saturday and Sunday only:
  • Depot Days: The Cheyenne Depot Museum will also have exhibits and vendors.  Depot Days takes place at the Cheyenne Depot Sat & Sun, May 19th (9am-4pm) & 20th (9am-3pm), with exhibits and tours of the historic UP roundhouse. A trolley will escort people to and from the steam shop, with departures scheduled every 30 minutes from in front of the Depot. Union Pacific Steam Shop is open for public viewing.
  • Union Pacific Steam Shop Open House: See Union Pacific Big Boy 4014, as well as 844, 3985 and the rest of Union Pacific's historic equipment. Tour the working shop and roundhouse. Transportation to and from the other venues is provided.
Dates & Times
Saturday, May 19, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, May 20, 9am - 4pm
Admission $10 for adults, children 12 and under free.  Includes admission to all venues on Saturday and Sunday, including the Cheyenne Depot Museum, Union Pacific Steam Shop and Wasatch Railroad Contractors. Transportation is included to all the sites via busses and trolleys.
Parking: There is plenty of Parking at the Frontier Park Exhibition Hall. Ride the trolley or bus downtown to the other venues, which is included with the cost of admission.  The Sherman Hill Model Railroad Show is at the Frontier Park Exhibition Hall, Fri-Sun.

Frontier Park Exhibition Hall
1312 W. 8th Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Click Here For Show Flyer
Sunday - May 13, 2018 9:22 pm
2018 RMR Convention Logo
2018 RMR Convention Logo
This year’s Rocky Mountain Region Convention will be held in Cheyenne on May 18, 19, and 20, 2018. They will hold the convention in conjunction with the Sherman Hill Model Railroad Show and Cheyenne’s Depot Days celebration, which are held on May 19 and 20, Saturday and Sunday. The convention will be held in the Frontier Park Exhibition Hall, upstairs in the Buckle Club. The Exhibition Hall is located at 1312 W. 8th Ave., Cheyenne, WY. This is upstairs above the Train Show and is the reason they are including the cost of the Train Show in the Registration Fee as you will go thru the Train Show to get to the Convention. This is shaping up to be a fun and interesting weekend. The Convention will begin on Friday evening with registration, model contest entries, and a reception of sodas and snacks. Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM they will have clinics running all day and the contest room will be open for viewing and the popular voting for models, plus a complimentary breakfast from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

On Sunday morning they will have clinics and awards along with complimentary refreshments of sodas, coffee, and snacks from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

The registration price is $40 and includes a $10.00 charge for the Train Show and all Depot Days Activities, including shuttle transportation to the UP Steam Shops. Depot Days includes many fine sights to see including the UP shops and the Depot. Children 12 and under are free.

More Info and registration form: