Upcoming Events
2018-2019 RRVD Schedule

Unless otherwise stated, RRVD meets are held in the Lakeview Room at the Midway Village Museum Center. Midway Village is located at 6799 Guilford Road, just west of Perryville road in Rockford, IL. The doors open at about 12:30 PM and the meets start at 1:00 PM.

We are providing two versions of the Events pamphlet.  If you simply want a listing of the events, you can print it out using this version:

Fall 2018 Events Linear Version UPDATED

If you wish to print out a "booklet" similar to the hard copies we have provided to our members, you can print it out here using this version.  NOTE:  You have to print it "double-sided," then you can fold it in half and have a booklet.  You may have to re-order the pages depending on your printer settings.

Fall 2018 Events Booklet Version UPDATED

For contest winners, first prize includes a $25 gift certificate to an area hobby shop.


Preliminary Schedule

September 9, 2018
SHOW & TELL, 10 minutes or less, contact Ron Johnson with any questions (rondjohn@earthlink.net). FLYER
Contest: Passenger Cars

October 7, 2018
Hazardous Materials for Model Railroaders - Rich Mahaney.
Contest: Make a tree, any scale

October 20, 2018
Halloween Trick or Treat Event at MWV, noon to 6 PM

November 3, 2018
Train Show at Midway Village, Rockford Route will be there.

November 4, 2018
Four Round Robin Clinics:
Keep Your Stuff Running - Ken Mosny
Making Prairie Grass Out of Twine - James Devoe
Painting People - Jim McQueeny
LocoNet Throttles Using iPhones - Marty Hendrix
Contest: A one square foot module containing a caboose used for a different purpose

November 10, 2018
Charter Bus to Trainfest

November 17, 2018
District One Police Station Event, Rockford Route will be there.

Event: HO Scale Model Railroad & Wayne King Room OPEN HOUSE, Hosted by Savanna Museum and Cultural Center. Facebook Event Link

November 17-18, 2018
Fall Open House, Hosted by Northwestern IL Model Railroad Club. Facebook Event Link

December 2, 2018
Event: Annual Model Rail Road Swap Meet. Non-RRVD
members will pay 20% of their sales to the Division, RRVD members will only pay 10%.

December 12, 2018
Event: Capron Lions Train Show 10 am-4 pm, Capron Lions Park, 249 E North St, 61012 Capron, IL (MAP) Free admission

December 15, 2018
Event: Katie's Cup Event

January 6, 2019
Andy Moniuszko will not only tell you all about the reinforced concrete structure and largest bridge of it's kind ever built when it went into service in 1915 on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, he will actually have a scale model of the bridge for you to see and touch and will move a model train across the bridge. The prototype bridge was 2375 feet long and 240 feet above Tunkhannock Creek. Andy's bridge isn't that long, but he will be putting his scale model of the bridge together before our meet begins.  The real bridge is pretty impressive. The model of the bridge is almost as impressive. The bridge was part of the 2018 National Model Railroad Convention in Kansas City this past summer. 

ALSO: Ron Atherton of Savanna, Illinois will talk about our division meeting with the Savanna, IL group towards the end of April 2019.

Special Membership Meeting: Membership meeting will be convened to discuss and vote on nonmember meet attendance policy.
Contest: Best painted figure. Bruce Giersch to supply figure for contest at the November Meet

RRVD Annual Holiday Dinner:   Our annual holiday dinner will be at Lino's Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 6:00 PM.  The cost for a six course dinner is $25.00  The reservations may be made on this form.

January 12, 2019
Model Train Show 10 AM to 4 PM, Messiah Lutheran Church, 1531 Townline Road, Beloit, WI (MAP). Admission: adults $5.00, under 18 free, proceeds to Messiah Lutheran. If you wish to be a vendor, contact Lance Bukove, 608-299-8159, slbukove@gmail.com

February 3, 2019
The Frugal Modeler - Dave Nelson
Trackside Details - Dave Nelson
Contest: A model, car, building, module etc. which makes the best use of lighting

March 10, 2019
Contest: A model or display with some part utilizing automation. Example wind mill, sawmill, carnival ride or anything that moves. Use your imagination

March 30-31, 2019
Event: Annual Show and Sale at BNHS

April 7, 2019
Contest: A one square foot module which will be displayed at the regional convention in La Crosse Wisconsin on May 15th thru 19th. The module must contain a piece of track which touches two sides of the module. Bruce Giersch will supply foam blocks in a few months preceding this contest to give ample time to complete the project.

May 5, 2019
Meet: Joint SCWD Meet Hosted in Rockford
Contetst: A short video of your railroad or a friend’s. Remember that this meet will include members from the Madison Division. This is a new type of contest which we never held before. There are members of our group who have some video experience. Ask Bruce Giersch or Ken Reinert and they will help to connect you with these individuals for technical advice.

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