Upcoming Events
2017-2018 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:

2018 Events Linear Version

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.

2018 Events Booklet Version

For contest winners, first prize includes a $25 gift certificate to an area hobby shop, a new prize this year!


June 16-17, 2018

29th Annual Strawberry Fest Model Railroad Show & Model Contest. A fun filled family event featuring activities for children as well as adults. Operating model train layouts, demonstrators, exhibitors and vendors from throughout the upper Midwest will be on hand to entertain, answer questions and sell you the latest in model railroading fun. Enjoy the food and strawberry short cake at Virgie's Railroad Diner. Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM to 3 PM. Waupaca Recreation Center, three blocks east of downtown at the intersection of School, State and Badger Streets. FREE. For information see www.wamrltd.com or call (715) 259-8218.

June 26, 2018

Event: June junket to Wandering Tree Estates on June 26th (Tuesday) to see some wonderful indoor and outdoor layouts. The cost is $25. If you would like to go or have questions, please contact Bert Morris, Layout Tour Chair at: winxxx1115@gmail.com. Last date for signing up is June 17th. We will be carpooling from the Cherryvale Mall parking lot, meeting at the NE corner of the parking lot on the north side of Sears. We will be leaving at 8 am.


Next Years' Preliminary Schedule

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

October 7, 2018
Contest: Make a tree, any scale

November 3, 2018
Train Show at Midway Village

November 4, 2018
Meet: TBA
Contest: A one square foot module containing a caboose used for a different purpose

November 10, 2018
Charter Bus to Trainfest

December 2, 2018
Event: Annual Model Rail Road Swap Meet

January 6, 2019
Contest: Best painted figure. Bruce Giersch to supply figure for contest at the November Meet

February 3, 2019
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 (Tentative)
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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