Upcoming Events
2020-2021 RRVD Schedule

RRVD meets (when held on site, check below) are 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.

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:

Spring 2021 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.

Spring 2021 Events Booklet Version

 

Attention! 2021-2022 details below:

For the 2021-2022 season, our meets will not be at the Midway Village Museum. We have changed the location to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1829 N. Rockton Ave, Rockford, IL across from West Middle School (Map). Enter the south entrance from the parking lot and take the stairs or elevator to the basement.

 

September 12, 2021

Time: 1-3 PM

Meet Location: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Admission is free to NMRA members. Non-members $5.00.

Clinic: TBD

Contest: Diesel Locomotives - Bring your favorite model of an infernal combustion diesel locomotive.

Layout Tour: Joy Jurs' large scale outdoor garden layout. Relax in the sunshine and enjoy the trains.

 

September 16-19, 2021 Midwest Region 2021 NMRA Convention

The Midwest Region Convention scheduled for Rockford this year has been cancelled.  While we anticipated that sufficient degree of normal social interaction would resume by fall, the persistent uncertainty of COVID restrictions regarding attendance limits and lack of commitment of venues to the event has regrettably forced us to cancel the 2021 175th celebration of the Rockford Railroad Convention.  We will all see you at Indianapolis in 2022!

October 2-3, 2021 Cherryvale Mall Train Show

Time: Mall hours Saturday 11-8, Sunday 12-6

It has been a long dry spell without a train show to go to. Come the Cherryvale Mall for door prizes, operating layouts, displays and vendors selling railroad wares. Admission is free.

 

October 10, 2021 Meet

Time: 1-3 PM

Meet Location: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Admission is free to NMRA members. Non-members $5.00

Clinic: TBD

Contest: Residential structures - Bring a model of a house, garage, or anything residential. If it is a business, commercial or railroad structure, it does not qualify. No dioramas, please.

Layout Tour: Robbie Kapala's N scale BNSF sub is open for business. You saw it virtually last year and now it is live.

 

November 14, 2021 Meet (New Date)

Time: 1-3 PM

Meet Location: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Admission is free to NMRA members. Non-members $5.00

Clinic: TBD

Contest: Passenger Cars - Any car model regularly used in passenger service qualifies including passenger, baggage, express, and business cars.

Layout Tour: Gene Wheeler will show off his HO version of the Chicago and Northwestern.

 

December 5, 2021 Meet

Time: 1-3 PM

Meet Location: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Admission is free to NMRA members. Non-members $5.00

Clinic: TBD

Contest: Steam Locomotives - To me, all diesels look the same, but if it snorted steam, that's a different story. Bring a model of your favorite steam locomotive.

Layout Tour: TBD

 

January 2, 2022 Meet

Time: 1-3 PM

Meet Location: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Admission is free to NMRA members. Non-members $5.00

Clinic: TBD

Contest: Winter Railroading - We will have two categories. One will be for individual models of railroad winter equipment like snowplows or flangers, for example. The other category will be for complete winter scenes with a railroad theme.

Layout Tour: TBD

 

February 6, 2022 Meet

Time: 1-3 PM

Meet Location: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Admission is free to NMRA members. Non-members $5.00

Clinic: TBD

Contest: Maintenance of Way Equipment - Cranes to bunk cars and anything in between is OK.. If it is a piece of rolling stock used for maintenance and not lettered for revenue service, bring it.

Layout Tour: TBD

 

March 6, 2022 Meet

Time: 1-3 PM

Meet Location: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Admission is free to NMRA members. Non-members $5.00

Clinic: TBD

Contest: Boxcars - Railroads loved the universal boxcar because they could haul almost anything solid in it from coal to hides to automobiles. Bring a model of your favorite one.

Layout Tour: TBD

April 2-3 (tentative dates) Rock River Valley Division Annual Show and Sale

 

April 10, 2022 Meet

Time: 1-3 PM

Meet Location: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Admission is free to NMRA members. Non-members $5.00

Clinic: TBD

Contest: TBD

Layout Tour: TBD

 

May 1, 2022 Meet

Time: 1-3 PM

Meet Location: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Admission is free to NMRA members. Non-members $5.00

Clinic: TBD

Contest: TBD


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