Upcoming Events
2022-2023 RRVD Schedule

RRVD meets (when held on site, check below) are at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepard,1829 N Rockton Ave, Rockford, IL 61103 (MAP). Enter the south entrance from the parking lot and take the stairs or elevator to the basement.

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 2022 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.

Fall 2022 Events Booklet Version


August, 17 2022 - Potluck Picnic
Time: 5-7 PM
Meet Location: Tullocks Woods Pow Wow Club, 4525 Stagecoach Trail, Rockford, IL. [MAP]
Event: This is a Potluck Picnic for NMRA Members Only. Bring two dishes to pass and tableware. The RRVD will provide beverage, burgers and brats. RSVP Ken Mosny with number attending to asstsuperintendent@rrvd-nmra.com so we can plan burgers and brats.


September 11, 2022
Monthly Meet
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Clinic: Show & Tell. Open presentations of anything Railroad related. What did you do this Summer? Ten minutes maximum time.
Contest: Boxcars. Once the most common car on a railroad, it is still the most popular with modelers. Bring your favorite
Layout Tour: You are invited to Rick Frese's CNW Galena Division.  It is a double level layout.  West Chicago is the eastern end and a 6 track staging yard. I have modeled Marengo, Belvidere, Cherry Valley, Rockford, Pecatonica and Freeport. The layout is DCC controlled.  Visit Rock Rail for more information.

October 2, 2022
Monthly Meet
regon Depot Museum, 401 Collins St., Oregon, IL 61061
Clinic: Otto Dick of the museum will give a tour and presentation on the Oregon Train Station. Hopefully, the CB&Q Silver View dome observation will be in place for us to tour.

Contest: Extended Use Equipment. This is something that has been modified from its original purpose to extend its useful life such as a box car turned office, a tank car used as a water tank for an industry etc.
Layout Tour: Mike McBride's impressive "Iron Cross" layout in Dixon. This layout has been in Railroad Model Craftsman a number of times.


November 6, 2022
Monthly Meet
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Clinic: Light your scenes without wiring by Michael Groves, This might be live or via zoom.
Contest: Tank Cars. There are many variations and eras for tank cars. Show us your favorite.
Layout Tour: Harold Hereen's Toledo, Peoria and Western


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