Events and Projects



  1. 2024 Operating Sessions: (Jim Morse)
  2. 2024 Clinic Schedule: For next two years part of Building Technical Teams (Lee Dobyns)
  3. 2024 NMRA Car Building Classes (Bruce Lauerman)
  4. 2024 NMRA Clinic - March 24, 2024 (Mark Wilson)

Major Projects (2024):

  1. Inspect all Shinohara turnouts for tie failures and frogs for power. Repair or replace as needed. [2024] ongoing
  2. Clean and repair scenery on HO layout as needed. [2024] ongoing
  3. Inspect LED panels for segments needing repair. [2024] yearly
  4. Repair Hon3 turnouts as needed. [2024] ongoing
  5. Complete Phase 1 of Routing project for La Junta and South Pueblo. [3/2024]
  6. Complete training for small team on Scalerails route design methods. [4/2024]
  7. Complete prototype of i2c expander boards with Arduino Mega [4/2024]
  8. Complete Phase 2 of Routing project for La Junta and South Pueblo. This will use the i2c expander boards for some of the outputs. [4/2024]
  9. Complete materials and training for San Bernardino routes project. [2024]
  10. Make turnout and track changes in Castle Rock. [4-5/2024]
  11. Complete Imperial Springs. [2024]
  12. Investigating new LCC standards for our layout in 2023. LCC stands for Layout Command Control and is an extension of DCC. Improving control stability [2024]. Will have an update in Mar. May do nothing on the HO layout. Currently very stable with Smartphone throttles and Digitrax DCC power.

Projects Completed (2024):

  1. Established ongoing track and wheel cleaning process with teams. [2024]

Projects Completed (2023):

  1. NMRA Golden Spike Achievement Awards to 12 Members. [1/2023]
  2. Completed San Bernardino Routes project. [3/2023] Software updates. [1/2024]
  3. Replaced San Bernardino platform lights with LED units. [4/2023]
  4. Added bypass turnout in Pueblo. [April - 2023]
  5. Rebuilt Hon3 turnouts and track in logging area. [4/2023]
  6. Added dual operation turnout control in Hon3 wye turnout. [April 2023]
  7. Removed all Loco-net jacks, pockets and cabling from the upper level. [5/2023]
  8. Removed old dispatching phone system.
  9. Removed dispatcher signal system.
  10. Completed facia repairs after removing Loco-net jacks and throttle pockets.
  11. Converted Upper-Lower Helix detector lights to VT-5 Occupancy detectors and Arduino Mega. [May-Oct 2023]. Detectors installed and connected to test and external display panels. Software development complete. Connect to the signal system in August. Connect to the Staging auto-throw protection in Sep. Installed new external display panel in Oct.