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Hours Open to the Public
1. Scale Rails is open Tuesday and Saturday 10am - 2pm.
2. Scale Rails will no longer be open to the public on Thursdays.  Club members are encouraged to come in as before and work on projects.  This will also become good day for Operating Sessions.  The doors will be open.  Visitors will not be turned away but members may not have time to answer  questions.
Scale Rails Elections
Dwight Segdwick continues as Treasurer.  Keith is on sabatical.  Joe Perkins volunteered for the Secretary position and the Board approved.
Operating Sessions
Operating Sessions being planned for 2019.
Train Shows
Scale Rails completed a successful Train Show in February 2018.  We had 800-825 guests.  The show had six running layouts.  Over 85 vendor tables with 32 vendors.  Many guests also toured the Depot to see the main Scale Rails layout.

Next Scale Rails Train Show is Feb 9-10, 2019 at Araba Shrine in Ft Myers.

Winter Clinics
Every winter Scale Rails of South West Florida conducts clinics which are open to the Public. These clinics are held at our clubhouse, the Depot, starting at 10:00am and lasting about 1 - 1 1/2 hours on Saturdays, and are free of charge. Clinics, which are conducted by club members, cover many elements of model railroading and are intended to introduce people to some techniques for doing various aspects of modeling. Many of our members got their start by attending these clinics. 
2019 Clinic schedule
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Major Projects planned for 2018

  1. Completed LED lighting project for HO layout.
  2. Completed scenery and detailing of Narrow Gauge Peninsula.
  3. Completed rework of power center for N Scale layout.  Added Wi-Fi module.
  4. Completed rewire of connectors for Command Station and Boosters.
  5. Completed installation of power status LED's on HOn3 control panel.
  6. Completed installation of mirror switches for HOn3 wye turnouts.
  7. Completed installation of LED street lights and display signs for N Scale layout.
  8. Completed LED lighting project for the Narrow Gauge Peninsula.
  9. Added LED Rope lights to C/D Yards and Lower Helix.
  10. Added six PoE camers to C Yard and RI.  Use Samsung TAB A tablet to view cameras.
  11. Added 3 additional PSX circuit breakers to Pueblo yard (2018).
  12. Update firmware and added weak boot jumpers to 64 PSX products (2018).  46 Complete.
  13. Add power district to Denver Yard (2018).  Spare exists.
  14. Add power district to LA Yard (2018).  Spare exists.
  15. Add UR92 Receiver to Denver (2018).
  16. Complete adding exit ladder and return track for C Yard.  Update D Yard design.  Includes new expanded routing controller design (2018).
  17. Complete New Town in Lower Helix (2018).
  18. Design new panels, routes and dual reverse tracks for San Bernadino (2019).

 

 
Calendar
September 8, No General Club Meeting,The Depot, time 11:00am

October 13, General Club Meeting, The Depot, time 11:00am

November 10, General Club Meeting, The Depot, time 11:00am

December 8 General Club Meeting, The Depot, time 11:00am

January 12, General Club Meeting, The Depot, time 11:00am

February 9, General Club Meeting, The Depot, time 11:00am

March 9, General Club Meeting, The Depot, time 11:00am

April 13, General Club Meeting, The Depot, time 11:00am 

May 11, General Club Meeting, The Depot, time 11:00am

June 8, No General Club Meeting, The Depot, time 11:00am

July 13, No General Club Meeting, The Depot, time 11:00am

August 10, No General Club Meeting,The Depot, time 11:00am

N-Scale Layout
The Club has finished rebuilding our N-scale modular layout so that it meets NTRACK standards and is located in the front room of the Depot. The NTRACK team has completed two more six foot modules.

The E-Depot

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