Scale Rails of Southwest Florida
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Hours Open to the Public [closed during COVID]
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
Jim Morse - President,   Robert Salem - Board Member,  Bob Slusser - Chairman,  Dwight Sedgwick  - Treasurer, Richard Polina - Secretary

Notice: President, Chairman and a Board Member were re-elected.  No additional candidates.
Covid Precautions

The following precautions are being instituted for the time being:

  1. Currently, we want to limit the number of members in the club at any one time to 15.  We want to try this number and see how it works out.  To date we have not had more than 9 members at the club at any one time.  We are looking into “sign-up” options if it becomes necessary but with adding Monday and Wednesday as open days we are hopeful we can accommodate everyone.
  2. You “MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES.  The only exception is when you are actively eating lunch.
  3. A hand sanitizer station is set-up on a card table as you enter the club.  You “MUST” use the sanitizer.  There is also a thermometer to take your temperature.  Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or more will not be allowed to remain in the club that day.
  4. We are still “NOT OPEN TO VISITORS”. 
Operating Sessions
Lunch is provided, no time to go out.  Contact Bob Slusser if you have questions.
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Winter Clinics and Training
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 hour 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. Send a email to Lee Dobyns if you want to give or see a particular clinic (
2021 Clinic schedule
Date Time Presenter Topic
2021 TBD 10-11    
February 13, No General Club Meeting, The Depot

March 13, TBD COVID, The Depot

April 10, TBD COVID, The Depot

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

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

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

August 14, General Club Meeting, The Depot, time 11:00am

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

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

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

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

January 8, General Club Meeting, The Depot
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. Check out all the lights on the layout.  Two new modules are underway.  Will also install three new scene lighting modules.

The E-Depot

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