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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 and Keith Kramer joins the board as Secretary.
Operating Sessions
Planning is underway for Operating Sessions in 2018.  Time is 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Lunch is provided.

Saturday January 6th

Thursday February 22nd

Saturday March 3rd

Tuesday March 13th

Spring Train Show
Scale Rails completed a successful Train Show in February 2017.  We had over 950 guests.  The show had four running layouts.  Over 90 vendor tables.  Many guests also toured the Depot to see the main Scale Rails layout.  The dates for the next Scale Rails train show are Feb 17-18, 2018.

The Tampa area Lego group is coming to the show with a very large layout.  The kids will love it.
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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. 
2018 Clinic schedule
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Major Projects planned for 2017
  1. Completed setup of Wi-Fi Smartphone throttles for HO layout
  2. Completed setup of Wi-Fi Smartphone throttles for N layout
  3. Complete expansion of Hon3 Peninsula
  4. Complete two additional N Track modules
  5. Complete sections of Upper Level valence system and LED lighting.  Victorville and Summit complete working on Sullivan's and Roundhouse.  Expect to have Roundhouse and Sullivans Curve complete for Train Show.
  6. Completed conversion and movement of florescent lights to LED units (14 total).

Major Projects planned for 2018

  1. Complete LED lighting project.  SB, Cajon and Narrow Gauge.
  2. Explore adding exit ladder and return to C Yard
  3. Design new panels, routes and dual reverse tracks for San Bernadino

 

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

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

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

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

June 9, No General Club Meeting, The Depot, time 11:00am

July 14, No General Club Meeting, The Depot, time 11:00am

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

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
N-Scale Layout
The Club has finished rebuilding our N-scale modular layout so that it meets NTRACK standards. It is set up in the front room of the Depot. The NTRACK team is now working to complete two more six foot modules over the next year.

The E-Depot

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