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3/3/2008 - Layout Progress Pictures

1 New Scenery At Horseshoe Curve - Center

"Eric Viall has added new scenery to the entire length of Horseshoe Curve."

2 New Scenery At Horseshoe Curve - Left

"Eric Viall has added new scenery to the entire length of Horseshoe Curve."

3 New Scenery At Horseshoe Curve - Right

"Eric Viall has added new scenery to the entire length of Horseshoe Curve."

4 Twin Bridges at Toulon

"Ron Rahn has created the QCSME version of the Twin Bridges at Toulon."

5 Mountain Rising at Henry Coal Mine

"Jay Raley has given our Coal Mine a Mountain Setting (at least for Iowa)."

6 Itaska Interchange Is No Longer A Hole In The Wall"

"Jay Raley converted the Itaska Interchange from Hole in the Wall to Tunnel in the Mountain!"

3/10/2008 - Layout Progress Pictures

7 New Grade Crossing at Albertville

"Tom Rasmussen has added a new grade crossing at Albertville (formerly known as Eagle)."

8 Plowed Field at Knox Farm

"Randy Rogers has either added a plowed field or wall-to-wall carpeting at the Farm next to Knox!"

9 Knox Industries #1

"Randy Rogers has updated the Grain Elevator and Tanks at Knox."

10 Knox Industries #2

"Randy Rogers has added a Propane Tank Industry at Knox."

11 Toulon Bridge #1

"Ron Rahn has added a new river bridge near the town of Toulon."

12 Toulon Bridge #2

"Ron Rahn has added a new road bridge near the town of Toulon."

13 The Town of Galt is Growing

"Bill Rupert has constructed a new industrial section in the town of Galt."

3/30/2008 - Rockford Train Show

14 Indoor G Scale Layout #1

"Rockford Show G Scale Portable Indoor Layout."

15 Indoor G Scale Layout #2

"Rockford Show G Scale Portable Indoor Layout."

16 Indoor G Scale Layout #3

"Rockford Show G Scale Portable Indoor Layout with a Small Blue Thomas the Tank Engine."

17 Ken and Ron New N-Trak Modules #1

"Ken Roehrs and Ron Rahn each have created new N-Trak modules for the Deer Valley Club."

18 Ken and Ron New N-Trak Modules #2

"Ken Roehrs with his new N-Trak Module."

19 Ken and Ron New N-Trak Modules #3

"Ron Rahn with his new N-Trak Module."

20 Ken and Ron New N-Trak Modules #4

"Ron Rahn and Fiona Roehrs smiling (instead of hiding) for the Camera!"

21 Ken and Ron New N-Trak Modules #4

"Ron Rahn and Fiona Roehrs smiling (instead of hiding) for the Camera!"

22 Ken and Ron New N-Trak Modules #4

"Ron Rahn and Fiona Roehrs smiling (instead of hiding) for the Camera!"

23 O Scale Layout with all John Deere Cars #1

"Rockford O-scale 3-rail layout with all John Deere Cars and Loads."

24 O Scale Layout with all John Deere Cars #2

"Rockford O-scale 3-rail layout with all John Deere Cars and Loads."

4/5/2008 - QCSME Open House

25 Our Fearless Leader and Faithful Secretary Await Open House Guests

"Ron Rahn and Tom Rasmussen stand by the Crossbucks to await the first Open House guests."

26 Open House First Hour Is A Little Slow ...

"Ron Rahn and Tom Rasmussen appear overwhelmed by the rush of Open House guests (not!)."

27 Sean Genung Running His Train

"Sean Genung running his train through Midland Yard."

28 The Real Open House Dispatcher

"Ken Roehrs is the Open House Dispatcher but it is his daughter Fiona who is really running things!"

29 Ken and Dave Directing Traffic At Midland Yard

"Ken Roehrs and Dave Piskorik are routing trains around Midland Yard."

30 Another Train Rounds Randy's Curve

"Visitors are treated to another train surviving the infamous run at Randy's Curve."

31 Bill Rupert Running His Train

"Bill Rupert running his train through Amboy."

32 Two Guys Fishing

"Tom Rasmussen has added some guys doing a Model Railroader's other favorite activity ..."
Modern Proverb:
  If you give a man a fish, you will feed him for a day.  If you teach a man to fish, he will be gone the whole weekend drinking beer!

33 Consolidation Consist

"Ken Roehrs has his two Spectrum Consolidation Steamers (2-8-0) running as a consist.

34 Randy Rogers Running His Train

"Randy Rogers is running his train at Morris."

35 Randy Rogers At Morris Curve

"Randy Rogers trying to avoid having the Morris Curve renamed Randy's Curve #2 ...."

36 Mike Armstrong Running His Train

"Mike Armstrong running his train near the town of Amboy."

37 Dispatcher Lesson

"Ken Roehrs:  All you have to do to be in charge is cross your arms like this."

38 John Deere Visitors

"Two visitors wearing John Deere hats are looking for the JD tractors on the layout."

39 Jay Raley and Visitor

"Jay Raley explaining to a visitor how DCC operates on the Club Layout."

40 Webmaster's Parents

"Dick and Carol Morrow (webmaster's parents) have come to watch their son play with trains!"

41 Oscar Meyer Weiner Car

"Oh, I wish I was an Oscar Meyer Weiner (Car), that is what I truly want to be ..."

8/4/2008 - Operating Night by Sean Genung

42 Amboy #1

"Bill Rupert Working Amboy."

43 Amboy #2

"Bill Rupert's Switch Engine."

44 Albertsville

"Dale Morrow's Iowa Interstate 325 at Albertsville."

45 Green Acres Farm

"Dale Morrow's Iowa Interstate 325 at Green Acres Farm"

46 Midland Yard

"Dale Morrow's Iowa Interstate 325 bypassing Midland Yard."

47 Knox

"Dale Morrow's Iowa Interstate 325 under the bridge at Knox."

48 Randy's Curve

"Dale Morrow's Iowa Interstate 325 rounding Randy's Curve."

49 Albertsville

"Dale Morrow's Iowa Interstate 325 running through Albertsville."

50 Dispatcher's Office

"Dave Piskorik is the dispatcher for this month."

51 North Burlington

"Ken Roehrs bringing his train out of North Burlington."

52 Albertsville

"Mike Johnson has his train on the siding at Albertsville."

53 East Toulon

"The new waterfall at East Toulon."

54 Green Acres Farm

"A Rock Island Rocket GP7 in all its glory passes Green Acres Farm."

55 Midland Yard

"Ron Rahn running around Midland Yard."

56 Midland Yard

"Ron Rahn's CBQ running around Midland Yard."

57 Midland Yard

"Ron Rahn running around Midland Yard."

58 Zion Interchange

8/11/2008 - Layout Progress Pictures

60 Amboy Lake

"Mike Armstrong has put the finishing touches on the 'ole swimming hole at Amboy."

61 Henry Mountain

"Jay Raley has completed the mountain behind the Henry Coal Mine."

62 Henry Mountain Truck

"Jay Raley has a detailed scene on the mountain involving large earth-moving trucks."

63 Horseshoe Curve or Cardboard Dinosaur?

"Eric Viall is either adding scenery to Horseshoe Curve or is creating a cardboard dinosaur!"

64 Toulon Truss Bridge - End View

"Ron Rahn has completed the Bridges over the river next to Toulon."

65 Toulon Truss Bridge - Side View

"Ron Rahn will be adding birds next.  No bridge is complete unless it is weathered by bird poop!"

9/14/2008 - NMRA Illinois Division Meeting

66 NMRA Illiinois Divisional Meeting

"High Tech Introduction."

67 NMRA Illiinois Divisional Meeting at Deere Carriage House

"Members getting setup for Dave's presentations.  That means, getting doughnuts ..."

68 High Tech Presentation Tools

"Powerpoints presentations and mobile video cameras help with the demonstrations."

69 Nuts and Washer Display

"Simple weighting metrics chart for freight cars using inexpensive nuts and washers."

70 Gluing Weights

"Clean glue tips to avoid premature drying and waste of glue."

71 Freight Car Maintenance

"Most RTR (Ready-To-Run) cars run much better with some simple maintenance."

72 Freight Car Maintenance Tool

"Micro-Mark's "The Tool" makes plastic trucks run smooth."

73 Testing Trucks for Wobble

"Plastic Trucks require a levelness test to see if warp is present."

74 Wiring Circuits

"Custom circuits and rotary switches for a specific yard solution."

75 Custom Circuit Board

"Dave's yard solution uses a rotary switch to set the yard path rather than DCC."

76 Demonstration by NMRA Member

"NRMA member giving a presentation on his layout's tunnel designs."

12/1/2008 - Layout Progress Pictures

77 New Spur At Kramer

"Randy Rogers is adding a new spur to Kramer."

78 Changes at Kramer

"Additional Industries that will be added to Kramer."

79 Galt Industrial Area

"Bill Rupert is adding industries to the Galt Industrial Area."

80 Galt Industrial Area Long View

"Bill Rupert's changes to Galt Industrial Area are evident in the long view."

81 Galt River Scenery

"Mike Johnson is adding a river to the scenic area between Galt and Newton."

82 Green Acres Farm Area

"Randy Rogers has added some additional buildings to the farm area next to Knox."

83 More Knox Changes

"Randy Rogers is building the new implement dealership to be known as Mike's Implements."

 


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