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All American Train Show
March 29, 2014 - 9am 'til 5pm
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Schedule of Events - 2013/2014
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
5729 Dunham Road
Downers Grove, IL 60516
(All Meetings start at 1:30)
|Date||Program or Activity||Contest|
|September 8, 2013||"Through the Artist's Eye – Part 2" by Patrick Golden
BOD meeting and Presentation of Division Kitbash Contest.
|Flat Cars: This time, no loads. Use your skills to give personality to this ubiquitous piece of railroad equipment|
|October 6, 2013||"Weathering Roundtable Q&A"
with Bill Drzal and Wayne Pelke
|Weathered Freight Cars: Any type, any era.|
|November 3, 2013||"Programming a DCC Decoder"
|National Model Railroad Month: Celebrate with your favorite train. Steam, diesel or electric with freight or passenger cars from any era.|
|December 1, 2013||Division Christmas Party||Holiday Season Photo Spectacular: Model or Prototype in any color or B&W print, slide, or digital formats|
|January 5, 2014||"Scenery Techniques" by Fred Henize||All Things Intermodal: From the earliest TOFC equipment to this new century's variety of containers and railroad cars that carry them.|
|February 3, 2014||"Show & Tell" – Tell us about what you have been working on related to your hobby.
|Division Kit Bash Contest Results: Details to be presented at the September meeting.|
|February 22, 2014||MR101 – Learn the basics of layout construction. 1-5 pm at St. Paul's UCC. See separate SIGN UP FORM for additional details||MR101 is designed for the new to the hobby modeler or those who received a trainset for Christmas and want to do more with it.|
|March 3, 2014||"Minneapolis & Rainy River Railroad"
by Tim Schubert
|Annual All Categories contest: includes locomotives, freight and passenger cars, buildings, scenic vistas and photos|
|March 29, 2014||All American Railroad Show at Lyons Township High School Field house – 33rd Annual!||9am to 5pm Admission $4 (under age 5 are free) Located at the corner of Brainerd and Cossitt in LaGrange IL. A short walk from the BNSF West Lines Stone Avenue Metra Station|
|April 7, 2014||Division Layout Tours||No contest this month||May 15-18, 2014||RAILFUN 2014 Midwest Region Convention -- Schaumburg, IL
Note: No Division meeting this month due to the Region convention
|Enter the Region Meet Contest!|
|July 5, 2014||
On July 5th, from 11am to 2 pm, our Division will be the guests of the Illinois Live Steamers group at their club in Lockport, IL. The club is located at 14662 W. 143rd St. (143rd St is accessible from I-355 at exit - Southbound - Archer Ave, Northbound - 143rd). This outing is open to Division members and a guest.
The outing will be BYOL (bring your own lunch). The club offers picnic facilities. They also offer a refrigerator stocked with water, soda and some snacks, available for a donation on an honor system. Please support the club by making a purchase or two.
Please remember that we will be guests of the club at this event, so please exercise common courtesy and represent your Division in the best possible light. Due to limited parking at the facility, car-pooling amongst Division members is encouraged. Get a group together and make a day of it. There are ample train watching opportunities in nearby Lemont, Lockport and Joliet.
Please contact me, Tim Schubert with any questions or concerns at
|No contest this month|
For more information on these meets, contact:
Tim Schubert, (630) 690-9757
DuPage Division Officers (2811)
Term expires 5/31/2014
Terms expire 5/31/2014
|Division Membership & promotions Chairman||
|All American Train Show Chairman||
|Division Achievement Chairman||
|Division Contests Chairman||
|Other Division Information|
|DIVISION SERVICE AREA||
Includes the following counties in the State of Illinois: Cook not otherwise included in the Fox Valley Division, DuPage, Ford, Iroquois, Kankakee, Kane (south of the westward extension of the Cook-DuPage county line), Kendall, and Will.
ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
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