Events Calendar

Title Start Date Start Time End Date End Time Event Duration Description
Division Winter Meet Saturday, February 09, 2019 01:00pm Saturday, February 09, 2019 05:00pm 0 Days 04 hours 00 minutes

Winter Meet
Clairemont Christian Fellowship Church
4570 Mt. Herbert Ave. San Diego, CA 92117
Saturday, February 9, 2019
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Division Winter Meet

  • Clinics: 
       Hand's On Tree Clinic presented by Dick Roberts MMR
       "Pursuit of Realism" - an eduTrain clinic on layout scenery planning developed by Lance Mindheim
  • Contest and AP Judging
  • Show & Tell - bring a model or other model railroad related item to show and discuss with the members.
  • Hobo Auction - Please bring items that you would like to donate to the Division for the Hobo (Chinese) Auction. The Auction will begin after the clinics. Tickets will be on sale throughout the Meet until the Auction starts.

    The meet begins at 1:00 PM, and lunch will not be part of the event. If you would like to bring "goodies" to share, please feel free.

Location Clairemont Christian Fellowship Church 4570 Mt. Herbert Ave. San Diego, CA 92117
                Church is aside Genesee, approx. Halfway between Clairemont Mesa Blvd. and Balboa Ave.

Directions: I-5: I-5 to 52 east. Exit south on Genesee, cross Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Right on Mt. Herbert at top of hill. I-15: to 52 west. Exit Genesee south as above. 

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Division Layout Tour Saturday, March 09, 2019 12:00am Saturday, March 09, 2019 03:00pm 0 Days 15 hours 00 minutes

San Diego Division Layout Tour - March 9th, 2019
Chuck Molnar, Carlsbad, CA
Rio Grand Southern - HOn3

Chuck has modeled the Rio Grand Southern which went West from Durango, Colorado and then North at Dolores and up to Ridgeway.  The track is hand laid HOn3 and Chuck has done a wonderful job with the scenery.  Most of the structures are wood kits or kit-bashed wood. He estimates that the layout is 95% done.  He only runs steam trains on the layout which is wired NCE DCC.  He has a lot of nice structures including stamp mills, gondolas and wooden trestle bridges which existed in the mining era there.  Chuck is a former member of the La Mesa Model RR club and does operation sessions on his layout with long time friends from the LA area.  The layout fills a three car garage area and you will find that it is well worth the trip to Carlsbad to see it.  He also lives close to the Craftsmanship Museum which is open Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (3190 Lionshead Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92010) If you haven’t visited that.