Elkhart Model Railroad Club Announcements
The Elkhart Model Railroad Club meets Friday Evenings at 57529 Hawthorne Street in Elkhart, Indiana.Visitors are welcome 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm NEWS for January 2018
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January 12, 2018 Meeting
Lots of members here for running HO and working on the new N scale layout. More trackwork, including many right and left hand switches being put down for N scale.
EMRRC is always looking for new members. There are many advantages to belonging to EMRRC. Come by and visit us any Friday night for more information and run some trains with us.
Here are some of the benefits available to members;
EMRRC has been here since 1950.
Over 300 years of accumulated experience with the members.
24/7 access to clubhouse for members.
The Club owns the land and the clubhouse.
Large HO scale layout with over 1000' of mainline.
New N scale layout.
Digitrax DCC control and JMRI programming for both HO scale and N scale.
Monthly clinics on everything from DCC to scenery making.
January 5, 2018 Meeting
A very cold and snowy Friday Meeting at EMRRC. The temperature was hovering around 9 degrees and there was anywhere from 8 to 12 inches of snow on the ground depending on where you were coming from. Lots of brave members using 4 wheel drives, front wheel drive and just regular transportation came from Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan to run trains. It was supposed to be a cleaning night but Gary Pressnell got stuck in the parking lot and everyone was worn out from watching him shovel out so we decided to run trains in order to thaw Gary out. Plenty of action as always, be sure to check out our Friday Night Running at the Club video.
NEWS for December 2017
December 22, 2017 Meeting
Several folks showed up for our pre-Christmas run session including one new potential member who looked us up on the internet and found we are open on Friday nights. Here's wishing everyone a Merry Christmas with some pictures from the evening. Unfortunately, the Gators and the Sharks don't care if it's close to Christmas and are still going head to head. Be sure to check out all the action our Friday Night Running at the Club page.
December 15, 2017 Meeting
The holidays are off to a good start at the Elkhart Model Railroad Club. Tonight, we held our annual Christmas party. What could be better than good fellowship, lots of tasty food and running trains afterwards. Thanks to Gabe Smith for supplying the decorations and extra tables. Also Thanks to Jerry Piatt and his wife for the setup and a desert. 3 twenty-five inch pizzas supplied by the club started off the feast. Followed by several deserts. The main course of gator and shark followed. Be sure to check out our Friday Night Running at the Club page for the main menu.
One of our members, Gabe Smith shot footage of the CP Holiday Train as it rolled through Elkhart and some closups as they changed crews. Click on the picture below and it will take you to FaceBook for the video.
December 8, 2017 Meeting
Tonight's meeting was busy as everyone gets prepared for the holidays looking forward to their favorite locomotive under the tree. We are sorting through years’ worth of documents and photos stored at the club, some valuable to the club and its history, some left by their owner’s years ago and no one has any idea where they came from or if they are photos, where they were taken. Preparations are being made for our annual Christmas party next Friday December 15th and don't forget the club will be closed that night. Around 8pm we got down to some serious train running and everything from an alligator to Thomas took a run around the layout. Matt managed to stuff a decoder in Thomas, so he could run with the big boys. As always be sure to check out the action on our any Friday Night Running at the Club pages here, on our YouTube channel or on our Facebook page. have a good week and we'll see you back here next weekend with an update on EMRRC.
December 1, 2017 Meeting
Back to cleaning, maintenance and train running for the first meeting of December 2017 it's hard to believe Christmas is almost here and 2017 is almost over.
Charlie and Jerry have been working hard on rebuilding the high trestle bridge. New braces were added and broken braces were replaced on the trestles that hold the bridges up over Berkey Creek and Pond.
The guys poured Woodland Scenics Realistic Water from John Hall's True Value in Goshen Indiana. Hall's carries a broad selection of model railroad supplies.
After cleaning and maintenance of course, it was time to run trains. Be sure to check out all the action on our Friday Night Running at the Club page. We had a special visitor, Arie Voskvill. Arie was a member in the 60s and 70s and shared many memories from back in the day.
Also, Gabe Smith shot some great up-close footage of the
CP Christmas Train when it passed through the Elkhart area. Footage to come as we get closer to Christmas. The club will be closed on December 15, 2017 for our annual Christmas party.
NEWS for November 2017
November 24, 2017 Meeting
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. The last meeting of November 2017 was relaxed as this was in the middle of the Thanksgiving weekend. A lot of guys and one lady ducked shopping and came out to the club. So, in honor of Black Friday, a Black Friday Running was held in remembrance of the members who were out braving the tide of humanity squirreling away model railroad deals. Most of the house lights were turned out and night running began. It's a good thing cell phones have lights because if you were in Schultz Yard hooking up was tough in the dark It was discussed this was one of the areas to add layout lighting to. Speaking of Schultz Yard look for upcoming article on Carl Schults, one of the founding members whom the yard is named after. Be sure to check out our Friday Night Running at the Club page for all the lastest action on video.