Sunday, March 1, 2015

CCMRC March Meeting

CCMRC March Meeting
Sponsor:  HO Group
Where:  Dave Merrill’s Home
                563 West 2040 South Circle
                St. George
When:  Friday March 13 1:30 pm
What:  Model Railroad Operation

Model railroading encompasses a wide variety of activities.   In addition to modeling trains, track, and structures it can also model railroad operations, how a real railroad transports people and goods from place to place.  In this meeting we will describe how to design a model railroad to model railroad operation.  Dave will demonstrate how the Ascape Tennsion & Sulphur Gulch is designed to operate.  

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NEW All Abilities Park and Playground


The pioneers were unable to bring the railroad through St. George because of the formidable grade down off the Colorado Plateau.  However, St. George city will finally get a train in the All Abilities Park and Playground.  This park is under construction and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015.  Will the railroad be ready?  That is the question.  The city still needs to raise the remainder of the funds required to purchase the railroad.  The roadbed is under construction but the track and train purchase is waiting for sufficient funds.  Can you help?  The Color Country Model Railroad Club has a fund raising activity to contribute to this wonderful facility.  Is you would like to make a contribution through the club please make your check payable to St. George City All Abilities Park for a nonprofit tax deduction.  If you give your check to Dave Merrill or Doug Whetstone we will deliver the checks to the city as a contribution form the club.  Or you may make your contribution directly to the city.  Thanks for participating and All Aboard.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thanks to our visitors

The 2014 Model Railroad Open House was a big success.   Most venues reported 250 or more visitors.  Thanks to all those who opened their home layouts for the tour.  Thanks to you who visited our layouts.  If you missed this year you missed some great model trains.  Put it on your calendar for next November when we will again sponsor the Washington County 2015 Model Railroad Open House.

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Color Country Model Railroad Club refurbished a small model railroad last year (2013).  This display railroad was shown at the Jubilee of Trees in November, a fund raiser for the Hospital.  It was offered for sale at the Jubilee auction and was sold for $5000.  which made a nice contribution to the fund raiser.

We were asked to provide another  HO model railroad this year that could also be auctioned at the Jubilee.  This small (4x8) railroad is underway.  The club meets every Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 to work on this railroad.  Individual member of the club have been assigned to build structures for this railroad.  You are invited to come and participate.  If you would like to construct a building please come on Tuesday and we will provide you with a kit.

Please contact Dave Merrill (435 656-3449) or Doug Whetstone (435 275-5251)
if you would like to participate in this charity project.  Meetings are at 164 West 100 South St. George.  In building at the end of the driveway.

The club was also asked to build a model railroad for the veterans home in St. George.  The Lionel members of the club are building a Lionel railroad for this project.  Please contact Terry Schramm (435 573-6064) for details and if you would like to participate.

This is a wonderful project and way for the club to contribute to our community.  It is also a good way for us to join together in a cooperative effort.