October 2022 Newsletter

The calendar tells us autumn has arrived and with it, at least two things indicating the seasons are changing; Wasatch Mountain color change and preparation for our model railroad open house, November 11-14, 2022.  Details on fall color viewing can be found in this St. George News article.  Information about our tour will be posted to the CCMRRC website October 4th. 

Club News

The Lionel Group’s “Timber Cove” railroad along with the two previous Jubilee of Trees HO layouts are now ready for sale.  Announcements posted to the website and our Facebook pages will include videos such as this one about Timber Cove.

Trainz.com agreed to purchase the club’s remaining HO, HOn3, and N collection.  18 boxes were prepared and shipped to Georgia earlier this week.  Funds received from Trainz.com will go to the club’s treasury.

This month’s luncheon dates are October 7th and 21st.  Please notify Bryan Enarson (bryanlax@aol.com) of your attendance decision by October 5th and October 19th.

Club Member Railroads

This month, Werner Balsterholt shares examples of 3D printing on his railroad.  “Tim Fitch made some new signs for my G-scale Piko buildings, and I thought I would share examples of the difference it made.  The original Piko decals become very brittle and peel when the buildings are outside for extended periods, but the 3D signs should not have that problem.  Just another example of what 3D printing can do. Frames were first designed and printed, and then the inserts were printed.  Signs were attached using Gorilla 30lb. double-back tape, or Loctite ‘Professional’ Super Glue.  Click HERE and scroll down to October 2022 Update “for ‘before and after’ photos that provide conclusive evidence that using 3D printed signs is a good thing.”


Larry and Peggy Schneider spent the last couple of months enjoying several train-themed venues throughout the Pacific Northwest such as Cashmer, Kettle Valley, Ritzville, and Sumpter Valley railroads and/or museums.  In this month’s issue, come along with them as they visit the Kettle Valley Steam Railway in Summerland, British Columbia.  “This train originally hauled lumber and people in the Kettle Valley area which is a bit north of Penticton Canada. It was an hour plus ride out and back.  The engine did a "run around" for the return trip.” Click HERE for photos of the Kettle Valley Railway and be sure to check out future Newsletters to see more photos of their visited locations.

UP4014 pulls UP5511 from its retirement resting place in 1956



Disney’s Iconic Railroad Back in Motion at Magic Kingdom Amid Closure


White Pass & Yukon Railroad #73


Cass Scenic Railroad Locomotives


Until November, All Aboard !!  
Lloyd Thomson