Monthly Events


The June Monthly Event will held at the
Redwood Recreation Center!
Saturday June 19th 2021 – 10:00 AM

Covid-19 Updates from Salt Lake County

Given the most recent CDC guidelines, COVID-19 restrictions in Salt Lake County facilities are being lifted.  Our current updates are as follows:

  • Patrons who have been vaccinated do not have to wear masks. Anyone who is more comfortable wearing a mask may continue to do so. These two groups should still wear a mask, if not participating in physical activity:
    • Anyone who has not been fully vaccinated.
    • Children under the age of 12.
  • Vaccinations are strongly encouraged and opportunities to receive the vaccination continue to grow with pop-up clinics scheduled throughout the summer (some of our centers will host pop-up clinics).
  • Respecting personal space (commonly referred to as “social distancing” over the past year), is a courtesy that we continue to encourage.
  • For your health and the health of others, if you are sick, please stay home.

If you are not able to attend the meeting at
the Redwood Recreation Center you can use
the Zoom Link below to watch live on-line!

Meeting ID: 836 9755 4941

Passcode: 469481


Board of Director’s Meeting from 9 AM – 10 AM
Division Event from 10 AM – Noon

Redwood Recreation Center
3060 Lester Street
West Valley City, UT 84119

There is ample free parking available in the front of the building off of Lester Street.

There is additional free parking behind the building to the north and a short walk across Lester Street to the east.

There are two Trax Stations in the area. Redwood Junction at Redwood Road and Research Way. The Decker Lake Station at 3100 South and Decker Lake Drive.



June 19, 2021–Charging On30 Locomotives on a Dead Track
Presented by Lowell Didas

Lowell will present his “Dead” track On30 locomotives and how he charges the on-board battery. This will be a great opportunity to see a “Dead Rail” locomotive in action and ask lots of questions.


PLEASE NOTE : The July meeting will be held at Shay Park
516 W Aspen Hills Blvd, Saratoga Springs, UT 84045

July 17, 2021–Shay Park Potluck Lunch and Train Rides
Presented by Utah Live Steamers

Relax and the warm weather at Shay Park in Saratoga Springs. We will be having a potluck lunch and the chance to ride the trains from the Utah Live Steamers.


August 21, 2021–Layout Wiring Part 3
Presented by Kevin Anderson

This will be the final presentation of the series on layout wiring that Kevin has given in February and June with more information on more advanced topics.


September 18, 2021–How to Build a Quick & Easy Fleet of Track Cleaning Cars
Presented by Jim Wanlass, MMR

Whether you need one or a fleet of track cleaning cars, this method is quick and easy. The hardest part is gathering the materials which will be provided for you. In this Virtual, Hands-on Clinic, follow along by building your own. If you would like the materials mailed to you, send your address to me and they will be sent the old fashioned way, through the mail, a week or two before the clinic. Let me also know which scale you will building it in. You need to provide your own boxcar, drill and epoxy.


October 16, 2021–Modern Railroad Modeling
Presented by TBA

Learn about modeling modern railroads


November 20, 2021–How to Make Decals
Presented by Charlie Treft

Charlie is doing this clinic to learn a new skill in Model Railroading. This idea is a great way for modelers to do a clinic presentation while learning something new and helping the rest of us.




TBDUnion Pacific Turbines
Presented by Fred Baney

A fascinating history and facts about the UP Turbines. (A continuation on his prior presentation of the same subject.)


TBDMulti Mini Clinics

We will be starting our multi mini-clinics. We will have one on using an air brush with Blaine Holbrook and two others going on simultaneously. Rotating every thirty minutes or so. Stay tuned for more information.



As the Clinic Coordinator I look at what this requires and realize we all can contribute to our clinics. I started with a sheet of plywood with my father back when I was a child and since then have done so much, especially in the last few years. We all have skills and experiences that we can share. Being retired from the Education profession also has shown me that what I have done in the past can help someone else looking for an answer. I will call upon all of you to share what you have learned, because we all have a love of trains.

Charlie Treft
Clinics Coordinator

To see past clinic topics we have a special page for that!