Monthly Events

The Monthly Events are held at the
Redwood Recreation Center!
3rd Saturdays – 10:00 AM


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.



November 18, 2022–Finding the Junction City
Presented by Ron Davies

A detailed story of the events that led up to the selecting of the  junction city between the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads for the first transcontinental railroad and the driving of the golden spike at Promontory Summit, Utah on May 10, 1869.

December 16, 2022–Presentation and Christmas Party

Presented by Mike Dean – “Potpourri” of electronic circuits and devices
Mike’s presentation will include Arduino based DCC command stations, auto-reversers, circuit breakers, occupancy detectors, and frog juicers. He will also describe the power distribution, occupancy detection and signaling system being used by the Wasatch N Scale club during train shows.

Presented by Northern Utah Division
In the spirit of the season, we would like everyone to bring a treat to share (dessert or meal-type food) and a wrapped gift for the Gift Exchange. It can be something funny or even practical that you no longer have need of. The gift should preferably be train- related but it doesn’t need to be. Let’s have some fun!

January 20, 2022–Water
Presented by Geoff Carter and Blaine Holbrook

Tips, tricks and techniques on creating creeks, rivers, waterfalls, ponds, and lakes for your layout. Hip waders are optional!

February 17, 2022–Mini-Dioramas
Presented by Kevin & Bekki Anderson

The Mini Diorama Circus is coming in February. For those who would like to participate please contact us so that we have an accurate count of how many diorama bases we will be needing. Call or text Kevin and Bekki Anderson at 801-842-7471 and let us know your name and if you want a straight or curve diorama and we will add you to the list. We need to know by January 2024. Build your own mini diorama and in March we will have a popular vote contest with prizes for the best mini dioramas. Blank dioramas with track attached will be available at the clinic during the February NMRA division meeting. Now’s your chance to try out those techniques you’ve been wanting to learn.

March 16, 2022–Steamtown National Historic Park
Presented by Phil Brueck

Steamtown National Historic Site is a railroad museum and heritage railroad located on 62 acres in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, at the site of the former Scranton yards of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (DL&W). Many locomotives and freight and passenger cars are on display.

Charlie is taking some time for his health – we wish him well – so until he returns if you have clinic ideas or wish to volunteer send an email to Jim at

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!