NEWS LETTER OR THE PIKES PEAK "N"GINEERS MODEL RAILROAD CLUB
Celebrating 20 years of model railroading
Calendar of Events 2009
Oct 2, 9, 23 & 30: Friday Work sessions 7 pm to 9 pm
Oct 3: Club trip to Pueblo Air & Railroad museums - see below
Oct 5: Board meeting at Village Inn on Academy Blvd just N of Austin Bluffs Pkwy dinner at 6:30 pm meeting at 7:30 pm
Oct 10: Club anniversary party - see below
Oct 6, 13, 20 & 27: Tuesday Work sessions 7 pm to 9 pm
Oct 16: Business Meeting 7 pm at club room
Oct 17, 24 & 31: Saturday Run sessions 9 am to 11 am
Nov 2: Board meeting at Village Inn on Academy Blvd just N of Austin Bluffs Pkwy dinner at 6:30 pm meeting at 7:30 pm
Nov 3, 10, 17 & 24: Tuesday Work sessions 7 pm to 9 pm - See work sessions below
Nov 6, 7 & 8: GTE show in Denver - See Great Train Expo below
Nov 13: Friday Work sessions 7 pm to 9 pm - See work sessions below
Nov 20: Business Meeting 7 pm at club room - Nominations
Nov 14 & 21: Saturday Run sessions 9 am to 11 am
Nov 28: Club Swap Meet/Show - See below
Dec 18: Corporate Meeting and Officer Elections
Jan 15 & 16: GTE Show at Phil Long Expo in Colorado Springs
Feb 13 & 14: Rails on the Rockies, Estes Park, CO
Feb 20 & 21: Worlds Greatest Hobby on Tour - Denver, CO
Pueblo Train Museum & Air Museum October 3, 2009
For those wishing to go on this trip; club members and friends will meet at the I-25 & Nevada Av Park & Ride at 9 am. We will carpool from there down to the Pueblo Railroad Museum first. The museum is free but if you wish to ride in the caboose the cost is $3.00 per person or a ride in the locomotive is $10.00 per person.
After we get our fill of the railroad museum we will break for lunch and then go the the Pueblo Air Museum. The cost for the Air Museum is $8.00 per person
After the Air Museum we will either head for home or grab a bite to eat then head home.
Club 20th Anniversary Party
The club will be celebrating it's 20th anniversary this year. The date for the party is Saturday October 10th. The party will be held at the Dueker's new home located at 8325 Kirk Dr. The main entre is ham so bring a side dish for about 8 people to go with or bring a desert and your own dirnks. Get there around 4 pm to get the grand tour and dinner will be around 6 pm. See you there.
Directions from Black Forest Rd and Woodmen Rd are north on Black Forest Rd to Vollmer Rd. Turn right onto Vollmer Rd and travel about 7.3 miles north to Kirk Dr. Turn left onto Kirk Dr and go one half mile to 8325 Kirk Dr. This will be on the south side of the road.
Directions from Monument are head E on hwy 105 to Hwy 83. Turn right onto Hwy 83 and head S to Hodgen RD. Turn left and head E to Vollmer Rd then turn right onto Vollmer Rd and head S for 1.9 miles to Kirk Dr. Turn right onto Kirk Dr and go .5 miles. Address is on S side of road.
Great Train Expo
We will load the MTL around noon on Friday November 6. We'll stop for lunch and head to Denver to setup. The show is from 10 am to 4 pm both Saturday November 7 and Sunday November 8 with teardown Sunday. For those working the show need to get there between 9 and 9:30 am to clean track and do repair work if needed. For those who wish to carpool we will meet at the Monument Park & Ride around 7:45 am and leave at 8 am.
NOTE: The first GTE show in 2010 will be at the Ford Expo here in Colorado Springs on January 16 & 17.
Tuesday & Friday Work Sessions
We are in the process of replacing the Jones plugs with the new Anderson Power Poles. We are performing this task every Tuesday and Friday work sessions. So far we have completed one set of six ft & one set of four ft modules and one set of corner modules. One thing that is noticable right away is how clean the wiring is after the replacement. The Anderson Power Poles are easier to work with than the Jones plugs. If you wish to learn how to install the power poles come on down during a work session.
Club show on November 28
At this time we are waiting to hear from vendors to see if they have any interest in doing our show. We're still waiting.