Jun 232014

The Cowboy Line Division, MCOR Region of the NMRA will be having a Division Meet on October 11, 2014.  The Division Meet will be held at First Choice Catering, 1109 S. 9th Street, Norfolk, NE.  Registration will begin at 8 AM with the Meet starting at 9:30 AM.  Contact Division Meet Chair Craig Drenkow at nascartrainman[@]gmail.com or by mail at 1306 Parkview Drive, Norfolk, NE  68701.

Registration information packets and costs will be sent to interested parties.  Division Meet will include clinics on Model Railroad topics, a One Square Foot Contest (Any Model Railroad topic in One Square Foot), NMRA Judging, and a “garage sale” style Swap Meet.

Apr 092014

The link below is to a special 50th Anniversary Issue of Prairie Ponderings from Alan Saatkamp.

Alan and Jan is looking to relocate to the Kansas City area. I think I speak for all that this will be a loss for the Division and model railroad community in Sioux Falls from perspective of being a friend and enthused hobbyist.

Alan has been a driver for many in the Division to start working on their Achievement Program certificates/ MMRs, hosted numerous operating sessions, provided leadership at all levels, and has inspired me to work on many aspects of model railroading and photography and introduced me to many new people and new things – which is greatly appreciated.

Richard, DSED Superintendent

50th Anniversary Issue of Prairie Ponderings

Jan 072014

Scott Nesbit, crew chief for this event, is reporting that our attendance is 95% certain. We are awaiting final word from the organizers, but have been signaled that space should not be a problem.
More volunteers are needed. Setup will take place the day prior. If you can help out, please let Scott now (or shoot a note to to the super and he will relay).

It’s a great show with many good layouts and vendors!

Thanks to Scott for putting this together!

Dec 062013

Below is a press release for open house for the Roundhouse club in St. James.

You can also find a link to flier (PDF format below).

Open House St. James Roundhouse December 2013




Roundhouse  Inc.of St. James

A non-profit 501(c)3 organization


November 24, 2013



The annual Roundhouse Model Railroad Christmas Holiday Open House is planned for three Thursdays in December 2013: 5th, 12th, 19th and three Saturdays in December 2013: 7th, 14th, 21st, at The Roundhouse club building.

The event will be held from 7pm to 9pm on Thursdays and from 1pm to 5pm on Saturdays.

The non-profit club has promoted the model railroad hobby, through Railroad Days in June and the Holiday Open House in December at our model railroad club.

The club meets Thursday nights from 7pm to 9pm and Saturdays from 1pm to 7pm. Meetings are open to visitors and potential new members.

Featured at the open house is the club’s “HO” scale layout representing St. James, “O” Gauge layout, “G” (garden) scale layout and a children’s Lionel layout that the kids can operate themselves.

Admission for the open house is free, donations are accepted and we have a $1.00 per ticket raffle drawing for a Lionel Train Set, to be drawn on December 21st. Need not be present to win.




Charles Stoll.

St. James Model Railroad Club

307 Tiell Dr.St, James MN 56081.