DSED – At Prairie West – Polar Express Event

Join the DSED team at Prairie West Library on Dec 3, 2016 from 10:00 – 3:00, 7630 W 26th St, Sioux Falls, SD.

Multiple club layouts will be on display with modules for young and old to operate.

Great Sioux Falls Model Railroad Train Show & Swap Meet




Train Show Swap Meet

DSED at the Prairie West Library in Sioux Falls, September 20, 10 AM – 2 PM

Come join us at the Prairie West Library in Sioux Falls (by Discovery Elementary and Memorial Middle School) on 9/20 from 10 AM – 2 PM.

  • Modular layout: We will bring our HO (1:87) scale modular model railroad, where trains will be running as long as we are there.
    We welcome questions/ discussion from young and old.
  • Mountain Making: As the crowd of kids permits, we will guide them in a hands on demonstration on how to make a mountain for a model railroad using foam board, rocks and sculptamold/ plaster and some simple tools. If there is interest this will be more than once during the course of the day. It’s a fun interactive activity,
  • Switching Layout: We will be featuring a new HO scale switching layout. This is a smaller layout where you can try your hands at running a Digital Command Control featured locomotive and exercising your brain with efficient movement of railcars. Also a favorite with the kids!
  • Additional layouts: We expect 1-3 additional N scale (1:160) layouts that members will bring for the public to watch. Don’t have enough room for an HO scale basement model railroad empire? N scale will do it in about 1/2 the size

DSED at Caillie Library on June 14th

Come and see us at the Caillie Library in Sioux Falls on June 14th!

We will have the modular HO scale, possibly as many as 3 N scale layouts and a mountain making clinic for the kids.

The library will also have story time for the kids.

Pictures of DSED Modular w/ new yard from today at Train At Christmas

DSED Modular w/ yard!

Progressive Rail Layout by Alan Saatkamp, MMR

DSED Member Alan Saatkamp, Master Model Railroader, will be featuring his new Progressive Rail switching layout at the 2013 Trains At Christmas November 23-24 at the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls.

The pictures below shows a schematic of part of the layout and a scene from Hamburg Ave. on this model of the real deal known as Airlake Industrial Park near Lakeville, MN south of Twin Cities.

Kids will have an opportunity to try their hands at operating (run trains)!


DSED will also be there with the modular layout, and we hope to feature never before seen yard modules.


We hope to see you at Trains At Christmas!

PGR Schematic PGR

Modular Layout Update

DSED is making great progress on the yard for the modular layout thanks to donations, time and effort from many.

Below are some photos by Jay Manning and Wes Garcia from the 8/17 work session.


Yard in progress

Yard in progress

Yard, and yard, and some more yard

Yard, and yard, and some more yard

DSED Modules to Appear at Jamboree

This coming weekend (Aug 24th – 26th 2012), DSED will be traveling to Madison, SD to display the club’s HO Scale modular layout.  Come join us at Prairie Village’s Roundhouse for HO scale model railroad action!

For more on Historic Prairie Village, visit their website.