There hasn’t been a message in a while basically because there wasn’t much to report on. Now that things appear to be trending in the right direction again, I have some news to report. Let’s start with Trainfest. The group that runs Trainfest went though some large issues with the leadership and has had a lot of turnover. This led to all future Trainfest’s being in doubt. The group the runs Great American Train show and Kalmbach Publishing have gotten together and licensed the Trainfest name for future shows starting with 2022. Currently there is no date or venue for Trainfest 2022, but they plan on releasing information in the near future. They plan on the same time as previous Trainfest’s early November.
The board will be looking into regular meetings at their April meeting. Possibly as early as April. While no date has been set, if we schedule it would be April 23rd as the week before is Easter. Remember no meeting is mandatory and if you are not comfortable, please do not feel obligated to attend. Now might be a good time to think of someplace for a roadtrip meeting. We will solicit ideas at the next meeting.
There is a show coming up in the Rockford area on March 26th & 27th. This is not a club group event but rather a couple of current and former members along with several other people doing a T Trak layout. There will be operating layouts, new & used venders, and door prizes. The space is full for the T Trak layout. We didn’t put this out previously because the space filled up so quickly, we weren’t sure we were even getting in, and there was still the possibility of a Covid cancelation. The Delavan show canceled due to Covid back in January. The show called the Rock River Valley Train show, It will be held at Harlem High School, 9229 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park. Ill. Show hours are 10 - 5 Saturday and 10 – 3 on Sunday. There is a five-dollar admission fee. Kids are free.
Stay healthy and safe
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