So You Don’t Have to Wait Until Next Year’s Train Show

This weekend that we’re just ending would’ve been the 2020 Lincoln Square Village Train Show, regrettably cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the historical societies and vendors of model trains, one of the show’s most popular features are the operating layouts. Some are crowd favorites, returning year after year. It’s always good…

More Memories of Bob Miller’s Skills

I ran out of the allotted space in the lead article remembering Bob Miller by means of the items of material culture he left behind. I will finish up here by moving on to right side of the memorial. The pic above fulfills the promise at the end of the first article to show how…

Train Show Cancelled :(

In light of precautions ordered by state government in Illinois in response to the global coronavirus pandemic, the Illinois Terminal Division met today and formally cancelled this year’s edition of the Lincoln Square Village Train Show, scheduled for March 28 & 29 prior to the virus taking it out. We regret the need to do…

Preparing for the Lincoln Square Train Show

Just four weekends away, the annual model railroad event of the year in Champaign County is rolling toward us as the Illinois Terminal Division prepares to host the long-running Lincoln Square Train Show in Urbana on its own for the first time on March 28 and 29, 2020. Applications for tables at the show are…

Train Show Survival Guide

The annual Lincoln Square Train Show is looming in our windshield. Welcome aboard if you’re just catching up with us. Here’s a few tips on how to get the most out of helping and attending. #1 Bring your gloves. Hey, it’s got to do with railroads, so always good to have them along. Be sure…

Amazing Supplies at Art Coop

When you’re at the mall for the train show at the end of March, you may find a shop that can help your modeling efforts year around. Right at it’s center, Lincoln Square offers a great art supply store, the Art Coop, with plenty to appeal to model railroaders. You’ll find all sorts of paint,…

Arduino & Model RRing Clinic: ITD Meeting, Feb. 9 in Monticello

NMRA member Thomas Ose will present a session on “Arduino and Model Railroading” at the next Illinois Terminal Division monthly meeting.  It is coming up on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm at Buzz Swett’s home on the outskirts of Monticello. Write to our divisional email (bod@nmra-itd.org) if you need directions Arduino are…