Wednesday Evening Train Talk & Ops Starts March 31

Everyone is invited to join us on Wednesdays from 6 to 8pm starting March 31. We’ll be operating on the Four Corners Division as well as discussing modeling, the local prototype scene, layout news for those who have it, and a first look at what’s on your workbench. Join us for a few minutes or the whole 2 hours, either in person or via Zoom. Bring a model, if possible.

Pandemic got you down?

Want to talk trains?

Want to run trains?

Starting March 31 and then

every Wednesday from 6 to 8pm

Ops session and train talk

at Mike’s

In person Or via Zoom

Join us to operate, talk trains or layouts, or to share that new model or project

Everyone with an interest in model railroading is invited, no matter what your skill level

In person

We can accommodate up to 4 Crew at each session

Bring your mask or vaccine card

Please sign up in advance with the host

via contact info below

Or Via Zoom

Meeting: 819 5434 5485

Passcode: 088555

Stop by for 5 minutes or the whole 2 hours

For further info:

Call 217-344-5609

Or email

Some pics around the layout:


We operate with a NCE DCC system supported by JMRI wireless so you can use your phone as a throttle or use one of ours


Your host, Mike, is located near downtown Urbana and is tested twice weekly and vaccinated.


  1. Thomas,
    Yeah, sorry about the current schedule. Wednesday’s seem best for getting people out in general.

    However, FYI for you and anyone else who can’t make it at the Wednesday slot, I’m happy to arrange an alternative evening date/time to operate here in person. If we do that, we’ll go ahead and put it up on Zoom, too, and I’ll figure out a way to announce that in case people want to watch at that alternative date/time. Just shoot me what works for you and I’ll try to arrange.

  2. Love come do it work at 130pm on Wednesday, have Monday and Thursdays off right know .
    Thomas Northway

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