November show is approaching!

November is fast approaching which means its almost Show Time!. We are working hard to finish this years work and bring the layout back to life. This year we have added more scenic lights in the Portland area and also have started putting working headlights in the many vehicles scattered throughout the Gorge. As a reminder our show dates are November 4,5-11,12-18,19-25,26. Doors are open 10am-5pm. Admission is $8.00 for adults, $3.00 for kids ages 3 to 11. Special VIP tours that takes you below and behind the scenes are available upon reservation. Just call us at 503-288-7246 or send an email to info@columbiagorgemodelrailroadclub.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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We are working hard

For the past year now our electronics crew have been busy working on upgrading the layout to a new operating system called JMRI. This entails rewiring all the track, adding new detection boards, and redesigning the dispatch panels. The dispatch panel is expected to be completed by mid 2018. As for rewiring the mainline, that is expected to be completed before our 2017 show in November. 

New dispatchpanels

New boards and wiring. 

This is some of the work being done under the layout to integrate the new JMRI system.

Our membership book is open!

All hands on deck! CGMRC members twist wire during our last work session.

All hands on deck! CGMRC members twist wire during our last work session.

While our layout is currently down for a major upgrade, our membership book is still open to new members! This is the perfect time to join, especially if you have experience with electronics, track work and/or scenery. For more information, please contact our membership coordinator

CGMRRC is looking for new members!

Are you interested in HO scale model trains? Looking for fellow model train enthusiasts to geek out with? Our membership book is open and we'd love to have you as a new member.

Stop by one of our regular Tuesday sessions, or email us at info@columbiagorgemodelrailroad.com to set up a special time to see the layout and ask any questions you have about membership. We hope to see you soon!