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"So many events, so little time!"

Contact Dave Grenier for additions or changes to the calendar
Last Updated: 16 June 2017

2017 EVENTS
Daylight Express 2017 PCR Convention cars are still available for sale on the Company Store page.
Daylight Express 2017 PCR Convention shirts are now available and may be ordered from Daylight Sales. (Not affiliated with Daylight Express or Daylight Division PCR/NMRA.)
June 16, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, An Evening with ScaleTrains.com, South Bay Historical Railroad Society, 1005 Railroad Avenue, Santa Clara Caltrain Station, Santa Clara, CA. (408) 243-3969. Flyer

Calling all model railroad enthusiasts, engineers, and entrepreneurs! The South Bay Historical Railroad Society is pleased to welcome ScaleTrains.com to the Santa Clara Depot. Join SBHRS members and guests for a rousing evening and informative presentation by ScaleTrains.com founders Shane Wilson (President), Mike Hopkins (Vice President of Product Development), and Paul Ellis (Executive Product Development Manager).

RSVP reservations are required due to limited seating available. General Registration is $5.00.

Launched in 2015, ScaleTrains.com is an innovative manufacturer of HO and N scale locomotives, freight cars, and vehicles, started by a team with more than 125 years of experience in the model railroad hobby and industry.

Join members and guests at the first installment of our SBHRS Manufacturers Roundtable to learn how ScaleTrains.com is poised to take the model railroading world by storm.

Come hear ScaleTrains.com’s team of founding “envelope pushers” speak to how they discovered ways of manufacturing new models using a process with the potential to revolutionize the model railroading industry.

Following the presentation, join Shane, Mike, and Paul in the train room to see their latest models and products on the SBHRS’s impressive N and HO scale layouts.

Light food and refreshments will be served throughout the evening.

Questions or comments: rsvp@sbhrs.org
June 17, 2017 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, San Francisco Bay Area Prototype Modelers 2017 Meet, St. David's School Hall, 871 Sonoma St., Richmond, CA. MAP

View lots of superb railroad models! Bring your models, finished or, better yet, still in progress! All scales, eras, and roads are welcome. Bring your Friends!

Featuring:
  • Scale Railroad Models on display
  • Informative Clinics & Presentations
  • Our bountiful raffle featuring great prizes from major model railroad manufacturers and from local hobby shops.
General Admission: $10.00
June 24, 2017 - Noon to 5:00 pm, Honolulu Mini Maker Faire, Iolani School, Honolulu, Hawaii.
June 24 & 25, 2017 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Carquinez Toy Train Operating Museum Open House, 645 Loring Ave (Across from C&H Sugar), Crockett, CA. MAP

We are mostly 3-rail O gauge, but have tracks for 2-rail, S gauge and Standard Gauge. Prospective members invited to view our operations. Bring your Friends! We share the building with the Carquinez Model Railroad Society.

Admission: $8.00 donation per adult requested.
July 8, 2017 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Reno Mini Maker Faire, Idlewild Park, Reno, Nevada.

July 30 – August 6, 2017 - Orange Blossom Special, NMRA 2017 National Convention and National Train Show, The Rosen Plaza Hotel, International Drive, Orlando, FL.
August 12, 2017 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 23rd Annual Garden Layout Tour and Food Drive to benefit St. Joseph's Family Center in Gilroy and the Community Food Bank of San Benito County (formerly Community Pantry) in Hollister, presented by the Bay Area Garden Railroad Society and the South County Garden Railroaders. Flyer

Visit 9-10 model railroads running through some of the most unusual backyard gardens in Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Hollister, and Aromas.

Drop off your donations of non-perishable food items (canned goods, pasta, cereal, etc.), cash, or checks (payable to "St Joseph's Family Center" or "Community Food Bank of San Benito County") and pick up a guide book of the layouts at any of these locations:

For more information or to have a guidebook e-mailed to you, contact Nigel at nigel@candntractors.com or call (831) 750-2801.

August 19, 2017 - NEW DATE - The Sierra Division August meet will be in Virginia City, Nevada. Details of tours in the morning and meeting place in the afternoon are still being arranged.
August 30 – September 2, 2017 - 37th Annual National Narrow Gauge Convention, Denver, Colorado.
September 3, 2017 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, San Jose Mini Maker Faire, History Park, San Jose, CA.
September 13 – 16, 2017 - Pacific Southwest Region 2017 Convention, Radisson Ontario Airport, 2200 East Holt Blvd, Ontario, CA. Map
September 24, 2017 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Coast Division Meet, BPOE Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501, MAP  

From the North: Take Highway 880 south. Take exit #39B/23rd Avenue/Alameda onto Kennedy St. Turn right onto 23rd Avenue, then bear right onto 29th, which becomes Park. Turn right on Santa Clara.

From the South: Take Highway 880 North. Take Exit 38, High St. Turn left on High St. Bear right on Gibbons. Turn right on Santa Clara. The Elks Lodge is on the right.

Come meet other local model railroaders during our free quarterly meet and enjoy free clinics, model, photo & switching contests/displays, videos, etc! Bring YOUR questions to modeler's roundtable for answers. You may win a door prize! Enjoy our lively auction of model railroading items & more!

September 30 & October 1, 2017 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Carquinez Toy Train Operating Museum Open House, 645 Loring Ave (Across from C&H Sugar), Crockett, CA. MAP

We are mostly 3-rail O gauge, but have tracks for 2-rail, S gauge and Standard Gauge. Prospective members invited to view our operations. Bring your Friends! We share the building with the Carquinez Model Railroad Society.

Admission: $8.00 donation per adult requested.
October 13 – 15, 2017 - Central Coast Railroad Festival, San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties, CA., Hosted by San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum, 1940 Santa Barbara Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA.   MAP
October 14, 2017 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Rocklin Mini Maker Faire, Sierra College, Rocklin, CA. Parking is FREE! (Thank you, Sierra College!)

Makers Apply Here!
October 22, 2017 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, East Bay Mini Maker Faire, Park Day School & Studio One Art Center, 360 42nd Street, Oakland, CA.
November 4 & 5, 2017 - Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Fall Train Show and Open House, South Bay Historical Railroad Society, 1005 Railroad Avenue, Santa Clara Caltrain Station, Santa Clara, CA. (408) 243-3969.

  • Admission: $5 all persons 18 and over.
  • Two museum-quality model railroad displays, running multiple trains (HO- and N-scale).
  • Enjoy our museum of real railroad artifacts.
  • The historic Santa Clara tower is a great place to spot a real train whiz by.
  • Come view the 1912 Pullman business car and imagine 1st class travel back in the day!
  • Check out our used items for sale at the Company Store.
  • Live Blue Grass music by Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association on Saturday from 12:00 - 3:00 pm.
  • Come on by and talk railroading with fellow railfans and SBHRS members.
  • Come see one of the best railroad libraries in Northern California.
  • All-Day Lunch Counter
December 3, 2017 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Coast Division Meet, 1001 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA. (at SF Bay Area Council Office of Boy Scouts of America)

Driving: Exit Davis Street from 880, 0.6 mi east to 1001 Davis on right.
BART: Exit San Leandro Station, walk 0.3 mi west on Davis St to SW corner of Davis at Orchard Ave, across from Thrasher Park. MAP

Enjoy free clinics, model, photo & switching contests & displays. Free door prizes. Buy raffle tickets for modeling prizes, enjoy silent and live auctions of model railroading stuff.

December 9 & 10, 2017 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Carquinez Toy Train Operating Museum Open House, 645 Loring Ave (Across from C&H Sugar), Crockett, CA. MAP

We are mostly 3-rail O gauge, but have tracks for 2-rail, S gauge and Standard Gauge. Prospective members invited to view our operations. Bring your Friends! We share the building with the Carquinez Model Railroad Society.

Admission: $8.00 donation per adult requested.
December 25, 2017 - Merry Christmas
2018 and BEYOND EVENTS
January 26 – 28, 2018 – TBA – Bay Area Layout Design & Operations Weekend, Sponsored by Pacific Coast Region-NMRA , Layout Design and Operations Special Interest Groups.


The meet and all three days of layout tours are open to ALL, regardless of affiliation or membership. NMRA, PCR, LDSIG, or OPSIG membership is NOT required! Even NASG members are welcome! If you can't join us for the entire meet, at least come out and enjoy some truly wonderful layouts.

DAY-BY-DAY SCHEDULE

  • Friday - 7:00 to 10:00 pm - Welcome dinner (no-host) at TBA, followed by layout tours.
  • Saturday - 8:30 am to 10:00 pm - Clinics and panel discussions, layout design consultations, "Birds of a Feather", followed by layout tours. 
  • Sunday - Operations Sessions (newcomers and out-of-towners encouraged!), layout tours.
April 4 – 8, 2018 - Enduring Rails 2018 PCR Convention, DoubleTree by Hilton, Rohnert Park, CA.

Save the date! Come join us for 5 days of clinics, contests, layout tours, operating sessions, prototype tours, and more! For more information, see the Enduring Rails 2018 website for all the information you need. Online registrations now open!

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Future NMRA Conventions for Long Range Planning

2017 - July 30 - August 6, Orlando, FL

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2018 - August 5 - 12, Kansas City, MO

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2019 - July 7 - 14, 2019, Salt Lake City, UT

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2020 - St. Louis, MO

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Weekly Activities

Changes? e-Mail Dave Grenier at: pcrWebmaster@pcrnmra.org

Every Monday 7:00 PM / Santa Cruz County Railroad Historical Society (HO, N, G)
Watsonville, CA / Rick Lopez, e-mail: rick213@pnet.net or 831-768-8211

Every Tuesday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM / Empire Builders Model Railroad Club (HO) 3318 School St, Oakland, CA / e-mail: president@ebmrc.org. Also see Saturday.

Every Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 PM / Roseville Roundhouse Model Railroad Club (HO)
Roseville, CA / George Carter, e-mail: Geo_Clairie_Carter@msn.com

Every Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 PM / Golden Empire Historical and Modeling Society (HO, N)
Bakersfield, CA / Doug Wagner, e-mail: carldw@aol.com or 661-589-0391 / Club phone 661-325-5820

Every Tuesday 5:00 to 8:00 PM / South Bay Historical Railroad Society (Museum, Library, HO, N, 4'8")
1005 Railroad Ave, Santa Clara, CA / Club phone 408-243-3969. Also see Saturday.

Every Tuesday 7:00 to 9:00 PM / Lompoc Valley Model Railroad and Historical Society (HO)
428 North I Street, Lompoc, CA / Contact Club President Terry Slaughter at 805-757-0249. / Also see Friday.

Every Tuesday 7:30 to 9:00 PM / San Leandro Historical Railway Society (HO, O, G) 1302 Orchard Ave, San Leandro, CA / Club phone 510-569-2490. Info: info@slhrs.org. Also see Saturday.

Every Tuesday 7:30 PM / South Coast Society of Model Engineers (Z, N, HO, O, G, Steam, Trolley, Diesel)
Round robin meetings weekly at members' homes. Also field trips. Business meeting on third Tuesday at Wood Glen Hall, 3010 Foothill Rd (@Alamar), Santa Barbara, CA / Contact: Bruce Morden, e-mail: bdmorden@sbceo.org

Every Tuesday and Friday 7:00 - 10:00 pm / Black Diamond Lines Model Railroad Club Work and gab session (HO) Antioch, CA / E-mail: info@blackdiamondlines.com / Club phone 925-779-1964.

Every Tuesday and Friday 7:00 PM / Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society (HO, HOn3)
Walnut Creek, CA / Darlene Ferguson, e-mail: totempolekds@hotmail.com / Club phone 925-937-1888

Every Wednesday 7:30 PM / West Bay Model Railroad Association (O, S, HO)
Menlo Park, CA / Bo Liljeberg, e-mail: bo.lennart@yahoo.com / Club phone 650-322-0685

Every Wednesday 7:30 PM / Gold Coast Modular RR Club (HO)
Meets in members' homes in Ventura County, CA / Jerry Mittelholtz, e-mail: mittelj@vcss.k12.ca.us or 805-525-5136 / David Minkin, e-mail:  dddave@compuserve.com

Every Wednesday & Friday 7:00 to 10:00 PM / Carquinez Model Railroad Society (HO)
645 Loring Ave (Across from C&H Sugar), Crockett, CA / Greg Ockander 510-787-6703 or cmrs.trainclub@gmail.com

Every Wednesday evening & Saturday afternoon / West Bay Model Railroad Association (HO) / 1090 Merrill Street, near the Menlo Park Station, Menlo Park, CA / Lauren Mercer 650-322-9335 or Tom Vanden Bosch 650-369-8305

Every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday / Santa Susana Railroad Historical Society (HO)
Simi Valley, CA / Richard Dale Parshall, e-mail: oltwntrn@pacbell.net / 805-522-9721 or jamromin@socal.rr.com  / http://www.trainweb.org/ssmrc/

Every Thursday 6:15 PM / Thursday Nite Boomers (all) / San Luis Obispo County, CA / Terry N. Taylor, e-mail: terryntaylor@charter.net or 805-595-9535

Every Friday 7:00 PM / Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society (HO, HOn3)
Walnut Creek, CA / Darlene Ferguson, e-mail: totempolekds@hotmail.com / Club phone 925-937-1888

Every Friday 7:00 to 9:00 PM / Lompoc Valley Model Railroad and Historical Society (HO)
428 North I Street, Lompoc, CA / Contact Club President Terry Slaughter at 805-757-0249. / Also see Tuesday.

Every Friday 7:00 - 10:00 pm / Black Diamond Lines Model Railroad Club Work and gab session (HO) Antioch, CA / E-mail: info@blackdiamondlines.com / Club phone 925-779-1964 (Also Tuesday night)

Every Friday 7:30 to 10:00 PM / Golden State Model Railroad Museum / East Bay Model Engineers Society (O, HO, N, Narrow Gauge, Traction)
Point Richmond, CA / Club Phone 510-234-4884 or info@gsmrm.org

Every Friday 7:30 PM / Sacramento Model Railroad Historical Society (HO, On3)
Sacramento, CA / Dave Megeath, e-mail: d.megeath@comcast.net or 916-927-3618

Every Friday 7:30 PM / Silicon Valley Lines Model Railroad Club (HO)
San Jose, CA / Mark Gurries, e-mail: gurriesm@macconnect.com or 408-377-0544

Every Friday 7:30 - 9:30 PM / Tri-City Society of Model Engineers (HO, N)
Niles Plaza, Fremont, CA / Stanley Keiser, e-mail: sbkeiser@juno.com or 510-791-1504

Every Saturday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM / Fresno Model Railroad Club (HO, N)
1321 Betty Lane, Selma, CA / Mailing Address: PO Box 181, Selma, CA 93662

Every Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM / San Leandro Historical Railway Society (HO, O, G)
1302 Orchard Ave, San Leandro, CA / Club phone 510-569-2490 . Info: info@slhrs.org. Also see Tuesday.

Every Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM / South Bay Historical Railroad Society (Museum, Library, HO, N, 4'8") 1005 Railroad Ave, Santa Clara, CA / Club phone 408-243-3969. Also see Tuesday.

Every Saturday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM / Empire Builders Model Railroad Club (HO) 3318 School St, Oakland, CA / e-mail: president@ebmrc.org. Also see Tuesday.

Every Saturday afternoon / West Bay Model Railroad Association (HO) / 1090 Merrill Street, near the Menlo Park Station, Menlo Park, CA / Lauren Mercer 650-322-9335 or Tom Vanden Bosch 650-369-8305. Also see Wednesday.

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Monthly Activities

Changes? e-Mail Dave Grenier at: pcrWebmaster@pcrnmra.org

First and Third Thursday - 7:00 PM / Siskiyou Model RR Club / Yreka Western Depot, 300 East Miner St., Yreka, CA (Exit 775 from I-5). Info: Tom Brass, (530) 842-4921, Glenn Joesten (530) 340-2537

First Friday 7:30 PM / San Leandro Historical Railway Society (HO, O, G), Monthly meeting / 1302 Orchard Ave, San Leandro, CA / Club phone 510-569-2490 / Info: info@slhrs.org.

Second Tuesday 7:30 PM / Empire Builders Model Railroad Club (HO) 3318 School St, Oakland, CA / e-mail: president@ebmrc.org

Second Wednesday 8:00 PM / West Bay Model Railroad Association, Monthly Business Meeting, 1090 Merrill Street, Menlo Park, CA / Lauren Mercer 650-322-9335 or Tom Vanden Bosch 650-369-8305

Second Wednesday 7:30 PM / Golden Empire Historical and Modeling Society (HO&N)
Bakersfield, CA / Doug Wagner, e-mail: carldw@aol.com or 661-589-0391 / Club phone: 661-325-5820

Second Saturday 10:00 AM / Tehachapi Loop RR Club / Tehachapi, CA / Tom O'Brien, e-mail: threerail@earthlink.net 661-822-1546

Second Saturday 1:00 PM / European Train Enthusiasts (ETE) Sacramento Chapter (Z, HO, 1)
Sacramento, CA / Roland DiFranco 209-948-6776 or Steven Stern, e-mail: sterns@rahul.net

Second Saturday 1:30 PM / Carquinez Toy Train Operating Museum Business Meeting , 645 Loring Ave (Across from C&H Sugar), Crockett, CA. MAP

Second Saturday 3:00 - 6:00 PM / California Central Club (HO & HOn3) / Old Agnew Station, 4185 Bassett St, Santa Clara, CA / Subject to change, contacting us in advance of your visit is highly recommended at: ccmrc1961@gmail.com

Second & Fourth Weekends / Swanton Pacific Railroad Society (19")
Santa Cruz County, CA / Ed Carnegie, e-mail: ecarnegi@calpoly.edu or 805-756-2378

Mid-Month Weekends / Bitter Creek Western RR (Live Steam)
Arroyo Grande, CA / Dan Andrews, e-mail: danandrews@charter.net or 805-481-0419

Third Monday 7:00 PM / San Luis Obispo Model Railroad Association (all)
Oceano Depot, CA / Dennis Pearson, e-mail: info@slomra.org or 805-929-3062

Third Tuesday 7:00 PM / Visalia Electric Model Railroad & Historical Society / Meets at Ryan's Place Restaurant, 3103 South Mooney Blvd, Visalia, CA / Cecil Eppler, e-mail: cecil_eppler@sbcglobal.net

Third and First Thursday - 7:00 PM / Siskiyou Model RR Club / Yreka Western Depot, 300 East Miner St., Yreka, CA (Exit 775 from I-5). Info: Tom Brass, (530) 842-4921, Glenn Joesten (530) 340-2537

Third Friday 7:00 - 11:00 PM / Black Diamond Lines Model Railroad Club Operating session (HO) / Antioch, CA / Info: info@blackdiamondlines.com / Club phone 925-779-1964

Third Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Noon / San Joaquin Central Operating Session (HO) / Fresno, CA / Chuck Harmon, e-mail: harmonsta@aol.com or 559-299-4385. It's April 1949 on SP's Donner Pass and fictitious SJC. An advance courtesy contact is appreciated. Send e-mail to be added to mailing list.

Third Saturday / Sacramento Modular Railroaders Operating Session (HO) / Sacramento, CA / Scott McAllister, e-mail: scooter923@att.net

Fourth Wednesday 7:00 PM / Coast Toy Train Club / Wood Glen Hall, 3010 Foothill Rd (at Alamar), Santa Barbara, CA / Lots of collecting in S, O, and Standard gauges. / Contact: Ken Kelley, e-mail: kenatttr@thirdrail.com

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Other Activities

Changes? e-Mail Dave Grenier at: pcrWebmaster@pcrnmra.org

Irregular / Central California Operators Group (all) / varies / Steve Hayes, e-mail: hayeswp@hotmail.com 209-536-1847

Irregular / Northern California Free-mo (HO) / San Francisco Bay Area / Gregg Fuhriman, e-mail: gregg@atwc.teradyne.com or 408-365-9508 / http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Free-mo/

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