By R. True - Valley View Reporter

Summer is quickly fading with just a few official days left and it's time to start thinking about this years train show season. I try to post the latest regional train show list as soon as received to the Show and Sale page, so check there for any show updates.

I have personally had my fill of this years wacko weather, but it has allowed me to make head-way on the layout while hiding from the heat (as well as the wife) in the basement. Completed the rewiring of the main lines into blocks for the signaling I hope to get installed and working soon. (Really need to make a decision on the controllers! Soon!) As I also did realignment of some troublesome areas while I had everything torn up, hopefully future de-railments on the Dakota Western will be down.

One of the things I did while working under the layout was include feeders to nearly every 3 ft. section mainline and insure all spurs and sidings were isolated and had their own feeders. Should have done it originally as it will be not only more reliable, but will allow more future flexibility (and it doesn't get any easier to do with age either!)

Happy Railroading!

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September - 2018
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Sep-17 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
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October - 2018
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Oct-08 Monday work night
Oct-15 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
Oct-22 Monday work night
Oct-29 Fun-Run Operations Night
Oct-31 Happy Halloween - look out for the trick or treaters
November - 2018
Nov-03 Saturday 10Am-4Pm GVRR Train Show, Mt. Clemens High School
Nov-04 Sunday 10Am-4Pm GVRR Train Show, Mt. Clemens High School
Nov-05 Monday Train Show recovery night
Nov-12 Monday work night
Nov-19 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
Nov-22 Thanksgiving Holiday - Turkey Day!
Nov-27 Monday work night
December - 2018
Dec-03 Monday work night
Dec-10 Monday work night
Dec-17 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
Dec-24 Christmas Eve - Snuggle in bed with visions of Trains in the head!
Dec-25 Merry Christmas to all - The Reason for the Season
Dec-26 Special Wednesday work night - Run what Santa Brung Ya
Dec-31 New Years Eve! - Enjoy but Stay Safe!
January - 2019
Jan-01 New Years Day - Have a Safe and Joyous Year!
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Jan-21 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
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Febuary - 2019
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Feb-18 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
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March - 2019
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Mar-18 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
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April - 2019
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Apr-22 Monday work night
Apr-29 Fun-Run Operations Night
May - 2019
May-05 Boy Scout Merit Badge Class at club
May-07 Quarterly Business Meeting
May-14 Monday work night
May-21 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
May-28 Memorial Day Holiday
May-29 Special Tuesday work night
June - 2019
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Jun-18 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
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July - 2019
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Jul-04 Independence Day Holiday
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Jul-30 Fun-Run Operations Night
August - 2019
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September - 2019
Sep-02 Labor Day Holiday
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Sep-16 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
Sep-23 Monday work night
Sep-30 Fun-Run Operations Night

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