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Upcoming Events of Interest for Division 1

Listed below are some of the Railroad/Model Railroad related events that are taking place around the Division. If you have an event that you would like to get listed, or you know of an event happening with in the Division, please send the event information to Division 1 Webmaster.



Oct 12-13, Spokane, WA
River City Modelers open house, 1130 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA 99202. Visit the River City Western HO scale model train layout. The 45 x 40 ft. two-level layout is a work in progress. Much of the scenery is completed, track work is mainly done and details are being worked on. There are approximately 19 scale miles of main line track. Open from 4 to 8 PM on Saturday and Noon to 4 PM on Sunday. Contact 509-535-3462 for more information.

Oct 13 (Sun), Spokane, WA
The Spokane Train show by the River City Modelers. 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center, Bldg. A, B & C, 404 N. Havana St. Over 200 tables of railroad related items for sale - model & toy trains, photos, books, toy autos & trucks, bridges & buildings, Train memorabilia, old lanterns, signs, china, linens, switch locks & keys & much more. Operating train layouts in N, HO, S, O, and G Scales plus a very large Free-mo layout. Operation lifesaver & a LEGO layout will be there too. Admission $6.00, 12 & under free. For more information and table rentals contact: Shirley Sample, P.O. Box 3065, Spokane, WA 99220 or cell 509-991-2317, home 509-292-8332. Email: shirley@busnws.com.

Oct 19 Sat),  Tangent, OR
The First Division Fall 2019 Mini Meet will take place on Saturday, October 19.  Both the Beavers and Ducks football teams are away this weekend.  We will meet at Grace Bible Fellowship, 33990 McFarland Rd in Tangent (a few miles south of Albany).  Doors open at 8am, and the meet will last from 9am to 12 noon.  Charlie Hutto will lead a "make and watch" clinic on using Fast Tracks jigs to create hand made turnouts ready for placement on a layout.  If you have any jigs, feel free to bring them to help others that may not have used these tools before.

The usual other activities will take place, including various model contests and door prizes.  Due to the venue, we ask that no sales take place on church property.

Following the mini meet, lunch will be served.  Sandwiches and chips will be provided, with a requested donation of $6.  The First Division Board will meet during this time, and all are invited to attend.

Other clinicians are still sought - please contact Charlie Hutto (charliehutto@hotmail.com) if you are able to help out, or have any other questions about this event.

Driving Directions From I-5
Take Exit 228 to OR34 westbound (towards Corvallis), then take the OR99E exit and turn left (northbound) towards Albany.  About a mile north of OR34, take a left on McFarland Rd.  The church is about a quarter mile down this road on the right.  Signs will point you to the entrance closest to the road.

Nov 9 (Sat), 16, 23, 30, Portland, OR
Mt Hood Model Engineers Fall Open House 5500 SE Belmont S, basement level. Noon till 5PM. 40 year plus club with many updates. Nov 9th: Modern equipment; Nov 16th: Members pride; Nov 23rd: Steam; Nov 30th: Mt Hood equipment. Info:- mhmeng@aol.com or www.mthoodmodelengineers.org, Facebook: Mount Hood Model Engineers Club

Nov 9-10, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Train Expo 2019 at the Pacific National Exhibition Forum, 2901 East Hastings Street. Saturday - 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday - 10 am to 5 pm Adults $12, Seniors (60+) $10, Youth (6 to 15yrs) $6, Children under 6 Free, Family Rate $30, NMRA members $10. Lots of parking on the grounds ($13.00) or easy access via buses on Hastings Street or Renfrew Street with connection to Millennium Line Renfrew Station or Expo Line 29th Street Station. Info:- www.vancouvertrainexpo.ca

Nov 30 - Dec 1, Central Point, OR
42nd ANNUAL ROGUE VALLEY RAILROAD SHOW, Thanksgiving Weekend, at the Jackson County EXPO, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point, OR. Show hours: Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4. Adults $5, 6-12 $1, 5 and under FREE with adult. Railroad displays, Operating layouts and Exhibits, Operation Life Saver, SWAP Meet, raffles and more. Info: Email Roguevalleyrailroadshow@gmail.com, or call Bruce K 1-541-613-1638.

Dec 7, Rickreall, OR
WVMRC annual Railroad Show and Swap Meet: Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Hwy. West (Hwy 22 and Hwy 99W 10 miles west of Salem).9:30 AM-2:30 PM. Over 100 tables, all scales of trains. Admission: Adults $5, children under 12-free, 8 ft. tables $30 each. We try to have a large variety of trains and railroad items available to purchase, over 100 tables, (all scales of trains). The parking is free and the site is handicapped accessible. This is our 21st show at this site and everyone has been pleased with the selection and prices. Info:- Judy MacInnes, 503-581-6071, macinnej@msn.com, www.wvmrm.webs.com

Dec 20-22, North Bend, OR
The South Coast Train Club, Model Train Show, will take place December 20-22 at the Pony Village Mall in North Bend.


Mar 14 (Sat), Portland, OR
WIllamette Model Railroad Club Swap Meet 9:30 am to 3 pm at the W.D. Jackson Armory 6255 NE Cornfoot Rd. Portland, OR 97218. Over 115 tables of Model Railroad equipment in all Scales, Railroad Memorabilia, Books, Photos and More. Admission $5.00, under 12 free. Free parking. Info: Brigg Franklin wmrcswapmeet@gmail.com (360) 241-5908.

Mar 28 (Sat), Boise, ID
3rd Division NMRA Spring Meet, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3100 S. Five Mile Rd., Boise, ID 83709 (Victory and Five Mile) Registration - 8:30 amInfo:- Chris Mesa cmesa57@gmail.com

April 21-24, Eugene, OR
First Division will host the NMRA Pacific Northwest Region Annual Convention at the Valley River Inn. More information later.

July 12-20, St Louis, MO
NMRA 2020 National Convention "Gateway 2020". Info: gateway2020.org


June 16-20, Boise, ID
The 2021 NMRA Pacific Northwest Region Annual Convention will take place in Boise, ID.  More information later.

Santa Clara, CA
NMRA 2021 National Convention.  More information later.


Birmingham, England
NMRA 2022 National Convention.  More information later.

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