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The Redford Model Railroad Club models the "Sand Hill and Western Railroad"




2015 Club Officers

L-R: President Curt Brown, Vice-President Tim Dumas,
Secretary Matt Letts, Treasurer Bob Bailey

Welcome to the Redford Model Railroad Club, the oldest HO scale model railroad club in Michigan was founded in 1938. 
Our mission is to offer fun, fellowship and an opportunity to learn and grow in the hobby of HO scale model railroading.
The Redford Model Railroad Club also offers opportunity to enjoy special social events, visit other members personal layouts,participate in holiday parties and functions and help with annual public train shows - Plus visit other HO model railroad clubs.

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March 2015 - Trainorama - Many Door Prize Winners
   
Mike Brown's Layout
See Steve's Layout - Theme is Ferrysburg and Grand Haven, Michigan

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE - 2015 - 2016
SATURDAYS 12 NOON TO 4 PM
27316 Michigan Avenue (East of Inkster Rd.)
in back of the Inkster Police Station

Always New Scenery, Double & Single track mainlines, Branchline ends at a ferry, HO layout 52 ft. x 26 ft, DCC & DC Operation. View various phases of continuous layout construction. Great for kids of all ages - train whistle & other train sounds. Variety of locomotives, cars and advertising train.Double & Single track mainlines,
Great for kids of all ages - train whistle & other train sounds!FREE admission!
Donations cheerfully accepted!

April 25, 2015 Diesel Days
May 9, 2015 Steam Days
May 23, 2015 Diesel Days
September 19, 2015
October 3, 2015 - Steam Days
October 10, 2015
November 7, 2015
November 21, 2015
December 12, 2015
January 9, 2016
January 23, 2016 - Steam Days

February 6, 2016
February 20, 2016
March 5, 2016
March 26, 2016
April 9, 2016
April 23, 2016
May 7, 2016 - Steam Days
May 21, 2016

No Open Houses
during June, July
and August 2015
and 2016



 

Club member Bruce Wolff examines his current project of rebuilding Kinderhook Depot.

February 7, 2015  After obtaining approval from the Vice-President, the Trainmaster and the Open House supervisor, at last Thursday's work session I began the work to reconfigure the passenger station tracks at Kinderhook.


I had been waiting until I had enough time (a whole weekend) to devote to the project so that the new tracks could be fully functional before the next operating session.  But I know now that that much time would never come.  Either some tracks would have to be out of service for some operating sessions / open houses, or the project would never be started.

Currently, the two station tracks closest to the aisle have been removed.  Their turnouts are still in place, but have been spiked to prevent inadvertent access.  The next track over is still in place, but does not have power beyond the turnout frog.  The last two tracks (the last station track, and the industrial track) are still in place and have power.  However, all of these tracks will be coming out to make room for new cork sheet and the newly relaid tracks as approved by the club last year.

I'm going to commit to the club that the new tracks will be in place and fully operational by the next Equinox.  Structures and scenery may take a bit longer.

Best regards,
Bruce

 

THE ENTIRE LAYOUT
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Dear Sand Hill & Western members,
The first issue of Model Railroader I purchased was the November 1969 issue (I was 12 years old) which featured a pictorial essay on the Sand Hill & Western. I was impressed by the paint scheme of the SH&W’s locomotives. Fast forward to about ten years ago when I was at a train show (Trainorama?) and found a used shell of a Sand Hill & Western SD9 (old Athearn wide body) #4409 for sale with a price of one dollar. Thanks to eBay I was able to get a new chassis/motor, handrails, windows and even a horn to complete the restoration. Allow me to present Sand Hill and Western locomotive 4409 alive and well.
Have Fun,  Frank Traum



Our friend and fellow member, Calvin Shepherd,
received the Congressional Gold Medal at the Capitol in Washington D.C.

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., talks with Calvin Shepherd of Inkster before Montford Point Marines,
the nation’s first black Marines, receive a Congressional Gold Medal. It’s the highest civilian award the government gives

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