Monday, May 6, 2024

Meeting This Saturday in Powhatan, VA

Meeting in Powhatan, VA

Meeting starts at 930 AM

Meeting  Location: Chadwicks Orchards 1240 Dorset Rd, Powhatan, VA

Workshop 1 - Creating a well-built base for an Outdoor Railroad.  Art Chadwick has constructed a small but substantial roadbed to support a functional G Scale ourdoor railroad. Art will describe how he built it. The railroad is next to the main entrance to the main greenhouse.

Workshop 2 - Conifer Tree Make and Take - Bill Arhaus will demonstrate how to build conifer trees of various sizes.  As part of the workshop attendees will be able to make one of the smaller trees to take home for their layout.  

Layout Tours

Layout 1 - John Schule - Basement filling layouts - 

Layout 2 - Mike Bonner - 

Modeling Theme - Vehicles

Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Upcoming Clinic at Jerry Stanleys Hobby Barn on Tinkercad


WHEN: SATURDAY, April 13th, 2024
TIME:   The clinic will start at 10 AM and go until done
TOPIC: "Using Tinker CAD to Create 3D Drawings" 
Where: Jerry Stanley's Hobby Barn

Contact Jerry Stanley to make reservation.  If you need his contact info let the Superintendent know at

Zoom Call April 12th, 2024

 Just a heads up that the next JRD Zoom call will be April 12th. You should have gotten an email invitation which will be resent on Friday Morning.  

Items for Discussion

1.    May Meeting

2.    Joint Build - Hopper

3.   Partnership Program

4.    What's on your Work Bench?

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Monday, February 5, 2024

JRD Zoom Hangout This Friday - February 9th

 JRD Hangout this Friday February 9th on Zoom. Check your email for invitations 


Next Meeting in Ashland

First T-Trak Meeting

Whats on your Workbench?

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Layout Tour 2

Layout Tour 2

Ed Fischer’s HO Piedmont and Tidewater Railroad represents a short line that runs up the Northern Neck from Reedsville to Fredericksburg, which was planned but never actually built--pure freelance.  It also includes a rebuilt Virginia Central Railway from Fredericksburg to Orange---proto-freelance.  No stacks, no racks, no locals ducking into holes to let the varnish by; it is a switching layout with lots of places to spot railcars but not a lot of extras like scenery.

Layout Tour One - Jim Moores Southern Railway

 Our First Layout is Jim Moores Southern Railway themed layout The layout is HO Scale and measures 16ft by 27ft.  The setting is the Appalachian Region of Southwest Virginia, Southern West Virginia and western North Carolina in 1949. The layout focuses on coal hauling with a few through Freights and Passenger Trains.  

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Friday Night Hangout December 8th 7PM

Check your email for login credentials

December 8th at 7th


Next Meeting

New Tools in Philip Taylor Collection

What is on your work bench

Meeting This Saturday in Powhatan, VA

Meeting in Powhatan, VA Meeting starts at 930 AM Meeting  Location:  C hadwicks Orchards  1240 Dorset Rd, Powhatan, VA Workshop 1 - Creating...