Welcome to the SDGRS website!
(members, be sure to log in to see all the menus and resources and pictures)
Meet your new SDGRS officers:
Per the SDGRS bylaws, the Officers were appointed at the BOD meeting after the election.
President: Chuck Klein
Vice President: Gene Cook
Treasurer : Andy Kann
Secretary: Tom Swank
At our October open house, and by mail and by email, we conducted our election. The election results for the 4 open spots:
Steve Berneberg 15
Greg Forman 18
Beverly Forman 16
James Kuhns 19
Sue Murray 25
Bob Treat 25
So Greg, James, Sue and Bob were elected to the BOD for a 2 year term. Per the Bylaws, the BOD will be electing the President, Vice President and Secretary from the BOD, at the November meeting.
Bored? Read up on what other clubs are doing:
We have updated our online archives of newsletters from other clubs, click RESOURCES on the main menu above. The BAGRS (Bay Area Garden Railroad Society) and the RCGRS (Rose City Garden Railroad Society) have 3 years of monthly newsletters archived here. Remember, you must be a member, and be logged in to this site to veiw them.
Don't have a login? Read down further!
Check the calendar:
This is updated before anything else. 90% of the questions sent in are answered on this page, and in the calendar.
All members are invited to submit pictures of their layouts, and we have space on the web site for everyone!
Check out the newly posted pictures of Gene Cooks railroad: http://sdgrs.com/pictures/member-s-layouts/gene-kim-cook
New September-October Garden Railroad eNews newsletter:
The official site is: https://grnews.org/
Here is the direct link: https://dl.orangedox.com/GRNews2021-5-Sept-Oct2021
SDGRS is also hosting the Garden Railroad eNews newsletters (as we host 7 other garden railroad newsletters) as a member convenience, they can be found under "resources" or CLICK HERE Note: only members who are logged into this site can access the other 7 club newsletter archives. If you are a member, and need a login, read down.
New for sale items
2-8-8-2 Mallet, LGB track cleaning car, etc. Please follow the RESOURCES -- FOR SALE menus, or click here
New "virtual open house" video:
Justin Rennilson made this great video for us "housebound" enthusiasts!
View it on the Rennilson page (CLICK HERE)
Navigating this web site:
Notice the menu items on the top, the calendar, resources and member info. There's a lot of information there. Also you can use the search menu at the top right to find things you are interested in.
Note: there's a lot of information on the site, the SDGRS bylaws are posted, member's layouts, etc. Just "explore" a bit!
Things to do during Covid:
We have lots of newsletters from other clubs on our site, under RESOURCES, please log in (or get your login, see bottom of page)
Read some of the online magazines, like Steam in the Garden www.steamup.com
Take your rolling stock out and check your wheel gauge (cheap calipers can be had at Harbor Freight), lube the axles.
Make a little test track, or even 6' of track to check out your locos. Bachmann makes inexpensive "rollers" to let you run your loco in place.
Visit some of the forums online like www.gscalecentral.com, www.mylargescale.com
If you have not renewed your SDGRS membership for 2020, don't worry, your 2020 dues are good for 2021!
Membership has it's privliges, join and enjoy more about SDGRS: http://sdgrs.com/membership-info/application
Login to this site to unlock more "goodies":
Need help? Have a question?
For members only (you need your login), see questions and requests for help from your fellow members. New? This is a great way to ask for help by posting a request where all the membership can see. Look in the RESOURCES menu, or CLICK HERE.
Also, please check out our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sdgrs. Again you need to be a member in good standing to join the group.
Members: this site is for you!
New events are added to the calendar all the time, so check there! Most events are also provided with a map, and you can get directions, and more information by clicking on an event.
If you know of a train-related event that should be on the calendar, email me, Greg, or any board member.