Mallet crosses timber bridge on James Kuhns' layout
Welcome to the SDGRS website!
(members, be sure to log in to see all the menus and resources and pictures)
2022 Dues were due in January 2022
If you no longer receive the newsletter, then your SDGRS membership has lapsed. We'd like you back! Click here for the membership/renewal form and renewal instructions
Member's layouts and personal pages
All members are invited to submit pictures of their layouts, and we offer limited space for personal "pages" (like a mini web site).
Check out the newly posted DIY guide to installing battery power by Steve siedensticker: CLICK HERE
The general index to member pages is here: MEMBER PAGE INDEX
May-June Garden Railroad eNews newsletter:
The official site is: https://grnews.org/
Here is the direct link: https://dl.orangedox.com/2022.3.GRNews.May-June.Website
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.
2022 National Garden Railway Convention early registration ends soon!
Click HERE to get information and register for the Convention this year in colorado in June. The discounted rates end at the end of March!
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.
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
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.