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Fox Valley Division Timetable

 

Regular meetings are held from 1:30 PM until 4:30 PM, at the Gary Morava Recreation Center, 110 W. Camp McDonald Road, Prospect Heights, IL 60070 and via the Zoom Video Conference application. All activities and dates are subject to change, so please check meeting listings regularly for any change in activity, location or time. Click HERE to display a map to the Gary Morava Recreation Center. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are free and guests are always welcome. Click on a meeting date below for additional details of that event.

 

All activities and dates are subject to change, so please check meeting listings regularly for any change in activity, or time. Meetings are free and guests are always welcome. Non-member guests should contact the   webmaster   for meeting logon information. Click on a meeting date below for additional details of that event. Please download the first two reference PDFs in advance of the Zoom meeting:

•   FVD Zoom Meeting Procedures   to understand our virtual meeting process.

•   FVD Zoom Meeting Quick guide   for quick assistance with the Zoom screen and other FAQs.

If you need additional help, click on:  Zoom Help Topics   for general application assistance.

Note: Zoom now requires that its applications have the latest updates installed before it will connect you to a meeting. Just open the application and it will automatically update itself or open the app and click on the small account icon in the upper right corner. Scroll down the menu and click on "Check for Updates". This takes a few minutes so please do not wait until the last minutes to open the app.

Regular division members on our email list will receive video conference login credentials via our meeting notices emailed to you about ONE WEEK PRIOR to the meet. If you are not a FVD member and/or not on our email list, and would like to attend as a guest, please contact the FVD webmaster for details on how to participate.

Photographs of contest entries will be displayed on the   CONTEST WEBPAGE   as they are received. Please upload your photos of your entry using the NO LATER THAN Noon on the Friday before the meet. Please include, your name, category, entry title and scale. You may send up to 3 photos of each entry - but only one entry per member per monthly category. Photos will display the best if they are 1200 pixels wide at 72 px/inch minimum but any size will work.

Click HERE to upload photos  


Contest voting will be via on-line ballot available either here, on the contest photo web-page or the Zoom meeting notice. The voting window opens 2 days before the meet and closes at NOON the day of the meet.

Click here to VOTE

 

Clinic Presentation: Dining on the Rails by Marita Richards
A brief history of railroad dining cars will be presented. In addition dining car service instructions which included detailed table set ups in the diner, the use of tableware, the variety of tenures, the life of the dining crews and more will be explained. Dining in the rails was an “experience like no other."

Contest: One Passenger Car

To enter the contest, please follow the instructions above this notice.

Show and Tell: Display any category or train related item

Clinic Presentation: Tips and Hacks by Jerry Kruger
Jerry will cover numerous ideas of using commonly available tools and supplies in novel and unexpected ways to help build and maintain your model railroad. You will want to try at least one of these and put it on your “to do” list, guaranteed.

Contest: Gondola with a load - Up to 5 entries per person. This month's contest is for in person meeting attendees only - no photograph voting.

Show and Tell: Display any category or train related item

Clinic Presentation: Grain and Railroads by Mark Vaughan

Contest: One entry of Over, Under, Around, or Through

To enter the contest, please follow the instructions above this notice.

Show and Tell: Display any category or train related item

Clinic Presentation: 2 Proto Steam Engine Overhauls by Chuck Rita

Contest: 1 Steam Locomotive

To enter the contest, please follow the instructions above this notice.

Show and Tell: Display any category or train related item

Clinic Presentation: NCE Switch Cat by Mike Wood

Contest: 1 Diesel Locomotive

To enter the contest, please follow the instructions above this notice.

Show and Tell: Display any category or train related item

Clinic Presentation: Interchanges by Scott Payne

Contest: 1 Illuminated structure

To enter the contest, please follow the instructions above this notice.

Show and Tell: Display any category or train related item

Clinic Presentation: TBA by TBA

Contest: 1 Refrigerated billboard car

To enter the contest, please follow the instructions above this notice.

Show and Tell: Display any category or train related item

Clinic Presentation: Weathering with Pastels by John Drozdak

Contest: 1 freight car with an Open load

To enter the contest, please follow the instructions above this notice.

Show and Tell: Display any category or train related item

Clinic Presentation: History of Cardboard Structures by Dave Lull

Contest: 1 Sturcture

To enter the contest, please follow the instructions above this notice.

Show and Tell: Display any category or train related item