The Outreach Committee’s goal
is to raise awareness of the Rocky Mountain Division of the Train
Collectors Association by interacting with other “railroad related”
organizations and enthusiasts, coordinating social events among our
members, and reaching out to the community to expand awareness of our club
and our public events.
Please contact the Community Outreach chairperson
via the 'Contact RMD' page for more information.
Contact the RMD Outreach Chairperson please use the
page and select 'Outreach'.
|RMD Modular Layout
The Modular Layout was built by dedicated RMD members in 1994 as a
way for all members to have an opportunity to run their toy trains,
and for the public to enjoy them! The layout is comprised of 17 individual modules and, when
assembled, is 30 feet by 12 feet in size. The modules
are stored and transported in a special trailer. The layout can be completely assembled in less than 2 hours,
and includes 3 separate 3-rail track loops and an operating accessories
area. Members sign up for 2-hour shifts, and all trains can be run by Command Module
remote or in conventional mode.
Layout Information and Photos]
|Doll Tea Floor Layout
Another popular RMD event is the floor layout at
the Denver Salvation Army’s Annual Doll Tea benefit each November.
|Boy Scouts of
Rocky Mountain Division of the Train Collectors Association offers
the opportunity for Boy Scouts to work on and complete the requirements for
the Railroading Merit Badge at our Summer
and Winter Holiday meets.
better way to end the school-year than with trains!
Over 200 children at Tennyson Knowles Elementary in
were in for a treat when RMD members set up a 4x8 operating
layout in the library. The
1st through 5th grade classes gathered
around as they ran both steam and diesel engines, operated the
coal loader and milk car, and ended with a great chase of
“bumper gang cars” to the delight of young and old!
The children were very inquisitive and eager to learn
about the various gauges of trains, electricity, switches and
to tell about their own experience with trains.
|VA Nursing Home
donated an O guage layout to the VA Nursing home in
Other RMD public events