Model Railroading

Club House Construction

Ground was broken on the new AMRS club house in the summer of 2002. The clubhouse measures 100 feet by 30 feet and houses the HO scale and N scale model railroad layouts. It also has an office/meeting area, extensive library containing many railroad magazines, reference books, and videos. Also included is a kitchen area and 2 bathrooms. With the exception of pouring and laying the floor slab and building the roof trusses, the club members built the rest of the building. It took 27 months to complete. The following pictures are just a small sampling of the many pictures taken during the building of the clubhouse and show club members pitching in to get the building completed.

Chad Schend, new club president, welcomes everyone to the ceremony.

The building is going up under the careful, skillful leadership of Paul Gamble.

Club members are busy working on the footings while another one supervises.

The cement keeps on coming.

The stem walls are progressing.

The holes are filled for more strength.

A professional crew is laying the cement floor.

Leveling a large cement floor is best left to the professionals.

Club members put in place the first wall of the new building.

All the stud walls are now in place.

Club members standing around admiring their work on the rafters.

Club members putting the finishing touches on the rafters.

Working between rainy days, the roof is finished.

A good crew of guys is putting down the last few rows.

The siding crew is hard at work.

By the next weekend, it was done.

Lots of "juice" is needed to run trains.

One of the two bathrooms is nearing completion none too soon.

The initial electrical distribution panel.

Expanded electrical distribution panel. Upgrades are always necessary.

Wallboard is going up

Wallboard is hung and the taping and mudding is next.

Lights are going in.

Need plenty of lights to see trains run.

The kitchen counter and cabinets are in place.

The office takes shape. It is also the meeting room.

Library shelves are hung.

Reference material begins to fill the shelves.

Outside storage is used to store large tools.

Canopy being installed where our public events are held. Club house in background.

The G scale overhead is completed by Eaglewings.

A G scale tressel with two diesels.