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Model Railroads 101 -Module Building

Dates: November 7-28, 2023

Meets: Tu from 6 PM to 8 PM

Location: Career Technical Education Academy

Registration Fee: $65.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

All aboard! Get on track to learning the basics of how to get started in model railroading from members of the Dakota Southeastern Division (DSED) Model Railroad Club. Receive hands on experience in creating an N-scale T-Trak module. T-Trak meets international standards allowing modules to be joined with other T-Trak modules to build a miniature world of model trains. A prebuilt 2ft module base will be provided. Participants will add track, electrical and scenery to the module which is theirs to take home. One session will be a tour of two model railroad home layouts that will give inspiration to what can be done or how to build an in-home model railroad. Families are encouraged to participate together on building a module. One module is included with registration fee. Additional modules may be purchased with advance notice for $50. Family registration includes up to 2 adults & 2 children (or 1 adult & 3 children) Ages 16 and up. (under 16 with a participating adult)

Fee: $65.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Registration Fee$ 65.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Registration Fee for Two$ 75.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Family Registration Fee$ 85.00

Career Technical Education Academy


Career & Technical Education

4700 W Career Circle

Sioux Falls, SD

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Jim Krekelberg DSED NMRA

Jim Krekelberg has worked in accounting for 40+ years and recently retired from the Good Samaritan Society after 30 years. Married with two grown children and three grandkids. Jim has been involved with model railroading for the past 15 years when he joined the Dakota Southeastern Division, DSED, model railroad club after attending a similar ComEd class. He has held officer positions at both the local and region level. Jim has an N-scale model railroad at his home that has about 600 ft of track. He also has an N-scale traveling layout that goes to shows and events for kids to operate.

Jay Manning NMRA

Jay Manning has been deeply involved in modular model railroading for over 30 years working in both HO scale and N scale. He has been recognized by the National Model Railroad Association as a Master Scenery Builder. He is experienced in scenery construction from the flat plains of South Dakota to the mountains of the East Coast and South Dakota. He has taught classes and seminars at conventions and club shows for many years. One of his most popular classes "Mountain Making for Children" is a hands-on class for children where they build a mountain scene in about half an hour with their parents as observers-scenery building is great way to get family involvement in model railroading.
Date Day Time Location
11/07/2023Tuesday6 PM to 8 PM Career Technical Education Academy
11/14/2023Tuesday6 PM to 8 PM Career Technical Education Academy
11/21/2023Tuesday6 PM to 8 PM Career Technical Education Academy
11/28/2023Tuesday6 PM to 8 PM Career Technical Education Academy


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