Schedule of Events 2017

February

General News:

All Month: Rail Tales will continue construction of the 3rd diorama for the American Revolutionary War Museum (The Battle of Trenton).

Saturday, February 4th: No demonstration. Bret will be out of the store most of the day. 

Saturday, February 11th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of advanced painting techniques: weathering and airbrushing from 2 pm until 4 pm. The model club meeting will immediately follow.

Saturday, February 18th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic track-laying and wiring using flex-track from 2 pm until at least 4 pm. We will be working in HO scale for this demonstration, installing track on a standard module.

Saturday, February 25th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of our basic scenery making techniques from 2 pm until 4 pm or later. This will be a demonstration of our mountain making technique. This demonstration may be filmed.

 

Gaming News:

Every Friday: Friday Night Magic (FNM) will continue to be draft format. The draft starts at 6:30 pm and cost $14.00. The draft format will be Aether Revolt.

Sunday, February 5th, 12th, and 19th: The store will be available for open board gaming from 12 noon until at least 8pm. Note that space may be limited on the 12th due to Games Day for Magic the Gathering.

Sunday, February 5th and 19th: the store will host a magic event based on demand. Contact Nathan (984 1170) for details.

Sunday, February 12th: Rail Tales will host the Aether Revolt Games Day starting at 1 pm. This is a Standard event.

Sunday, February 26th: Rail Tales will host an operating session for the Jefferson Railroad. The store will be open for this event but space limitations will preclude gaming on this day. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Club News:

Saturday, February 11th: The Charlottesville Model Club will meet at the usual 4 pm time.

Sunday, February 26th: The Jefferson Railroad Club will hold an operating session beginning around 1 pm. Setup starts at 12. If you are interested in joining our club, come by and check it out!

 

January

General News:

All Month: Rail Tales will begin construction of the 3rd diorama for the American Revolutionary War Museum (The Battle of Trenton).

Sunday, January 1st: The store will be closed January 1st for New Year’s Day.

Saturday, January 7th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic model building and painting techniques from 2 pm to 4 pm. 

Saturday, January 14th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of advanced painting techniques: weathering and airbrushing from 2 pm until 4 pm. The subject of this demonstration will be the structures for the Trenton diorama. These structures are made of plastic and we will be showing how to make plastic structures look like they are not plastic.

Sunday, January 15th: The store will be closed for normal business to facilitate the Magic the Gathering Pre-Release for Aether Revolt (see Gaming News). As we expect a large crowd, only event attendees will be allowed admission.

Saturday, January 21st: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic track-laying and wiring using flex-track from 2 pm until at least 4 pm. We will be working in HO scale for this demonstration, specifically modifying existing trackwork by adding a switch and line.

Sunday, January 22nd: Rail Tales will host the battle of Clairmont as seen in Kelly’s Heroes, war-gamed in 28mm using Bolt Action rules. We hope to start the action around 1 pm. This event has been postponed until a future date due to illness.

Tuesday, January 24th: Rail Tales celebrates its 3rd Birthday in the current location.

Saturday, January 28th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of our basic scenery making techniques from 2 pm until 4 pm or later. This will be a demonstration of our snow scenery techniques. This demonstration may be filmed.

 

Gaming News:

Every Friday: Friday Night Magic (FNM) will continue to be draft format. The draft starts at 6:30 pm and cost $14.00. The draft format will be Kaladash on the 6th and 13th and will then switch to Aether Revolt for the 2oth and 27th.

Sunday, January 8th, 22nd, and 29th: The store will be available for open board gaming from 12 noon until at least 8pm. Note that space may be limited on the 22nd due to the space needed for the Clairmont battle.

Sunday, January 8th, 22nd, and 29th: the store will host a magic event based on demand. Contact Nathan (984 1170) for details.

Sunday, January 15: Rail Tales will host a Pre-Release for the MtG Aether Revolt set. This event begins at 1 pm (the store opens at noon for sign-in). As always, if we have at least 18 attendees, we will provide free pizza. If we have 32 or more, there will be a special door prize. This event was a huge success! Thanks to all the participants!

 

Club News:

Saturday, January 14th: The Charlottesville Model Club will meet at the usual 4 pm time.

Sunday, January 29th: The Jefferson Railroad Club will meet to determine the layout and configuration for our Operating Session in February. If you want to be part of the operating session, you need to attend or contact Bret Jones at the store to make other arrangements!