About Us

About Us

We are a group of Lego® train enthusiasts who love to recreate the world around us using nothing but Lego® building blocks. We hope to show that Lego® is not just for kids and that true works of art can be created using this medium. Besides, we’re all kids at heart and love to show off our “toys”! J

 

Group history

Reed Cowan, President and founder of the Great Basin Lego® Train Club (GBLT&C) started out as most hobbyists do, with a simple oval track around a Christmas tree that continued to grow and grow. Around 1999, Reed presented his collection at a local train show and the rest, as they say, is history. Each year his collection grew so his layouts at the shows grew too. In 2005, he was contacted by a group of Lego® enthusiasts who were starting a LUG (Lego® Users Group) in Utah and wanted to know if he wanted to join. It was a great opportunity to include others in showcasing layouts at train shows.

This group started with 5 original members and between the two groups, now boasts a membership of over 50 members and still growing. To this day, The GBLT&C and ULUG (or Utah LUG) display at an average of 6 shows a year. (with individual members sometimes displaying small layouts on their own at various other venues.) It is grand adventure that continues, and as we say in our groups, to all, “Build On!”

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4 Responses to “About Us”

  1. Happy New Year!
    We at the Color Country T-Trak Club wish you a Happy New Year and extend an invitation for your club to participate in the 1st Annual Red Rock Rail Model Train Show at the Hurricane Community Center on Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th.

    We have setup our train layouts at the Community Center for the past 3 years and have been one of the most popular exhibits there. At the Festival of Trees this past December we had signs up about the show and that generated a lot of excitement and positive feedback for the show.

    Hurricane is 20 minutes from St. George and is the Gateway to Zion National Park. We have beautiful desert landscapes to see and you’ll enjoy our beautiful Southern Utah weather.

    The Community Center is a converted elementary school which means the floors in the facility are level which makes for easy setup of your layout. We will have signs throughout the building directing people to each of the layouts. We have the Gym, Library and several classrooms to setup in and will have food vendors on site and there are several eateries within walking distance of the Community Center. We have also enlisted many volunteer groups to help with the operation of the show

    We would be honored to have you attend our model train show as your layout and participation will make the show a success. We are hoping to make this first of many successful shows to come.

    Please let us know you are coming as soon as possible so that we can reserve your space. You will be able to start setting up on Thursday, April 18th at 2:00pm. Thank you for your wonderful layout and your participation in expanding the model train hobby!

    If you have any questions, email jesienouski@gmail.com or call me (Scott) at (435)-767-1349 or Bryan at (435)-680-0509 .

    Sincerely,

    Scott Jesienouski
    Color Country T-Trak Club

  2. I don’t see any recent posts here, is this still an active online group as well as doing shows?

    Rich

    • Rich, Yes, the Group is still active, Our most recent show was with the Utah LEGO Users group at the Salt Lake Comic Con.

  3. Hello. Is this group still around today. I have looked at web sites and found no curent postings. Today is 1/11/15.

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