This is our first blog on our new site. I am Todd and presently the editor of our web site. We have been operating our club for about 11 years now and have recently updated our web site to a friendlier format for us to keep up with. None of us are Web "masters", but we are learning as we go along. The club lay out progress continues. I'd say that we are about 50% done with decorating and scene work. The upper deck around the Magma area is the most active presently. The mine and support track is going into place and will add more interest and operational possibilities in the near future. The Wickenburg area along with the Phoenix Industrial areas are coming along as well. Many of our layout backgrounds have been wonderfully painted to match the southwest area which we are representing. Ground cover and desert plants are also appearing on the open areas of the layout giving it a more finished look. We are also in the process of obtaining curtains to hang under the lower deck of the layout to hide the under structure and give the layout a "finished" look. The North double helix is getting its cover and will be hidden from view under a mountain. Our club membership is strong with many members actively involved with the continued construction and improvement of the layout. We are here most Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7 to 10 PM. We are also open Saturdays 10 to 1 PM. Anyone interested is welcome to stop by and see what we are up to. See you soon.