Welcome to

Desert Ops – October 2018


Welcome to Desert Ops – our biennial model railroad operations weekend in Phoenix.

Dates for Desert Ops 2018 are: 25-27 October, Thursday to Saturday.

Participation will be first-come first-served by registration through this web site. Registration will open 15 June 2018 at 8am. There will be three operating sessions

We also plan to host a group dinner, on Friday evening. This will be a sign-up and prepay event. Details to follow later.

There is no fee for DesertOps attendance; we consider you as a welcome guest.

The host hotel will again be the Tempe Holiday Inn Express. You can visit the hotel page. We’ve noted the special rate there.

Outlaw” sessions and Open House tours will be available at some layouts.

Prototype railroad operating sessions in the Phoenix area started in 1959 and have been held continuously ever since. Layout owners here are pleased to host this event to share the fun and camaraderie. If you have any questions not covered at this website, contact ddoiron@cox.net or David Doiron at 602-550-3583