Non-Rail Activities

Not that interested in the trains? There are a number of activities planned for Non-Rail registrants. Here are some of the highlights.

Friday evening, a great get acquainted/reacquainted activity will tease your artistic side by decorating a handmade tote bag with your own designs or one of the many samples available.

Model railroaders aren’t the only ones to create a world in miniature. Members of the Madison Area Miniatures Club will tell us about this fascinating hobby. The club members build little dioramas or scenes that tell a story complete with scenery and custom-built furniture, etc., within a shadow box or container. We’ll see examples of their work, some of which was recently was displayed at the Madison Children’s Museum.

Epic Systems develops software to help people get well, help people stay well, and help future generations be healthier. Located in the rolling farmland of Verona, Wisconsin, just outside of Madison, the Epic campus contains many interesting visual experiences, from a New York City subway to unusual art displays, gardens, prairie and farmland. Space is limited on this tour so be sure to check at the Non-Rail Room for signup.

Project Linus is always a highlight of the Non-Rail Programs at regional and national conventions. Capitol 400 is no different. Space for sewing machines and work tables will be provided in the Non-Rail Room as well as a presentation by our local Project Linus coordinator who will discuss the program and all the great service to children that it provides. Bring your machine or your needles or just your two willing hands to help make quilts to brighten a child’s life.

Handmade Tote Bag

Project Linus

south central wisconsin division​​

Epic Systems Tour