Division Meeting

Division Meeting and Board of Directors Elections

Date: 
Tue, 11/13/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Clinic:  TBA

Bring and Brag:  TBA

Board of Directors elections will be held during the meeting.  Please review Voting instructions and candidates' statements before the meeting.  Chuck Hoesch and his elections team will be in the lobby. 

It's NATIONAL MODEL RAILROAD MONTH: Reach out and get someone acquainted with model railroading.

The Board of Directors meets prior to the Division meeting.  The BOD meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.

Division Meeting and Model and Photo Contests

Date: 
Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  TBA

Bring and Brag:  TBA

The Board of Directors meets prior to the Division meeting.  The BOD meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.

Fall Model and Photo Contests will be held during the meeting.

Model contest entries do not have to be scratch-built models.  Super-detailed kits are welcome entries.  There are a number of categories, including motive power, revenue cars, non-revenue cars, passenger cars, cabooses, and structures.  Models may take first, second, or third place awards without earning merit awards.  Merit awards are given to those models which receive a score of 87.5 points or better.  Photo contests are held in conjunction with the model contests.  There are four categories -- B&W model, color model, B&W prototype, and color prototype.  Photos should be mounted on matte material.  Minimum print size is 5" x 7".  Minimum mount size is 8" x 10". A contest entry sheet must accompany each entry.

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 09/11/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  TBA

Bring and Brag:  TBA


The Board of Directors meets prior to the Division meeting.  The BOD meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 08/14/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  TBA

Bring and Brag:  TBA


The Board of Directors meets prior to the Division meeting.  The BOD meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 07/10/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  TBA

Bring and Brag:  TBA


The Board of Directors meets prior to the Division meeting.  The BOD meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  David Gelmini presents "Road Cars."

Bring and Brag:  TBA


The Board of Directors meets prior to the Division meeting.  The BOD meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 05/08/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  Tony Koester presents "Nickel Plate HO Layout Construction."

Bring and Brag:  Bring your favorite brass rolling stock or structure.

The Board of Directors meets prior to the Division meeting.  The BOD meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.

Division Meeting and Model and Photo Contests

Date: 
Tue, 04/10/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  Dr. Joe Nichols, Jr. presents "Block detection options and more with JMRI."

This clinic will review the options for block detection as well as the costs to add this feature to an existing layout.  We will discuss the hardware for detection that can be used for any DCC (and with adaptation DC) system with output to panel LEDs or to a full track display panel on a monitor or TV.  We will review the cost and sense of installation.  This can be adapted to run trains over the internet from other parts of the world.

Bring and Brag:  Show off anything Amtrak-related.

The Board of Directors meets prior to the Division meeting.  The BOD meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 03/13/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  Steve Todd presents "Cellphone Throttles, High Tech for Lowering Costs of DCC."

Using new technology such as smart phones and Raspberry Pis can significantly drop the initial cost of entry into DCC Model Railroading without giving up high functionality. Specifically, we'll demonstrate and discuss Engine Driver, WiThrottle, Digitrax LnWi, MRC WiFi, RaspberryPi, PiSPROG One and Nano, bluetooth remotes, and who knows what else.....

Bring and Brag:  Show off anything related to the Pennsylvania Railroad.

The Board of Directors meets prior to the Division meeting.  The BOD meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 01/09/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  Dave Bennett presents "Tips and tricks of the trade."  

Dave will share some of the tips and tricks he has learned as a layout builder over the last 18 years. These are techniques that will help you get things done faster and easier while still getting excellent results. Dave will cover random items from all phases of layout construction from bench work to finished scenery details.

Bring and Brag:  Union Pacific.  Show off your favorite UP engines and equipment.

The Board of Directors meets prior to the Division meeting.  The BOD meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.

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