Monthly Archives: April 2019

Upcoming Railroading Events

July 7th to July 13th – NMRA 2019 NATIONAL CONVENTION

Little America Hotel,  Salt Lake City UT

http://www.nmra2019slc.org/

July 15th to July 20th Pittsburg Shamut and Northern Open House

Allegany County Fairgrounds, Angelica NY

Pittsburg Shawmut and Northern Historical Society

July 20th – Jefferson Train Show

11 E Jefferson St, Jefferson OH

10:00 AM to 3:00PM

July 20th and 21st – Greenberg’s Great Train and Toy Show

Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville PA

http://trainshow.com/monroeville/

September 19th to September 20th – Empire Junction 2019

Northeastern Region 2019 Convention

Holiday Inn, Liverpool, NY

http://www.empirejunction.org/

October 5th and 6th – The Great Berea Train Show

Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Berea, Ohio

https://www.thegreatbereatrainshow.org/home.html

October 10th to October 13th – Liberty Bell Special

Mid-Eastern Region 2019 Fall Convention

Crowne Plaza Hotel, King of Prussia, PA

http://libertybellspecial.org/

October 26th and 27th – Great Scale Model Train Show

Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD

https://www.gsmts.com/

 

 

Meeting and Event Schedule 2019

  • February: Membership Meeting: 1:00 PM February 9, 2019 at the Cambridge Springs Trolley Station. Program: Easy hard-shell and ground goop as well as wire tree armatures.
  • March: Erie Train Show: March 3, 2019 at Rainbow Gardens. Division 12 has its T-TRAK layout, consignment sales, and information table as well as clinic presentations.
  • March: Membership Meeting: 1:00 PM March 9, 2019 at the Cambridge Springs Trolley Station. Program: Scratch building with wooden block cores.
  • March: Railfest: March 16 and 17. Division 12 members answer questions and demonstrate the T-TRAK layout.
  • April: Membership meeting: 1:00 PM April 13, 2019 at the Lake Shore Railway Historical Society located at 31 Wall Street, North East, PA 16428. Program: from museum staff and presentation on tank cars.
  • May: NMRA Mid Central Region Convention: May 2-5. Division 12 members are volunteering and some of our T-TRAK group will be participating in a large T-TRAK layout. As it is right next-door this year, we are hoping to have a significant Division 12 turnout at The Bullet 2019, our regional convention.
  • May: Membership Meeting: 10:00 AM May 11, 2019 at the Cambridge Springs Trolley Station. Program: Overview of the NMRA website and introduction to Fast Track turnout jigs.
  • June: Between the Rails: Division 12 is hosting a picnic and train watching, joining with other railroad enthusiasts at the North Gale Street picnic area in Westfield, NY on June 8, 2019 starting at noon.
  • July: Membership Meeting: 10:00 AM July 13, 2019 at the Cambridge Springs Trolley Station. Program: Three different weathering techniques with presentation, demonstrations, and an opportunity to try one out.
  • July: Jefferson Train Show: July 20, 2019 in Jefferson, Ohio. We will have our T-TRAK layout and information at this train show.
  • August: Membership Meeting: 10:00 AM August 10, 2019 at the Cambridge Springs Trolley Station. Program: Modeling electrical equipment as large loads, and using DCC lighting decoders.
  • September: Alleghany Western Mini-Meet 2019: Details coming soon!
  • October: Membership Meeting: 10:00 AM October 12, 2019 at the Cambridge Springs Trolley Station. Program: Mini-Meet after action reflection and ongoing planning for 2021 regional convention.
  • November: Erie Train Show: November 3, 2019 at Rainbow Gardens. Division 12 will have its T-TRAK layout, consignment sales, and information table as well as clinic presentations.
  • November: Model Railroad Tours: November 11, 2019. Division 12 will showcase some of its members’ layouts. We are hoping for better weather this year!
  • December: Christmas Party: December 14, 2019 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Erie again this year.