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June 25, 2017

Division 2 Meeting

Where: Peters Township D.A.R.E. Railroad Club 800 Venetia Road, Venetia, PA 15367
Meeting at 2:30pm
Layouts Open: Ken Hanawalt
Layouts: Ken Hanawalt Turtle Creek RR open Noon - 2:00pm;
D.A.R.E. Railroad Club Layouts open Noon - 5:00pm.
Program after the meeting: Keith Devault - Fallen Flags around Western Pa and West Virginia

July 22-23, 2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show

Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146
Division 2 Free-Mo Modular Layout will be on display.
Adult Admission is $10 Saturday or $9 Sunday, All tickets good for both days, Kids 11 and under are admitted free and do not need a ticket.

July 30 - August 6, 2017

NMRA 2017 Orlando - The Orange Blossom Special

Where: Orlando Florida
NMRA national convention

August 20, 2017

Division 2 Picnic

Where: Henley Park, Ferry Street, Leetsdale, PA 15056
Gathering starts at 12:30pm, food ready by 1:00pm, meeting at 2:30pm
Layouts: ORNRy Bunch layouts

September 17, 2017

Division 2 Meeting

Where: Schiappa Library, 4141 Mall Drive, Steubenville OH 43952
Meeting at 2:30pm
Layouts: ORNRy Bunch layouts

October 12-15, 2017

MER 2017 Fall Convention

Where: Harrisburg-Hershey Sheraton Hotel in Harrisburg PA
Sponsored by the Susquehanna Division/MER/NMRA

October 15, 2017

Division 2 Meeting

Where: Norwin Public Library, 1 Caruthers Ln, Irwin, PA 15642
Meeting at 2:30pm

November 19, 2017

Division 2 Meeting

Where: New Eagle VFD, 156 Chess St, New Eagle, PA 15607
Meeting at 2:30pm
Layouts: Mid-Mon Valley Model RR Club & Susan Werner

Local Events

Rochester Area Heritage Society & Museum

May 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm; May 27 - 11:00am to 1:00pm; June 14 & 28 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm; June 17 - 11:00am to 1:00pm; July 12 & 26 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm; July 15 & 29 - 11:00am to 1:00pm; August 9 & 23 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm; August 12 & 26 - 11:00am to 1:00pm; September 13 & 27 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm; September 16 & 30 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
350 Adams Street, 2nd Floor, Rochester, PA 15074
HO model train display modeled after Rochester's Riverfront 1890-1920, unique memorabilia, photos, HO and N scale layouts, and other railroad items in museum.

25th Annual NScale Enthusiast, 2017 National N Scale Convention

Wednesday, June 21 to Sunday, June 25, 2017
Sheraton Pittsburgh at Station Square Hotel, 300 W Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA
Many local area attractions.

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show

July 22-23, 2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146
Adult Admission is $10 Saturday or $9 Sunday, All tickets good for both days, Kids 11 and under are admitted free and do not need a ticket.

2017 N-Scale Weekend

August 19, 2017, 10:00am - 5:00pm; August 20, 2017, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Altoona Jaffa Shrine Center, 2200 Broad Ave & 22nd St, Altoona, PA 16602
General Admission: $5.00, under 12 free with adult
35 N-Scale model train vendors, 17 large operating N-Scale train layouts

Grand Central Station Train Show

Sponsored by Central Volunteer Fire Company
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday September 17, 2017, 9:00am - 3:00pm
at the Court Time Sports Complex, 95 Enterprise Dr, Elizabeth, PA 15037
All guages parts & accessories, die-cast models, operating train displays, food & drink, free parking, and much more. Call 412-751-9712 for details.

5th Anniversary of the Electric Train Show

Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department, 3600 Library Rd, Castle Shannon, PA 15234
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Featuring 200 table of train items for sale, six operating displays, interactive railroad history department, train rides for kids and adults, and the acclaimed kitchen open all day with this nations best lemonade - period.
Show is by and for the benefit of the C.S.V.F.D.

The Fine Scale Model Railroader Expo 2017

November 2 - 4, 2017
The Blair Convention Center, Altoona, PA
3 days, dedicated to the art of scale model structure building, $100 cash first prizes & $1000 cash prise for "Best of Show".
Dealer show, clinics, model contest, award dinner, & layout tours.

Kittanning Train & Toy Show

November 26, 2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Kittanning Township Volunteer Fire Hall, 13126 St. Rt. 422, Kittanning, PA 16201 (3.5 miles east of Kittanning)
Admission: $4.00, children 12 & under free
Buy, Sell, or Trade a variety of toy trains, toys, and railroad memorabilia.

Massillon Train & Toy Show

December 10, 2017, 10:00am - 3:00pm
presented by: Jon Ulbright, sponsored by: CJ Trains, LLC
Admission: $5.00, children 12 & under free.
Where: Massillon Knights of Columbus Hall, 988 Cherry Rd. NW, Massillon, OH 44647
All guages & parts, running layouts, farm & vintage toys, die-cast models, books & videos, NASCAR items, 150 dealer tables, free parking, good food & drink.

Announcements


Larry Kline's O scale layout was filmed by Tom Wilson during an operating session on March 24th, part of the RPM-East 2011 tour.


Make tracks to the Division 2 Meetings , guests are always welcome to stop in and meet other modelers. If you enjoy, or are just interested in, trains or model railroads, then you will fit right in with our interests and activities. We have members that have a few trains stored in the attic, some are master modelers, others have huge operating layouts, and others just enjoy coming to the meetings. Our annual picnic this year featured two cakes and tons of other goodies.

The Free-Mo modular railroad is a chance for anyone to model and operate a section of the layout. Members are available to help and guide you with each step in your modules construction. See our Free-Mo pictures page for photos of our modular railroad portable layout.

Model Railroad Jamboree where experts share their skills and knowledge.

Members receive the Keystone Flyer , our monthly Division Newsletter.

You can find out more or get started by taking advantage of the half year Rail Pass Membership. For only $9.95, you get 6 months of Rail Pass Membership and six issues of the NMRA magazine Scale Rails. Click here for more information.