Next Meeting

via Zoom

Saturday, January 9th, 2021 at 9:00 AM

The Zoom Session ID is 815 4446 7887. The password is WHDNMRA. The Zoom Session will start at 9:00 am and will last no longer than two and a half hours.

Contact  Ron Brozanic, at rbrozanic@gmail.com to be added to the participants list.

January Clinic

Gondola Scrap Metal Loads

Gondola Scrap Metal Loads

Bob Albano will present a short clinic on creating gondola scrap metal loads.

Columbus, Ohio

Map of Columbus Ohio

Rick Stone will give us some background on what factors drove him to decide to model Columbus, Ohio on his home HO layout.

As usual, all members are invited to share information on their current projects.

If you have a modeling project that you want to share with other members during one of our future Zoom meetings or be posted here and on our Western Heritage Division Facebook page, please submit pictures and a description to Ron Brozanic, at rbrozanic@gmail.com. Thanks.

Future Meetings
(Presentations and Clinics subject to Change)

February 6th, 2021
George Sinos will give a presentation on how to transition from traditional car cards to JMRI Operations Pro. "FROM CAR CARDS TO OPSPRO MANIFESTS".

March 6th, 2021
Paul DeLuca will give an overview of his NEW YORK CENTRAL HUDSON RIVER DIVISION RR including latest updates and additions.

April 3rd, 2021
Steve Rodie will give an overview of his new MONTANA and COLORADO SOUTHERN RR layout. Including a demonstration of a train climbing and descending his new mountain grade.

Hazardous Materials - Pre-1977

Dave Husman, at the October Opsig meeting, presented great info on Pre-1977 handling of hazardous materials.
You can view the recorded meeting here:
Just a warning. Dave's internet went out of service about half way through the presentation. While he was reconnecting Lee Nichols described the "mole staging" area of his Utah Colorado Western. Dave returned with the remaining half of his presentation after Lee finished.

Dave also posted a PDF copy of his slides here:

What We Are Doing

Club members have been busy.
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Geneseo Railway

Farmers Exchange  Lloyd's Oil Co.  Climb to Switch Yard  Hydan Switch Yard

Bob Roegge's Geneseo Railway is a modelers masterpiece!

Bob has expanded his Geneseo Railway into the adjoining room and has added another town/switching area (Farr). Farr has three sidings serving Schramm's Farmers Exchange, Lloyd's Oil Co. and Bates Coal. Pictures show Schramm's and Lloyd's. The line to Farr climbs through some mountainous scenery for which he is in the process of making trees. Bob says he only needs about 100 more! The line ends at a new yard under the stairs so the layout is now point to point.

Abandoned Farm

Farm House  Cattle Pen

Eric Gonzales - Missouri Valley Free-mo

Our Western Heritage Division modelers have been active during this COVID-19 Pandemic. Here is another example of some of the modeling that has been achieved over the last several months by members of our Division.

Eric Gonzales is a member of the Missouri Valley Free-mo group and the Western Heritage Division NMRA. Eric has been working on a couple of modules over last couple of months. Here are a couple of pictures of scenes on his modules.

2021 Regional Convention

Lone Star Region, Mid-Continent Region, and the Indian Nations Division

2021 Tulsa Union

Tulsu, OK, June 17th - 20th, 2021


Train Shows

Amhearst Society Train Show
January 30th and 31st, 2021

Sioux City Train Show
March 13th, 2021, 9am - 4pm, and March 14th, 2021, 11am - 4pm
485 E 5th Street, Sioux City, NE

Garden City Train Show
March 13th, 2021, 10am - 6pm, and March 14th, 2021, 11am - 4pm
Finley County Fairgrounds
Garden City, KS

Please let us know:

Would you like to open your layout for a club layout visit?

Do you have a clinic topic you would like to present at one of our monthly get-togethers?

February Meeting Highlights

Saturday, February 6th, 9:00 to 11:30 am

For the February meeting we will again meet over Zoom.


George Sinos will give a presentation on how to transition from traditional car cards to JMRI Operations Pro.

Highlights from the December, 2020 meeting.

Wilmington and Northern Branch 1990-1905.

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Wilmington and Northern Branch mainline

Dave Husman gave an overview of his home layout, the Wilmington and Northern Branch 1990-1905. This HO layout features Code 55 and 70 hand laid track.

Wilmington and Northern Branch yard


Member Updates

Members shared progrees reports on various projects.

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Zoom Attendees #1      Zoom Attendees #2

Raspberry Pi 4

Previous Meetings

Observation Car:  Current and Past Issues